On arrival in this stunning restored mansion house, you could be forgiven for thinking you had been invited to Quito to stay with a wealthy friend. Service is relaxed, yet impeccable, and it will soon become clear why the Gangotena has received many awards for getting the balance just right. Beautifully appointed rooms are scattered over several floors, and all are unique in their layout, in keeping with the original building.
Perched on the edge of the impressive San Francisco Plaza in the Old Town, the Gangotena enjoys one of the most exclusive addresses in a beautiful part of Quito. We recommend heading up to the roof terrace to get your bearings and to take in the panoramic views over the Plaza and hillsides. Every afternoon a complimentary afternoon tea is served, along with a daily activity to give you a flavour of traditional Ecuadorian life and culture. These include activities such as chocolate tasting, limpias (pre-hispanic body and spirit cleansing rituals), pre-Colombian art or historical briefings. Please ask at the hotel for more details.