We were looking forward to our trip to Quito and the city was much nicer than we were thinking it was going to be. We found a really nice place to stay in the North side of the city, an apartment with all the necessities, and then some.
When we vacation, we look for apartments or condos where we can cook and be self sufficient. This apartment was just what we were looking for.
It had everything, there was even food in the fridge so we could prepare breakfast the next morning before heading out to look for the supermarket. There was a hair dryer, iron, washer/dryer, coffee maker (very important) extra bedding and towels. . . it even came with one of those little caddies full of those little bathroom things that are easy to forget. Can you tell how impressed I was with the attention to detail? That can be a little hard to find in a foreign country. The only complaint I have is that the living room furniture was not very comfy, but the televisions were in the bedrooms anyway. The only time you sit down on vacation is to eat or watch TV, right? So maybe that’s why, they have stiff living room furniture to encourage exploration of their beautiful city 🙂
The location was very nice as well. We could walk to the mall (mall del Jardin) and other shopping areas, Carolina and El Ejido Parks restaurants and cafes, all within a half hour of the apartment. The area was relatively quiet, and we felt safe walking around this part of the city. It was a very clean, modern looking area.
The apartment had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and it costs $400 for a week. It has good security, wonderful showers, a nice view and a Haines family looking forward to going back. The caretaker will pick you up at the airport for $10, included in that price (at least if you ask) is a quick explanation of some of the choice spots to visit around the apartment, and the tourist attractions in the city. We arrived at night and really appreciated being picked up, it took some of the stress out of arriving in a city we were unfamiliar with.
If you’re going to be visiting Ecuador and are looking for where to stay in Quito, I would definitely recommend this apartment.
While staying here, we visited the gondola lift up the side of Pichincha Volcano.
Check out the views from the 5th floor apartment!
Another hotel you might want to check out is the Quito Airport Hotel, located just minutes from the new airport.