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Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We really enjoyed staying here as a family. The owners and staff were all very helpful and attentive. The breakfast and rooms were all prepared with care. Located in the old city, near the main square, it is a good base for exploring Quito.

1Thank Simon H
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Stay at this place! The rooms are lovely, the lobby gorgeous with local art and furniture art, the breakfast delightful and the staff could not be nicer. Enjoy Basilica views from the 3rd and 4th floor landings and some rooms. The location is perfect in the historic city center (2 blocks from Plaza Grande and Theater Plaza).

1Thank Kristen T
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We really enjoyed out time at this small, hard to find, but gem of a place in central Quito. Unless you know it is there, you can easily miss it. However, once inside was a fun place - lots of art, artifacts, old furniture and even a England Red Phone booth. It was very quiet while we were there, in...

Thank Susan W
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 24 May 2015

This hotel is conveniently located in the historic district. The rooms are on the small side but comfortable and quiet. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and included in the price. I would definitely stay there again.

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New Jersey, USA
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Recently stayed at the El Relicario del Carmen and found it quite nice. The rooms are small but beautiful and comfortable. The staff were all very helpful. It is a little hard to find but centrally located and a good price.

Thank ChrisFromNJ
Pittsburgh, United States
Reviewed 23 April 2015

My daughter and I stayed here for just one night , but the entire experience was delightful. The refurbished colonial mansion is filled with beautiful antiques, paintings and carved wooden furniture. Would definitely return.

Thank Karen S
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The hotel is very nice. however, my camera Nikon D800 & Lens Nikon 28-300 was stolen in the hotel lobby on Apr 15, 2015. I just left them on the table for filling a hotel registration form, just next to the front desk hotel. It's unbelievable.

1Thank chanyut2015
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We booked this hotel for several different nights because we had to travel out of Quito, each time the staff was willing to hold some of our extra luggage and keep the same rooms we originally stayed in (when we requested it), which was very helpful amd accomodating. The hotel is very peaceful with a nice, homey atmosphere and the...

Thank tessraible
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We had a great stay at this hotel. The customer service is excellent, the food is delicious (we had breakfast in their quaint restaurant every morning) and the staff are very friendly. They also offer set menus for dinner. The decor and design of the hotel is unsurpassed, they feature paintings by local artists, and the common room on the...

1Thank MaichaiTrails
Reviewed 18 January 2015

This Hotel is well located in the historic center. Staff very helpful and hospitable. The Hotel is well maintained and clean. Good size room. The wifi was ok and a great help for us to make a reservation for the next hotel in Cuenca.

Thank Niklas S

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

Address: Venezuela 1041 y Olmedo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $151 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Relicario del Carmen 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#16 Family Hotel in Quito
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“My room faced a quiet courtyard. Rooms facing the street may have heard traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferv341, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have no external window and just overlook the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles 675avrilg, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were happy on the bottom floor but I think most of the rooms were on the second and third floors.”
 of 5 bubbles ginam605, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Note, there were small TV's in the bedrooms, but you're generally not going to stay in the room to watch TV”
 of 5 bubbles 999ChrisA, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Grund floor rooms only ones with wifi, rooms away from the front road are quieter,”
 of 5 bubbles 505simonh, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
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