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Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

#18 of 107 Hotels in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Venezuela 1041 y Olmedo, Quito 17041, Ecuador
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Ranked #18 of 107 Hotels in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this hotel. The customer service is excellent, the food is delicious (we had breakfast in their quaint restaurant every morning) and the staff are very friendly. They also offer set menus for dinner. The decor and design of the hotel is unsurpassed, they feature paintings by local artists, and the common room on the... More 

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Bromma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This Hotel is well located in the historic center. Staff very helpful and hospitable. The Hotel is well maintained and clean. Good size room. The wifi was ok and a great help for us to make a reservation for the next hotel in Cuenca.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I, arriving from Atlanta, spent one week at Relicario del Carmen in October of 2014 and had a wonderful stay. We recommend this hotel to anyone who would like to discover an outstandingly charming and historic gem and immerse themselves in true Ecuadorian hospitality! The hotel is a beautifully, lovingly restored mansion filled with interesting antiquities as... More 

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Xico, State of Mexico, Mexico
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The hotel hides behind a plain blue metal door, so it is rather like finding a delightful, unexpected present when someone opens it for you. Originally a grand house built in the eighteenth century, it retains the charm of a special old place, but it is fully modernized and very comfortable. You feel as if you've been given the privilege... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed at El Relicario del Carmen 8 days, and it really enhanced our stay in Quito. The accommodations were comfortable, the decor beautiful and unique, the staff friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts delicious. Would stay there again, and highly recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple days before going to the Galapagos. The hotel is in the historic district right by a main square, which made it a very good location. It's old mansion with lots of character. The staff was so wonderful. We were able to keep our heavy bags here during our excursion. Also, a block away is the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 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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11 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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