This hotel is reminiscent of the golden days of travel. It is located on the main square of Quito close to the cathedral, Presidential Palace etc. Despite this it is very quiet. The room is large with a distinction between the sleeping and seating areas. The welcome was more than friendly as we were greeted with many nibbles and delights such as macaroons and octopus! Rose petals were in the bathroom and a single rose was laid on the pillow.
The decor is subdued 19th century with large sofas and armchairs with footstools. The bathroom contained a whirlpool bath and the shower guards were unlike anything I have seen. Finally a bidet. Again underfloor heating was a feature of the bathroom.
Breakfast is a treat with more than it is possible to eat. Unusual fruit juices are accompanied by vats of coffee. There is a large fruit plate with yoghurt. Then comes a plate of cheeses and a basket of fresh breads and pastries. Eggs are separate but huge. Don´t forget the jams. Dinner in the cafe was again too much to finish.
Service is exceptional with everyone falling over themselves to help. I could not fault this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Plaza Grande rises above Quito's central square, known as the Plaza de la Independencia. It was one of the first hotels ever constructed in the capital, and has been extensively renovated and remodeled to become the finest boutique hotel in the city. It is the ideal place from which to explore the wonders of this timeless city. Quito was declared a UNESCO "World Heritage Site" in 1978, thanks to its historic center, which is the largest and best preserved in Latin America. The colonial center of the Franciscan city of Quito is a treasure trove of baroque art and architecture, including buildings, churches, monasteries and narrow streets that reflect Ecuador's unique blend of indigenous and Spanish cultures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Grande Hotel