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Hotel Residencial El Viajero
Ranked #9 of 15 Tababela B&B and Inns
Tokai, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Generally positive experience, but be forewarned”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This place is quite new and seems reasonable enough for a one-night lay-over (at $39/$49 s/d with en suite) -- until you realize such places are much cheaper, both in Quito and in Ecuador in general. Still, it saves you the $60-90 r/t taxi and the 2- to 4-hour round-trip travel time into Quito proper, if you only need to stay the one night. And though their advertised 5-minute travel time from the airport is rather optimistic, it certainly takes no more than 10 minutes, and the travel time is quite reliable -- unlike the uncertainty of travel times from Quito proper.

The airport pick-up arranged by the hotel goes very well (I heard similar comments from other guests) and the breakfast is simple but good enough.

Warnings: Some rooms (like Room 2) have no windows, and are dark, wet and stuffy even in the current dry season. They must be awful on a hot, wet day (no a/c and no fridge). The noise from the dog kennels behind the property may make you wish you had a windowless room, as will the expressway traffic noise from the same direction. An English speaker is not always available, so check-in may be quite difficult for those with no Spanish at all. The windows are so poorly fitted, where they do exist, that a 1/2 inch or more gap allows the mosquitos ease of access -- and the existing windows have no screens. There are very, very few eateries in this village. The one I was sent to 3 1/2 long blocks away was closed. I did find a new, simple place, just 1 1/2 blocks away, next to the school. Only one choice for dinner (Seco de pollo, a personal favorite) was $2.50.

Right now the airport area has no hotels at all and only a few hostals/guest houses like El Viajero. They will continue to be fully booked and able to continue to overcharge for a while, but will become a very low preference for travelers once other properties are built. For the moment, you'll have to stay here or in similar lodgings and tolerate the noise or other shortcomings.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back will certainly get noise from the expressway and from the dog kennels.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Hotelelviajero, Propietario at Hotel Residencial El Viajero, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
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En cuanto a los perros luego de los tramites necesarios ante las autoridades pertinentes ya han retirado el 70% quedando el 30% para retirarlo a fines de agosto.
En cuanto a las habitaciones son secas ya que la humedad era por la construccion nueva hasta que se seque en su totalidad, las ventanas se a realizado las reparaciones necesarias y de esta manera estamos sirviendo de mejor manera a los huespedes.
Sera un placer volverle a hospedarle para que verifique que gracias a sus comentarios la atención en el hotel y el servicio es mucho mejor que el que a tenido en su experiencia en este lugar.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is one of the few places you can stay near the new Quito airport. It was pretty pricy by Quito standards but it was clean and in good condition. Unfortunately, it is located right next to what appears to be a dog pound. They barked occasionally through the night, but the full army of dogs starts barking at dawn.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotelelviajero, Propietario at Hotel Residencial El Viajero, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
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Luego de realizar los tramites necesarios ante las autoridades pertinentes, se a logrado que retiren el 70% de los perros de este lugar y el 30% restante serán retirados a fines de agosto, ya que este 30% de perros corresponden a los perros de INTERPOL, los mismos que luego se transladaran a sus propias perreras en el aereopuerto; al momento tanto en la noche como en el amanecer la bulla de perros ladrando es mínima ya que eso permite a los huespedes descansar placenteramente.
Nos gustaria poder volver a hospedarle para que note y califique el cambio que se a dado en este hotel y para que pueda descansar tanto en la noche como en el día.
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Basic, quite and clean place if you want to rest during layover in Quito Airport, if you do not want to spend time and money going to the city of quito. 24-hour multilingual staff, breakfast, dinner, airport pickup and dropoff

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hotelelviajero, Propietario at Hotel Residencial El Viajero, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
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Gracias por su opinión y estaremos gustosos de volver a tenerle en este hotel, ya que en efecto somos el único hotel hasta el momento que existe cerca al aereopuerto de Quito, ya que el resto son casas adaptadas a hotel las mismas que carecen de varios servicios.
Cada vez nos esmeraremos más para poderles dar una mejor atención a nuestros huespedes.
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Property: Hotel Residencial El Viajero
Address: Nicolas Baquero S1-125 y 29 de Abril, Tababela 170183, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Tababela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Tababela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Residencial El Viajero 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Residencial the Traveler are located just 8 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, is one of the sites closest to the airport lodging, have transportation recojerle Airport and transfer from Hotel to Airport, our facilities are modern with a construction in 2013, the same which was built exclusively for lodging, each of its rooms has a private bathroom with hot shower, TV Cable on-screen TVs, internet access, parking, our prices are very comfortable easy access for travelers in transit. We hope you are expected to serve their Traductor de Google para empresas:Google Translat ... more   less 
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