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Hostal de La Rabida
Ranked #5 of 112 Hotels in Quito
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed at the hostel La Rabida at the end of an eight day Galapagos voyage. The hotel reminded us of a better bed-and-breakfast or a small European hotel. The staff were very accommodating and friendly, and the rooms were very clean, although some may feel that the rooms are small by American hotel standards. The hotel is located close to many of the entertainment districts and good restaurants are a short walk away. Our stay came with free breakfast and we found the breakfast to be very tasty and filling. If you're looking for the hustle and bustle and crowds of a large international hotel chain, this hotel is probably not for you. However, if you are seeking a quiet hotel with local flavor, good location and friendly, accommodating staff, this hotel is for you.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are happy to know you enjoyed the experience of staying in our small hotel , which we like to consider more as a home from home for our guests. Please come and stay with us again sometime !

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

October 2013, We had a wonderful stay at Hostal de la Rabida. I arrived alone and arranged with the hotel to be met at the airport. My driver couldn't have been nicer. My room was pleasant, breakfast was delicious and the hotel staff were extremely helpful. After a busy day in the city the hotel was a cozy sanctuary, Lucy Gold

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Many thanks for writing a review about your stay with us, from which I am happy to learn you had an enjoyable experience. Please come back and stay with us again sometime!
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Judy

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The rooms were lovely. The staff was very attentive to our needs. the fireplace in the lounge was welcome on a cold evening. And the rabbit was delightful! I would recommend Hoatal La Rabida without reservation.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - we very much appreciate it and also are happy to know you enjoyed your experience here with us. Please come back and see us again sometime.
Best wishes,
Judy

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The service,cheerfulness and helpfulness of the staff, from the owner to the chambermaid is exceptional. We loved the intimate atmosphere and the quiet shabby chic of the decor speckled with english chintz and antique prints and furniture. Our rooms were comfortable. Relaxing in front of a crackling log fire after a long day sightseeing was great.Especially liked my garden room although the bathroom was an icebox and curtains that could only be drawn by standing on a chair.
The dinner menu is interesting and delicious and reasonably priced.
The breakfast however is unaccountably dismal. Not included in the room price and not worth paying $4.50 for 2 fried eggs, do-it-yourself toast and tea served in a milk jug.I have had considerably better breakfasts than this included in the price of cheaper establishments.
Brownie the rabbit (hops about the garden and comes to you for bits of toast)is the star of the show!
I would happily stay here again but would choose to go out to one of the many surrounding cafes for breakfast.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us- we are always happy to get feedback from our guests as this is essential for us to be able to constantly improve our service. In fact, we are currently working on the solution for the curtains in your room. Whilst I appreciate your comments regarding breakfast, I do feel I must defend it just a little, as you do not mention the two different fresh fruit juices, the yoghurts and fresh fruits which are also offered on our buffet. Eggs can be ordered in any way you wish, fried scrambled, omelettes, all with bacon, cheese, ham etc. Possibly this was not made clear to you at the time and I do apologise and will make sure the breakfast staff are made aware of the necessity of offering all the alternatives. The rustic style terracotta jug in which your tea was served is not, in fact, a milk jug but I do agree that you need a proper teapot to get a good cup of tea!
We all,Brownie included, look forward to welcoming you back to La Rabida again in the not too distant future.
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Judy

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

the lady who manages the Hostal and the lady who cooks are brilliant. every body was very polite and helpful. if you don't know Spanish you'll get by with English, most of the staff speak it. the place is spotless and unsurprisingly has a rather English air about it. having a rabbit didn't hurt either :)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to write a , from which we are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please come back and see us again - Brownie will be waiting :-)
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Judy

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Clean rooms, tasty breakfast, and incredibly helpful staff. The hostal arranged a late night airport pick-up for us, and the driver was waiting at the front of the crowd with our names on a placard. The night staff quickly checked us in, which we appreciated, since we were tired after an international flight. The next morning, Gloria gave us detailed tips about what to see in Quito, and a few days later, arranged a taxi to our next destination. She couldn't have been more helpful. My husband loved the location in La Mariscal. My son and I probably prefer Old Town, but that has nothing to do with the hostal. If we return to Quito, this will be our first stop.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we greatly appreciate feedback from our guests.
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and I must agree that the Mariscal is certainly the more livlier end of town to stay in. We dont have the colonial architecture but we are surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops, banks and travel agents - everything you may need within a short walking distance.
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

What a little gem. The Hostal de la Rabida was fantastic. I spent 7 nights there recently and can’t say enough nice things about this small B&B in Quito (La Mariscal). The hotel was clean and lovely. My stay was split by several days outside of Quito so I got to experience 2 different rooms – one on the garden and one in the main house. Both were quite comfortable. Every evening there was a blazing fire in the shared living room where I met lots of interesting travelers. Breakfasts were delicious – different fresh juice every morning with fruit, toast and eggs. And dinners were really nicely prepared. But best of all was the wonderful staff who were so helpful and friendly. Each was a delight to get to know. I’d go back tomorrow if I could.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you do come back and see us sometime!
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Judy

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Additional Information about Hostal de La Rabida

Address: La Rabida 227 y Santa Maria, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Quito
#9 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#15 Business Hotel in Quito
Price Range: $61 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hostal de La Rabida 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel de La Rabida is an old traditional home recently restored into a first class, charming Quito hotel. We offer our guests the gracious atmosphere and style of a beautiful vacation home located in the heart of Quito, Ecuador near most places of historical and tourist interest as well as restaurants, banks, travel agencies and shops. With only 11 charming and tastefully decorated rooms, Hostal de la Rabida is a very special Quito hotel in which to enjoy your stay in our beautiful city. For those travelling in the company of their furry friends, you'll be happy to know that we are a pet-friendly hotel and will gladly accept any and all guests that plan to visit with their pets. ... more   less 
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