We invite you to step into the elegance and luxury of a bygone era at Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito. Situated in the heart of the Old Town and right beside the San Francisco Plaza, our beautifully and eclectically appointed mansion sings with the capital city’s history and inspires you to seamlessly connect with the historic quarter right outside our doorstep!
The Casa Gangotena mansion is steeped in its own rich history, too. Once the home of several Republican-era presidents, the residence was eventually claimed by the prominent Gangotena family. The Gangotena’s took it upon themselves to renovate it lavishly and embellish it with even more intricate history, such that it would eventually become a part of the capital’s—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—cultural heritage inventory!
Casa Gangotena is the only Relais & Châteaux property in Quito and holds the title of being a “Leading Boutique Hotel” by the World Travel Awards.
With their rich carpets, towering window frames, flowing curtains, and Art Deco furniture, the rooms of our boutique hotel in Quito’s Old Town add elegance and refinement to the comfort of being in your home away from home.
Your experience at our Boutique Hotel is further enriched by the unique culinary offerings prepared at our restaurant. Inspired by Ecuador’s rich biodiversity, we’ve partnered with local farmers to create our unique “cocina mestiza”—a tribute to traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. Our signature style, steeped in ancestral techniques, explores the exquisite array of flavors, scents, and textures that are native to our country.
Expand your Quito experience by exploring Ecuador’s diverse attractions just a stone’s throw away from the capital! The following is our list of tours to six distinctive locations that we offer from Casa Gangotena, a boutique hotel in Quito. Whether it be the culture, nature, or adventure you’re looking for, the following places are less than 1-2 hours away from Quito and will be the perfect complement to your experience in Old Town!
At Casa Gangotena, we’re not just offering a luxurious stay—we invite you to be part of a greater mission. Through our walking tours, you’ll discover how Casa Gangotena is passionately committed to revitalizing Quito’s Historic Center by supporting our surrounding community. This means that, upon staying with us, you won’t just experience unparalleled hospitality but also contribute to a community’s vibrant prosperity.
At Casa Gangotena, you are more than a guest—a catalyst for positive change!
At the top northwestern corner of South America, the Sierra region of the Republic of Ecuador hosts the continent’s best-preserved Historic Quarter in the country’s capital city, Quito. At the heart of the Old Town, a grand mansion-turned-exclusive hotel flanks one of the most renowned squares, Plaza San Francisco. Welcome to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel. See our location here.
Daily and regular flights connect Quito with major cities in South and Central America, North America (via Miami, New York, Houston, and Atlanta), and Europe (direct from Madrid and Amsterdam). The hotel is around an hour’s drive from Quito International Airport. We can arrange airport transfers at an additional cost. Please get in touch with our front desk for more information at (+593 9)9 714 6787.
Casa Gangotena, a boutique hotel in Quito, merges the grandeur of centuries past with the modernity of luxury tourism to bring an authentic experience of the living, breathing museum that is Colonial Quito. As the city’s only Relais & Chateaux old town Quito hotel, it leads guests through various private activities. Its culinary experience is aptly named Cocina Mestiza, given that the Sierra region blends urban lifestyle and aboriginal traditions.
When in the heart of Quito’s Historic Quarter, with a range of private tours and unique experiences and activities in Quito at your fingertips, you should stay for longer than a few hours or even half a day. Because we want to help you experience a true quiteño lifestyle, we recommend you spend at least one night in Quito. That will give you a full day to see and do as much as possible!
We have an assortment of rooms and suites across all three floors of this former mansion, to accommodate solo travelers, couples, friend groups, and families. You can take your pick between having a garden or plaza view and whether to have a balcony. See our rates here.
Yes! We have special travel deals for this year and the next, plus two tour packages that combine the Relais & Chateaux experience with not one but two award-winning hotels: Mashpi Lodge and the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.
Our blog has many helpful articles covering traveling to Ecuador, staying in Quito, and visiting its Historic Center. You can also learn more about Casa Gangotena’s history and activities for guests. See our blog here.
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