Seated within the Geobotanical Reservation's crater, near the Pululahua Volcano, El Crater has a prime position in nature's palm. This profound hotel was constructed to honor the earth and its natural structures. The 12 rooms are welcoming, each projecting the culture and comfort of the area, while keeping to contemporary necessities. Orthopedic mattresses and natural fibers keep with the trend of eco-friendliness. The hotel is favored for its cuisine, a fine mix of both international secrets and local. Nothing beats looking out on this landscape while sampling such culinary achievements. This is the perfect place for concentrated meditation and calm surroundings, while the town of Quito is a half hour away and full of activity for those who are in search of more liveliness.
With a special philosophy and respect for nature, the Hotel was constructed with an alternative architecture. Hand-sculpted stone covers all the building, including local lava-hardened stone which provides the building a thermal condition. The Crater, a restaurant and art gallery project, originated ten years ago, conceived within an artistic and ecological context, and inspired by the beauty of its natural surroundings. During this time, we have shared and offered to thousands of local and worldwide tourists the opportunity of savoring exquisite dishes from local and international cuisines while admiring the beauty of a landscape unique in the world. Nowadays The Crater also provides accommodation in extremely comfortable luxury suites disclosing the pleasure of the wonderful view. The Crater is at 35 minutes driving distance from the city of Quito, and 8 minutes from the Equatorial Monument. It is at 2,830 m above sea level, similar to Quito. This project is located within the Geobotanical Reservation, inside the crater of the Pululahua Volcano in the Middle of the World. It comprises an area of 12 ha. Its location at the entrance of the Humid Forest inside Pululahua Volcano provides exceptional characteristics.
Hotel El Crater in Quito has twelve executive or familiar rooms offer travelers luxury and comfort with the perfect ambiance between elegance and an ethnic minimalist touch, and always designed to provide the spectacular view of the place.
Rooms are equipped with comfortable king size or double beds, orthopedic mattresses covered with natural fibers, eiderdowns and pillows of natural down, as well as pure wool blankets. Other amenities include central heating, frigo-bar, DVD player, TV, movies, environmental music, internet, a library...
The Suites' bedrooms views reveal the splendor of the Pululahua Volcano crater while their meeting space show the Equator Monument. Rooms are equipped with comfortable king size or double beds, orthopedic mattresses covered with natural fibers, eiderdowns and pillows of natural down, as well as pure wool blankets. Other amenities include central heating, frigo-bar, DVD player, TV, movies, environmental music, internet, a library...
Strategically built on the edge of the crater of the volcano Pululahua, for its architectural design, the restaurant has a visibility of around 360 degrees. Clients have the opportunity to taste traditional food and abroad; we also have a variety of wines, cocktails and snacks to taste. The restaurant has 4 rooms each with a different view of atmosphere and environment that varies significantly depending on the time.
El Crater houses a permanent art exhibition, a fine collection of works of well-known Ecuadorian artists illustrating major achievement in painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, handcrafts, and others, works which are also available for purchase in the art gallery.
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