Gerardo and Irene’s Colonial House is an elegant, rustic house with plenty of light beaming in the heart of the northern centre of Quito. It has been recently restored, preserving the flair of the old days to welcome you and give you the best!
We also have other links at aribnb, sometimes that shows busy, but we always have space for you! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1555859/ or (phone number hidden), you can reserv here or in the other link, it depends on which one you can see space or you can write us and ask, to be sure
Gerardo and Irene’s Colonial House is an elegant, rustic house with plenty of light beaming in. It is located in the heart of the northern centre of Quito. The construction of the house dates back 80 years. It has been recently restored, preserving the flair of the old days to welcome you and give you the best Quito has to offer.
Gerardo and Irene’s Colonial House has renovated, comfortable rooms that are tastefully equipped with wooden furniture and bedside tables. You'll also be able to use our free Wi-Fi connection.
The house has an internal covered courtyard where you can feel at home. You can have a meal there, a cup of coffee or read a book.
You'll have access to a common kitchen. We'll clean your room on a daily basis and provide towels. There is also a laundry service available just next door.
At the tourist information counter, the guests can request information about Quito and varios tours to Otavalo, Quilotoa, Cotopaxi, Middle of the World, Old City and much more..
Only two blocks away is a popular restaurant area and many cafes and bars. The Colonial Centre (the old town) of Quito is twenty minutes walk. The area is a safe place for tourists.
In this area you find many different options of entertainment like bars, coffeshops, café nets, restaurants, cultural center’s, live music shows and much more. Our house is near of central parks like as Carolina Park and El Ejido, both more important in the city.
Our family is composed by professionals’ young workers, Family Father is a Spanish teacher and a profesional tourist guide, and the Family Mother is a Marketing Professional. The experience of the family is more than 15 years working with Foreigners in home stay, Spanish classes and tourism (Activities are optional and depends on your schedule). With our experience we will make better your stay.
For your safety and comfort, if you require, we can offer transfers in or out from de airport to our home, and from our home to the airport (it has an extra cost, the same as the regular rate in our country).
We also offer you: spanish clases by (website hidden) with a professional teacher (Gerardo)which has worked in Korea and the U.S. Embassy in Quito. If you are planning to come to Quito and you need to improve your spanish, it will work for you!!. Irene works from home (home office), so she will be to the order to help you in everything you will need!
If you stay with us you can have:
- Airport transfer
-Rooms cleaned daily and confortable beds.
- Hot water.
- Variety of breakfast.
- Security and comfort in a colonial house!.
-Spanish classes with a professional teacher, if you need to improve your languaje. You can combine tourist activities and spanish lessons in the comfort of your home. (1 complete hour, not 45minutes). And if you are fluent spanish you can also improve with conversations classes outside the house.
-Transport with tourist guide to different places: Mitad del Mundo, Pichincha Volcano, Otavalo, Cuicocha, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Coast, Jungle, etc. You can see in our photos and you can also join us!.
If you want to work with volunteer projects, you can ask and we will gladly help because we know different types of organizations where you can help.
We invite you to enjoy a pleasant stay in the warmth of Gerardo and Irene's Colonial House.
We are improving our services in order to give you the best stay in Quito.
Wifi, hot water, pick up at the airport, daily cleaning, breakfast, tourist activities, spanish classes, kitchen for your use.
We share a lot with our guests-friends. In the breakfast we give some advices for the day and in the night also we talk about how was the day!
We are located in the middle of La Mariscal zone, there you can find, restaurants, coffe shops. Just walking 30 minutes from our home to Old City, Museums, Parks and much more!.
All the buses lines crosses by our house!.
Irene and Gerardo were at the airport to meet us after a long flight into Quito. this was our first booking with AirBnb, and it was such a pleasure to see their smiling faces upon our arrival so late at night!
Their home is wonderful; the pictures don't do it justice.
During a great breakfast they helped us decide on what to do and where/how to get there.
I wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of Gerardo and Irene.
If you find yourself visiting Quito, plan on staying here!
Geraldos and Irene's house in quito is wonderful! The house itself is impeccably clean, the rooms are generously sized with comfortable beds, the location is great (close to lots of great cafes and restaurants) and an easy walk into the old city (or I would recommend the 25c bus trip).
Breakfast is fresh and tasty- differing each day.
Geraldo and Irene are incredibly warm and welcoming. They are very informative and helpful- providing lots of tips about places to see in quito and the best ways to get around.
