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Suite Estrella with beautiful gardens in Historical Quito

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Suite (700 sqft/65m2) with Mountain View on the second floor of the Manor Villa

“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.

More Details

Wolfgang Boerchers
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

About Wolfgang Boerchers

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

Why Wolfgang Boerchers chose Quito

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Quito in Distrito Metropolitano de Quito

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • check in after 6pm only available in combination with transfer service: cost 45U$ for 2-3, 60U$ for 4 Pax and includes items for a first breakfast.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • modern designed, ample bathroom - shower (rain shower) , toilet and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 comfortable sofabeds located in the living/kitchen area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed (160 x 190 cm) 2 comfortable sofabeds (105 x 195 cm each)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Suite Estrella with beautiful gardens in Historical Quito
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

3 1/2-stars- great place, really liked it, but noisy and couldn't stroll at night

  • 3 of 5

Estrella is a beautiful oasis near the hustle and bustle of Quito. Great garden , nice digs, safe place (inside the gates), stylish. The owners are totally responsive and helpful.

Would like to give it 5 stars, but there was a parking lot directly out our bedroom window with car alarms that go off until about 2 am every night. It's DIRECTLY out the window of the unit we stayed in. It isn't the owners' fault , and Quito is a loud-ish city where it is hard to get silence, but car alarms don't lend to good sleep .

There was no ventilation in the bedroom, and since you can't open the window (it would be even louder), it got stuffy. I'm sure if we would have mentioned this to the owners , they would have gotten us a fan, but we didn't get around to it.

The other thing we weren't thrilled with was that we were told the neighborhood isn't safe to walk around in at night. So you can feel a little trapped come dark. It actually seemed fine, with kids and families around, and we did walk back from La Ronda at night, so it's up to the traveler's comfort level. Again, this isn't the owner's fault, and it's always a good idea to caution people, but just be aware, it is not a bustling main street in the heart of Quito. (FYI on those bustling streets, which are awesome, there is still crime. I did have someone try to get into my backpack right in the heart of the city as I walked, but I had it so you could not get into it).

I would not book away from Estrella, again, the garden is really a haven (birds!), and it is peaceful, but you should also know the whole of it. Luxury hotels in the heart of the city are expensive now, and this is more affordable, so it does fill a nice niche.

Quito is a great city, enjoy it!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning, in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet property was an incredible find ... and the hosts are just lovely. We've used VRBO to rent apartments across the globe, and this was one of our absolute favorites. Could not have been any better. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Estrella in Colonial Quito

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and well equipped one bedroom suite. Separate dining room overlooking the beautiful garden was a real treat to sit in. Great view up the hill to the Virgin of Quito statue. Wolfgang and Andi were very accommodating, easygoing, and friendly. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were pleased beyond our expectations! Suite Estrella was ready when we arrived at 3:30 AM. A clean suite with lovely amenities in old town walking distance to may sites.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a long or a short stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved to live in the historic part of Quito. Wonderful garden for retreat. Excellent equipment of the house and lovely architecture in and out. Very friendly staff and most helpful owners with suggestions and recommendations. We can recommend the driver Marcelo who lives next door.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia, USA

Perfect Place to Stay in Historic Quito

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Quito - Mariscal Sucre
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
La Ronda
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mariscal Sucre
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
La Ronda
Nearest Beach
215 Miles
Car: not necessary

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.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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