I recently spent 2 nights here at the end of a hiking trip in the highlands NE of Quito. I first saw this hotel in 2008 while in Ecuador on a kayaking and rafting trip in the Oriente and promised myself that if I ever came back to Quito I would stay here. I did, and I did!
This lovely boutique hotel has only 32 rooms consisting of 11 suites and 21 standard rooms. I was in room #205, a 2-story room on the second floor along the front of the hotel. The bottom level of my room was a wood-floored sitting area with 2 chairs and a couch, a coffee table, and a desk and chair. There were both wall lights and table lamps in this room, but it was still just a bit dim at night.
In the far right corner of the downstairs as viewed from the entry door was a winding wood staircase up to the high ceilinged bedroom. The also wood-floored second level contained a king bed, 2 night stands with table lamps, and a low dresser with a flat panel TV on it. This room also had a ceiling fan with a globe light. The lighting worked very well for reading in bed at night. And the included WiFi worked well in my bedroom.
Off of the bedroom was a fully tiled modern bathroom with tub and shower, high end amenities and plenty of bath and hand towels and washcloths.
The rooms were very comfortable and I slept good here, even though there was some minimal street noise due to the front facing windows on both floors. I would have preferred, however, to have had the rooms reversed - the bedroom on the bottom level and the sitting area on the top level - so my large checked bag could have been in my bedroom. I didn't even try to get it up the wooden winding staircase to the second level and every time I wanted something out of it I had to come downstairs.
Also, be very careful on the wood stairs - I found them to be slippery (highly polished) and one of the treads was even loose. I reported the loose tread to the hotel so it will be interesting to see if future guests in this room find it fixed or still loose.
Other than that, the only nit I have to pick is the lack of hot water in the late afternoons and early evenings. It was only lukewarm at best during these times, but hot water was plentiful in the very early mornings when I get got up.
Others have described the public rooms of the hotel in great detail so I won't repeat it here other to say that they are very nice and comfortable. The hotel also has a very good web site with photos from which to get information. This is a very convenient hotel if one wants to stay in and tour Old Town Quito.
I ate one dinner and one breakfast here. The dinner was good and so was the breakfast buffet. The second morning I had to get up really, really early to make a flight so I didn't get to enjoy the breakfast that day.
The staff was generally very friendly and helpful. I like this hotel and would stay here again and recommend it to my friends; although, I do want to try Hotel Plaza Grande if I come back to Quito. I rate Hotel Patio Andaluz a solid 4 (very good) overall on the tripadvisor 5 point scale.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Style, Comfort and nice Atmosphere in the center of the Colonial Quito Hotel Patio Andaluz Quito, elegant Boutique hotel located to only 150 meters (490 ft.) of the Main Square also known as the Independence Plaza, Located in a colonial style house of the end of the XVI Century, this hotel that displays great arcs and inner Patios lies at only 7 minutes walk of the recognized Church and Square of San Francisco; at 5 minutes walk of the famous “La Compañia;” at 6 minutes walk to the “Theater Sucre”, stage of important events; among other places of great interest within the Colonial Quito such as museums, churches and historical sites. Its spacious restaurant “El Rincón de Cantuña”, inside its main Patio offers excellent options of Ecuadorian and Spanish flavors. ... more less
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