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Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

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#44 of 115 Hotels in Quito
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very friendly staff,It was always clean.The singing lady prepared a wonderful breakfast.It was agood area for walking along.Helpful tips for Restaurants.We were there three times during our stay in Ecuador with 6 people and enjoyed it very much.

Thank Ricarda F
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a comfortable stay. The room, though small, was quiet and clean. Our only quibble would be to upgrade the flat pillows and blankets. The breakfast was nice - we especially loved the fresh raspberry juice and cooked to order eggs. This hotel has a fabulous location - two blocks from the main plaza!

Thank tomalyse
Oakland, CA
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I really liked this small hotel. the location is EXCEPTIONAL in old town. very safe, accessible and secure. I had a minute, very efficient solo room. it was quiet and lovely. make a quick stop to the top floor to see the view from the small sun room. if you speak ZERO spanish you may occasionally have problems. i speak...

Thank peggydaly
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our party of 4 enjoyed our stay at the Hotel El Relicario del Carmen in early August. We stayed 3 nights upon or arrival in Quito and returned for 2 more nights prior to our departure. Very conveniently situated within 2 blocks of the Grand Plaza, the hotel is quaint, beautifully decorated, clean and very quiet, despite being in a...

Thank dhohman12
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 1am on a Friday to a kind greeting from the front desk, Hugo, and the jack of all trades-cleaned our room, served us breakfast (eggs to order, pastries and yogurt included in the room) and often greeted us at the door- Alphonso. The hotel is pretty inside and super quiet- there were other people staying there but...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a beautiful old hotel in Quito's colonial quarter. The rooms are clean and well-appointed. The lobby is charming and decorated with many paintings and murals. The family gave us a wonderful dinner and rose at 4:30 am to give us breakfast before we caught an early flight.

Thank jennifer v
Llangorse, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very traditional in style, spotlessly clean with good service and a good breakfast. The hotel is small, not much storage space in the rooms, all a little cramped. No tea/coffee facilities in the rooms.

Thank Avril G
New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This hotel is in a restored mansion in Old Town, Quito. While the hotel is quite pretty and the breakfast was delicious, I don't think that I would stay here again. First, our room could have use some improvements. The bathroom in our room was odd. It was very small and not in the theme of the room nor was...

Thank TBinn
Relicarm, Gerente at Hotel El Relicario del Carmen, responded to this review

Sorry for your negative experience in the old town of Quito. You stayed in a colonial house built in 1705. We are glad you liked in general the hotel and the breakfast. All our mattresses are new and of a semiorthopedic type. Thanks for staying in our hotel and if you come back to Quito please give us a chance...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Nos quedamos aqui en familia- 2 ninos chiquitos y nos gusto mucho el hotel. El lugar esta buenisimo para conocer el Centro de Quito. Di solo las 4 estrellas porque el precio me parecio alto por el lugar. Hay que decir muchas gracias a Marisol y Alfonso por ayudarnos tanto durante nuestro alojamiento en el hotel. Todo estuvo muy bien-...

Thank cactuscaroline
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a lovely place to stay. The place is full of antiques and art works, the rooms are lovely, the staff are charming. Great breakfasts. You're five minutes walk from the Grand Plaza. It's certainly expensive, but it's a wonderful, quiet, civilized place to stay.

Thank JMF32

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly historic house, dating back to 1705 has just opened it??s door as a hotel with 18 comfortable rooms. It is beautifully renovated with great emphasis on the original details and has all the comfort expected today, including a central air conditioning system. All the furniture is handmade by recognized Ecuadorian artisans and many original paintings decorate public and private areas. You will live in a real historic surrounding. The hotel is definitely declared non-smoking. It is located a block away from the main square "Plaza de la Independencia", the Government Palace and very close to many historic monuments of Quito. We also have an exclusive dining room and coffee-shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

Address: Venezuela 1041 y Olmedo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $178 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Relicario del Carmen 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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#16 Family Hotel in Quito
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“My room faced a quiet courtyard. Rooms facing the street may have heard traffic noise.”
jenniferv341, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have no external window and just overlook the reception.”
675avrilg, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were happy on the bottom floor but I think most of the rooms were on the second and third floors.”
ginam605, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Note, there were small TV's in the bedrooms, but you're generally not going to stay in the room to watch TV”
999ChrisA, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Grund floor rooms only ones with wifi, rooms away from the front road are quieter,”
505simonh, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
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