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Plaza San Francisco


Plaza San Francisco viewed from Casa Gangotena roof terrace


Night across the square


Hotel facade


Hotel Courtyard


Courtyard Cafe


The Bar


Opulent accommodation


Plaza View bedroom


Mural Bedroom


Museum de la Cerveza


Plenty of places to buy a new panama hat in Quito!

Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador

Beautifully restored colonial mansion, now a boutique hotel in the heart of Quito

Only available as part of a tailor-made tour of Ecuador or wider Latin America

Casa Gangotena boutique hotel is a beautifully restored colonial mansion in the heart of historical Quito with a prime position at the corner of Plaza San Francisco, a cobbled square rich with history, stretching back to the time of the Inca. The hotel's sophisticated, contemporary interior embraces the building's many original features and the garden is ablaze with orchids, flowers and ornamental plants. Casa Gangotena is a perfect base for exploring Quito as well as for short stops on the way to the wonders of the Andes, the Amazon

and the Galapagos Islands.


Casa Gangotena has a selection of 31 sumptuous rooms,and suites, some with Plaza views.  and a wide terrace on the third floor offers further impressive views over the Old Town, the bell towers and spires, the Panecillo hillside, the Pichincha Volcano and special events such as the Easter procession from the San Francisco Church. 

Activities & Experiences

Casa Gangotena is ideally placed to explore Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Americas, with a wealth of beautiful churches, monasteries and other historical buildings. Complimentary activities at Casa Gangotena's include tours of the Old Town plazas, discovering Quito's history from the hotel terrace or learning the art of mixing Agua de Frescos.

Facilities & Services

A wide terrace on the third floor provides impressive views over the Old Town, the bell towers and spires, the Panecillo hillside, and the towering Pichincha Volcano. The hotel's restaurant is decorated in harmony with the rest of the property and the cuisine is a modern international take on traditional Andean and coastal ingredients.  

Weather & Seasons

Year round destination. Due to its position on the equator and its altitude, Quito’s temperature varies greatly between night and day. Daytime temperatures average 23-25ºC, while at night temperatures drop to around 10ºC. In general, days are clear in the morning and cloud over in the afternoon, with rain common in the afternoon. The drier season runs from the end of May to the end September, with another brief summertime in early December (which coincides nicely with the city’s fiestas).

Getting Here

Just under 15 hours flying time from London to Quito (via Madrid).

Also Worth Considering

MV Origin for exploring the Galapagos Islands in style

Hacienda Zuleta in the Andes near Ortavalo

See our amendable 12 Night Luxury Tour of Ecuador & The Galapagos

See our suggested 9 Night Highlights of Peru Tour

Our Latin America specialists can tailor-make the perfect tour for you. Here are some more ideas for Adventures in South America

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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