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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The modern, spacious suites here have been thoughtfully planned to take advantage of the views available from this ridge--the living room windows overlook the northern outskirts of Quito while the bedroom windows look directly over Pulalahua crater. They even feature domed skylight ceilings. It's hard to put words to just how stunning the views--I posted some photos but they're even...

Thank Racandee
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was an ideal place for my wife and I to spend two nights of our honeymoon. We wished we had another night. Our short trip to Ecuador consisted of three nights in Quito, then two nights at Pululahua in El Crater Hotel. We loved Ecuador! For our return trip: fly into Quito, go straight to El Crater Hotel to...

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Stay away guys. Let me give you 7 reasons why you should never choose this place 1. El Crater has ZERO security and located in mountains. They have as little staff during nights as 2 people located in a building with a restaurant. In a building we staying right now there is no security at all. Very little light outside...

2Thank Yulia K
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This hotel perched on the rim of a volcanic crater is a beautiful, but somewhat eerie place. The reason for the eeriness is the wind that whips up around the rim of the crater -- great for reading horror stories. The restaurant is fancy, but the service is friendly.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place was great! My wife and I stayed here for the first three nights of our trip to Ecuador. It is a small, quiet property with a beautiful view of the volcano crater (which you could see out the window facing north on one side of the room) On the balcony facing the other direction (south) you can see...

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

El Crater is an understated, tasteful hotel--it has everything you need, and the architecture, with its traditional Incan influences, blends beautifully with the landscape. The landscape! The crater is incredible, of course, but the evening mist is too. The best thing about El Crater, though, was the staff. Roberto endured my rudimentary Spanish even over the phone to make our...

Thank Madeline Z
Western Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed one night at the El Crater Hotel, at the conclusion of a 7-day Galapagos tour. Prior to that tour, we stayed in another hotel in Quito’s historic district. We must admit that the enjoyment of our stay was somewhat limited by a bit of altitude sickness after returning from a week a sea level. We should have starting...

1Thank Peter_01039
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Absolutely loved this hotel. Views are incredible especially as you get to see the mist coming down the mountains every morning. The hotel staff are utmost kind and helpful, lead by Roberto who is clearly an excellent manager. Highly recommended!!!!

Thank Private G
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I stayed at the El Crater on my final night in Ecuador. My main objective was to hike down the Pululahua Crater, and I really was just looking for place to spend the night that was close enough to the crater. When I stumbled across the El Crater Hotel, I was sold just based on its location (right on the...

1Thank Newgal-reset
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My wife and I had an excellent time at El Crater. The room was clean and comfortable with a beautiful view of the valley below and the crater. It was very quiet there like you have gone back in time to the Incan era especially with the lawnmower being the llama. I am a stoneworker so I really appreciated all...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about El Crater Hotel

Address: Mirador de Pichincha, Quito EC170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: ₹ 6,372 - ₹ 12,409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Crater Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#10 Spa Hotel in Quito
#17 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#25 Family Hotel in Quito
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“Pay the extra for a deluxe room with the gobsmacking views.”
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 of 5 bubbles Racandee, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“opt for the crater-view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles aaronb72, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay the few dollars extra for the deluxe room. The balcony gives you amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles adammT7053OR, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to ask for a view of the crater if thats what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles Newgal-reset, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay the 15$ extra for the Top floor. You Won't regret it!”
 of 5 bubbles RachaelSadley, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
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