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“Fantastic Find” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Casa Amarilla

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La Casa Amarilla
Ranked #26 of 226 Quito B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fantastic Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Found this place on the internet and it definitely lived up to positive reviews we found. Jenny (the owner) was absolutely lovely and helpful, going out of her way for us on a number of occasions. The room was lovely and it was nice to mingle with the other guests. Delicious breakfast was provided and tea, coffee and water was free any time. Only problem was the hot water, which was temperamental.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

I found la casa amarilla online and decided to book after reading other good reviews. We wanted a nice place, more of a boutique style, and not too pricey. I've now stayed twice and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Quito.

Jenny is a star. She treats each guest like family and wants more than anything for everyone to feel at home. The house is decorated with funky art and has a beautiful garden. We had a lot of problems with our flight being cancelled and Jenny didn't mind running us back and forth to the airport, even in the middle of the night. If you are traveling alone, in a group, or as a couple, this is a great find that I highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mackinnonw
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Montanita, Ecuador
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Jenny was extremely helpful and kind. She provided maps of Quito and helped us with ground transportation. Everything was clean with nice hot water and a large, new shower. Our only criticism was the firmness of the beds, as we have found, is typical in many places.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EcuadorJim
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Jenny was so great to us. They picked us up and dropped us off at the airport, Jenny made tea for my girlfriend who was sick and drove us to get chicken soup for her, she ran around in the airport to try and locate my girlfriends lost cell phone.

The house itself is nice and clean. Breakfast was basic but very good. So worth the price, can't say enough good about it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scott S
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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed at the Casa Amarilla for one night before leaving Quito to return to the US. We immediately felt that we should have spent more time here. The owner is very helpful and keeps the place immaculate. Our room was great with a gorgeous, brand new shower. The breakfast in the morning was simple but delicious. The only regret for us was that we stayed only one night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sergio R
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

The owner of Casa Amarilla was extremely helpful and a joy to be around. She has created a place of refuge for a traveler that makes you feel like you are at home, yet she isn't intrusive or pushy. The room we had (a double on the first floor) was large,tastefully decorated and comfortable.. The bathroom was a nice size and well appointed. They furnish shampoo,conditioner, and bath gel in a dispenser in the shower - very ecological aware. Jenny will serve you breakfast no matter how early you have to leave to catch a plane. When we arrived at the B&B around midnight, she greeted us at the door and offered us a nice cup of tea.

I will definitely stay here again when I return to Quito.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zaphoid
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Casa Amarilla is one of the nicest guest houses I have ever stayed! Jenny makes you feel as a part of her family and she serves excellent and big breakfasts!!
She helped us with planning daytrips and further travels. If we go to Ecuador again, we definitely go back!! Loved it :-).

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debbie d
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Additional Information about La Casa Amarilla

Property: La Casa Amarilla
Address: Selva Alegre Oe5-70 | Between Carvajal, Antonio de San Miguel & Solier, Quito 0000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 226 B&Bs / Inns in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa Amarilla 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome! Come experience an unforgettable adventure. "La Casa Amarilla," built in 1948, is one of the last buildings of Modern Quito that survived the urban modernization movement. The building conserves the history of its era, which we remember fondly in Quito, a city declared by UNESCO as the first "World Heritage Site" Conveniently located in the modern sector of Quito in a safe and peaceful residential area, La Casa Amarilla offers a perfect jumping off point to move about the city. In a ten minute car ride you can the historical center of Quito. In a 25 minute (2 km) walk, you will encounter numerous tourist attractions such as "La Zona Rosa," located in La Mariscal, the city cable car "El TeleferiQo," various community parks, and the financial and commercial districts of Quito. The Trolley and Metrobus lines are located very close to the house and several regular bus routes pass nearby taking you to any destination within the city limits. LA CASA AMARILLA: SIMPLY THE OPTION!!! ... more   less 
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