Hi Cielo- My apologies for the late response, and if you don't mind I would like to leave a review of the apartment since I missed the 14 day period.
The Host, Cielo:
First of all, I would like to thank you for all of the pre-arrival communication. You were very helpful with all of the information you provided us with and made it extremely easy for us to both enter & leave the apartment due to our very late arrival and very early morning departure. Even while there, you were extremely accommodating with the few questions I had. Thank you !
The upgraded apartment is located on the 12th Floor of a very quiet luxury building with doorman & 24 hour security. It is well appointed and extremely clean. It has 3/4 floor to ceiling windows ( living room & bedroom)which lets in a lot of light during the day. At night, it's very nice to see the lights up in the mountains. The kitchen has most everything one would need during a stay. Both Bathrooms (1.5) have been upgraded with marble tile and done very nicely. Water pressure & Hot Water are both abundant. Our stay in this apartment was extremely comfortable.
Location! Location! Location!
The Building itself is located on the grounds of the JW Marriott Hotel. Use of the JW Marriott services is permitted ( not included in the apartment rental fee ), which is a very nice feature being so close. At the hotel, we had breakfast one morning and dinner at the Mexican Restaurant. My companion also had an hour massage at the SPA.
The building is really close to everything:
Foch Plaza ( Restaurant & Entertainment Area) 6 Blocks Walking
Super Market 6 Blocks ( AV. 6 De Deiciembre & AV. Francisco Orellana)
Mass Transit System ( Red Line ) AV. 6 De Deiciembre & AV. Francisco Orellana)
$0.25 in each direction. Very easy to Use.
$3-4 taxi ride to Old Town
$4 taxi ride to Teleferico, the Cable Car Ascent to the Top of the World
$7- taxi ride to El Panecillo
The taxi prices above are for Yellow Cab. You do have the option of taking a private taxi waiting at the entrance of the hotel, but rates are 2-3x higher than a yellow taxi.
In conclusion, it was a fabulous stay in Quito at Cielo's apartment. I would highly recommend that anyone looking for an apartment in Quito take advantage of this property. It really helped make our first trip to Quito an enjoyable one. Should I return to Quito, I would definitely rent this apartment again. Thank you Cielo!