Casa Gangotena is an enchanting boutique hotel in the centre of Quito, Ecuador and housed in a newly-restored historic mansion, overlooking Plaza San Francisco, and boasting interiors splashed with hints of classy Art Deco inspiration. Casa Gangotena features 31 rooms, an eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques and fine furnishings, as well as modern technologies and quintessential comforts. “Beautifully- and eclectically-appointed, the hotel invites its guests to explore and to relax, whether in the dining room, glassed-in patio, garden redolent with the perfume of native flowers, wood-paneled library, or else atop its panoramic third-floor terrace.” Just outside the doors of the hotel, the World Heritage wonders of Quito and the diverse and vastly different world of Ecuador await.
The rooms are arrayed across all three of its floors and due to the property’s heritage character, they vary in size with an average of 35 sq meters in area. Completing the tone of the building, the rooms and elegant with tall ceilings, towering windows frames and Art Deco-style furniture. Casa Gangotena holds a special place in the history of Quito dating back to the 15th century. It is said that on the site where the house is sits upon, there was an Inca temple. The house was completely rebuilt by its owners in 1926 after being destroyed in a fire 12 years back. In 1978 Quito was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site city and it is still considered the largest and best reserved historic centre in the Americas. Casa Gangotena was included in the city’s cultural heritage inventory so I think it is safe to say you holiday will not be boring should you choose to spend a few days there.