Immerse yourself in a perfect urban oasis to spend your vacation and/or work in the Historic Center of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage City

In the middle of a beautiful 800 square meters garden, located in the historic center, you will find the cultural heritage manor house and three independent historic rural houses from the 19th century. They are all carefully restored, combining the old with modern functional elements and tasteful finishes.   

Suite Mariposa

Suite Luna

Suite Sol

Suite Lagarto

Suite Estrella

Suite Cusumbo

Suite Mariposa

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Suite Luna

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Suite Sol

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Suite Lagarto

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Suite Estrella

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Suite Cusumbo

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Kristie
Kristie
28/03/2024
Verificada
I can't say enough GREAT things about the property, the owners, AnneMarie & Wolfgang and the onsite hosts-Gina & Yannik!!! The entire property is beautiful, relaxing and private. We felt very safe here. AnneMarie was proactive at communicating prior to our arrival and provided all the needed check in details needed. The decor was tasteful and comfortable.Gina was helpful and quick to respond to anything we needed, as well as a great list of restaurants and things to do nearby. Yannik went out of his way to assist us w/an unfortunate issue to help us resolve it.They are all truly kind, compassionate human beings here. We travel a lot and have rented many Air BnBs, this is one of our favorites.Well done here!Do not hesitate to rent any of their units!!!
Zimeng
Zimeng
15/12/2023
Verificada
Yannik and Annemarie are great host! Very friendly and responsive, gave me a lot of good recommendations. And the place is absolutely gorgeous and cozy, I love everything about it! (Hope to see you guys again!! :)
John
John
09/12/2023
Verificada
We greatly enjoyed our stay. The host organized our ride from the airport which was excellent since we landed at 1 AM. We walked everywhere and felt safe - to restaurants, cathedrals, and other attractions. Gina recommended places to eat and we tried several. They were all great in their own way.Yannik was very friendly. He stopped to say hello while we were seated outside and had great conversations. This is the place to be in Quito. I would stay again without hesitation.
Taylor
Taylor
25/11/2023
Verificada
Annemarie and Yannick have a beautiful place! the courtyard is filled with hummingbirds, and a beautiful garden. Yannick was fantastic about helping us get transportation to and from the airport, suggesting places to eat and talking to us about wildlife and birds in Ecuador. he suggested a great bookstore for us to check out. The stay is located close to a few nice parks to walk through, a community center that had a concert the night we were there and great restaurants.Wantara Suits was very special and we are so glad we stayed !
Jana
Jana
10/09/2023
Verificada
Die Unterkunft war einfach toll!Mitten in der Stadt eine kleine Oase zum wohlfühlen. Der Garten ist wunderschön und man kann morgens Kolibris beobachten. Die Mariposa Suite war gemütlich und sauber, in der Küche war alles zu finden, was man zum kochen benötigt. Wir kamen gegen 23:30 vom Flughafen und uns wurde von Annemarie ein Shuttle organisiert, der uns bequem zur Unterkunft gebracht hat. Dort hat Yannik uns empfangen und uns alles ererklärt. Er hatte auch sehr gute Tipps für Quito und generell Ecuador für uns.Ich würde diese Unterkunft jedem weiterempfehlen.
Thomas
Thomas
14/08/2023
Verificada
Sehr schöne Unterkunft- genau wie beschrieben. Nette und sehr hilfreiche Gastgeber. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
Cat
Cat
24/07/2023
Verificada
Wow, I can’t say enough about how much I loved my stay here. First off, we had coordinated a ride with the host’s driver to pick us up. Unfortunately we arrived 4 hours late to Quito, but the driver Edwin (recommended and coordinated by the hosts) stayed up to date with our flight info! Secondly, I left my bag in his car upon arrival to Wantara Suites. The host, Gina helped me promptly retrieve it the next morning we he brought it back! Throughout our stay the hosts, Gina and Yannik were absolute saints! They gave countless recommendations and offered local wisdom. I felt so cared for by them. It truly felt like they were more like guides than hosts! The location is nearby to so many attractions in the historic district. You can easily walk to see them, during the day, and Uber (for like 2$) during the night! I felt very safe and at ease here. I would recommend this Airbnb to everyone!
Isa
Isa
20/07/2023
