Calle Esmeraldas Oe3-30 y Guayaquil, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
"The best parts of this stay were personally provided by Mario and Blanca, the on-site owners. They are completely available, helpful but not smothering, and clearly passionate about their jobs and putting themselves into this property - this is evident in the wine room, for example, which has its own history, and the upstairs terrace. We arrived late at night and Mario was up to greet us, lead us in, show us to our room, and leave us be. Breakfast evidenced the same personal service - you arrive when you like, but you eat family-style in a room right off the visible kitchen, which makes you feel part of a working home but is also flexible to your preferences. The location is in the historic center but a bit away from the heart of the action. The hotel itself is centered around an enclosed courtyard. I took a star away because, for the price, the room is not amazing. It's dark due to the wood shutters (these can be opened, but because of the courtyard-style of the place it inhibits privacy and still doesn't let in much light), the shower is located inside the room with just some glass to enclose it, and it's all just a bit dingy from the mediocre paint job and other small touches. None of this would be a problem at all, except that it is significantly more expensive than other options. That said, there is no substitute for the personal touch, which Casa El Eden has more than anywhere I've been recently. I'd happily go back."
"Wonderful location in the old town, a gracious host, large room with the softest towels and the best breakfast ever. Mario took excellent care of us for our four nights at his hotel, always around with excellent suggestions for sites to see and restaurants. There is a lovely outdoor area on the roof as well as small lounges throughout the hotel to relax in. Mario was a great help to us when one of us came down with intestinal issues. He can arrange transportation as well."
"An absolutely charming "home away from home." The building is historic and immaculately kept. Our room was very large and modern without losing the historic feel of the building. Our hosts, Mario and Blanca, took excellent care of us and made us feel like family. Stay here in Quito -- you'll be glad you did."