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Mansion del Angel

An oasis of tranquillity, north of the Old Town...

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Mansion del Angel - Front view
Mansion del Angel - Front view

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This quaint, boutique property sits on the periphery of the Old Town, at the confluence with La Mariscal – the contemporary ‘New Town’ of Quito. This strategic location makes Mansion del Angel a great option for visitors torn between discovering the amenities and nightlife of the modern city (where the locals play) and the picturesque colonial wonders of the Old Town. Another good option is to stay at the end of your trip before flying home, if you have already explored the Old Town earlier in your trip. The beautiful private garden – a rarity in Quito hotels - provides peaceful solitude from the hectic city life.


Mansion del Angel is on the northern fringe of the Old Town, just a five-minute walk from La Alameda Park. Plaza Grande – the main square of Old Town – is a mile southwest; and La Mariscal’s beating heart – Plaza Foch – is around 1 ½ miles in the opposite direction. The hotel is located on a quiet one-way street, behind a set of imposing black gates. A word of warning, the elegant, curved stairs up to the entrance are a little steep.


Mansion del Angel, originally built in 1896, was inspired by the Neo-Baroque design of Peru’s Presidential Palace in Lima. The stately look is consistent on the interior, with sweeping stairs, polished parquet floors, chandeliers and heavy, dark-wood furniture. The ground floor has a spacious, comfy lobby and reception, plus guest rooms. Stairs lead either down to the lower floor, where the private bistro is found, or up to the first floor for the remaining rooms and suites. The star of the show – the gardens – can be accessed from the communal areas and select rooms/suites have direct access.


The property has 10 rooms (Queen or Twin) plus 5 suites. Every room and suite is uniquely decorated and has a private en-suite bathroom. The suites are divided into two categories, three Standard and two Deluxe, all of which include a lounge area and spacious, ornate bathrooms. The Deluxe suites include direct access to the gardens and the King Deluxe suite also has an idyllic terrace too.


The bistro at Mansion del Angel is only available to guests and serves breakfast, Five o-clock Tea (both included) plus dinner from 18:00-20:30. A slight quirk on dinner is that you need to pre-order your food by 6pm and confirm when you wish to dine. The hotel also has a spa, offering a range of treatments, including the intriguing ‘chocolate therapy’! There also a whirlpool hot tub available, although we feel it is a bit cheeky to charge for this service. The gardens are lovely place to relax tired feet after a day of traipsing Quito’s cobblestone streets. Mansion del Angel take security seriously, so note that to enter/exit the main gate you will need to ‘buzz’ reception (available 24/7).

Gorgeous private garden, which is a scarcity with Quito hotels.

The aroma-diffuser/air-purifiers are a little overwhelming!

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