a converted double-storey family home with inner courtyard and period furniture, with lots of lovely decorations and plants. There is a reading room, a dining/now common room with tea making and great (free) Wifi. The breakfast in the attached restaurant is very good. You can buy dinner there as well. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
The downside is the service. We needed to ask to have the bathroom cleaned (remember, in Ecuador used toilet paper cannot be flushed away....), then we had no towels, and the small safe in the room is not fixed, so anyone could just take the whole lot! Leave valuables with staff. The room is adequate, a bit old and basic, the bed and pillows hard.
Location is great, in the middle of the historic quarter. Walk to lots of small eateries and interesting shops - but you need Spanish! Also buses go everywhere from here.
Also be careful about directions, nobody seems to get their East and West right....and there is confusion about the old and the new airport. It took our taxi 75 mins from airport to hotel, though it only cost $26 (in reverse it's dearer). Keep this in mind if you have a very early flight out! The new airport is near the suburb of Tababela, and there is no direct quick road to it from the historic quarter..
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