Casa Gangotena

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Price guide: $$$$$ $200-$350 per person per night

Casa Gangotena is an elegant, contemporary boutique hotel housed in a charming neoclassical mansion. Situated on Plaza San Francisco, this property is perfectly located for exploring the historic and cultural heart of Quito's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by scenic mountains.
Perfect forThose wanting to get a taste of the high life in the Quito’s baroque district.
In the knowConvento de Santa Clara, a block south of the hotel, is a nunnery that makes beautiful cream and skin lotions - check it out if the Ecuadorian sun is taking a toll on your skin!

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Casa Gangotena is on Plaza San Francisco, in the heart of Quito. 

Rooms at Casa Gangotena

Walk through the gleaming marble-floored lobby, with its ornate sweeping arches, and head up to spacious, high ceilinged rooms with towering windows and light-filled interiors. Gold and cream colour palettes are complemented by ornate luxury wallpaper and gorgeous restored murals, while every bathroom is decked out with Statuarietto marble.

Plush beds, silky curtains and Art Deco armoires, tables and armchairs fill the spaces which radiate both opulence and comfort. Luxury rooms either have views out across the Calle Cuenca to the west or of the Virgin of Quito on Panecillo Hill.

Food & Drink

A carefully-selected wine list complements the international fusion cuisine on offer in the elegant dining room, and enjoy high tea on the patio at Café Quiteno.


At the centre of the hotel is a patio topped by a glass roof, a supremely comfortable space in which to settle down with a book after a day’s sightseeing. The roof terrace is a perfect spot to watch one of Quito’s many parades and carnivals.

Activities at Casa Gangotena

When you're not enjoying a relaxing massage at the spa, venture out to explore the vibrant streets of Quito. Baroque monuments, artisanal craft shops, cafés and convents are scattered throughout the area nearby and the hotel staff are standing by to advise on the best places to pick up a coffee or a piece of handcrafted jewellery.

The gilded interiors of La Compania Church are just a few blocks away, as is the City Museum, the Santo Domingo Plaza and the Presidential Palace.

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Hotel location

Casa Gangotena is approximately 40 minutes' drive from Quito's airport.

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