We stayed at Hotel Relicario del Carmen for 3 nights this month and loved it. It's an incredibly quiet and safe hotel in the middle of Quito's old town, and just a 5 minute walk from the basilica at the top of Calle Venezuela.
The rooms are small but comfortable. The bathrooms are very small! The hotel is the former home of one of Ecuadors presidents and it's beautifully decorated and has tons of character. The staff are lovely and were very willing to provide information about Quito and some of its artists - (thank you Eduardo!). We paid a little more to stay here than we have during the rest of our trip, but it was well worth it. Thoroughly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A truly historic house, dating back to 1705 has just opened it??s door as a hotel with 18 comfortable rooms. It is beautifully renovated with great emphasis on the original details and has all the comfort expected today, including a central air conditioning system. All the furniture is handmade by recognized Ecuadorian artisans and many original paintings decorate public and private areas. You will live in a real historic surrounding. The hotel is definitely declared non-smoking. It is located a block away from the main square "Plaza de la Independencia", the Government Palace and very close to many historic monuments of Quito. We also have an exclusive dining room and coffee-shop. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Booking.com, Hotwire and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel El Relicario del Carmen reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- El Relicario Del Carmen Hotel