Verificada
My stay at Annemarie's place was amazing. The airbnb was in a lush backyard oasis. Annemarie and Yannik were extraordinary in communicating and organizing transportation to and from the airport and individual tours. The kitchen was well stocked and Yannik even organized for non-dairy milk before I arrived. I hope to return to this place on my next trip to Ecuador.
Lily
Lily
09/07/2023
Verificada
Such a beautiful place to stay to visit el centro de Quito. Close to La Ronda street and walkable distance to all major plazas and churches. The home was very well packed with everything you need, and the kitchen was perfect! Loved the place and would recommend it to all.
Hope
Hope
10/05/2023
Verificada
My stay was convenient and relaxing. The space itself was clean and comfortable and still had the charm and warmth of a historic structure. It was equipped with necessities, as well as thoughtful extras like coffee, tea, milk and most importantly, a small wood burning stove and enough wood for a fire at night. The shared garden outside was lush and serene; an oasis in Old Town Quito.
Kacey Z
Kacey Z
2023-05-07
Verificada
Oasis in the City These suites are part of a small complex of maybe 5-6 rooms total. The hosts who live on site Yonick & Gina coordinated transport for us from the airport and were waiting for us at arrival with the keys to give us the lay of the property! It is a gorgeous renovated complex with a large mature stepped garden in the center and stunning accommodations. Our second floor suite included a wood burning stove, modern kitchen appliances, vaulted ceiling, comfortable bed and nice bathroom with a shower. It was extremely clean, comfortable, and welcoming. It was also nicely located walking distance from the historic center and with fresh empanadas being cooked mere blocks away! Yonick and Gina offered to have fruit and bread when we arrived since the restaurants close early which was delicious and the kitchen was well stocked with basics including coffee, tea, milk and sugar. It was really a pleasure to stay there and a wonderful respite from the bustle of the city! Yonick was in communication with a great driver who coordinated a trip to the Cotopaxi volcano as well as set us up with a contact in the Galapagos for another leg of our trip! I would definitely recommend staying in this little oasis!
Meret
Meret
2020-05-31
Verificada
Das kleine Paradies um die Ecke Man siehts den Suites draussen vor der Tür nicht an, wie friedlich und schön die kleine und wunderbar gepflegte Unterkunft ist und dies nur wenige Schritte von der Altstadt entfernt. Sehr nette Gastgeber/innen, die mit vielen guten Tipps aufwarten können. Die Unterkunft empfiehlt sich auch für längere Aufenthalte, da man selber kochen kann.
Karen
Karen
2020-01-17
Verificada
Idyllische und sichere Ferienwohnung mit Garten Eine gute Entscheidung! Gemütliche und schön eingerichtete Ferienwohnung, gut ausgestattet, es fehlt an nichts. Kleine Terasse, die zum allgemein zugänglichen Gartenbereich führt, an dem mehrere Ferienwohnungen liegen. Der Zugang führt durch ein Tor, sodass die Anlage abgschlossen hinter der Strasse liegt. Man fühlt sich sicher und entspannt und kann den schön gestalteten Garten und den Ausblick in die Umgebung genießen! Lage: nahe der historischen Altstadt (fußläufig 15 min), in direkter Nähe eine Bäckerei und ein Lebensmittelladen. Flughafentransfer mit einem netten Fahrer (Marcello), welcher fließend englisch spricht. Er ist für Ausflugsfahrten ansprechbar und verfügt über viele touristisch interessante Informationen. Freundliche Aufnahme durch die Eigentümer (Wolfgang und Annemarie), welche viele Tipps zur Gestaltung des Aufenthaltes bereit halten und generell ansprechbar und hilfsbereit sind. Wir waren zwei Wochen an diesem Ort, den wir auch als Ausgangspunkt für viele Unternehmungen genutzt haben, und haben die Zeit sehr genossen, würden jederzeit wieder dieses Quartier wählen!
Kimeco510
Kimeco510
2019-12-23
Verificada
Perfect place to see Quito We stayed in the 4 person apartment at Wantara Suites. It was fantastic from beginning to end. Initial communication was easy and Wolfgang responded very quickly and answered all my questions cheerfully. They set up a great driver to pick us up from the airport to take us to the hotel. Once there we were greeted by the owners, given a tour of the beautiful property and the apartment. Everything is extremely well thought out and comfortable. The pictures of the apartment do no capture the soaring ceilings and beautiful beams that were lovingly restored. The kitchen had everything we needed and a lovely enclosed porch for eating breakfast while listening to the birds. The garden is full of birds and interesting plants. The beds were comfortable, the fire place appreciated at night when the temperature dropped and the shower had great pressure and loads of hot water We could easily walk to the centro historico in just a few minutes. We had some delicious meals there (try humita) and thoroughly enjoyed walking all over the place. All the main sights were walkable. We even walked to NewTown one day and took the local tram another time. Taxis were easy as was Uber. All in all a great stay. We will go back to Wantara Suites next time we go to Quito for sure.
