ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS HANDBOOK, author ROBERT & DAISY KUNSTAETTER.
Charming hotel, beautifully decorated, spacious comfortable rooms, safety deposit boxes, very helpful and hospitable.
WHAT A GEM
We have just returned from a couple of weeks in Ecuador, where we stayed for 3 nights at La Cartuja.The rooms given to us were in the mainpart of the building, and were large, bright, airy and spotlessly clean. The bathrooms were good too, but
the best thing was the plentiful supply of hot water in a good strong shower. Much appreciated after a long busjourney
The staff were fantastic, always greeting you with a big smile. One morning they even got up to prepare breakfast for us at 4.30am. Eventhough we were only 3 minutes walk from the main shopping area, the hotel was very quiet and we managed a whole night sleep without being woken by traffic or cockerills or church bells. Strongly recommended.
Guest form York, England.
BEAUTIFUL OASIS IN A BUSTLING CITY
We stayed at La Cartuja for a night prior to a trip to Otavalo and for a night prior to our flight home.
I cannot imagine a better bargain in Quito. We stayed in a triple room for $59+tax and this rate included breakfast for the three of us!
The room was pretty large and opened onto a garden (the hotel was the former British Embassy), which we wished we had had more time to enjoy. The room was decorated in yellows and blues and the beds were very comfortable. There is plenty of storage space in large wooden warddrobes and there is also cable TV. The bathroom was clean and spacious and there was plenty of hot water. The breakfast room is on the opposite side of the garden and has a number of "dining booths". The breakfast is help yourself toast/bread, tea/coffee and then eggs are served with juice. The first "booth" has free internet
for all guests.
The staff are extremely friendly and helpful offering wake up calls and they will call taxis to the airport for no extra charge. Also the taxi fare was the standard $5, not an amount per person that some other hotels charge.
Even though we did not take of advantage of it, due to time constraints, the hotel is located just a five minute walk to the Cultura Centre where there are a number of museums.
Definitely will stay there again when in Quito.
Guest form Manchester, England
EXCELLENT FAMILY CHOICE
This was an excellent choice for our two nights in Quito, travelling as a family of 5. The hotel made the transfers to and from the airport very easy for us. Arrangements went smoothly, with all booking made by email. We had two adjacent rooms with bathrooms - everything very clean and neat, and perfectly safe. The Hotel has a beautiful courtyard garden to relax in, and served a basic but adequate breakfast in the dining room. It was a great location from which to walk to see the town and old city, with plenty of choice for restaurants nearby. We would definitely stay there again.
Guests from New Zealand.
BEAUTIFUL HOTEL WITH A TERRIFIC STAFF
Because our flight got us into Quito at 10pm, we booked our stay at the Hotel La Cartuja before we left for Ecuador. The staff was able to arrange for someone to meet us at the airport, and were there waiting for us when we arrived. We stayed two nights. The hotel is very nice, and the service is fantastic. We had many questions regarding travel and logistics for the evening clerk, Diana, and she was able to help us with everything. She also speaks very good English. Although we planned to see more of the country during our visit, we decided to book a room again for the night before our very early flight home. Both visits and rooms were very nice. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Quito. We would definitely stay there again.
Guest from Chape Hill, North Carolina
WONDERFUL HOTEL AND STAFF
I stayed 3 nights in August 2006. I became very ill and the staff was wonderful. Sent for medicine, even called me and reminded me it was time to take another pill. Very clean and quiet and away from the noise. Wonderful gardens.
Guest form Houston