About This Listing
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!
If on your first attempt you do not reach us, try https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/ one cero cero four three six eight or two one eight three six cero four (in numbers) or put our name to find us on this web site, Just know that we will have space for you! Note that there are multiple rooms available, so inquire with Gerardo & Irene even if the listing comes up as unavailable for certain dates.
Colonial B&B Gerardo & Irene is located in a quiet, safe, clean and centric neighborhood at Quito city, still at Mariscal Area but away from the noise!. Our B&B is a familiar, quiet and cozy apartment. It has 4 private, quiet, clean and comfortable rooms which are tastefully equipped with Private bath, wooden furniture, bedside tables. Our rooms have double, single beds or mixed for friends and families, all have a good closet, desktop and private bathroom with shower and hot water available all day. You'll also be able to use our free, fast Wi-Fi connection. In our dinning-living room you can have a meal there, a cup of coffee, read a book, share a conversation with us, work on your laptop, or enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire with a good wine.
Our house is near to beautiful Carolina park, botanical garden, both very important to the city. Quito’s charming colonial centre (the old town) is an aprox 35 minutes walk. Only 15 minute walk you will find a popular restaurant area with many travel agencies, cafes and restaurants where you can taste our Ecuadorian food, drink a coffee or take a beer. The area is a safe place for tourists. In this area you find many different options of entertainment like bars, coffee shops, internet cafes, restaurants, cultural center’s, live music shows, ATM´s and much more. For your comfort, we can offer free transportation from home to restaurant´s area and back, based on a fixed times, just let us know. As any other City Center anywhere, you have to take care walking by yourself at night, but you can always take a taxi for a dollar or two and get back home at night if you went out alone.
The guest house is only open for people with previous reservation, so you and your belongings will always be safe as there's no people from the street allowed inside. The house is well connected with Buses and Taxis, and other kind of public transportation as trolleybus, ecovia and metrovia.
We'll clean your room on a daily basis and provide towels. We offer laundry service, just let us know and we can help you (extra cost). At our tourist information counter, the guests can request information about Quito and our tours to Otavalo, Quilotoa, Cotopaxi, Middle of the World, Old City and much more.
For your safety and comfort, we can offer transportation to and from the airport at a cost, comparable to the regular taxi fare in our country.
Our host family is composed of two young, working professionals’; host father is a Spanish teacher and a professional tourist guide, and the host mother is a marketing professional. Together they have more than 15 years working with foreigners and marketing in home stays, b&b, including tour-guiding (all activities are optional and depend on your schedule). With our combined experience and eagerness to assist you we will make your stay delightful and interesting.
We can also provide Spanish classes in our home with a professional teacher (Gerardo) who has worked in Korean and the U.S. Embassies in Quito. If you are planning to come to Quito and you would like to improve your Spanish, this may be the best place for you!!
If you stay with us you can have:
-Private bath with hot water.
-Rooms cleaned daily with comfortable beds
-Free transfer from home – restaurant´s area – home (based on fixed times)
-A varied breakfast.
-Safe, quiet and centric neighborhood.
-You can combine tourist activities and Spanish lessons in the comfort of your home. (1 complete hour, not 45 minutes). And if you are fluent in Spanish you can also further improve with conversational classes.
-Transport (email hidden) to interesting places including Mitad del Mundo, Pichincha Volcano, Otavalo, Cuicocha, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Coast, Jungle, etc. And if you want to travel to the beautiful Galapagos Islands, we can make a SPECIAL OFFER in money, cheaper than travel agencies, We have a professional tourist guide there. Ask for this offer in order to give you more details!.
We invite you to view our photos and join us for your stay in Quito! In addition, if you would like to work with volunteer projects, we will gladly assist you, as we know different types of organizations that will welcome your help. We invite you to enjoy a pleasant stay in the warmth of Colonial B&B Gerardo and Irene
Private bathroom, Wifi, hot water, pick up at the airport, daily cleaning, breakfast, tourist activities, spanish classes.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy sharing what we know of our beloved Quito with our guest-friends. During breakfast we join you to answer questions and suggest activities for the day and night and later we follow-up in the evening to see how you enjoyed your day!
