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Quito, Ecuador

Mama Cuchara

As the location of a plot to assassinate the president in 1875, this hotel near the centre of Quito is, without doubt, a historic and cultural gem. You will love the arty vibe, and relish the rooftop views. As the location of a plot to assassinate the president in 1875, this hotel near the centre of Quito is, without doubt, a historic and cultural gem. You will love the arty vibe, and relish the rooftop views.
As the location of a plot to assassinate the president in 1875, this hotel near the centre of Quito is, without doubt, a historic and cultural gem. You will love the arty vibe, and relish the rooftop views. As the location of a plot to assassinate the president in 1875, this hotel near the centre of Quito is, without doubt, a historic and cultural gem. You will love the arty vibe, and relish the rooftop views.
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Location
Whilst Mama Cuchara is not as central as some other hotels, the extra few minutes of walking to the sites is worth it to be in the quiet and classy neighbourhood of La Loma Grande. With a position opposite the Cultural Centre, you will benefit from a doorstep opportunity to hear musicians rehearse and perform. The other main sites are about a mile to the north.
Luxury Room Mama Cuchara Quito
Accommodation
This Colonial-era hotel is, without question, an art-lovers paradise. The artworks that dot the hotel are inspiring and – moreover – mostly for sale. There is every chance that you will leave the hotel having purchased some jewellery, a painting or something ceramic as a souvenir of Quito.

With just 26 rooms, this is a comfortably scaled hotel where you will get individual attention and the highest of service from the dedicated staff. The rooms themselves are individual curations of hand-made pieces of furniture and Ecuadorian art and artefacts.
If you opt for one of the more superior rooms in the newer wing, you will find that it is more contemporary in style. We would recommend one of the three luxury rooms with a living room and a balcony.

The main dining area is the La Plaza restaurant, housed in the main courtyard under a vaulted glass ceiling. The chef makes a great effort to produce daily specialities from the different regions of Ecuador. For the best of cocktail experiences, head to the excellent rooftop bar which offers spectacular views across Quito; even better if you climb the glass dome!
Bathroom Mama Cuchara Quito
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La Plaza Restaurant Mama Cuchara Quito
Experiences
  • Hotel Mama Cuchara provides free walking tours to local attractions such as artisanal coffee houses, mask-makers and the Santo Domingo Church.

  • An activity that you wouldn’t expect to engage in on holiday, but fascinating nonetheless, is a visit to the local fire station. Learn all aspects of firefighting from the Quito fire department!
  • At the Fray Pedro Bedón Museum, you will find a fine collection of colonial religious art and a renowned historic library.

  • You can visit the Intiñan Solar Museum, just outside Quito, which – being exactly on the equator – is a place where geographical and scientific concepts are explained.

  • To get a true appreciation for the scope of Quito, take the TelefériQo to the Cruz Loma lookout on the active Volcán Pichincha.
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