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Casa Alquimia

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Av. Rocafuerte oe-313 y Guayaquil Historical Center. In front of Plaza de Santo Domingo, Quito 170150 Ecuador
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#44 of 187 hotels in Quito
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"Casa Alquimia" invites you to immerse yourself inside the richness of a city where not only the colonial heritage, but also the enigmatic nature of the Andean world converge. Enjoy unique spaces that offer harmony and comfort, and live the maximum experience in a completely restored house with more than 300 years old, which is part of the magic and beauty of the historic center of Quito. We are located in the "heart of the Historic Center of Quito". Calle Rocafuerte y Guayaquil, in front of Plaza de Santo Domingo and 30 steps from "La Ronda". The house is located to five minute walk from the Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza de San Francisco, Iglesia de la Compañía and a variety of museums. The rooms are very spacious. They have huge and comfortable private bathrooms with plenty of hot water, both rooms and bathrooms are artistically decorated, with wooden furniture and exquisite antiquity
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Banquet room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
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Allergy-free room
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Tile / marble floor
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Inigo Urbano wrote a review Nov 2021
Key Biscayne, Florida19 contributions38 helpful votes
What a gem!, what a beautiful place!, what love from the owners: Silvana and Isaias. This place is an oasis. It is not sophisticated or luxurious but it has all the charming and cleanliness you demand. We were a family with 4 small kids and were given and nice and super big room with 4 beds in a corner of the second floor. Big success. Breakfast is huge with Juices, Fruit, Bread, Omelettes, etc We even hired Isaias as our guide in historic Quito and it was a blast. 9 hours with him, all smiles, car transportation included, tailormade itinerary and barely 100 usd for the whole day: churches, museums, teleferico, panecillo, mercado artesanal, etc. we ended up having beers and pizzas with the owners at the hotel. Casa Alquimia is an excellent choice and you can walk to any place. would repeat
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Matthieu K wrote a review Nov 2021
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A wonderful oasis in the Centro histórico. Hospitality is top notch at this family-run hotel that goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome. The setting is spectacular - a colonial house renovated with exquisite taste. The rooms are gorgeous. The rooftop terrace is perfect setting for breakfast overlooking the old town. Walking distance to all the amenities. Loved our stay. Came back twice!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kevin Brennan wrote a review Nov 2021
San Francisco, California5 contributions
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This stay was a highlight of my S. America trip, for the simple elegance of the property and the wonderful hospitality of Silvana, Isaya, Lenin and the team. This Casa feels family-run, highly caring and full of guidance and recommendations for a stay in Quito. The rooms are spacious and clean with local design touches, and the large square atrium around which the rooms sit is decorated with carefully placed objects from this history of the building across centuries of ownership by families of different professions from legal to medical. And, there is a wonderful pride in the breakfast, served on a roof-top dining room. I had never been to Ecuador and glad Casa Alquimia was the first stop I arrived to, to settle in. I'm really grateful I stumbled on Casa Alquimia.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Tania GR, Propietario at Casa Alquimia
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Kevin thanks for your kindly comment, we were very happy to have you here. Please come back any time you can
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Duan Dempsey wrote a review Oct 2021
Los Angeles, California52 contributions1 helpful vote
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Words can’t describe how lovely this trip was. Bringing my parents here for their 48th anniversary and dads 72nd birthday, Savannah, Isaias, and Oswaldo welcome us with open arms. As the owners of this beautiful historic site, they were attentive making sure we had everything we needed! The breakfast was delicious and healthy and the rooms by design are so rich in history it makes you not want to leave! A few tips- bring an hdmi cable to connect your laptop to the television to stream Netflix from your pc. Room 4 is beautiful and gives you head on views to Santo Domingo square (it can get noisy at night but it’s part of the experience) . Use the translator app on your phone it will help with language barrier! Thanks to Oswaldo and Savannah I actually learned more Spanish by paying attention more! The altitude is the 2nd highest and i did not know that before coming here and as a physically fit person walking half a block is indeed exhausting so make sure to find some “coca” tea (not cocoa) to help with an energy boost in breathing! I LOVE ECUADOR!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Most excursions for tours will be a few hours away. Prepare accordingly
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Response from Tania GR, Propietario at Casa Alquimia
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear guest thanks for sharing your experience, we are working to improve our English and make your experience better. We are always welcoming
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Chad Muilenburg wrote a review Oct 2021
Sacramento, California11 contributions
Casa Alquimia is a beautifully remodeled colonial mansion a block from La Ronda in old town Quito. My room was gorgeous and very comfortable, the common areas were cool and funky, and the breakfast was delicious and intimate with a tremendous view of the Virgen de El Panecillo. The location could not have made it easier to see the sights of old Quito on foot, or to hop in a cab or on a bus up into the more modern parts of town. But for me the most memorable part of my stay here were the friendly and welcoming owners. They arranged for me to be picked up at the airport at 1:30 a.m., they were warm and gracious hosts at breakfast, and they gave me solid advice about how to travel around town. It was such a pleasant experience, and at a remarkably reasonable price. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms on the side away from Rocafuerte might be a bit quieter.
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Response from Tania GR, Propietario at Casa Alquimia
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear guest, we were so happy to have you here, you're welcome any time you decide.
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PRICE RANGE
US$63 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EcuadorPichincha ProvinceQuito
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Alquimia
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Alquimia?
Nearby attractions include Museo Casa del Alabado (0.4 km), Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco (0.4 km), and Quito Old Town (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Alquimia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Alquimia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Alquimia?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Alquimia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Gangotena Restaurant, Llama Love, and Fabiolita.
Does Casa Alquimia have airport transportation?
Yes, Casa Alquimia offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Alquimia located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Quito.
Does Casa Alquimia offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Alquimia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Alquimia?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sombreros López (0.7 km), Arco de la Reina (1.1 km), and Molinos El Censo (0.8 km).
Does Casa Alquimia have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.