We spent a week in one of the suites in the Wantara enclave and it was terrific, especially if you want to stay in the old city. The suite was comfortable, well-furnished, and aesthetically beautiful. We arrived late to find fresh flowers all through the suite and a lovely breakfast in the kitchen for our first morning. The bed is so comfortable. The garden is lovely--a great respite from the sometimes-hectic streets. I especially appreciated the suggestions and support of Wolfgang and Andi, who have lived in Quito for a long time, and are very responsive to any requests. Highly recommended.
So very close to the heart of old Quito but a garden oasis set apart. Really quite wonderful. Lovely kind owners helpful in every respect. The apartments are private but share a wonderful hidden garden just at the edge of old Quito. The Plaza Grande is a 20 minute easy walk and the supermarket even less. Good value. Privacy comfort but living in a real neighbourhood among real Quito folk. A great choice to experience Ecuadorean life. The owners have great taste and the atmosphere is lovely indeed. Much nicer than a hotel.
Wonderful people and a beautiful peaceful layout. Suites had a nice stocked fireplace, hot shower, comfy bed, and a full kitchen. Owners and Marcelo, their driver, were very pleasant and helpful when our bags were delayed arriving. Would absolutely recommend.
This is an excellent place at a very good price. My advice is to take up the offer to have the driver (Marcelo) pick you up at the airport. Cab drivers will probably be unfamiliar with the location, as it is a private B&B. Marcelo was very helpful to us, with anything we needed during our stay.
Everything is within walking distance and yet when you close the gate on the rest of the city and turn to look at the beautiful garden you forget you are still in the middle of Quito. The apartment was beautifully decorated and arranged and had everything we needed. A real gem. We were sorry to leave.
This is a wonderful, idyllic pension and is a must stay. It is centrally located minutes from the old city, and is an oasis is a very busy city. The staff are fantastic and hugely helpful with every detail. You will not be disappointed.
A group of us rented all but one of the units at Wantara for a recent work trip to Quito. It was perfect in every way. The spaces are beautiful. The cleaning staff keeps the units very clean. And, if you want to go on a unforgettable journey to any of the areas surrounding Quito, I highly recommend using one of the two tour guides/drivers associated with this property, Thomas and Marcelo. Our group became quite attached to them and they took small groups to different sites throughout the week (Otavalo, the cloud forest near Mindo, and to Cotopaxi and the surrounding area).
This is a very special place...one we will never forget.