Travel Blogs from Quito
Ecuador has the great privilege of being my 30th country visited! I have a great view of some mountains out my window from my hotel and I'm looking forward to some small explorations in the next few days =D
Until next time..
Got into Quito at 10 PM and went thru customs rather easy. Got a taxi to hotel which was much more adventurous than the plane ride. Let's just say traffic lights and speed limits are a suggestion and all Ecuadoreans we've seen so far drive with one hand...they need the other for the horn.
We were only there overnight, the Swissotel is very …
Vi bestemmer oss for å la Ecuador være (nesten) urørt for oss i denne omgang, og tar buss direkte fra nord i Peru og til midt i Ecuador og hovedstaden Quito. Veien dit er lang, og vi reiser via kystlinjen i Peru og Ecuador. Som til tider er nydelig med strender og palmer, små landsbyer og flott natur. Vi fikk med oss mye fra bussvinduet, som …
We had an early docking in Manta Ecuador and were taken immediately to the airport for our very short flight to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The altitude was a considerable change --- in 1/2 hour we went from sea level to 9200 Ft. It was a bit different to say the least. Automatically you felt the need to breathe a little deeper. Several people …
Arrived safetly in Quito via American Airlines at about 1910. 59 degrees out.
Not much to say for today as the day has almost ended.
Our guide met us right outside of customs, Daniel.
Tomorrow, we start our trip around the city of Quito at 0830. Visiting the equator and a few other sites south.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Swissotel Quito
Good overall hotel
Very nice and clean hotel. Service is good but a little overbearing at times. This is the type of hotel where the employees push the elevator button for you. My room was great although the internet access was shoddy at times. Never had any problems sleeping as everything was nice and quiet at night. I would stay here again.
Had a very decent rate of $100 per night and could upgrade for $50 to a suite. Also, $30 extra gave us breakfast buffet, free internet access in the room, lounge access. So for $180 we had a great stay (three of us - parents and teenage son).
Excellent hotel !!!!!!!!!!
Great service. The General Manager, mr. Negwer, is a charming german folk, who takes care of all your needs. If you have any problem, ask to speak to him. Best hotel General Manager I have ever met.
A Very Comfortable Hotel
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights before a trip to the Galapagos and 1 night after we returned. Both stays were very good. We had a lovely suite with a bath and a half for each stay. The rooms were clean and nicely furnished with comforatble beds. We had access to the 13th floor lounge where there is one computer, a small breakfast buffet and evening drinks with small snacks. The hotel staff was very nice.
On our last night, we ate in the hotel's French restaurant. The food and service were excellent. This hotel offers many services, including a nice spa (didn't use it, but saw it) and a lovely indoor/outdoor pool.
Nice Break After Roughing it in Galapagos
We stayed in the Swissotel after spending 5 days on a "Tourist Superior" boat in the Galapagos (which was probably the equivalent of a 2.5 star hotel) and had a great time. We got massages at the hotel spa which were wonderful- so relaxing. The only thing that wasn't great was the food, but we weren't too fond of any of the food we ate in Ecuador (minus the pizza in Banos which was pretty good).
Stayed at both Swissotel and JW Marriott(see other review). At the Swissotel, we had the opportunity to stay in both a suite and standard bedroom. The first night we were upgraded to a suite, which included a kitchen with a washer and dryer, 2 televisions, a living area, a separate bedroom and bathroom. For some reason we could not find the temperature control. The night would have been perfect until the music from the disco in the hotel came on. The music went on until 3 in the morning and we could not get much sleep. The second occasion we stayed in a standard room as part of our package for the trip. I would say that it was a great room and was just as good as the suite. The bathroom was large and the bed was comfortable. We were really pleased form the "downgrade" The hotel itself has about four restaurants, including a Japanese, Ecuadorian, French and Steakhouse theme. The prices for everything but the Ec restaurant were a bit pricey, but the Ec themed restaurant had a great and affordable buffet of local cusine. The pool is not bad, as part of it is inside (heated) and the other part outside. The outside part was surrounded by four buildings, so it was hard to get sun. Also, evryone from the buildings could see you, so privacy was limited.
Stayed five nights here between various trips to the jungle and the Galapagos. I can't sing the praises of the staff enough - nice people who seem to really care about their work and for whom nothing is too much bother. The hotel itself is clean, rooms are nice and the pool and gym excellent (if you really want to get sweaty at 2,800 metres that is). There are several restaurants in the hotel - we ate at the sushi place which was good but expensive. We had a get together on the final night of our holiday with people staying in various other hotels and they too were "wowed" by the employees of this impeccably run hotel.
Swissotel is fantastico
Stayed at Swissotel Quito for 2 nights at front end and 1 night at backend of trip to Galapagos. Hotel is absolutely first rate. Rooms are quite large and comfortable. The spa is magnificent - loads of workout equipment, all types of massages, indoor/outdoor pool, jacuzzi, racquetball, etc. Restaurants had superb food, especially the steak house and Cafe Quito for breakfast buffet (included in room rate). The staff is always looking to help you. Right across the street is a wonderful Ecuadorean restaurant - La Choza. Located 10 minutes from airport. This place is well worth it.
The hotel is a nice business hotel but we stayed there on a vacation. We were doing a lay over in Quito and had an early flight to catch so were looking forward to getting some sleep.
We stayed here for 4 nights on the executive floor in March 2005.
One of the best hotels we have ever used.
Everything was included- best of all was the fresh rose on my pillow every night !
and friendly staff
What more could you want ?