I read the reviews on tripadvisor, so maybe my expectations were too high? We stayed here for our last night in Quito, before heading out on a three day cycling trip. We'd stayed at an airbnb apartment previously in Quito, so wanted to stay in old town again. I booked the room on bookings.com, and they only had a triple room listed, so I took it. When we arrived we were shown to the room, which had 3 single beds(which was my fault for booking a triple) and no window in the room. We were paying $95 for one night, I was kinda hoping for a window. I asked the woman if she had a room with a window and she said yes, since we were only staying one night. We were given a room with a queen bed, which was much better as we were traveling as a couple. The woman mentioned that we would be given a lower rate as we were not 3 people, but when we checked out we paid the same price as I was quoted on bookings.com. Ok, fine and at least they managed to give us a room with a window. The room was a good size and the bed was comfortable. The room could use some work though, the handle was broken on the bathroom door, which meant it could not be closed. The bathroom was fine, a little tired, but fine.
We were in the room above the kitchen downstairs, so if you're a light sleeper this would not be ideal, as it was quite noisy. The room was nicely decorated and the hotel common areas were gorgeous. The common areas really make this place special, as do the very friendly staff. The breakfast should be skipped, bun, jam and under ripe fruit, best to get breakfast out.
The hotel was nice enough to let us store our luggage during our 3 day cycling trip, which was great. Unfortunately when we picked it up, we discovered the hat box with our hats in it, must have fallen open and our lovely panama hats were crushed. This was really disappointing as we had specifically left them at the hotel for safe keeping.
I can't compare this hotel to other places in Quito, as we stayed in a private apartment previously, but compared to our stay in Cuenca in a similar hotel, it's just not good value. I think it could be lovely, if repairs were done to the rooms and the breakfast was vastly improved.
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