As promised, Luxisto continues to review the best luxury hotels in the world. Last week we told you about Lindos Blu Hotel in Greece and today’s choice is Casa Gangotena Hotel in Quito, Ecuador.
Casa Gangotena is a luxury boutique hotel, situated in a newly restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco. The hotel has 31 rooms; each a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, modern technologies and quintessential comforts to impress the most discerning guests.
Casa Gangotena resides in the perfect spot on Plaza San Francisco; a cobbled square with a rich history stretching back to the days of the Inca. As the Plaza grew in importance in Quito, wealthy families erected grand homes around it. The hotel was even the residence of several presidents during the late nineteenth century. Rebuilt in 1926 following a fire, the building was designated a “heritage property” soon after the capital was nominated as UNESCO’s first World Heritage Site city in 1978.
Each of the rooms and suites are thoughtfully designed for utmost comfort beneath towering ceilings. Glorious Andean light pours through tall windows, with views of the historic square or the inner courtyard. Luxury rooms, Balcony Suite and Junior Balcony Suite enjoy views of the Panecillo hillside Full luxury amenities are standard. There is also a stylish Library arrayed with well-stocked bookshelves for relaxing reading.
A broad terrace on the third floor offers the best seats in the house for everyday life in Quito. Grab a spot for magical views of the square, the bell towers and spires of the Old Town, the Panecillo hillside, the Pichincha Volcano, and special events such as the Easter procession from the San Francisco Church. The hotel’s cozy glass-roofed patio, meanwhile, is perfect for relaxing amid the orchids.
On the ground floor, the restaurant is decorated in harmony with the rest of the property, presenting a wonderful setting for enjoying the rich and varied ingredients that Ecuador’s stunning natural diversity provides. The cuisine is a modern international take on traditional Andean and coastal ingredients.
In other words, Casa Gangotena can be your perfect choice for a luxury vacation. If you are interested in discovering more about the hotel visit their website: www.casagangotena.com or browse the hotel profile on TripAdvisor.