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5-star Luxury Boutique Hotel near Plaza Grande, Quito

Illa Experience Hotel can be found in the welcoming San Marcos neighbourhood of Quito, close to Plaza Grande and a short walk from the city museum and Basilica of the National Vow. Set in a historic mansion house on a peaceful side street, this 10-room luxury boutique hotel offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in this cosmopolitan South American city. Whether you wish to explore the culture, history or entertainment of Quito, or take an excursion to the middle of the world a short drive away, Illa Experience is perfectly placed for you to discover it all.

Guest rooms and suites are thoughtfully designed, with attention to detail and customers’ comfort in mind. Featuring crisp white linens, elegant soft furnishings and breath-taking vistas from many rooms, it’s a hotel you won’t want to leave. Each room is inspired by a different historical era with artwork and wall hangings to complement the theme. After a busy day of city sightseeing you can soak in the bathtub with fragrant L’Occitane toiletries, snuggle up under a hand-woven blanket with a glass of wine or venture to the hotel spa and wellness centre for a relaxing massage.

Dining in Illa Experience is a treat. Working with local ingredients, renowned savoury and pastry chefs use grains, fruits and vegetables which have been traded in the Andean region since the Pre-Columbian era. From dishes such as shrimp and coconut stew to pork served with avocado and tortillas, dinner at the hotel is an experience you simply don’t want to miss!

The hotel’s goal is to bring travellers and local communities together, so they offer real experiences with local people for hotel guests. You can learn to how to make traditional Ecuadorian sweets; hand weave a beautiful rug or paint watercolours with your new found friends! If you prefer to freestyle, you could climb to the top of Basilica of the National Vow for incredible panoramic photo opportunities or visit the Virgin of El Panecillo, one of the city’s most impressive landmarks.


  • Great location from which to explore Quito’s main attractions
  • Incredible on-site Ecuadorian dining in the hotel restaurant
  • A few minutes’ walk to Plaza Grande
  • Set in a neighbourhood popular with artists, musicians and writers
  • Tailored experience days with the local community

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  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind


Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2019 - Tour Operator Of The Year Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2018 - Tour Operator Of The Year

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Why book with Latin Routes?

  • Tailormake your holiday, including the destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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  • You will be accompanied throughout by an experienced Latin Routes tour leader
  • Size does matter! This is why we keep our groups' maximum number to 16
  • Make Your Day Individual - Choose from 3 different experiences that are already included in the price

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  • We receive excellent reviews from our clients and have a fantastic score on Trustpilot.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind
  • An assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

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