stiwa1
stiwa1
2019-12-13
Verificada
Gartenparadies Die letzten 3 Tage unseres 4-wöchigen Ecuador-Urlaubs verbrachten wir in den WANTARA GARDEN SUITES, im Bungalow Luna. Einen besseren Abschluss hätten wir uns nicht wünschen können. Die Altstadt von Quito mit allen Sehenswürdigkeiten erreicht man in weniger als 15 Gehminuten, aber man befindet sich abseits von Autoabgasen ind Verkäufergeschrei und wird morgens nur vom Vogelgezwitscher geweckt und kann auf der eigenen kleinen Terrasse frühstücken. Die Basislebensmittel sind vorhanden, kleine Geschäfte/ Bäckerei befinden sich in unmittelbarer Nähe. Da ich am Nachmittag unserer Ankunft ein wenig krank war, genoss ich es, im Bungalow eine Kleinigkeit essen zu können und mich anschließend gleich im bequemen Bett im Obergeschoss auszukurieren, während der Bollerofen unten eine gemütliche,willkomene Wärme erzeugte. Fazit.: perfekte Unterkunft zu einem tollen Preis,nette Gastgeber mit guten Tips.
Alfred S
Alfred S
2019-08-26
Verificada
Individuelle Lodge zum Entspannen in der Quito-Altstadt Unser Zimmer, das wir mit 2 Erwachsenen und 2 Teens bewohnten, war 2stöckig, geschmackvoll und sehr praktisch ausgestattet. Eine Küchenzeile steht zur Verfügung und der Ofen wurde aktiv genutzt, denn abends wurde es empfindlich kalt in Quito. Tagsüber steht ein schöner Innenhofgarten zur Verfügung. Unser Host war supernett und hilfsbereit. Danke noch einmal an dieser Stelle. Von der Unterkunft ist man in 10 Minuten zu Fuss in der Altstadt.
Manuela B
Manuela B
2019-08-10
Verificada
Great Place in Quito Great location in the old Quito, very close to la Ronda. Walking distance from most of the things to see in old Quito. Andi and Wolfgang are extremly helpful and are at hand with everything you need to organise. Help out with advice where to go and what to see. Wonderful Garden and comfortable appartments with style. Great place to have Breakfast in your own terrace. Bakery just around the corner.
Ursula60
Ursula60
2019-06-13
Verificada
Sehr schöne Unterkunft Liebevoll eingerichtete Wohnung in ruhiger Umgebung und trotzdem in der Nähe der fußläufig zu erreichenden Altstadt. Freundliche und hilfsbereite Eigentümer (danke für dieTipps)
Margitoronto
Margitoronto
2019-02-24
Verificada
Fabulous place to stay Upon our arrival at the airport we were met by Marcelo who was pleasant,accommodating and very knowledgeable. He became a fast friend and we relied on him for everything from rides to Mindo to help when a driver did not show up. Wolfgang greeted us the morning after we arrived at night and was helpful, accommodating and pleasant. He was also quick to offer assistance when needed. The gardens and tranquility were very welcoming after a busy day in Old Town. We loved Wantara Suites, loved visiting with other guests, and the location is perfect.
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
2019-01-10
Verificada
Wunderschöner Ruhepol in der hektischen Altstadt Die letzten Tage unsere Ecuador-Aufenthaltes haben wir in der Wantara Garden Suite verbracht. Es war eine ausgezeichnete Wahl! Unser Apartment "Sol" war genau richtig, geräumig, schön eingerichtet, sauber und alles notwendige vorhanden. Für Abstecher in die Altstadt von Quito optimal gelegen. Die Gastgeber sind immer ansprechbar und super-hilfsbereit.
Brandon B.
Brandon B.
2019-02-26
10
Verificada
A tranquil oasis Superb across the board. Great hosts, beautiful place, wish they had places around the world i could stay at.
Jeff B., Tacoma, WA
Jeff B., Tacoma, WA
2018-03-26
10
Verificada
Amazing Quito Retreat Ann and Wolfgang are excellent, considerate hosts, the accomodations are very comfortable (beautiful patios and gardens), and the location is ideal for exploring the historic center of Quito (short walk).
Michael P.
Michael P.
2018-02-21
6.0
Verificada
3 1/2-stars- great place, really liked it, but noisy and couldn't stroll at night 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!
Cherrie L.
Cherrie L.
2017-12-02
10
Verificada
Absolutely stunning, in every way! 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!
Jane E.
Jane E.
2017-07-23
10
Verificada
Lovely Estrella in Colonial Quito 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.
Dyanne M., Whiteriver
Dyanne M., Whiteriver
2017-04-11
10
Verificada
Beautiful 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.

