Hotel Patio Andaluz
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Quito was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and gets its name from the Quitus Tribe who inhabited the region long before the Spanish conquest of 1533. The capital city sits at an altitude of 2850 metres.
Despite several geological hazards, Quito enjoys an unparalleled natural setting and by night is an oasis of …
Quito is a vast city. It's something like 55km by 4km and built into the mountains so the roads and paths are steep. The journey from the airport to the hotel was 2 hours via winding roads, switchbacks and dense traffic. Quito has a new airport but in sections, the road is single lane so the traffic banks up and comes to a standstill.
4.50 John has got us here nice and early. must have left something behind, because I am 1kg under. 9.30am. Waiting at Sydney airport to board flight @ 10.45 for long haul to Santiago. Arrive Santiago, Chile 11.30 (aust time)
Although we were sad to leave Buenos Aires, we were very excited to get to Ecuador as we were meeting up with Georgie's parents. Our flight was a little longer and a little more stressful than expected as firstly, they cancelled our round-the-world ticket and secondly we were re-routed via Guayaquil to Quito. This was kind of like flying from Jhb …
Today we are flying again! We leave Canaima at 9am and don't arrive at our hotel in Quito until 10.30pm. Three flights, it's going to be a long day. To set the scene, we left our suitcases with an agent in Caracas as we could only take 10kg each on the flight to Canaima. Upon return we were met with our luggage, rushed through the airport at …
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Beautiful hotel in the old town of Quito. 2 min walk to main square and another 5min to La Rhonda, a charming little street full of restaurants and bars.
Staff at front reception were excellent. Bar at the back not so good, with the worst daiquiri ever made-just don't ask for a cocktail anywhere in Ecuador. Breakfast was terrible and traffic smell coming through main doors into courtyard made it worse. Only ate this once as our guide showed us a fantastic cafe not far away with great coffee and toasted cheesies!
Room was very comfortable and Wifi good by South American standards!
Would stay again but ask for a room at the back of the hotel away from traffic smell and noise (they do supply ear plugs).
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Really liked Hotel Patio Andaluz
We stayed 5 nights at Hotel Patio Andaluz in June 2006. We stayed on 3 separate occasions in 3 different rooms. We found the hotel really excellent, the rooms were spacious and everything in them worked well. The hotel has two patios or courtyards, and the rooms overlook them. There is one free internet console. The dining area is in the front patio. The food in the dining room is really excellent. The staff are very helpful. There is a bit of traffic noise for rooms at the front, overlooking the street. The hotel has a lot of charm, and is situated near the historic centre. However some of the shops nearby are downmarket. I am glad we stayed here, rather than in the nondescript chain hotels in the less characterful commercial area.
Charming but no spa!!
We arrived at the "Spa" Hotel to find out that there was infact no Spa, but still the staff were freindly and the place is great. The rooms were spacious, ours consisted of two floors with the bedroom on top. Definately would have benefitted with air conditioning as it was a bit stuffy at night. Overall enjoyed the Hotel, only there 2 nights though!
We just returned from Ecuador where we stayed at the Patio Andaluz for three nights prior to heading for the Galapagos. It is a charming hotel located only one block from the main square in the old city. The only part of Quito with any character and charm is the old city so it is a good location.
We had a great time in Patio Andaluz.
the staff was superb and very helpful. Rooms absolutely divine in decoration and comfort.
Food also great.
we would definitely recommend it to our friends and family
A Great boutique hotel
I would say this is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in on holiday.
Excellent service and great food. The staff is very friendly and professional.
A 500 years old house renovated as a boutique hotel. Beautiful rooms and restaurant.
Hermoso hotel y buen servicio
Es un hotel precioso y super bien ubicado, a una cuadra del palacio presidencial.
El personal es super amigable, agradable y servicial
La comida es magnifica
Seguro regresaria a ese hotel
Un hermoso hotel y excelente atención
es un hotel realmente hermoso, reconstruido en una casa colonial, ha mantenido cada uno de sus detalles, incluyendo la vestimenta de las personas que atienden.
Hermosas y espaciosas habitaciones y excelente comida.
I have been wanting to write a review since my visit to the hotel in Oct 2004, but could not seem to find the Patio Andaluz in the list of Quito hotels.
All has been said in the first two reviews: incredible charm, wonderful service, great location.
For those who want a taste of colonial history, this is the place to stay.
A real Gem
This place is a real Gem. We stayed with them on four seperate occassions during our time in Quito and each time was excellent. The setting, location, staff and food all deserve high marks. I would highly recommend staying here.
This was a fabulous hotel in the old part of Quito, very close to Independence Square. It is composed of two courtyards with rooms looking into the courtyards but with no windows onto the streets (as far as I could tell). The service was first class and the staff delightful. The staff were all dressed in rather strange 'olde fashioned' garb which, actually, only led further to the charm of the place.
However, the food was slightly disappointing given the high standards of the rest of the hotel - in that it just wasn't that well cooked, no matter how nicely it was presented.
And make sure you ask for proper coffee at breakfast - otherwise you'll be expected to make do with instant coffee at the buffet table!