Beautiful restored guest house in La Mariscal, the most vibrating neighborhood of the city. Meet other people, get touristic information and rest just in the center of Quito.
Open the door to a thousand possibilities and enjoy this wonderful city!
Comfortable, nice, clean and private single or matrimonial bedroom with private bathroom, hot water, drinkable water and wifi. Clean towels covers and sheets and cleaning service once a day.
You'll share the house with other guests, in a friendly, healthy enviroment, from where you can be familiarized with the city and it's wonders. You have access to touristic information and connections to travel around the country. There's a shared Tv room at the house's living room and a nice terrace to enjoy a sunny day, read a book or have breakfasts.
There's a kitchen that you can share at the house (people staying for longer terms have the priority).
We offer laundry service, tours around the country, birdwatching tours and transfers to the airport.
Interaction with Guests
I live at the house with my daughter and husband. We usually welcome guests ourselves and share time with them, we're national guides and speak english fluently. If we're not at the house, our employee will be always willing to help you (he doesn't speak english though), there's always somebody willing to help you at the guest house.
Though in a calm street, you'll be steps away from Plaza Foch, the place you want to be for food and nightlife, coffee shops, all types of restaurants, bookstores, hospitals, pharmacies, churches, travel agencies, souvenir shops, the artisan market, malls, gyms, Spanish and dancing lessons, ATMs, etc.
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 house is very safe inside, we control who gets in or out and have good locks and an alarm. Our staff is very trustworthy.
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 surrounded by transportation options, there's Ecovía and Trolebus a few blocks away from where you can get almost anywhere in the city. We can call a cab for you that will pick you up at the door or you can get one on the street just a few steps away from the door.
For a 2 dollar taxi ride, you can reach the old town in only a few minutes. If you like to walk, this is a great place for you since you can get to El Ejido or La Carolina parks by foot.
Parking spaces are hard to get in this neighborhood, you can rent a place for the night around the corner like we do and during the day you can park at the door (the parking meter is 0.40 cents/hour).
If you're coming from the airport, you'll get to the city in 45 minutes to one hour on a taxi that should charge you around 25 USD.
Other Things to Note
Everything is arrangeable just talk to us.
This is a guest house with 11 rooms, so you'll be sharing the space with more people. Please be respectful with your neighbors at all times, if you listen to music please keep it down. If you come back late at night, please be quiet at the rooms area.
We offer breakfast upon request, please let the manager know that you'll want to have it the next morning, a tab will be opened so you can pay at the end of your stay.
All extra services like day tours, laundry and breakfasts are to be cancelled in cash at the reception.
If you don't want us to get in your room to clean it, please let us know.
You'll be given a room key and the main door key, please for your security and ours take good care of them, if you loose them there'll be a fee of 15 dollars charged.
No outside visitors are allowed in the rooms. No alcohol excess is allowed at the house.
If you smoke, the terrace is the place to do it.
As our 1st stop in Ecuador, perfect.
Well located, friendly people, very good breakfast on the terrasse. Cool place to chill in the evening alter walking through Quito.
Look no further and stay here. The house is great, cozy and clean. Excellent location close enough(couple blocks walk) to the plaza Foch while still having some privacy. Lorena is an excellent host. Highly recommended staying here
The experience at Lorena's place was great. Because of our flight delay we arrived at her place a full 24 hours late. She was very accommodating, staying in touch with us and being there to welcome us when we arrived. She gave us a tour of the property and told us about the surrounding neighborhood. She also gave us tips on which areas to stick to and which ones to avoid. We had an early flight the following day that needed us to be at the airport at 5AM. She made sure there was a taxi waiting for us at 4AM. We'd definitely stay at Lorena's place the next time we're in Quito.
Experience was great. Very early morning arrival from flight was handled smoothly. Accommodation was very nice and location convenient for first trip to Quito.
Leona was also very nice and helpful.
Definite thumbs up.
Me siento agradecido por el trato, mi vuelo se demoró por lluvia y llegué poco mas de 1 am, pude llamar por celular avisando y me esperó en la puerta de su casa. Muy bien dispuesta y supo asesorarme correctamente sobre la ciudad y su ubicación excelentes. Buen desayuno y habitación limpia con todo lo necesario.
Recomiendo por su gran amabilidad y disposición. Gracias Lorena.-
We had a great stay at the Birdhouse Guesthouse, extending an extra night as it was so comfortable and well located. The guesthouse offered everything we needed, a very comfortable room, spotlessly clean, and beautiful hot showers! The property feels very secure too. Lorena is so lovely and super helpful, as are her staff. As guides, Lorena and her husband are a fantastic source of information. They put us in touch with an incredible bird watching guide in Mindo as we were headed there next. During our stay Lorena was always available to answer questions and offer advice which was a huge help to us in planning our onward travel from Quito. We would definitely recommend people to stay here if they wish to be in the Mariscal area of the city.
Lorena was the perfect host - welcoming and responsive. As a naturalist guide herself, she is very knowledgeable about the potential tours we could take to the jungle and Galapagos - she helped us find two great trips. Mario, who helps looks after the house, is lovely too and on hand for anything you need. The house itself is a great location, quiet, but 2 blocks from the buzzing Plaza Foch and has a pretty terrace for enjoying the morning sunshine. The whole place is beautifully decorated and the rooms are charming and spotless. We loved it! Highly recommended!
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I'm a guide in Ecuador with 9 years of experience, I love to work with people, I usually guide in the wilderness. I'm spending a lot more time in Quito lately because I'm a mother now.
My partner and I organize tours around the country together and love to host our clients and guide them around. He's been a guide for about 25 years and love to share his experience with our guests. For us this is a very serious matter since we love to travel too and we know how important it is to find the best place to stay, with the best services.
Looking forward to meeting more new people from around the world.
It's been a great experience so far!