Before making your reservation

General rules

Property Security

Secured outdoor parking two minutes’ walk away 

Services

Services may vary depending on the suite chosen

Where are we?

We are located in the historic center of Quito, Pichincha 15 minutes’ walk to the Plaza de la Independencia, the Central Plaza. 
The neighborhood is San Sebastián and the property is 3 blocks from famous “La Ronda”, where you will find bars and restaurants, traditional Ecuadorian food, drinks and Latin music (5 minutes’ walk). 

How to move through the city and its surroundings

All the main attractions of the historic center are within walking distance (15 minutes). 
Taxi/Uber service is cheap in Ecuador and will take you for 2 USD to the Main Plaza and for 4-6 USD within 15-20 minutes to modern Quito. 

Within a 2-hours’ drive you can explore wonderful destinations in the 4 cardinal directions: the Otavalo area to the North, the Cotopaxi National Park to the South, the Mindo area (bird watching) to the West and the eastern mountain range (hot springs and hiking) to the East. 
We work with professional English-speaking guides and drivers knowledgeable about the area, and several tour companies that offer private and shared tours. Contact us for help. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The ride from Quito airport to the City takes approximately 45-55 minutes.  

We highly recommend making the transfer with one of our drivers, who waits for you in or just outside the arrival hall and accompanies you to our property. This way you ensure a comfortable and safe ride. The cost based on 2-3 guests is USD 35.  

There is also the possibility of using a taxi or the Uber service and there is also public transportation, but this option is not recommended because it takes a long time, and you must switch buses several times.   

Since 2000, the official currency of Ecuador is the US dollar. Bills of 5, 10 and 20 are the most common; $50 and $100 are more difficult to exchange, especially in the countryside. In large cities, hotels and restaurants will accept credit cards (Visa, Master, Amex)   

Ecuador operates with a supply voltage of 110v and 60Hz. Two types of plugs and associated sockets are used (two flat parallel pins and plugs that have two flat parallel pins plus a grounding pin at the bottom center). It is advisable to bring your own adapters, but at Wantara Suites we also have these which you can gladly use during your stay. 

Quito is located at an altitude of 2800 m (9000 ft). Our recommendation is to adapt well to this height, avoiding a lot of physical effort the first 2 or 3 days and drinking enough liquids such as water and juices. 

Quito and its surroundings (mountains) are not risk areas for malaria, dengue, yellow fever or hepatitis. But if you want to travel to other areas of the country, we recommend you consult your physician or a tropical institute nearby. You can also visit the website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/ecuador for help. 

It is said that Quito experiences all the seasons in a single dayThat is why it is advisable to bring light clothing but also warm clothing for the nights. You will also need comfortable shoes for walking, a rain jacket just in case, a cap or hat and, very important, sun protection; you are almost on the equator line. 

The climate in general is very pleasant in Quito and that is why most places do not have any type of heating. But sometimes the nights can be a little cold, so we decided to equip all our Suites with wood-burning stoves for comfortable and cozy nights. 

We offer a laundry service (no self-service) for our clients at an additional cost of 5 USD per load. If you leave your clothes in the morning, we will deliver them washed, dried and folded in the afternoon.

At Wantara Suites we have a good fiber optic cable network (70-250 Mbps) that we provide to our guests and nomadic travelers. In general, internet coverage in the country is quite good and in many public places you find free internet. You can also buy a local mobile phone number with a data package at a reasonable price. 

To enjoy your vacation and the country to the fullest, we recommend hiring a guide/driver for your trips and excursions to take you to the most interesting and beautiful places. But if you prefer to use public transportation, it is also an option. The bus network, although not always the most convenient, is excellent and functional. We do not recommend traveling at night. 

