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Casa Gangotena

Press & Awards

Since its opening in October of 2011, Casa Gangotena has garnered an outstanding collection of international awards and accolades.

Our Awards

Travelers’ Choice


The hotel has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List” and Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “It List”– the first time an Ecuadorian hotel has received both recognitions – as well as winning the industry “Oscar”, the World Travel Awards, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as Ecuador’s Leading Boutique Hotel. Travel + Leisure recognized it again in 2016 as one of “The World’s Most Romantic Hotels” and “#1 City Hotel in Central and South America” and ranked it at #17 among the World’s Greatest Hotels in the Boutique Hotels category.

Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel

Award Winning Hotel

Our guests have spoken as well, distinguishing Casa Gangotena with the TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards as the Best Hotel in South America, Best Hotel in Ecuador and Best Romantic Hotel in Ecuador. As if this weren’t enough, it also ranked among the World’s Top 25 Best Hotels for 2 years in a row – a remarkable achievement.

On the food and beverage side, Casa Gangotena’s gastronomy has been recognized in Ecuador with the “Rosa de Oro” (Golden Rose), the capital’s most prestigious prize, in 2014 and 2015. And Conde Nast Travelers calls its bar one of “The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the World”.

Finally, Casa Gangotena is recognized by and affiliated with the most prestigious associations and organizations such as Virtuoso, Signature Fine Hotels and Resorts, XO Private Collection and the Kiwi Collection, among others.

At Metropolitan Touring, we are pleased to announce that we have been recognised with.

Metropolitan Touring is one of a select group of companies to be awarded and praised by international accolades, gaining respect in the form of numerous awards and certificates that highlight our excellence in the tourism industry. Much of this wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous amount of consistently great reviews we have earned from our guests, which have demonstrated just how high our levels of satisfaction and trust are.

All of this is an immensely rewarding reminder that we have succeeded in our efforts to offer memorable and unparalleled journeys in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands for worldly travellers from around the globe.

We are proud of our work, and grateful to everyone who helped make this happen.

Great Place To Work
LATA Awards 2008
LATA Awards 2008 for Metropolitan Touring
LATA Awards 2009
LATA Awards 2009 for Metropolitan Touring

LATA Awards 2009
LATA Awards 2009 for La Pinta yacht

World Travel Awards 2012Outside Travel Awards 2012
Condé Nast TravelerWorld Travel Awards 2005
Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2009


Reviews & Testimonials

99.6% of guests rate our hotel as “outstanding”; 99% of them would recommend our hotel!


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