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Wantara Garden Suites
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96 reviews
Wantara Garden Suites
Suite Luna and Sol
private terrace
kitchen
dining table for 3
view into the garden
modern wood burning stove for cool nights
bedroom on first floor
double bed (180 x 190 cm)
convertible in two single beds
two single beds (90x180cm)
comfortable desk
Suite Luna and Suite Sol are  also apt for a family or friends sharing one terrace
mountain view
enjoy the garden
gazebo with barbecue
Suite Luna
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Quito, Pichincha Province

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Norbert M
Ottawa, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Could not ask for a better place...”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed in the "Sol" suite for eight days in August. From the time that we entered the complex we felt as if we were in a different world. The grounds are impeccably manicured and the suite itself leaves nothing to be desired. It is a world within itself. The views from the suite are incredible and the suite is extremely functional and comfortable. The location is great within historic Quito offering many places to see within walking distance. The owners, Andi and Wolfgang, are amiable, helpful and gracious hosts who are there to help and answer any questions and give advice. Truly a great place to stay in Quito. Again, congratulations Andi and Wolfgang on a wonderful place. It was truly appreciated.

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Liked best: Everything was beyond our expectations
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LotusLaur...
St. Louis area
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“One of my favorite spots on earth.”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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I'm a nomadic traveller, I've stayed in countless properties in 17 countries and counting. Wantara Suites is simply one of the best.

Andi and Wolfgang are gracious, delightful hosts. The property is like a magical secret garden, and the suites are zen-like, peaceful and comfortable. The kitchens are well-equipped, the showers are hot, the comforters and pillows are fluffy. Small shops and bakeries selling everything you need surround the property, and it's an easy walk to Plaza Grande for the Sunday festivities, to La Ronda for Friday night dinners, or to the trolebus to get anywhere in the city for a quarter. I've stayed twice now and hope to return someday.

Andi is an artist who has lovingly restored this property and garden, and Wolfgang is a former tour company operator who knows the Quito area and excursions and can advise you on any aspect of your stay. They are both charming, available, and multilingual.

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Liked best: The serenity and overall feel of the property
Liked least: Nights can be chilly. Plenty of wood is provided for your stove, but if you forget to bring some down, you will be chilly at night!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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khoward67
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Excellent experience at Wantara!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We just returned from a month-long stay at Wantara – we were in the Estrella Suite.

We weren’t necessarily the typical traveling group – in addition to staying for a full month, we also brought two kids. Here are our thoughts on the rental:

· Everything that was in the control of Andi and Wolfgang was phenomenal. The suite was gorgeous, the garden area amazing (and totally welcoming for a game of catch or resting on a hammock), and the shower was always hot (WITH water pressure too…).

· Andi and Wolfgang were always around to help if needed. We had a major internet issue (unrelated to the suites, it was an issue with the internet company) and Wolfgang did everything he could to help remediate the issue. Wolfgang also helped coordinate taxis whenever we needed them.

· The location is fantastic – as another reviewer pointed out, it is a ‘hidden gem’. The view from the street isn’t much to photograph (though we always felt safe) but inside the gate is another story… the layout of the garden gives everyone plenty of their own space (we had our own porch with a great view) as well as common areas. It is much quieter than many other areas in Quito (there is less street noise here given the location and the setup of the apartments and there aren’t as many barking dogs – we didn’t have any problems sleeping).

· More points on the location – since we were travelling around the city quite a bit, it was great to be so close to public transportation. We would just walk over to Cumanda every day and hop on the Trole. Whenever we needed supplies/groceries, we would just walk to the corner stores or down to the big grocery store in Old Town – we could get absolutely everything we needed within 10 minutes of the apartment – groceries, fresh bread, fresh fruit, local food from the lady down the hill, someone to sew patches on the kids’ clothes, ice cream…. Can’t think of anything we couldn’t find!

· Proximity to Old Town – we loved being so close to Old Town. When we weren’t sure what to do for the day, we would just make our way over to Old Town (walking – all safe streets during the day and easy to find). We found live music every single weekend – even a parade and dance performances on some days. Tons of churches are open and free so even without a plan (or with kids who have short attention spans…) there is a ton to see.

· Traveling with kids makes having a full kitchen very high on the priority list – the kitchen in the suite was fully-equipped and we could do everything we needed to feed hungry kids. As is typical in Ecuador, the fridge is small but there is tons of counter/drawer space.

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Liked best: Closely located to Old Town
Liked least: Located on a hill
Traveling group: Young Children
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TravisBin...
Seattle
1 review
“Convenient and Charming”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

For those who are looking for a relaxing home base. Conveniently located in historic Quito. Many of Quito's landmarks are within walking distance. Plus, the facilities and sites are top notch for the price. Beautiful rooms and landscaping makes it hard to leave.

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Traveling group: Solo
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600genman
San Tan Valley, Arizona
1 review
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“Perfection in the HIghlands.”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Our stay was perfect. The owners Andie and Wolfgang have carved a piece of heaven out of the city of Quito. Andie has the warmth of a great hostess, and the eye of an artist. Everything one could want - gardens, romantic surroundings, cozy fireplace, luxury bedding - nothing has been overlooked. If you are going to Quito you HAVE to stay here. It will surprise you, again and again. Plus the price is more than reasonable. We loved it!

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Liked best: The atmosphere.
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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oneredbea...
Quito, Ecuador
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An oasis in the heart of historic Quito”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
2
people found this review helpful

What a lovely place in the heart of Quito. The units are comfortable and complete with everything one could need for a short or long stay. We stayed four weeks and wished we could have stayed longer. Andi and Wolfgang are wonderful hosts and we treasure our time at Wantera. We are already looking forward to our next visit here.

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Liked best: everything-location,comfort of rooms and furnishings, gardens,helpfulness of owners, referrals to guides and attractions.!!!
Liked least: that we are not staying longer
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Rochelle...
Petaluma, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous place, host, service, communication and location.”
Reviewed June 17, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
1
person found this review helpful

This is the BEST landing spot especially for your first time to Ecuador. And would be a wonderful place to come back to. I felt so at home, everything was welcoming, comfortable, clean and safe. Truly a first class place (without the high cost). The owners/host helped me so much even before I left the states with arrangements for staying with them as well as information to help me plan my vacation better! I have travelled for over 30 years and this is one of the best places I have had the good fortune to find.
Rochelle Mella, USA

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Liked best: Ambiance of the property & it's owners.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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