Casa Gangotena
Bolivar Oe6-41 y Cuenca, Centro Histórico, EC170150 Quito, Ecuador

Ideally situated on the stunning Plaza San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador, Casa Gangotena is a newly restored, luxury boutique hotel packed full with traditional features, Art Deco furnishings and modern technology. With its gorgeous architecture, excellent service and gourmet dining opportunities, Casa Gangotena has won several prestigious awards including the ‘Best Hotel in Ecuador’ plus the “Rosa de Oro” (Golden Rose) for its gastronomy. There’s no wonder then that it makes The Trip Junkie’s list as one of the best hotels in the world! This historic mansion also very green credentials which include everything from solar panels to lower energy use for heating water to electronic room keys. This is a must-visit for the bohemian bourgeois!

The Rooms

Casa Gangotena offers 31 stunningly designed rooms to choose from during your stay. From Plaza View rooms overlooking the historic square of San Francisco to the Junior Suite with its sumptuous stucco-columned balcony, you are sure to find something to suit your tastes. All rooms are sound-proofed and are equipped with flat-screen TV’s, iPod docks, rich carpets, large windows, black-out curtains and luxury Amenigraf bathroom products.


The hotel’s award-winning Cedron Restaurant offers a delightful experience of local cuisine and flavours from the Highlands to the Pacific Coast, that are served in an elegant setting. Dishes are executed with a modern sense of finesse and celebrate Ecuador’s traditions whilst striving to push boundaries and create an exclusive treat for the senses. Ask the sommelier to help you choose from over 100 labels of fine wines.

Another must-try at Casa Gangotena is their ‘Quiteño’ afternoon tea. A classic of Quito’s inhabitants who get together in the late afternoon, basically it’s the local equivalent of the famed English “High Tea”. Best-enjoyed in the glass-covered patio overlooking the gardens, it offers the perfect opportunity to sample their home-grown infusions and excellent coffee alongside a plate of mouth-watering empanadas, scones and mini-sandwiches.


Make the most of the complimentary WiFi and the hotel’s beautiful courtyard garden, where you can relax after a long day. There’s also daily maid service, airport pick up and drop off (surcharge), concierge service, luggage storage, tour desk, laundry, 24-hour front desk and room service. Free water is also available during your stay, and a welcome fruit selection offered at check-in.