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Located on Plaza San Francisco, a cobbled square with a history stretching back to Inca days, Casa Gangotena is the perfect base from which to explore Quito.
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The 31 rooms in this Neo-Classical historic mansion are adorned with Art Nouveau furniture, rich carpets and high ceilings, all complimented by contemporary touches such as flat screen televisions. All of the rooms have a view of the historic square, the inner courtyard or the Panecillo hillside. The third floor terrace is the best place to watch life in Quito go by and has great views of the square, bell towers and spires of the Old Town.
All of the sights and attractions of Quito are on the hotel's doorstep. Guests can step out of the hotel and walk around the city, taking in sights such as churches La Compania de Jesus and San Francisco; the cafes, music and artisans of La Ronda street; City Museum and the Maria Urrutia Museum; and the religious art collections inside the Franciscan and Dominican complexes. The options are endless.
Dining at Casa Gangotena celebrates Ecuadorian cuisine, with food from both the Andes and the coast featuring on their ever changing menu.
Why we love it
According to early conquistador records from the 15th century the square was once home to Inca temples, one of which sat on the site of the hotel.