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“Wantara Garden Suites” is a private condo, hidden behind an adobe wall from colonial times in the historical centre of Quito. A manor house dating back to 1900 and several adjoining buildings give home to 8 independent apartments. Your Suite is located in the restored Colonial villa, designed for a unique living experience. The mediterranean style independent apartment is carefully decorated and equipped with all amenities. A contemporary wood burning stove provides warm comfort. The private terrace overlooks the beautiful gardens. A breeze from the Panecillo hill provides fresh mountain air and you sit outside, surrounded by flowers and enjoy the sunny Ecuadorian climate.
An ample common area with gazebo, hammocks and BBQ invites to interact with the other guests in our condominium.
Suite Estrella is one of the most comfortable apartments of our condo. The spacious, 700 sqft two level apartment is located on the top floor of the colonial villa with downstairs kitchen/living room (two single sofa beds are also located here), dining room and bathroom; upstairs is the studio/bedroom with a queen size bed (160 x 190 cm) and great views of the historical centre of Quito and Mt. Pichincha. Estrella is also equipped with cable TV and DVD player, a huge selection of films are available. 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 condo 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 eight 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.
My husband and I stayed in the beautiful Wantara Suites for 10 days during September. The apartment is comfortable, beautifully decorated, and roomy. It had everything we needed to make our stay wonderful. The decor of the apartment is tasteful and the kitchen is well-stocked for everything you need to prepare a meal. There is even an outdoor barbecue area. The bathroom is roomy with a large shower and plenty of hot water. We especially enjoyed the little wood-burning stove complete with kindling and firewood. We used it several nights when the temperatures dipped into the mid 40s. The apartment is easy walking distance to the Plaza Grande and many other historical sites and restaurants in the area. If you prefer to take a taxi, the taxis come by frequently on a main street a half block away. There are also little food stores in the area that sell many items to prepare meals and a great bakery only a half block away. The apartment felt safe because of the locking gated doors around the complex. The apartment was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the cleaning staff kept it that way with twice a week cleaning. The gardens are spectacular -- many flowers and flowering shrubs and trees and plenty of birds to watch as you sit on the beautiful balcony. Wolfgang recommended several tour agencies and also recommended hiring Marcelo as a guide. We booked four all day tours with Marcelo and were very happy with his services. He also picked us up at the airport and took us back on our day of departure. He is a safe driver and always on time (early on most days) and he gave us plenty of time to explore locations on our own while he waited in the car. If we ever get the opportunity to visit Quito again, we will only stay at Wantara Suites.
The Wantara Garden Suites is truly a secret garden hidden in the midst of busy streets of historic Quito. Its owners Annemarie and Wolfgang created a place where comfortable apartments are complemented by the beauty and tranquility of the outdoor space full of native flowers, herbs, climbing shrubs, and hummingbirds.
The Estrella Suite we stayed in is charming and cozy with its adobe walls, tasteful decor, well equipped kitchen and a second floor bedroom overlooking the statue of the Winged Madonna. Its proximity to the historic center of Quito makes it easy to explore it on foot and take nightly strolls on and around LaRonda. Just step outside of Wantara gates and you find a corner store and a bakery for all your eat-in needs. Additionally apartments are supplied with current tourist brochures, important phone numbers, books and movies for your convenience and entertainment.
Annemarie and Wolfgang are the most gracious and hospitable people whose warmest welcome makes you quickly feel like at home. Wolfgang is very responsive to your questions and concerns and corresponds with you prior to your arrival via email on timely basis. He generously shares his knowledge of Ecuador and his advice is invaluable.
At our request, Wolfgang provided us with the names of local guides to arrange for transportation in and around Quito. We chose to hire Marcelo, the property manager at Wantara, and never regretted our decision. Marcelo turned out to be a safe and dependable driver, well-informed guide and a lovely travel companion. From city sites to Cotopaxi National Park to Quilotoa Lake, from Otavalo to Mindo Cloud Forest, Marcello gave us a taste of Ecuador and treated us with stories about history and life in his native country. You can find Marcelo through Wantara owners Annemarie or Wolfgang or you can contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
When visiting Quito again, we would always stay at Wantara Suites. We wish you all happy travels!
The place is stunning. Andi and Wolfgang have converted hundred-year-old adobe buildings into comfortable, convenient apartments while preserving as much as possible of the original character. In the centre, the beautiful garden offers a shared green space where you are even invited to make use of the herbs.
The apartments (we were in two) are comfortable, fully equipped, and decorated beautifully. The maid service is excellent, and so is the laundry service: Lucrecia and Maria are very careful to respect your wishes.
Wolfgang made sure to be there to greet us and show us the ropes even though flight times meant we arrived very early, and also seems to take a genuine pleasure in sharing his knowledge of the city so as to ensure you have the best time possible.
In a word, six excellent weeks.
When we visit Quito again we will definitely stay here again. Apptmt Luna had a beautiful view of the city and the mountains, especially at night. Hummingbirds all around. Well equipped apptmnts, comfy bed and cozy fireplace!! Walking distance from Maria statue with wings on top of the hill.
Andi and Wolfgang are wonderful hosts. We felt very welcome. Our renovated Adobe brick suite was very comfortable and well appointed with separate bathroom bedroom and kitchen/ dining area. The suites situated within a walled garden in the old heritage listed section of Quito, very close to La Ronda Ave, so within walking distance to excellent restaurants and the old city centre. Outdoor furniture allows guests to make best use of the beautiful established garden. Humming birds are regular visitors. A barbecue is ready for use. The units are furnished with very tasteful decor in keeping with the history of the site.
We loved our stay and would highly recommend this little piece of paradise in Quito to anyone wanting to stay in a self-catering unit.
We really enjoyed our stay here. It is very nice and the property is beautiful. We stayed for a few days at the end of our Ecuador trip and this was a great way to end it. The property felt very safe as there is good security. The location is good if visiting Old Town Quito. The owners were very friendly and informative and helped us booked rides to and from the airport and a day excursion. We would highly recommend this place if visiting 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 Independencia, many churches, museums and calle 'La Ronda', with all its authentic gastronomic offers are just a short walk away.
Quitos eco-bus 'trole' stops right at the corner and/or the cheap taxi service get you to the modern city in 15-20 minutes.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.