I’m feeling very Italian at Mansión del Angel (in fact, a “buon giorno” slips out instead of “buenos dias” one morning). The original building that houses this luxurious boutique hotel was modelled after a Venetian palace and both it and the neighbourhood were designed by an Italian architect.
Perched on the edge of Quito’s historic district, Mansión del Angel is steeped in history. Previous owners’ circumstances paralleled the history of Ecuador, and former president Del Rio visited often.The 2009 restoration was carefully done, with UNESCO and art patrimony rules in mind. The mix of European and South American antiques and objets d’art throughout the guestrooms and public areas further enhance the mood.
There are just 15 suites in this former mansion, and each is uniquely shaped, sized and decorated. You’ll appreciate the old world splendour, as well as comfortable modern additions like king beds, smooth linens, televisions and luxurious bathrooms. Everything is thought of, just as you would expect with a hotel that is a member of Luxury Destinations Ecuador.
Enjoy a delicious meal in the flower-filled back garden, or admire the view from the spa’s giant indoor hot tub, before or after you’ve relaxed with a chocolate-themed spa treatment. The hotel provides complimentary tea in the afternoons (try the coca tea if you’re having trouble adjusting to Quito’s altitude).