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Colibri Suite is located in the main villa (517 sqft, 48 sq mts) sitting behind a big adobe wall in an enchanted garden and patio. It has a bedroom with a queen sized bed (160 x 190 cm) down duvets and fine linens, private bathroom with shower, and a living room/kitchen with an additional sofabed ( 110x190cm) and dining table. The Mediterranean style apartment is carefully decorated and equipped with all amenities. A breeze from the Panecillo hill provides fresh mountain air and you sit outside on your terrace,surrounded by flowers and enjoy the sunny Ecuadorian climate. A contemporary wood burning stove provides warm comfort at night. An ample common area with gazebo, hammocks and BBQ invites to interact with other guests in our condo.
Free WiFi internet access, room service twice a week is included and laundry service is available.
Dear Guest! We are a family with German origin and live in Ecuador for many years. We have worked in the hospitality business, managing a travel agency for a couple of years. Now we run our own Wantara Suites. Our service is flawless and we can help our guests by organizing all the little treats that make travelling easier. We love to share our uniquely peaceful spaces with interesting people from all over the world. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your trip to Ecuador. We would be happy to host you!
Wolfgang Boerchers purchased this apartment in 2006
Fascinated by the magic of the 'Old Town' where authentic Ecuadorian traditions are still alive and can be experienced in its streets and places, we decided that this is the place we want to live. After a year of extensive search we finally found this treasure. It took us three years to carefully renovate the place. We created seven independent units cautious of not loosing the colonial charm of the property. Art objects in the lush garden and cozy living spaces gives 'Wantara' a special flair.
Nach dem langen Flug aus Europa war diese Wahl absolut top. Obwohl man mitten in der Stadt wohnt, ist es nachts angenehm ruhig. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten der Altstadt sind problemlos zu Fuss erreichbar. Die Räume sind sehr grosszügig, sauber und komfortabel. Im Garten kann man ausgezeichnet entspannen und am frühen Morgen sogar Kolibris beobachten. Wir wohnten im Kolibri - mit tollem Sitzplatz (inkl. Hängesitz). Die Eigentümer helfen mit Tipps weiter. Der uns vorgeschlagene Guide war ausgezeichnet. Wir können diese Unterkunft ohne Vorbehalte nur empfehlen!
My daughter and I stayed in Lagarto Suite for 5 nights while touring Quito and the surrounding area. I had never been to Ecuador and had no idea where to stay in Quito since there are many options. The owner of Wantara, Wolfgang, was very responsive and helpful in my email exchange with him regarding our possible stay at Wantara. Wolfgang and Annemarie were traveling to Europe for the month of May and left care of the suites with friends Pierre and Anja. They made arrangements for our pick-up at the airport when we arrived to Ecuador which was late in the evening, 11:00 pm. Marcello our driver met us on arrival and drove us to the gated entrance of Wantara Suites where Pierre and Anja warmly recieved us just before midnight. We felt like family! Anja had baked us a loaf of bread that was just out of the oven and aroma of fresh baked bread filled our room. Lagarto Suite and the entire complex is beautiful and welcoming. We prepared and ate all our breadfast and dinners in the suite taking advantage of the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits in the local markets. Pierre and Anja were great hosts and very warm and friendly people that were really good friends. They assisted with all our questions about the area and Ecuador and were constantly checking on how we were enjoying our stay. Marcello our driver from the airport also was fantastic. He drove us to Otavalo and Cotocachi for a day trip and joined us for lunch in Otavalo. He also was available to take us to other locations in the city when needed. The entire experience associated with Wantara was beyond expectations. We made new friends who welcomed us to our first visit to Ecuador and made sure we had a home and enjoyed ourselves! Thank you Wolfgang, AnneMarie, Pierre, Anja and Marcello! I would visit Quito again just to visit my friends at Wantara Suites!
My husband and I were looking for the perfect place for our month in Quito, and we found it at Wantara Suites. We wanted to be in the colonial center due to my work there, and yet we both crave a feeling of space. We got both at Wantara Suites. I had a 10 minute walk to work, and we had a beautiful apartment with a great garden for relaxing. I often worked outside on our porch, enjoying the view. I can't think of one thing to improve Wantara Suites. When we just offhandedly mentioned one small detail that was not absolutely perfect, Wolfgang and Andi said that was something they had been considering and the very next day, they implemented changes. We barbecued in the grill a number of times, which was really fun! The apartment itself was incredibly comfortable and felt very spacious. We had a great porch area to hang out outside as well as a very comfortable area inside the house to hang out. We cooked a lot, and the stove was very user friendly and easy to operate. The refrigerator was perfect for the two of us. We used the blender just about every day for fruit smoothies, and it made our stay--we bought fresh fruits and veggies all of the time. Oh, how I miss those. My husband loves his showers, and the shower/hot water/tile were great. The bed was also very comfortable, and the sheets are great--nice, high quality cotton. I honestly don't know of anything that I would do to change Wantara Suites. Wolfgang and Andi are so friendly and helpful, the setting is peaceful in the middle of the city, the views are great, and the comfort is amazing. I will never stay anywhere else when I am in Quito if I can help it. Thanks Wolfgang and Andi. I'm sorry it took so long for me to post a review!
