This legendary building was originally the home of Juan Díaz de Hidalgo, one of the Spanish conquerors who founded Quito in the early 16th century.

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Located right in the heart of colonial Quito on the Plaza de la Independencia, opposite the Cathedral and close to the Presidential Palace, this boutique hotel is one of the best located in town. There are just 15 colonial style suites at Plaza Grande, with sumptuous teakwood beds and Jacuzzi bathtubs, and some suites offering unbeatable views of Plaza de la Independencia.

La Belle Époque restaurant, modelled on a 1940's French dining room, offers a menu of fine French cuisine with plaza views, whilst Café Plaza Grande is a more laid back affair, with the sounds of an Ecuadorian guitar duo drifting over diners from afternoon to evening. Plaza Grande also features a small spa and sauna, and an elegant Champagne bar, on the upper floor.

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Plaza Grande offers the chance to stay in an original Colonial Mansion, within this historic city, and World Heritage site.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

31

Eco Rating

2

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