Ecuador Journals

Ecuador-Galapagos, Amazon, and Andes

A December 2006 trip to Ecuador by dawgdad

Quote: Christmas Trip to Galapagos Islands, Sacha Lodge in th Amazon Rainforest and the Andean cities of Quito and Otovalo.

Swissotel Quito

Hotel | "Swisshotel Quito"

An international class hotel, replacing the Hotel Quito as the best hotel in Quito. Excellent, business style rooms which are American quality clean. Internet in the room with decent download speed and easy hook up (via cable). Miami based US TV, plus a number of US channels with Spanish subtitles. Excellent workout facility and spa included in the room rate. Steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi - great pool - many aerobic machines -all satisfactory. Wonderful breakfast buffet every morning also included. Dinners at the various hotel restaurants are mediocre.Stay here for business, or on vacation with family as I did -a wonderful oasis. Concierge OK, many staff don't speak English, but problems do get handl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 4, 2007

Swissotel Quito
Av. 12 de Octubre 1820 y Luis Cordero
Quito, Ecuador
+593 2 2567600

On a Christmas vacation to Ecuador, our family needed a spot in Quito as home base between visits to the Galapagos, the Amazon Jungle, and Otovalo/Quito in the mountain zone on Ecuador. We were looking for something that was nice yet representative of the country. We arrived after a day of travel at 11:30. The front fence was locked, the doorman/security man was asleep and never offered to help with luggage. The hotel is located near a very busy street with noisy traffic around the clock. Front of hotel (and our room for the night) is located next to a house of ill repute which had clientele visiting until after 2pm. And then there was the car alarm that went off every 15 minutes all night causing the...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 4, 2007

Eugenia Hotel
Av. Diego de Almagro 1245 & Orellana
Quito, Ecuador
+593 (2) 2524895