We arrived late in the evening and Wolfgang had arranged an English speaking driver to meet us. It's just as well as the place would not have been easy to find. We traveled from the airport into the historic old town which at first appeared a bit dingy. On arrival at the property, the gate was opened to a lovely, green courtyard and the pristine suites.
Our apartment consisted of a living room, kitchen and bathroom en-suite. It was clean and spacious and tastefully decorated with Andi's art. On the surprisingly cold nights (I had not realized how chilly the elevation can make Quito), there was a fire with plenty of wood - I made great use of my scout skills.
It made a great base of operations :-). It's just a short walk to the center of the historic center and great dining.
As good as the accommodation was, the hosts were better. Wolfgang has an extensive list of English speaking guides and drivers in his contact list. He helped us have a marvelous stay, evening ordering Pizza when were to bushed to go out!
I thoroughly recommend Wantara Suites and will be back when I am next in Quito
We just spent two months based in this wonderful apartment in Quito, taking side trips here and there. We were in the Colibri Suite , and would recommend it highly!
The adobe complex is perfectly situated in a residential neighborhood a 10-minute walk from the Historic Center. Very secure. Beautifully landscaped garden and common areas in the center of the complex. Wolfgang and Andi are very responsive hosts -- accessible and helpful -- English-speaking (as well as German, Spanish and likely other languages as well.).
For us, the Colibri apartment felt like home. Extremely comfortable. Large living room/dining room/kitchen has comfortable seating, dining table, high ceilings, wood-burning stove (and plentiful firewood) for cool nights. In the corner, the kitchen area is well-equipped with four gas burners, microwave, refrigerator., toaster, sufficient pots and pans and utensils to prepare real meals. No oven, but we didn't miss it. Free bottled water in 5-gallon jugs. A spacious bedroom has very comfortable queen bed, a desk, plenty of closet and storage space. Large bathroom with great hot shower. And very spacious private outdoor patio with table and chairs plus several hammock-chairs as well. (This is in addition to the common-areas outdoors, which are shared with 5 or 6 other apartments.). Housekeeping twice per week is included, and laundry service is available for a small charge. Also great wifi.
As two-month guests, we didn't need to be on-the-go all the time, and sometimes a day spent lazing around "home" with a good book and a fire was a delight! Such a comfortable space!
In the neighborhood there are nearby small stores for basic items -- on the corner down the hill, or along Ambato up the hill. Supermarket (Santa Maria) is a 10-minute walk to the Historic Center (on Bolivar north of Venezuela). Mercado Central (large market hall) is a bit longer walk, but great for fresh fruits, veggies, etc.
Taxis are easy to pick up at the corner down the hill on Loja, if you need one, and Wolfgang is always happy to arrange drivers for trips outside the city. (We used Marcelo several times and liked him very much.)
Some side-trips we really enjoyed: Otovalo (indigenous artisanal market in the highlands), where we spent a couple of days; Termas at Papallacta (a really lovely hot springs resort 90 minutes from Quito -- worth the splurge!), where we spent two nights.
We miss our home at Wantara!
It was Wonderful to stay there. The appartments are very Comfortable and enchanting, the Garden is a Paradise and Andi and Wolle were so helpful and nice! The best Place to stay in Quito !!!
Quito's colonial center is a UNESCO world heritage site. Our condo is located on historical Calle Loja which is mentioned in the city chronicle dating back to the 16th century. Towards the street we conserve impressive, 400 year old adobe walls, the main building dates back to 1904 and was used as suburban residence of a wealthy family. The beautiful Plaza de Independenica, many churches, museums and calle 'La Ronda', with all its authentic gastronomic offers are just a short walk away.
Quito's eco-bus stops right at the corner and/or the cheap taxi service gets you to the modern part of the city in 15-20 minutes.
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3 night minimum stay
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Rental agreements require a 30% deposit to confirm the reservation. The deposit is applied toward the rental fees. Payment in full is due within 60 days of the Check-in date.
The payment can be proceeded by wire transfer to Homeowner's bank account (transfer cost to be paid by Guest) or PayPal (service fee of 4,5% shared equally among Homeowner and Guest).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.