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The Marquíz Hotel is located in one of Quito´s most frequented, picturesque and animated neighborhoods. It´s a boutique hotel offering an unforgettable experience for all its guests.
The location is, undoubtedly, one of its outstanding features, in the center of the Mariscal area, Quito´s best known restaurant zone, also famous for its cultural activities and varied entertainment options. On the corner of Juan León Mera and Wilson Streets, the hotel is easily reached by different modes of transportation. Nevertheless, it’s a quiet place.
The Marquíz hotel was established in a heritage building, notable for its elegance in a minimalist style. This house was built mostly with organic materials, such as stone and wood, incorporating only the indispensable steel and concrete. The hotel´s walls preserve the memory of its former owner, Mr. Enrique Grosee-Luemern who, in addition to being the founder of Librimundi, one of Quito´s outstanding bookstores, was a tireless worker plus successful businessman. He dedicated his life, in this house, to selling books from all over the world.
Guests may choose from among ten luxury rooms, with either double or twin beds. Every detail in these rooms has been carefully considered in order to provide harmony, balance and peacefulness to each occupant. The décor is notable for its bamboo floors, soft towels, quality linen and strong showers. A safe and wifi are among the various free amenities.
The Marquíz hotel blends a striking architectural design with highly personalized service for each guest. It´s a temptation to remain inside the hotel enjoying a breakfast buffet or the jacuzzi. All facilities are properly adapted for handicapped guests. Other services are laundry and airport transportation, plus a multilingual staff that can take care of guests from around the world.
Guests can easily gather all the information needed to take maximum advantage of their stay, including tours to see the marvelous attractions in Quito and its surroundings. It´s definitely the ideal choice as the best location for tourists. The magic of Quito´s colonial downtown is only ten minutes away. The monument to the equator, forty minutes; the Papallacta hot springs, one hour; the must see handicrafts market in Otavalo, two hours; and, Mindo´s forest wonders, two and half hours.
The philosophy of the Marquíz boutique hotel is to offer its distinguished guests a unique experience. Every single detail is tangible proof of the commitment and dedication of its professional team that strives to create a space where each memory becomes a special moment and where warmth and friendliness make everybody feel at home.