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Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Venezuela 1041 y Olmedo, Quito 17041, Ecuador
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Ranked #21 of 107 hotels in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first thing to say about this place is at is a tad difficult to locate. While it is on a major street in the centre it is hidden behind a big blue door. But it is like slipping into an oasis when you go in. The owner has a clear penchant for collecting unusual pieces of furniture and memorabilia.there... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stayed here for one night and arrived late at night. It was quiet, nice, and we had a really delicious breakfast. Fresh orange juice, huge selection of tea, eggs, yogurt, breads, etc. Can't give advice on location, etc. since we were just here over night.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The hotel is very well located in Quito old town, in a nice old colonial house, beautifully decorated. The rooms are smallish but convenient and good value, with good breakfast. I would consider the hotel an excellent cost/benefit relation. The only problem is how to reserve the hotel. First I sent a e mail to the hotel, but it was... More

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Relicarm, Gerente at Hotel El Relicario del Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you for your report. We feel sorry about the reservation problem you encountered when using our booking online. However we must clarify that you reserved 2 times - once at booking online and once by booking directly via website contact. Some confusion was the result of the 2 bookings. We apologize for everything and also payed back a small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We recently stayed in this moderately-priced historic hotel for two nights before and one night following our trip to the Galapagos. We could not be more pleased. The location, a five-minute walk from the main plaza, is excellent. While caution is always advisable in Quito, we were comfortable in the area near the hotel. From the outside the hotel is... More

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This hotel is owned and managed by a charming couple of Ecuadorian and Swiss nationality. It is lavishly furnished and decorated in the Ecuadorian style and makes you feel like a guest in a wealthy home of the Spanish conquistadores. The personnel is friendly and helpful and attends to you if you have special wishes. Rooms and especially the cupboards... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A quaint hotel located a short walking distance from the main plazas and historic churches of Old Town Quito making it an ideal base to explore various parts of the city. A former historic house that has been transformed into a hotel, it still retains the feel of a home with a hotel staff that is very friendly and helpful... More

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We found this to be a charming and very comfortable hotel in a fantastic location right in the middle of the old town area. It is only a few minutes walk from the President's Palace and in the other direction, less than 10 minutes to the Basilico church. The staff were so helpful. We had to leave at 4 am... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed here two times. The first time our room overlooked the lobby, which was a negative as we could hear everything in the lobby. For example, I could hear the phone ring every time. I would only stay here if you can get a room not overlooking the lobby as those rooms are too noisy. So I would rate... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

For $170 + dollars a night you expect more than just a bed and breakfast and tiny room and bathroom. Issues: Some rooms a tiny (and you still pay full price) Some bathrooms are smaller than airport toilet stalls and feel old The common areas feel cramps The wireless internet does not work in all rooms Everything from TV, bathrooms... More

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Squamish, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It's got just the right amount of old charm, mixed in with great service and only a few blocks from Plaza Grande which is in the heart of Old Town. We were really happy we picked this hotel and would not hesitate to recommend it. Considering it's central location, the price was really good!

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Address: Venezuela 1041 y Olmedo, Quito 17041, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Relicario del Carmen 3*
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A truly historic house, dating back to 1705 has just opened it??s door as a hotel with 18 comfortable rooms. It is beautifully renovated with great emphasis on the original details and has all the comfort expected today, including a central air conditioning system. All the furniture is handmade by recognized Ecuadorian artisans and many original paintings decorate public and private areas. You will live in a real historic surrounding. The hotel is definitely declared non-smoking. It is located a block away from the main square "Plaza de la Independencia", the Government Palace and very close to many historic monuments of Quito. We also have an exclusive dining room and coffee-shop. ... more   less 
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