Even the cuisine at Casa Gangotena is revered, having won the country’s much prized ‘Rosa de Oro’ award for its regional specialities and international dishes. Trip Advisor has rated the hotel itself ‘amongst the top 25 best hotels in the world’, as well as ‘Best Hotel in South America’.

And just in case the applause of the world isn’t enough to secure the Gangotena a place on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Ecuador, consider this: the hotel is an original, three storey, grand mansion with an imposing façade overlooking Quito’s prestigious Plaza San Francisco. Complementing its impressive exterior is a collection of guest rooms and interiors that artfully combine classic décor and period furniture with contemporary luxury and state-of-the-art modern facilities. Visit, and you’ll add your approval.

Casa Gangotena, at a glance

  • Supremely elegant boutique hotel in Plaza San Francisco
  • Choice of 31 impeccable rooms and suites, combining classic décor and fine furnishings with contemporary luxury – all arranged over three floors
  • High ceilings and fine art murals
  • Private en suite bathrooms, most featuring deep baths as well as showers
  • Art Deco lighting and furniture
  • Many suites have private balconies overlooking the gardens or the south of the city
  • Restaurant Cedron offering Rosa de Oro award-winning cuisine with a white marbled patio and breath-taking views

For leisure and pleasure

  • Third floor terrace with wonderfully photogenic, 360˚ views over the city
  • Tranquil sitting room and patio overlooking the fragrant gardens
  • Special daily activities exploring the culture, history and rich traditions of Quito
  • Perfect base for discovering the life of Ecuador’s capital city and its colourful nightlife
  • Within easy reach of colonial treasures and architectural delights, plus overflowing markets, shamanistic healers and fourth-generation hat makers
  • The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7