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Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

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Anaheim, California
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We spent 3 nights at this hotel which was recommended by the owners of the Hacienda La Alegria where we had been staying. As noted in other reviews the hotel was originally a home that has been converted to a hotel. The decor is beautiful with many antiques and wooden carved doors. Prices for the rooms vary based on size...

1Thank Grandma_is_where
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 August 2012 via mobile

We spent a few nights here on our arrival in Equador. It is a beautiful converted old colonial house that has been done with style. The staff are attentive and friendly and good breakfasts. Quiet and unassuming. My only con would that it is probably overpriced, which meant that we were almost the only guests. Having said that, if you...

3Thank Ian_on_the_move
Terrebonne, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Behind an unpretentious blue door lies one of the hidden gems of Quito. Hotel El Relicario del Carmen, just 2 blocks from the Presidential Palace, is a beautifully restored building converted into a boutique hotel. The rooms are a delight to look at and the staff during our stay was attentive to our every need. The Doorman, Tarquino, was very...

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 23 March 2012

This very old building has been restored with love and exquisite taste. Lots of wood, wonderful antique furniture and interesting pictures and artefacts. We didn't particularly like the 1st room we were given so we were shown 2 others and opted for one on the top floor which had a splendid view. BUT don't have one at the top unless...

3Thank acpjnr
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I spent the night at hotel Relicario del Carmen with my husband. We had high expectations after all the reviews we had read, but in fact we got disappointed. Even though the hotel was empty, we were given a tiny little room with a ridiculous bathroom. We also didn't find this hotel particularly friendly and welcoming. I wouldn't recommend it.

1Thank Platypus077
West Midlands
Reviewed 10 January 2012

An ordinary door in an ordinary street - what a surprise when we went inside: so much character, lovely personal service, good food, spotlessly clean room.

Thank MJM48
Reviewed 10 October 2011

If you are looking for a small , personal hotel, which oozes character, in the centre of the old colonial quarter in Quito , this is it . We stayed there twice on the same trip , in 2 different rooms and found the accomodation very comfortable and quiet . You feel you are back in old colonial Quito ,...

5Thank Jennifer J
Queensbury, New York
Reviewed 15 September 2011

This hotel is in an old building that has been restored with beautifully detailed woodwork around covered courtyards. The rooms and beds were very comfortable, and each room was different. The location in the Ciudad Vieja was very convenient for exploring this World Heritage site. The staff were extremely helpful with maps, directions, suggestions for restaurants, and with getting us...

1Thank ChrisH360
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 10 September 2011

Overall Comfortable, clean and recommendable. Hotels in this part of Quito are all over the map in terms of quality and price, and there isn't much competition in the nice, small, 'moderately-priced' hotels category, but there is this niggling feeling that the rates are pitched higher than they need to be. Location The RdC is very conveniently located for visitors...

4Thank Chapul
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Originally built as a home around 1720, this hotel is well situated on a busy street a few blocks from the cental square. The open courtyards have been covered over and most of the rooms face inward. Rooms vary in size and layout . Ask to see the room you are assigned. Some have small bathrooms with large steps. The...

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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 

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Address: Venezuela 1041 y Olmedo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $170 - $224 (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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“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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