The Illa Experience Hotel is housed in a colonial mansion that has been restored to its original glory. There are ten spacious rooms and four suites, which have either a view of the colorful street below or the magnificent panoramic views of Quito and a winged Virgin Mary sitting atop a hill.

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First and second floor rooms at the Illa Experience Hotel are decorated in colonial, republican, and contemporary styles with tufted headboards, lush drapery, and gold accents. The en-suite baths have deep tubs for soaking after a day of walking around this pretty town.

The Illa Experience Hotel has on-site restaurant called Chamburo, giving you a taste of Ecuadorian cuisine using local ingredients. Custom menus are also available for guests with dietary restrictions. The Roof Bar overlooking the city’s downtown offers a selection of national and international liquors. Refreshing cocktails are made with traditional local spirits and blended with exotic fruits. Sip on a glass of South American or international wine from the cellar. Relax in the spa’s Jacuzzi and sauna, or unwind with a hot rock massage.

This property is located in San Marcos, a district of Quito which dates back to the 16th century. The Barrio is home to many artists and the streets and houses here are a colorful mix of pastel blues and pinks. The main street nearby has several museums, restaurants, and workshops. The Watercolor Museum features paintings from local and international artists. Guests will often see students from the art school sitting along the streets using the beauty of the neighborhood’s colonial architecture as inspiration for their next masterpiece. There is even a museum dedicated to the history of the local architecture.

A trip up the El Panecillo hill leads you to the angelic Virgin of Quito. Residents of Quito claim that she is the only Madonna in the world with wings. The summit offers stunning views of the city and surrounding volcanoes. Back in town, the nuns at the Convento de Santa Catalina make and sell a wide range of health and beauty products made from ingredients from their own gardens. Pick up some honeybees’ wax cream for dry skin or horseradish syrup for coughs before walking through the narrow streets back to the Illa Experience Hotel.

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