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An elegant historic mansion, this colonial hotel blends sophistication, fine architecture, contemporary design, modern facilities, in style.

Overlooking plaza San Francisco in the heart of Quito, Casa Gangotena is a luxurious yet small boutique hotel. Its 31 rooms offer various standards, each room being completely unique in size and style.  The Plaza View rooms offer natural light from the square, while the Luxury rooms are a design delight with an eclectic style, and the Luxury Plus rooms feature neoclassical columns, ornate stucco work and floral Art Nouveau decoration.

Its delicate and sophisticated cuisine is a festival of colours and flavours that will awaken your taste buds. Step back as far as the Inca imperial time from the comfort of your exclusive heritage property.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Galapagos & Ecuador in Style

Take a journey to the enchanting cloud forests of the Andes, staying in a unique biodiversity reserve, and viewing the varied wildlife from walking trails or a rainforest canopy. A luxury naturalist-led cruise in the Galapagos Islands offers emerald waters, rugged coves and a remarkable number of endemic species.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Ecuador’s capital stands at an altitude of 2,850 metres on the slopes of the active volcano of Pichincha. Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city, the old town is very atmospheric, and several day tours are available, including the Mitad del Mundo monument on the equator.

  • Where: Pichincha Province
  • Excellent for: City stopover, History & culture