I checked into Casa Gangotena, a former mansion in Quito
I go apeshit over seriously gorgeous hotels, and Casa Gangotena, right in the heart of Quito, is blowing me away. The former, 1500s mansion has a belle époque feel, gracious, old-world charm with courtyards, soaring ceilings, spiral staircases, and rooftop deck with intense views and really cozy, intricately detailed rooms. It's super boutique (only 33 rooms), and the food is outstanding. Expect a full review to come!