Located in the heart of the old city of Quito, just 50 metres or so from the Plaza de la Independencia and the Presidential Palace, the Patio Andaluz is a beautiful old colonial building that has been converted into a boutique hotel. This historic building is listed as a National Treasure.
It has 32 en-suite rooms including 11 spacious suites, which are simply and tastefully decorated in keeping with the colonial style of building. The restaurant is in the central colonnaded courtyard and serves Ecuadorian and international cuisine. There is also a Tapas Bar and a Cava-bar serving a range of drinks. The hotel also has a small sitting room/library.
The place is bright and airy and is an excellent choice for a base in the Old Town.
They have a written commitment to sustainable tourism, including recycling and working with their community.
Open: All year.Location: Patio Andaluz is in the heart of Quito, near the main square.
Rooms: There are 32 en-suite rooms, comprising 11 suites and 21 standard rooms, accommodating a maximum of 63 guests. All rooms have cable TV, safe, Wi-Fi internet access and international dial ‘phones. The rooms overlook the inner courtyard.
Activities: The hotel is well positioned for visiting the main attractions and sites of the historic old town.
Facilities: The restaurant, El Rinconde Cantuna, offers Ecuadorian and Spanish dishes complemented by a good selection of wines, served in the attractive patio. There is also a tapas bar. Other amenities include a gift shop, reading room and gym.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Quito is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms.
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"My Mother's room didn't have any windows that open as it appears none of them do apart from ours in the attic! Her room had a window on to the hotel courtyard but you couldn't really remove the net curtain (or open the window) as guests could see straight in etc. Our room was rather cold and much smaller than the one my mother was given. However, even more stairs to our room than to my mother's which would have been too much at that altitude for her."
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