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Av. Rocafuerte oe-313 y Guayaquil Historical Center. In front of Plaza de Santo Domingo, Quito 170150 Ecuador
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#45 of 191 in Quito
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"Casa Alquimia" invites you to immerse yourself inside the richness of a city where not only the colonial heritage, but also the enigmatic nature of the Andean world converge. Enjoy unique spaces that offer harmony and comfort, and live the maximum experience in a completely restored house with more than 300 years old, which is part of the magic and beauty of the historic center of Quito. We are located in the "heart of the Historic Center of Quito". Calle Rocafuerte y Guayaquil, in front of Plaza de Santo Domingo and 30 steps from "La Ronda". The house is located to five minute walk from the Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza de San Francisco, Iglesia de la Compañía and a variety of museums. The rooms are very spacious. They have huge and comfortable private bathrooms with plenty of hot water, both rooms and bathrooms are artistically decorated, with wooden furniture and exquisite antiquity
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Banquet room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
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Allergy-free room
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Eve wrote a review Apr 2022
Atlantic Beach, Florida13 contributions2 helpful votes
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This is a gem of a hotel, a creative person's paradise. So many interesting collections and artistic things to look at. The owner/manager/lady was very helpful and kind. Breakfast is excellent. Views are stunning. Beds are comfy. A few weird things (for an American) no elevator... but they lugged our bags for us... no thermostat... but it was very comfortable in April. Took a bit for hot water to reach our shower, but it did come... and all TP goes in the trash :-/ ...but that is all of Ecuador. Overall, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: We had wonderful mornings and afternoons. Past 8pm isn't safe in the city (as I was told by...
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Thanks dear guest for your comment, it helps us to improve our hotel.
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Tour312209 wrote a review Feb 2022
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On December 31, 2021 ,shortly before midnight ,my husband and I arrived at Casa Alquimia. The hotel is located in the Centro historico of Quito. The front door was immediately opened when we arrived and we were taken by a very nice young man , Anthony, to our room which was very spacious and clean. The bed and the pillows were very comfortable .We stayed a total of 8 days, at different times, and all the rooms were great. The hotel has alot of history and our interactions with the owners, Silvanita and Isais, was a real treat. They are extremely nice, accommodating, and knowledgeable. There is a very positive and peaceful vibe at this hotel. Breakfast was fantastic and plentiful, and the coffee was delicious ! We booked several tours around Quito through the hotel that were very enjoyable. Isais was very professional, thoughtful, and always attentive to our desires. He was very knowledgeable and our time with him was thoroughly enjoyable . In sum, we highly recommend Casa Alquimia. You will be well cared for!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Thanks dear guest for your comment, for us it's very import you enjoy your stay here and in Ecuados
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Heather T wrote a review Dec 2021
Seattle, Washington50 contributions23 helpful votes
We wanted to stay in the old town so that we could easily walk to the major sights, and this hotel fit the bill. It was centrally located, the owners were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the included breakfast was the best breakfast that I have ever had in any hotel. The owners went above and beyond by letting us know what areas of the city to avoid, providing umbrellas (you need these in Quito!) printing out our COVID test results, and arranging a taxi to the airport for our very early morning flight. I am very glad that we chose to stay here. A couple of things to note: this is a historic building in a historic area of town, so it does not have all of the luxuries that you would expect in most accommodations. There was no climate control in the room, meaning no AC or heat. The lack of AC wasn't a problem, and while we weren't freezing, it would have been nice to have some heat. I noticed a space heater one of the times we were in the office, and I'm sure if we had asked for it they would have given it to us. A fan in the bathroom would have been nice. Other than that, the bathroom and shower were one of the better ones we had in Ecuador. The other thing to note is that Casa Alquimia is located near La Ronda, which is a tourist party street, and it was quite loud at night. We were there during a major holiday weekend so I think the noise was louder than usual, but if you are sensitive to noise at night, you might want to stay somewhere other than old town. We were so exhausted that we slept right through all the noise, but I can see how it could bother others. All-in-all, Casa Alquimia was a great choice, and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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dear guest, thanks a lot for your comment, I'm very happy to read it, just I want to tell you, that we improve our soundproof system, so the next time you're here you will listen nothing.
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Inigo Urbano wrote a review Nov 2021
Key Biscayne, Florida19 contributions38 helpful votes
What a gem!, what a beautiful place!, what love from the owners: Silvana and Isaias. This place is an oasis. It is not sophisticated or luxurious but it has all the charming and cleanliness you demand. We were a family with 4 small kids and were given and nice and super big room with 4 beds in a corner of the second floor. Big success. Breakfast is huge with Juices, Fruit, Bread, Omelettes, etc We even hired Isaias as our guide in historic Quito and it was a blast. 9 hours with him, all smiles, car transportation included, tailormade itinerary and barely 100 usd for the whole day: churches, museums, teleferico, panecillo, mercado artesanal, etc. we ended up having beers and pizzas with the owners at the hotel. Casa Alquimia is an excellent choice and you can walk to any place. would repeat
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Matthieu K wrote a review Nov 2021
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A wonderful oasis in the Centro histórico. Hospitality is top notch at this family-run hotel that goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome. The setting is spectacular - a colonial house renovated with exquisite taste. The rooms are gorgeous. The rooftop terrace is perfect setting for breakfast overlooking the old town. Walking distance to all the amenities. Loved our stay. Came back twice!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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PRICE RANGE
US$68 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EcuadorPichincha ProvinceQuito
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Alquimia
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Alquimia?
Nearby attractions include Museo Casa del Alabado (0.4 km), Quito Old Town (0.3 km), and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Alquimia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Alquimia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Alquimia?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Alquimia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Gangotena Restaurant, Fabiolita, and La Purísima.
Does Casa Alquimia have airport transportation?
Yes, Casa Alquimia offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Alquimia located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Quito.
Does Casa Alquimia offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Alquimia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Alquimia?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sombreros López (0.7 km), Arco de la Reina (1.1 km), and Molinos El Censo (0.8 km).
Does Casa Alquimia have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.