The renovation has been completed tastefully and provides a lovely retreat for travellers at the end of each day. We lived our time here and would stay again in a heartbeat.
Dear Clare, thanks very much for your words, we really appreciate it. We have been working on the new house a lot in order to give all our guests a nice place to stay. Thank you for trust on us making tours and staying here. You are a nice couple and will be always welcome to our home!. Irene & Gerardo.
It was one of the best rented homes for all four-month journey.
The house is cozy, neat and with its charm.
A hospitality of the hosts above all praise.
I highly recommend
Staying with Gerardo and Irene was such a wonderful experience for me. It was my first time using air B&B as well as my first time in South America so I didn't know what to expect. Even though my flight got in around 2 in the morning and I arrived at their house around 3am, both Irene and Gerardo were awake to greet me and show me my living quarters. They treated me like family and made me feel very welcomed in their house. I am looking forward to staying with them once again at the end of my trip. Thank you so much for such a pleasant stay!
La maison coloniale d'Irene et Gerardo est situé dans un quartier animé de Quito. Elle est agencée autour d'un vaste patio lumineux sur 2 niveaux. Éviter la chambre du bas monacale et sans fenêtre. Les chambres du haut sont spacieuses, lumineuses et, depuis peu, équipées de volets (sauf une) qui opacifient la nuit et isolent de la rue bruyante. 2 salles de bains communes, l'une en haut pour les femmes, l'autre en bas pour les hommes.
Le petit déjeuner compris dans le prix est équilibré et varié.
Irene, si vous le souhaitez, vous proposera des visites ou vous conseillera sur le circuit que vous aviez préparé.
Gerardo and Irene were great hosts. I love their new Colonial style home. They have been working hard to improve the home to make it the ideal place to stay for their guests. Breakfasts of fruit, yogurt and granola, fresh breads, and hot drinks were delicious and always a little bit different!
Our favorite evenings were cooking dinner for all the other guests and Jonathan and Isak who are living with them longer term. So fun to experience the community together!
I would definitely recommend a stay with them.
Geraldo and Irene are very sweet, helpful and professional. They will always help you and try to make your Ecuadorian experience as pleasant as possible. Their way of hosting is beyond anything you could expect and is more extensive than anything I experienced through airbnb. The new appartment they offer is beautiful and perfectly located, amid all the action of Mariscal, and close to the red-line bus that will take you to the rest of the city.
Gerardo and Irene were gracious hosts and very helpful suggesting sites to see and how to navigate in Quito.
Wonderful welcome & lovely apartment. Gerardo & Irene made me very welcome. The apartment was very nice. My room was very good with a comfy bed. The bathroom was very close by & had lots of hot water.
Location in Mariscal is perfect.
Gerardo & Irene weren't able to collect me from the airport but it is very easy & you don't get cheated. You just go to the desk inside the airport & show the address. Cost should be either 25 or 26$. They give you a docket & you go outside & get a taxi from the line & pay the driver when you arrive.
I am staying at Gerardo & Irene's place for 6 nights in total (spread over 4 visits) & it has been great to use it as a base so I could leave some luggage with them whilst I did my trips to the jungle & then to the Galapagos.
They now have another apartment with 5 more bedrooms available (just started a couple of days ago). I am in one of the rooms as I write this review. It is really really lovely. It is close to their main apartment so you just walk a couple of blocks to get your breakfast (delicious by the way!). Again, my bed was very comfy, hot water for my shower & a little kitchen so I could boil water on the stove & make hot drinks & quick pasta meals.
I know that Gerardo also does Spanish lessons if wanted & can also do or arrange tourist trips. I am hoping that he can sort a trip to Otavalo market for me on this coming Saturday.
I can thoroughly recommend staying with Gerardo & Irene.
Christine!! Thanks for sharing your time with us! and also for being special part of our new project!: Our Colonial House!!. Of course! we will go to Otavalo this weekend :).
A big hug for you and when you need a house in Ecuador, be sure you will have a room booked for you!
Gerardo & Irene
We stayed 4 nights with Irene and Gerardo in January, 2014 and enjoyed meeting them. They picked us up at the airport and drove us to their apartment which was in a great location in the north end of the city. The room and ensuite bathroom were clean and comfortable and the variety of breakfasts were delicious. They are very cordial hosts and we highly recommend them.