Spacious suite, great location in arty La Floresta

4.83

Entire rental unit hosted by Alex & Ombi!

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1.5 baths
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All about Alex & Ombi!’s place

Large, airy, light, fully furnished one bedroom suite, located in Quito's vibrant, arty La Floresta neighbourhood. Netflix, Wi-Fi, comfortable bed.

A block away from the Swissôtel, the business area, funky cafes, classy restaurants and a farmers' market; the area really does have it all. Excellent choice for business or vacation.

Walking distance to the popular Mariscal Foch nightlife area. Close to museums, shopping and historical sites. Check out our Guide Book for recommendations and tips.

The space
Located on the third floor, the large fully furnished apartment has an almost complete glass wall, offering a space which is light and airy with great views. It's modern, comfortable and very clean.

We understand what travellers want because we are travellers ourselves! We want to make you feel at home, really at home, so below is a listing of what is included:

• Bedroom with hotel-quality queen size bed and spacious wall-to-wall built-in wardrobe
• Blackout blinds in bedroom
• Ensuite bathroom/hot shower, hairdryer and social (guest) bathroom
• Thermal blankets; extra pillows, sheets, towels
• Fully equipped kitchen: Gas stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, espresso machine, sandwich maker, blender
• Manual on what to do and see in the area
• Manual on how to use various appliances (saves you from deciphering the Spanish!)
• Washer, dryer, drying rack
• Unlimited Wi-Fi
• Cable TV
• Telephone (local calls only)
• 24/7 security with guards and security access tag for elevator
• FREE car parking spot in building (Please request when making a booking)

The apartment's special touch is the beautiful artwork and photography of colonial Quito as well as photos of our travels around the world.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Elevator
Washer
Dryer
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave

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Where you’ll be

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Centrally located, the neighbourhood of La Floresta is both traditional (with many colonial houses built in the 1950s) as well as bohemian. Filmmakers, actors, painters, writers and musicians share this tranquil, safe and vibrant neighbourhood with many other professionals. Foreigners and university students abound due to the five universities in the area.

Gastronomy is one of this sector’s specialities; one of its greatest appeals is its proximity to a multitude of top-end restaurants, including Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Peruvian, Vegetarian and fusion. If dining in is more to your taste (no pun intended!) there is also a supermarket as well as a fantastic Friday fruit and veggie market (including organic fruit and veggies as well as home-made yoghurt, marmalades, jams and chutneys); both are within 100 metres of the apartment. Not to be missed are the excellent cafes. As avid and ‘serious’ coffee drinkers, we can highly recommend cafes Jaru (next door to the apartment on Galicia St), Intag (below the apartment building) and Jervis. They all offer a drop as good as we’d get in Melbourne, Australia (where we often reside) and which is internationally acclaimed for its coffee.

If vegan or vegetarian food is your thing, you are most definitely in the right area. La Floresta has more veggo/ vegan options than anywhere else in Quito. Two of our favourites are Vegano der Altura and Sisunga. If you are a chocolate lover (who isn't) look up the official Pacari Chocolate Shop, also in the 'hood, and smother yourself in the multitude of flavours available!

It’s surely not all about food and coffee though, is it? La Floresta also abounds in many places of cultural interest; art galleries, handicraft stores, independent cinemas, theatres and bookstores. The zone is also a place for sports and entertainment. The Ruminahui Coliseum is located here, which doubles up as a sports and training centre as well as an entertainment venue, hosting some of the largest concerts in Quito. If you find day spas, facials and yoga appealing, you will not be disappointed either.

A hairdresser, dentist and bakery are located downstairs from the apartment, which lies across the road from the 5-star Swissotel and the Radisson. The Old Town (historical centre) is a 15-minute ride away and Plaza Foch (known for its nightlife) a 10 minute walk away. It is also close to the business/financial district. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site, the Old Town has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. Guapulo is also only a 5-minute ride away.

La Floresta has it all! And ... you can walk everywhere.

'Life is Short, Just live it'!

Hosted by Alex & Ombi!

Joined in August 2014
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We are Ombi and Alex, an Australian/ Ecuadorian couple who have, between us, visited almost 95 countries and speak three languages; English, Italian and Spanish. Travellers at heart, we feel that we know what other travellers need, want and expect. Self-confessed clean freaks, we want you to feel relaxed and comfortable in a clean environment and with many of the ‘extras’ that you'd have in your own home. Lovers of life, people and culture we are not always in the same place for a long time … and are often travelling ourselves! We do, however, have very strong ties to Quito, which we come back to and visit often. If there is a period of time where we have no reviews it will be because we are living in Quito and enjoying our beautiful apartment! Whilst you can most certainly contact us at any time, we have left this gorgeous third-floor apartment with sweeping views of the Andes, in the very capable hands of Lis and Dan, another Australian/ Ecuadorian couple who live in Quito. They are both fluent in Spanish and English and will ensure that you have a great stay. La Floresta is a delightful área. It is safe, clean, central and has a multitude of top-end restaurants and funky cafes (with excellent coffee!). The área is known for both its bohemian vibe as well as elegant edge. Home to painters, poets, writers and a multitude of other professionals, the feel of the área will leave you enchanted. We truly hope that you enjoy this inviting, warm and charming space! Ombi and Alex
We are Ombi and Alex, an Australian/ Ecuadorian couple who have, between us, visited almost 95 countries and speak three languages; English, Italian and Spanish. Travellers at hear…

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Either Lis or Dan, the co-hosts/administrators of our property, will be available to greet you, get you settled in and give you the keys and elevator pass. They will also be available to answer any queries you may have via Airbnb or mobile phone at any time.
Either Lis or Dan, the co-hosts/administrators of our property, will be available to greet you, get you settled in and give you the keys and elevator pass. They will also be avail…
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Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200

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