Ecuador is a fairly safe country to travel to. However, you should not leave your valuables unattended and as in any large city in the world (or almost all) you must be careful about pick pocketing (pickpockets), especially in squares and tourist sites. 

We are a couple of German origin and we have lived in Ecuador for almost 40 years.  

Annemarie is an artist, landscape designer and restored Wantara.  

Wolfgang has worked for many years in adventure tourism and is a lover of nature and this wonderful country. 

Clau and Rolly are a couple from Quito. They have worked for several years in inbound tourism and know Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands from end to end.  

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Quito and share our experience to explore the authentic places in the country. 

Wantara Suites are historical buildings which we restored carefully using traditional material of the area and natural finishes. We try to avoid garbage by using refill and biodegradable body care- and cleaning products as well as bio-detergent. We replaced plastic and synthetics by nature products, wherever possible. Please support by separating garbage for recycling and consciously using water and electricity. Our garden with its biodiversity gives home to insects, birds and frogs. We facilitate a local reforestation project that replaces introduced problematic eucalypts by native trees, buying their firewood. 

Full rules

Welcome to Wantara Garden Suites. We want our guests to feel safe and comfortable while staying at our property. The condo is a place to relax, a hideaway from the buzzing center of the city. You are welcome to meet other guests or stay private. To help create such a pleasant environment, we need your cooperation and kindly ask you to respect our house rules.  

Please do not smoke inside the suites. You will find an ashtray on your private terrace. Towels and any other suite items are NOT to be removed from the condo. 

Our usual check out time is until 11 AM. There is a box to leave your keys. Please ask our staff how to manage it. 

Please don’t put your keys into the mailbox! 

Heating

At night it can get chilly in Quito; all our apartments have wood–burning stoves for your comfort. Do not hesitate to ask us for instructions on its use.

Outdoor areas

Each suite has a private outdoor area, and we have plenty of space in our blooming garden. There is the possibility of using a barbecue grill. You will find the equipment in the gazebo. We do not offer any vehicle parking space within the property to guests, but there is a secure public parking lot just meters from the establishment.

Internet connection

There is a fast wireless broadband internet connection (70-250 Mbps) in your suite and in the garden area(we can also provide ethernet service). The Internet should be operational 24/7, so do not hesitate  to contact us if you have any difficulties with the service.

Laundry service

The rental includes weekly room service (dishwashing not included) for guests renting two weeks or more. Laundry service (no self-service) is available upon request and costs USD 5 per load. Your clothes will be washed, dried and folded (not ironed; we have an iron and board you can use, if you wish). If you have clothes that are not suitable for drying, please inform our staff. Sheets and towels are changed once a week. If you prefer to have them changed sooner, please ask our staff (USD 5 surcharge). 

Tips

If you want to leave a tip for our service staff, please feel free to do so. You’ll find a tip box in your suite. 

Ventilation

The Adobe buildings at Wantara Suites require a lot of ventilation. Be sure to open the windows, especially after showering. 

Water and septic system

The property is connected to the public septic system. This system will unfortunately become clogged if inappropriate material and toilet paper is thrown into the toilet bowl. It is therefore very important to put toilet paper in the containers provided, to avoid plumbing problems. This is a national problem, and you will be asked to do this in most other places in Ecuador. Each suite has a water heating system that runs on gas tanks (as does the kitchen). We check the tanks frequently, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you run out of gas unexpectedly. 

Doors and gates

The entrance door must remain closed at all times of the day and night. Please do not give your apartment keys and/or the remote control for the main entrance gate to other people. The electric entrance door opens and closes by pressing the button on the remote control. The control works within a radius of 50 meters. Please store the remote control where it cannot be accidentally pressed. Very occasionally we may experience a power shortage; if this occurs, the electric door will not operate. Only in this case will you have to open the pedestrian door manually. When leaving the property, please ensure that all doors and windows to your suite are properly closed. 

Don’t hesitate to ask for our recommendations. We have lived in this country for many years and really don’t mind you asking. 

Thank you for your collaboration :) 

What will you find at Wantara Suites?

Views

Bathroom

Bedroom and laundry room

Towels, sheets, soap and toilet paper 

Entertainment

Heating

Home security

Internet and office

Verified with a speed test

Inside the apartment.

Kitchen and dining room

Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper, tea, coffee.
Bowls, chopsticks, plates, cups, etc. 

Outdoor

Parking and facilities

Services

Option to arrive early or leave late at an additional fee
Allows stays of 28 days or more 

Not included