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El Crater Hotel

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at El Crater with it's unique stunning volcano top position and it's view to die for, was to be the ultimate relaxing end to our vacation, but our high hopes were sadly dashed. We arrived, straight out of a few days in the cloud forest all sweaty, grubby and looking forward to a hot shower and a freshen up...

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new york
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have mixed feelings about this place which could be a gem if management improved a few things: PLUSES : LOCATION is spectacular on the very rim of a crater, with great hiking down the valley nestled inside the crater (Bring water as it is hot and strenuous but well worth it. By the way, if you are a backpacker,...

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lincs UK
Reviewed March 7, 2017

This has to be a place of two standards. Firstly I cannot call this a hotel - there is no reception & nobody greeted us on our 2 visits on either side of our stay in the Cloud Forest. It is merely a building with attractive rooms some 100m from a (relatively expensive) restaurant. set above the crater We arrived...

Thank kaw118
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We had managed to get lost (Google maps had it in the wrong spot) and wound up staying in a hostel. Found it the next morning and they let us use the room until checkout time. Great room with views both into the crater and overlooking the city. Great restaurant to go with it. Well worth it!

Thank Jim B
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed January 10, 2017

The modern, spacious suites here have been thoughtfully planned to take advantage of the views available from this ridge--the living room windows overlook the northern outskirts of Quito while the bedroom windows look directly over Pulalahua crater. They even feature domed skylight ceilings. It's hard to put words to just how stunning the views--I posted some photos but they're even...

1Thank Racandee
Reviewed December 30, 2016

This was an ideal place for my wife and I to spend two nights of our honeymoon. We wished we had another night. Our short trip to Ecuador consisted of three nights in Quito, then two nights at Pululahua in El Crater Hotel. We loved Ecuador! For our return trip: fly into Quito, go straight to El Crater Hotel to...

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Stay away guys. Let me give you 7 reasons why you should never choose this place 1. El Crater has ZERO security and located in mountains. They have as little staff during nights as 2 people located in a building with a restaurant. In a building we staying right now there is no security at all. Very little light outside...

2Thank Yulia K
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed November 15, 2016

This hotel perched on the rim of a volcanic crater is a beautiful, but somewhat eerie place. The reason for the eeriness is the wind that whips up around the rim of the crater -- great for reading horror stories. The restaurant is fancy, but the service is friendly.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed November 15, 2016

This place was great! My wife and I stayed here for the first three nights of our trip to Ecuador. It is a small, quiet property with a beautiful view of the volcano crater (which you could see out the window facing north on one side of the room) On the balcony facing the other direction (south) you can see...

Thank Adam M
Reviewed November 3, 2016

El Crater is an understated, tasteful hotel--it has everything you need, and the architecture, with its traditional Incan influences, blends beautifully with the landscape. The landscape! The crater is incredible, of course, but the evening mist is too. The best thing about El Crater, though, was the staff. Roberto endured my rudimentary Spanish even over the phone to make our...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about El Crater Hotel

Address: Mirador de Pichincha, Quito EC170150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $95 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Crater Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#11 Spa Hotel in Quito
#17 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#25 Family Hotel in Quito
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“Before booking a room, check that water is working first !!!”
Travellin_Steve, 4 days ago | Read review
“Booked through on-line searches, room rate was under USD 100.”
jimbW842BO, Mar 2, 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a deluxe room with the gobsmacking views.”
  • Just stunning.
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  • Comes with a bidet and a space heater in the bathroom
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Racandee, Jan 10, 2017 | Read review
“opt for the crater-view rooms”
aaronb72, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“Pay the few dollars extra for the deluxe room. The balcony gives you amazing views”
adammT7053OR, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
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