The Casa Gangotena is absolutely beautiful. We checked in for two nights in December after a four day Rainforest Tour and we felt like we had reached an oasis in the desert. We were given the one of the two Terrace rooms with access to a spectacular panoramic view of Plaza San Francisco and surrounding area from the third floor balcony. We also had a small balcony directly off our room, which was great for morning coffee (the best coffee we had while in Ecuador) and a nice view of El Panecillo.
The room is well appointed with bathrobes, slippers and amenities. The marble bathroom with the soaker tub and stand alone shower is luxurious.
A plate of local fruit awaited us along with a little pamphlet of what the fruit was and how to eat it. A nice touch. Two bottles of water and one large mineral water was available in the room, at no charge.
The hotel is exceptional in that the rooms are beautiful, the decor is stunning and the staff is waiting to serve you. We had purchased two paintings with frames and the staff graciously wrapped these up for us to take as carry on for our flight. They even made a little handle for easier carrying.
We enjoyed four meals, one lunch (room service), one afternoon tea and two buffet breakfasts. All the food was excellent and the presentation was lovely. We requested our last breakfast at 3:30 AM as we had to catch an early flight. At exactly 3:30 our room service breakfast arrived. Great service.
We can’t say enough about the Casa Gangotena and we look forward to another visit in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena harbours 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technologies and quintessential comfort. ... more less
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