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Overshadowed by Pichincha volcano, Quito is an amalgamation of colonial and Indian influences. With an altitude of over 9,000 feet, the thin Andean air and strong Equatorial sun result in a capital city that moves at its own, rather sedate, pace and is a pleasant place to recover from a long flight and acclimatise to the mountains.

The cobblestone streets, parks, plazas and wonderful old colonial architecture of Old Quito have been sympathetically restored.

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    Casa Gangotena

    City hotel - Historic centre
    Previously a privately-owned mansion, Casa Gangotena has been beautifully restored with antiques and eclectic furniture. Many of the original features and quirky additions in the 1920's such as tin ceilings have been retained and refurbished. Spread over three storeys, the communal areas include a wood-panelled library, a dining room, patio, rear garden and third floor terrace with wonderful views. The hotel overlooks the historic, cobbled Plaza San Francisco and is in the centre of the colonial old town.
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    La Casona de la Ronda

    City hotel - Historic centre
    A small and friendly hotel on the lively la Ronda street, on the edge of Quito's historical centre. Nicely decorated throughout, there is a cosy restaurant and sitting area on the ground floor, and a viewpoint on the top floor.
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    Patio Andaluz

    City hotel - Historic centre
    The Patio Andaluz is a colonial-style hotel in the heart of Quito Old Town. It has 2 courtyards, a reading room, restaurant and bar.
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    Lodge/Hosteria - City outskirts
    A beautiful lodge on the slopes of Pichincha volcano with fantastic views over Quito. The sitting area is beautifully decorated with many antiques and the restaurant serves wonderful food. There is always a warm welcome from Amber and Oswaldo!
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    San Francisco de Quito

    City hotel - Historic centre
    A small, friendly, colonial hotel in the heart of the old town with lots of character, comfortable rooms, a patio courtyard and a small restaurant.

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