Casa Gangotena occupies a pivotal place in Quito’s historic heart: the southwest corner of Plaza San Francisco. Its history stretches back to the time of the Incas. According to the early Spanish chroniclers, in the 15th century the square featured several Inca temples, one of them situated at the site of the present house. The large Plaza was used for centuries as a giant open-air market or “Tianguiz” for indigenous traders from several regions.
One enters Casa Gangotena through a handsome doorway of carved wood, which leads into the welcoming and relaxed lobby with its stucco-work ceilings, fireplace and armchairs. The Hotel’s glass-roofed courtyard, a highlight of the courtyard is the presence of flowers galore.
Spectacularly beautiful Ecuadorian orchids, many of them unique in color, size, shape and quality, adorn many of the spaces, creating an atmosphere of a natural garden.
Casa Gangotena’s Bar is a cozy place that invites the guest to stay and enjoy a business conversation, a casual chat or even a romantic meeting, while savoring a signature coffee, a signature cocktail, a beer, liquor, wine or fresh fruit juice.
On the third floor, the hotel’s terrace is smartly arrayed with tables, chairs and parasols, providing stunning prospects of the Old Town’s towers and belfries, as well as the best seats in the house for the crowded calendar of festivities on Plaza San Francisco.
Inspired by the biodiversity of Ecuador’s ingredients and developed together with our trusted suppliers and farmers, we have created our very own signature cuisine: cocina mestiza. Based on ongoing research into flavors, scents, textures and ancestral cooking techniques, it’s our tribute to Ecuadorian gastronomy.
Casa Gangotena is located in the heart of the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by some of the most beautiful and historically-significant buildings and churches on the continent. Cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses adorned with intricate balconies and grand plazas are quintessential features of Quito, forever under the gaze of the winged Virgin statue that sits high up on the Panecillo Hill.
Beautiful 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-panelled library, or else atop its panoramic third-floor terrace. Daily breakfast included.
Casa Gangotena’s Luxury rooms invite guests to relax in style, enjoying the peace created by its luxurious upholstery, plush carpets, fine linen and rich furnishings that adorn each room.
The Luxury Plus room occupies the end of the southwestern wing of the property. Striking neoclassical columns rise around the room, topped with ornate stuccowork, which interrupts the floral Art Nouveau frieze that runs around the cornicing.
Situated on the first floor, the spacious Junior Suite features an original, 360-degree restored mural depicting the Casa de Zorro. The Junior Suite overlooks the garden and the Panecillo hillside.
Balcony Junior Suite
At the end of the southwestern wing of the property, on the first floor, the Balcony Junior Suite is undeniably romantic: with a balcony overlooking the inner garden and picturesque views of the Virgin of Quito atop her hillside.
At the end of the western wing of the property, on the first and second floors, 2 Luxury Rooms are interconnected, providing more space for families and visiting dignitaries. Both of them can be converted into Suites.