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Illa Experience Hotel

Location: Junín E144 y Montúfar (Quito, Ecuador) | Telephone: +593 2 273 832 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ | Book now

Recently opened boutique hotel. Excellent location. New and comfortable. Big and well-equipped rooms. Spa and small fitness centre. Small gourmet restaurant. Very personal and exquisite service. You’ll feel right at home.

Illa Experience is a luxury boutique hotel in Quito opened on December 2017 in the historic city center of the city. This unique property offers a concept that emulates the hospitality of Ecuadorian families. Its goal is to portray Quito for what it really is, a place full of traditions, authenticity and charisma. It has 10 rooms, 6 Standard Luxury and 4 Suites. Preserving its uniqueness, it was restored in a way that all our guests can witness the three different historic periods of the house: colonial, republican and modern.

A series of interesting experiences delivered by San Marcos community are offered daily promoting interaction between guests and local residents and artisans. Illa is the first hotel in Quito offering the concept of real experiences in the country.

Some experiences include visiting the workshop of a local artisan and observe as he hand-carves traditional wooden toys, watercolor painting in one of the neighbourhood’s many art studios with one of the museum's artists or trying a traditional treat.

  • Nuema Restaurant/Wine Cellar
  • Spa
  • La Terrace Rooftop Bar
  • Experiences
  • Valet parking/own garage
  • 24-hour gym
  • Business center
  • Reading room

Illa Experience Hotel is located in San Marcos, a picturesque neighbourhood that offers the tranquillity and authenticity of a historic district and residential area.

This 400-year-old residential neighbourhood is alive and active, home to a dynamic, artistic community. It’s also centrally located – just a five minutes' walk from touristic squares (Plaza Grande, San Francisco and Santo Domingo).

The best way to arrive from Quito’s airport is by arranging a direct transfer.

  • Luxury private car transfers
  • Valet parking

Illa Experience’s tastefully decorated rooms allow travellers to enjoy not only the style and luxury of first-class accommodation but also richness of Ecuador’s history. Each of the three storeys of the hotel is inspired by a different historical period (colonial, republican and modern). The city of Quito itself was built by layers. Some rooms overlook the iconic street Junín, and one of the most iconic landmarks in the city.

  • Suites and villas available
  • Pillow and linen menu
  • Private butler service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome gift

NUEMA is an award-winning restaurant, one of the most famous in the country and which offers authenticity and innovation in equal measure. Its style can be described as Ecuadorian Author Cuisine, based on local products with contemporary techniques. The chef’s fresh take on traditional ingredients creates a gastronomy style unlike any you have tried before.

Head chef: Alejandro Chamorro

  • Food and beverage awards
  • Exclusive dining options
  • 24-hour room service
  • Allergies catered for
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Author's cuisine
  • Tasting menu

Being a restored colonial house, the hotel did not change many walls, nor did it alter any structures. Although keeping the style of an old home, it also has all the facilities needed by modern tourists. The facilities include Wi-Fi accessibility in all areas and social areas for relaxation such as Spa, Jacuzzi and a small gym.

  • Laundry and dry-cleaning service
  • 24-hour multilingual concierge
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Valet parking
  • Airport transfers
  • Doctor or nurse on call 24 hours a day
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Wheelchair and stroller access
  • Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • On-site bellhop
  • 24-hour gym
  • Ironing service

Guests at Illa can relax and experience some of the most unique and special wellness therapies inspired by Ecuador’s essence. Reflexology, massages and a body treatment with 100% Ecuadorian chocolate are some of the options. Therapies are available under previous reservation and an additional cost. The area also includes a jacuzzi.

  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Men's treatments
  • Organic products
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre

Illa Experience is a small hotel with 10 rooms, but it can host events at the Terrace and the Rooftop Bar. It is the ideal setting for outdoor events with a private atmosphere.

The areas’ measurements are:
Rooftop Bar: 6.27m x 3.04m
Terrace: 11.8m x 5.59m

These areas can accommodate around 50 people. Combining the traditional structure with modern decor makes the hotel a glamorous and stylish place to gather. Its location offers one of the most beautiful views of Quito’s historic town and surrounding mountains, every monument clearly distinguishable. Sunset offers a perfect time for cocktails and Insta-worthy photos from the Rooftop Bar.



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