Hostal de La Rabida
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Quito was both a start and end place for our Galapagos trip, and a place from which to go to Otavalo (2 hours way) for its famous craft market on Saturday, and a city in its own right - actually the second highest city in the world after La Paz so we were back on altitude alert.
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Galapagos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (they are the small white dots in the Pacific Ocean out from Quito)
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Took it easy today. Did a bit of shopping locally as I've gradually found things I've forgotten to pack. Had trouble finding the post office as it was hidden away in a modern building. We found ourselves asking directions from the armed guards who are stationed outside any sizable shop. Perhaps it's a hangover from the English "if you want to know …
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So they must basically think that I am an idiot, but man were they helpful. Clean, quiet rooms, beautiful grounds, and a nice little brown rabbit!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hostal de La Rabida Quito
Close to the airport
A comfortable, homely place to stay which is close to the airport and the New Town. They will kindly store your luggage if going down to the Amazon.
Éramos un grupo de 10 personas que nos dirigíamos a hacer submarinismo a las Islas Galápagos y pasamos dos noches a la ida y una al regreso de nuestra estancia en Galápagos (3 noches en total). El hotel se encuentra muy cerca del Hilton Colon Quito y de muchos restaurantes. Nos cobraron 44 USD más tasas por noche, lo que me pareció muy barato en relación con el servicio que obtuvimos. El precio incluía el desayuno americano cocinado a tu gusto (pides y el cocinero te lo prepara inmediatamente). Las habitaciones eran amplias... algunas incluso tenían un pequeño salón, otras tenían un jardín o terraza. El hotel estaba muy limpio, el servicio era excelente y todos hablaban inglés. No nos cobraron nada por guardarnos el equipaje, ¡10 maletas enormes durante 10 días! El hotel había sido previamente una casa particular y el salón, con chimenea incluida, era de lo más acogedor. Habíamos pensado en quedarnos en el Café Cultura, pero nos cobraban entre 15 y 20 dólares más por habitación. El Hostal de la Rabida está considerado como de precio medio en el Lonely Planet, pero, si has estado en el Café Cultura, considéralo como un Café Cultura sin grandes lujos. Sin lugar a dudas volvería a quedarme aquí.
Pequeño hotel encantador y amable
Llegué a Quito a principios de diciembre de 2005 para comenzar mi viaje por Sudamérica y el Hostal Rabida fue un lugar práctico y acogedor desde donde partir. Pese a ser una mujer que viajaba sola, me sentí segura en el hotel y el personal, en concreto Patricio, fue de gran ayuda para mí. El hotel tiene un pequeño restaurante en el que se ofrecen buenos desayunos y cenas, un bar y un sofá al lado del fuego que resulta muy cómodo para relajarse o charlar con otros huéspedes. En las inmediaciones se pueden encontrar restaurantes, Internet, oficina de correos y tiendas. Recomiendo el Hostal Rabida a todo aquel que viaje a Quito.
This is a great place in a good location. We spent 3 weeks in Ecuador and used this as our home base. It was charming, safe, clean, quiet and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had to make several unexpected changes to our travel plans and they went out of their way to help us with airline changes, hotel bookings, etc. Highly recommended for a stay in Quito. March 2006.
Amazing small hotel !
Rough Guide ****** can't do justice to this superb small hotel - wonderful courteous helpful bilingual staff; crisp linen piled high; really peaceful street city centre; lovely food; excellent prices -wish we could live here for ever!
The La Rabida is a very small hotel located just on the edge of the historic district of Quito. It is a good location to walk the central city area and very close to a very lively resturaunt and club area. Their hotel resturaunt is nice and very convenient on Sunday when everything else around town is closed except fast food places. There was a fire in the fireplace and a comfortable living room-lobby and another small bar area.
Lovely, friendly little hotel
I arrived in Quito in early December 2005 to begin my travels in South America and Hostal Rabida proved to be a friendly and helpful starting point. As a single female traveller the hotel felt secure and the staff (particularly Patricio) were really helpful. The hotel has a small restaurant that offers good breakfast selections and dinner, a bar and sofa by the fire which are good place to relax or chat to other guests. There are restaurants, internet, post office and shopping all nearby. I would recommend Hostal Rabida to anyone travelling to Quito.
We were travelling for a scuba diving trip in a group of 10 to the Galapagos Islands and stayed here for 2 nights before the trip and one night after the trip (total 3 nights).
We found this charming little inn on the Internet and I kept my fingers crossed that it would be good. My husband was very apprehensive as he was born in Quito, hadn't been there for 18 years and wanted to stay at a big American chain hotel (unlike our grown daughter & myself who wanted local flavor). Boy! We lucked out! The staff is fabulous and cater to your every wish. The owner, Nora, is now part of our extended family as is her husband, Pablo. Pablo, by the way, is a fabulous tour guide for hire and we traveled all over the country (day trips) with him. Breakfasts are perfect in the hotel, the garden is cute, the bunnie rabbit Brownie will eat your leftovers, the living room is cozy & comfy - they light a fire every evening and we had wine, did puzzles, played games & felt right at home. The security is excellent, the neighborhood is a few blocks from the new "in" area with restaurants & shops. If you're looking for marble lobbies, brand new furniture & carpeting, state-of-the-art lighting, this is not the place for you. The building is old, has 11 (?) rooms - but charming, clean, good water pressure, safe (we never locked our doors), and offers service galore with a smile! This really was a find! We loved it!
Nice Hotel for a couple nights
I stayed at this hotel for a total of 3 nights (pre and post Galapagos). Not too far from the airport and located in a semi-quiet area. The staff is very nice and speaks good English. Their restaurant was good for dinner and also breakfast. They have baggage storage in case you don't want to bring it all to the Galapagos.
Lots of restaurants in the area that you can walk to and also a bakery around the corner. There is an internet cafe that is $1 per hour which is called ChocoNet and it is on the next block.
Be careful of the rabbit in the courtyard. It is nice but, leaves droppings on your mat outside your door. My friend also fell in the courtyard, as she missed a step.