Swissotel is a luxury property in the Floresta district of Quito, convenient for accessing the main sites and just a short drive from the international airport. There are 232 rooms and 43 suites, stylishly decorated and superbly equipped. All have TV, minibar, tea and coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a modern bathroom. They vary in size and layout, and guests staying in the suites have exclusive use of the excecutive lounge for relaxation and dining.
The Amrita Spa offers a wide selection of massages, wraps and facials to help you unwind after a busy day. For a special treat try the signature chocotherapy treatment which uses antioxidant-rich cocoa seeds to leave you feeling replenished and refreshed, Other recreational facilities include a gym, squash and tennis courts, a pool with indoor and outdoor areas, a sauna and jacuzzi.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to dining, with specialist Japanese, Swiss and Mediterranean restaurants as well as one serving local cuisine alongside international favourites. The hotel's delicatessen offers light meals and freshly baked bread and cakes. There are 2 bars where you can enjoy a drink and a chat with other guests, with the option to watch sporting action on the big screen.
Open: Swissotel is open all year.
Location: Swissotel is in the Floresta district of Quito. It is about a 25 minute drive from Mariscal Sucre International Airport.
Rooms: There are 232 rooms and 43 executive apartments. All are en-suite and air conditioned, have tea and coffee maker, minibar, TV, radio, phone, safe, iron and ironing board and hairdryer. There are 4 categories of rooms and 4 types of suite, the main differences between them being the size. Rooms range from 34sqm to 54sqm, and suites from 56sqm to 215sqm, and include a number of long stay suites. There is 24 hour room service.
Activities: Shopping, sightseeing and visiting museums in the old town.
Facilities: There are 5 restaurants (further details below), and a coffee shop and 2 bars. Recreational facilities include a spa offering a wide range of treatments, gym with yoga, pilates and aerobics equipment, and a wellness area with an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. The hotel has several gift shops. There is a laundry service. The hotel offers a currency exchange service.
Dining: Between them the restaurants provide Ecuadorian, Japanese, Swiss and Mediterranean cuisines, and snacks. Meals are eaten at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are interconnecting rooms for families and rooms with toys for children.
Health: Quito is not a malaria area.
Communication: There is free high speed and Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms and public areas.
Notes: All parts of the hotel are accessible to wheelchair users and there are 6 rooms modified for those with disabilities.
A stunning luxury train trip through the Andes and out to the Ecuadorian coast.
"We left our suitcases at the hotel at 7am. Surely they had enough time to take them to our rooms by 6.30pm, when we returned but no, they were nowhere to be found and it was only after telephone calls and Andrea (the Tren Crucero Tour manager)'s persistence that they were delivered at 7pm. We were not pleased. The curtains didn't draw and the blinds couldn't be lowered until we had phoned reception to find out what gadget to use. This may be a 5* hotel but it lacked the personal touch that we found in all the other hotels we stayed in. The air conditioning was noisy but at least it drowned out the traffic noise."