Friday, June 27, 2008

Review: Hotel Rio Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador

My husband and I stayed at the Rio Amazonas in Quito both before and after our Galapagos trip. This hotel was chosen by our tour operator. Based upon the research I did, the hotel looked satisfactory so we didn't hesitate to book extra nights.

Except for one thing, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. If you choose to stay here, bring earplugs! If you end up with a room facing the street, it will be VERY noisy. If the hotel is not full, and you can, request a room that faces the back. We found out later that these rooms were much quieter.

That said, the hotel is very nice. The staff is friendly and helpful. The room was large and comfortable.

It is in a good location for walking to many restaurants. Breakfast is included in the room rate and it is served at an adjacent restaurant. The buffet was excellent with lots of choices. And it is open 24 hours a day. Perfect for those of us arriving late from the U.S. We ate there a few times and were never disappointed.

There are two computers for free internet access. If they are busy, there is a very inexpensive internet cafe right across the street.

Also within walking distance are many tour companies that you can check out for day tours. And we also found a supermarket within walking distance.

Link: Hotel Rio Amazonas
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