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Casa Gangotena: luxury within the heart of Old Town Quito

Casa Gangotena ReceptionVisitors to Quito—the colonial-style capital of Ecuador—have many choices for accommodations. One local landmark property has the ideal combination of location, history and luxurious 5-star features, guaranteeing those who stay a truly memorable experience.

Casa Gangotena is located on a corner of the Plaza San Francisco in the city center of Quito. This well-known neighborhood has hosted both ancient Incan temples, and later residences for the city’s most prominent citizens, including several presidents.

Overlooking the charming square and within walking distance to numerous museums, a multitude of colonial churches and plenty of shopping options, Casa Gangotena is the perfect base from which to set out and explore the city.

This recently-restored historic mansion features just over 30 spacious guest rooms, each thoughtfully designed with high ceilings, colorfully painted murals, Art Deco-style furniture, and large windows with city or garden views.

Casa Gangotena PatioThe hotel also offers welcoming and elegant public spaces including a panoramic rooftop terrace with views of Quito's iconic skyline, a palm-filled patio (where guests can enjoy the Ecuadoran version of high tea—featuring local coffees, pastries, and empanadas), a cozy bar with world-class spirits, and the Crimson Room—a delightful private space for intimate dinners or small celebrations—each an appealing spot to relax and unwind after a fun-filled day exploring Quito.

Guests traveling on Orbridge’s The Galapagos Islands program will experience two nights at this opulent property while they explore Quito.