We are located at La Mariscal zone but away of the noise, at that area you will find, restaurants, coffee shops, and businesses of all sorts for all your basic needs and entertainment. Within 30 minutes walk from of our home you can reach the old city, museums, parks, shopping, and much more!
Key bus lines cross near our house!
Estamos seguros de poder ofrecerte una buena estadía y deseamos que visites nuestro hogar para que puedas comprobarlo.
We are sure to offer you a pleasant stay and hope that you visit our home so that you can check.
Gerardo and Irene were lovely and very helpful hosts. The accommodation is clean and safe. It is located approximately 15 minutes walking distance from Mariscal.
Breakfast could be improved. It was very basic (e.g butter OR jam, not both). Apart from that great accommodation, we would go there again.
Dear Jutta. Thanks for your words. Breakfast includes: eggs or fruit, coffee, bread, butter or jam and fresh juice. And sometimes we also offer tipical food of Ecuador, but you were here just two days...
We will gladly receive you when you need.
Irene & Gerardo.
Gerardo and Irene were very helpful and hospitable hosts. We were welcomed and made to feel comfortable while we were there.. They helped us to navigate and find places in the city and was especially helpful in finding and renting a car.
The accommodation was as expected and the neighbourhood was very convenient to sites and restaurants.
We would recommend and return to stay with this couple.
La casa es acogedora y los anfitriones se esfuerzan en tener al huésped contento. El barrio es tranquilo y hay sitios por visitar caminando. Recomendaría este lugar a amigos
The story of our stay with Gerardo and Irene is actually incredible. My friend and I did very little research other than reading the reviews from other people who have stayed with these two and it worked perfectly. The location of this BnB couldn't be better, the wifi is clutch, the breakfast that they serve is spot on and the hospitality they show is awesome. Gerardo and Irene are just great people and genuinely caring, they take the time to ask about your day and to provide all you need without being overbaring. The BnB is really nice too (especially the beds - so comfy). It is well recommended by me and mine.
J'ai été très bien accueilli par Irene et Gerardo , J'ai été ravi de mon choix , leur appartement est très bien situé à Quito , pas loin du parc La Carolina , et d'un station de vélos en prêt gratuit ( avoir une carte pass c'est préférable ) et aussi de leurs bons conseils avisés …
Ils ont surtout été très prévenants et attentionnés …
J'ai bien apprécié la tranquillité des lieux , et la proximité des commerces ...
mise à part le couché , nous n`avons presque jamais été au b & b de gérardo et irene . par contre le temps que nous avons discuté avec eux était de qualité . Merci beaucoup
I stayed in the new house of Gerardo and Irene, it was my first time in Ecuador. From the first moment on, when Gerardo and Irene received me at the airport, I felt safe. The house is a quiet place, safe, clean place and situated close to all touristic places. It is furnished in a modern-colonial style. After a good conversation with my hosts in the evening, I could sleep very well and calm. The breakfast was always healthy and the juices made of fresh fruits every day. The WIFI was excellent and fast. Different bus-lines and many taxis pass close to the house, in case you want to try the public transport, but you can also reach various places like the 'Centro Historico', Plaza Foch, Carolina Park and others by walking.
Gerardo and Irene helped me to plan my visit of Quito and also with my planning of my journey in Ecuador. They always care about their guests. It was an excellent visit!
I hope coming back soon.
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About the Host, Gerardo E Irene
Somos una pareja joven de profesionales, de la ciudad de Quito. Nos gusta compartir y aprender de otras culturas. Hobbies: visitar las maravillas de nuestro pais, salir al cine, hacer deportes, viajar, entre otros