The inn is charming, comfortable, and quirky since it's a retrofitted older building. There is an on-site resto, a lovely little garden for sitting. The staff is always smiling and willing to help, though you will find varying degrees of spoken English. There are sitting areas on every level, wifi, and a guest courtesy computer on level 2.
The breakfast (included with my room) was in a charming cantina that was a little dim but full of ambiance. Breakfast was simple, fresh and tasty - juice, coffee, muslix, yogurt, bread, cheese & ham, eggs, fruit.
I have stayed in rooms 10, 8 & 23. Ten is in the main building and fits 4 persons (2 singles and a bunk) with little room for your luggage but mountain view from the bathroom. Eight is a double bed with a view of the front street, smallish, but comfortable in the main building. Twenty-three is in the other building and was a two-floor room with a bath and single bed on the mail level and a double upstairs. This was my fave room. Note - all rooms were on the upper floors at my request to avoid noise - staircases are narrow but they will help you if you need it. Single glass windows let in cold and noise from the street - take earplugs if this will bother you. Blankets are warm on the beds. There are working safes in each room.
The inn is located in the touristy Mariscal neighbourhood. It is easy and safe walking anywhere in the Mariscal in daylight - 15-20min to the botanic gardens or the craft markets. There is a bell at the locked gate for safety. I stayed here as the launching point for my group-trip in Ecuador and found it to be a perfect starting point. I got the best reservation deal online though booking.com
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- The comfortable Vieja Cuba ideally located in Quito in the La Mariscal district, the elegant Hotel Vieja Cuba is a lovely 3-star hotel in the heart of Quito's tourist area, bustling with lively cafes and restaurants, only 6 km/3.72 miles from Mariscal Sucre International Airport. A majestic carefully renovated colonial house, the Hotel Vieja Cuba features 26 rooms with all the services that modern life requires. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vieja Cuba Hotel Quito
- Vieja Cuba Quito