Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

Homely, colonial comfort

About Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

A lovingly restored house in the centre of Quito which offers great value and is a real oasis of peace in the bustle of the colonial quarter. The standard rooms are compact, but very well designed and beautifully decorated with a real eye for detail. Just one block away from Independence Square, the Presidential Palace, and within walking distance of the main attractions of the old section, this is a charming colonial style hotel with a homely feel and great service.


At the heart of Quito’s colonial centre.

Insider Knowledge

The staff are very happy to walk guests to one of the selection of excellent restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, and will organise for someone from the restaurant to walk you back.

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18 guest rooms with either king size or twin beds. As a historic construction most rooms have windows to the inside patio, others have very well isolated windows onto the street so virtually no noise creeps in, and others have a beautiful view over rooftops. Each has air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, WiFi, clock radio, small mini-bar, digital safety box and hair dryer.

Food & Drink

American style breakfast is served in a cozy downstairs dining area. Although evening meals are available, though we would recommend taking advantage of one of the excellent restaurants nearby (for example that at the Plaza Grande, so you can take advantage of the views over the Plaza, without paying the price tag for one of their suites!)


Just one block away from Independence Square, the Presidential Palace, and within walking distance of the main attractions  and restaurants of the old section.

We always recommend the best way to get the most out of a day spent in Quito is on a private guided tour with one of our team of bilingual guides ensuring you get to see the main highlights and get invaluable expert and local knowledge and the chance to see a local food market, or craft market or if you would like a museum with your guide


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