I had read the New York Times feature and booked Hacienda Rumiloma for a few nights on our trip back from the Galapagos Islands. The stay met our expectations in every way. What a beautiful location! It's hard to believe you're still in Quito when you're perched up in the lush volcanic mountains with llamas, horses and peacocks roaming around. The air was fresh and smelled of Eucalyptus which was a world of difference from the polluted downtown Quito.
The hotel arranged to pick us up. Upon arrival, our host/concierge, Ivan took the time to show my husband and I the various beautiful settings where we can enjoy meals or drinks. Our room had amazing views and felt very romantic. We had already spend some time in the city Quito so we didn't do any tours but simply enjoyed walks around the property, sitting by our fire stove, reading on our patio and delicious meals in the restaurant.
I found the staff wonderful and very accommodating. We had a very early flight home so Ivan arranged to have the kitchen prepare fresh juice and coffee for us at 4am and packed our choice of breakfast with us to take to the airport. Because we left in a hurry, I forgot my iPhone in the room which they are now arranging to send to me in New York.
Unlike the experience of Amanda, most of the staff spoke great English. The "no paper in the toilet" rule is true in Quito but we had a covered bin so this was not a problem. Perhaps they made changes after her review.
I would highly recommend this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rumiloma is one the largest private properties in the capital of Quito and has earned an international reputation as one of South America's finest properties, with nearly 100 acres of primary and secondary high Andean cloud forest. Rumiloma overlooks Quito and the sights extend toward the Amazon jungle. The hacienda offers the best of both worlds! Enjoy a life of rustic luxury in an Andean Hacienda and at the same time, feel free to pop down into the historical center, financial district or tourist areas of Quito that are only 10 short minutes away. Rumiloma features 7 generous guest suites with 9 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in total. The hacienda can accommodate groups of up to 18 people, making it the perfect spot for a destination wedding, family reunion, executive retreat, or just a few days of relaxing in the Andes after adventuring in the Galapagos. The main house has several cozy sitting rooms that are perfect for relaxing after a long day of touring ithe city, hiking in the surrounding hills, or just enjoying an after-dinner drink, while gazing out over the lights of the city to the Amazon jungle beyond. The bottom floor has been converted into an intimate Irish Ecuadorian pub, complete with a walk-in fireplace. The grounds offer beautiful gardens, terraced patios- all with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The Hacienda comes fully staffed with a breakfast cook, a professional kitchen, groundskeeper and housekeeper. Specialty chefs with a variety of gastronomical specialties can be arranged as well as chauffeur, tour and Butler services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Rumiloma Hotel Quito