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Very easy travel from the time I left home to arriving at the hotel in Quito. Thursday, Robert Q airbus from London was comfortable, with cold, clear, dry weather. I timed how long it took to get from Cambridge Hwy 24 exit to Toronto Pearson. 35 minutes. (The last time I drove that route, on January 6, it took three hours! I left Person and was …
Der ete Tag in Quito ist eigentlich keine Erwähnung wert.
Er ist nur hier, um den Routenverlauf sauber zu halten :-)
starting from the town of Cayambe
we took a camioneta to the refuge and hiked up some rocky terrain to a lake site on the botton of the ascending of the Cayambe glacier.
Camped there and left at 1 am to climb. Arrived at 6.30 at the top! Waeather conditions first windy and cloudy and a lot of snow. At the top we were lucky and just arrived …
******n technology. I just wrote and posted a lovely post and then this ridiculous app deleted it all. I'm now down to 38% battery life.
So, my first day in Quito I spent a grand total of 45 minutes outside the hotel. There is a lovely park across the street with a crafts market so I wandered through there and then came back. It always …
Once again, just being in an airport has made me second guess my desire to continue on this trip. And the George Bush International has to be one of the worst I've experienced. There are tiny airstrips in small African villages that weren't as frustrating as Houston. No free wifi? What? And even when I PAID for it, it wouldn't connect, ostensibly …
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
loving my huge solid glass window overlooking downtown Quito. The church bells ring in the hour and the Andes stare down majestically all around us. Bring on the zzzzzs I have some touring to do tomorrow.
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Cushy and paid for by LAN because of their flight cancellation, it was quite a change from being in hostels. I was easily impressed with a 1st class hotel. 15th floor overlooking park, moutains and Old Town was a dream.
I drenched myself in hot water. Toilet didn't flush properly.The room had all the amenities including hair dryer. FANTASTIC BUFFET for dinner and breakfast. Tons of choices and lucious fruits and desserts. It was free for me so I couldn't tell you the value. Great after an exhausting day with airlines. Centro Historico is close by.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Colon Quito
Avoid the unhelpful check-in staff
Stayed at the Hilton before and after our trip to the Galapagos Islands. The bedroom, restaurant, and pool area are all 1st class. Buffet Dinner extremely good value for money. My only complaint is that there was a mix-up with my booking, and it took 2 days to resolve with a very stroppy and unhelpful Manager of front of house. He even rang me at 10.55pm in our room one night - not acceptable. He demanded I paid for breakfast extra, but when I complained, he later apologised for the mistake. I would recommend this Hotel in every respect - EXCEPT FOR THE RECEPTION STAFF - THEY ARE RUDE AND UNHELPFUL
This hotel is a true 4 star Hilton. It is four star all the way with good rooms, service and everything. Best of all it has a dinner buffet for about $!5 which is out of this world with local foods and it changes every night. I loved it. I stayed at this hotel because LP guidebooks said it was in the center of everything. Well it is not near the area where all the good restaurants and nightlife are. It is only about 2 km from this area but at night that is a long 2km because the street ,Amazons, gets dark, lonely and spooky. Everyoine says do not walk it after 9 pm adn I can understand why. There area around the Hilton closes at 9 pm including the cafes. I also stayed at the Hotel Amazonias and liked it better although it is not as nice a hotel, 3 star, it is right in the middle of everything and all the nightlife. So I guess it depends on what you are looking for. The Hilton is across the street from at eh part which has good weekend market adn around the corner from a tourist market which is also good. Also, i left my luggage at the Hilton for 8 days whien i went to teh Gallapogos islands and got it back in perfect condition.
En el centro del centro cultural
Me hospedé en el Hilton Colon Quito en la ultima noche después de diez días en las islas Galápagos. Aunque el hotel no es lujoso, está situado en el centro del área histórica (Museo del Banco Central, Ciudad Nueva, Ciudad Antigua, etc. etc.) Me registré temprano (9:00 de la mañana) ¡y aún me ascendieron a una suite ejecutiva bien grande! El personal era muy simpático y el servicio eficiente. Ofrecen un transporte gratis al aeropuerto. Realmente no tengo quejas y me quedaría ahí nuevamente.
I recently spent 2 nights at the Hitlon Colon Quito. I used Hilton points for one night (only 20,000) and paid $90 for the other. Upon checkin, I was taken upstairs to the 17th floor executive floor and kindly greeted by the hotel employee with a warm bath cloth. My check-in was quick and I was soon in my very spacious room with a great view of Old Towne. The breakfast and evening appetizers and free drinks on the executive floor were also extremely good. I also used the free internet provided by the hotel.
Concierge said he made a reservation for us at the restaurant La Vina. We even called him back to reconfirm with him that he had taken care of it and he assured us he had.
When we took a cab to the restaurant we found it was closed.
Upon returning to hotel, the Concierge would not apoligize and upon informing hotel manager, his only comment was "he is one of my best employees"
Somre way to treat a customer!!
I lived in this hotel for five weeks when I first moved to Quito. I prefer the location to that of the Swisshotel, b/c it is more central - can do lots of walking in the Mariscal area, including shops & restaurants. I was with my husband and toddler - its location across from the El Ejido park was ideal. (Also nice on Sundays and through the month of August, when there is a handicraft market in El Ejido park; there is also a daily covered handicraft market just a block away.) The daily lunch buffet is good, the Sunday lunch buffet is amazing, worth going to even if you're not staying here! All the staff was very nice, but it is certainly true that it is sort of standard international fare in terms of hotel ambience. The Marriott is more isolated in terms of location; the Sheraton Four Points is close to a big mall and the La Carolina Park, so a good alternative, although I do not like the food there as much.
Decent place... good location
We spent three nights at the Hilton in Quito. It was a decent place, not fancy. Service was average. The Portofino restaraunt was great!
In the center of the cultural center
I stayed a night at the Hilton Colon Quito on the last night after 10 days in the Galapagos Islands. Althought the hotel is not luxurious it is located in the center of the historical sites (Banco Central Museum, new town, old town, etc etc). I checked in early (at 9am) and they even upgraded me to a really big executive suite! The people were very friendly, service was efficient. They offer a free shuttle to the airport... I really have no complaints and would stay there again.
The Hilton Colon Quito rates at the top of our list for personal service. The hotel hostess was always available and willing to help solve any concerns or problems for the guests. In our case, she contacted the hotel doctor to obtain a prescription for me, and she attended personally to other members of our group. From problems related to airline flights to making reservations for computer on-line service, she was right on target. The hotel staff was willing to help in anyway that they could. Several other guests related to us about how the hotel went out of its way to solve their problems.
Fairly classy huge international hotel with all the usual facilities. Spacious and anonymous, lifts very efficient. Room a good size, as was the bathroom, although the cleaning was not always very thorough. Breakfasts offered a vast selection, from croissants to stew and rice! Had to pay $2 for having coffee in your room though. Service was good too. Across a busy road from a park where there is a small market selling the usual scarfs, paintings on sheep skins etc. A good walk into the old town - most folks would probably prefer to take a taxi, but we walked - through the DIY part of the city at a guess - never seen so many bathroom shops etc!
Not the place to stay for a local flavour - fine if you like big "could be anywhere" hotels.