The Illa Experience Hotel is one of our favourite places to stay in Ecuador. This 5-star boutique hotel is in the heart of the city of Quito. The hotel has air-conditioned suites with fantastic views, and guests have access to a terrace and hot tub. The feeling is one of indulgent luxury and the service is second to none. With only 10 rooms the boutique hotel feels like a family home, within a historic mansion. The style of each floor represents a different epoch in the city’s past, from the colonial and Republican-era right up to the modern day.
The Illa hotel offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and organises tours for guests. The hotel’s restaurant serves international and local cuisine, with vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options. Breakfast includes continental, American and vegetarian options. There’s also a bar and business facilities. The hotel has a fitness centre and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is family-friendly and has non-smoking rooms.
The Illa Experience Hotel is in the Centro Histórico district of Quito, close to many popular tourist attractions such as the Sucre Theatre, the Bolivar Theatre, and the Museum of Colonial Art. It is a renovated house dating from the 17th century in the quiet neighbourhood of San Marcos. The area is famous for its local artisans, whose workshops can be visited during the day.
Guests have praised the hotel’s exceptional design, stunning rooms, interior and views. The Illa Experience Hotel has a strong commitment to sustainability. Both the hotel and the restaurant have won awards. Local chefs are being trained to Michelin standards through the hotel’s Nests project. Illa Experience Hotel is a great choice for travellers who are interested in culture, architecture, and history.