We arrived very late because missed flights, but the staff stayed up and helped us get settled in. When we awoke in the morning we found ourselves in a beautiful, huge room full of original art. Casa san Marcos had been the private home of an art dealer, and our room and the entire hotel were decorated with artwork ranging from colorful modern art to exquisite primitive pieces. We bought several of these as precious reminders of a great vacation.
Even better were the meals in the covered outdoor patio, with beautiful views of the hills around Quito. In every way this was an extraordinary place to stay and relax in the busy and crowded city. We are looking forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa San Marcos, a house of treasures Publicado el 10/Noviembre/2011 | 14:51By LANCE BRASHEAR on the Miami HeraldCasa San Marcos - a boutique hotel along what is slowly becoming a cultural corridor in central Quito - was, until recently, a house obscured by time. But the passage of time has a way of not just hiding treasures, but also revealing them when the right person comes along. The name Jose Jaime Ortiz was all but lost as the architect of Casa San Marcos until archives discovered in recent years revealed the hand behind the craftsmanship. Ortiz is now recognized as one of Quito's most formidable architects from the turn of the 18th century and is credited with a dozen structures in Quito including the El Sagrario Church, the reconstruction of La Merced Church, and the tower of Santo Domingo Church. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa San Marcos Hotel Quito