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.
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...
As strategically constructed inside a volcano crater, its architectonic design grants the scenic sight of a 360? view.
Dining at the El Crater Restaurant is the perfect complement to the exceptional beauty that guests will find at the Crater. The Restaurant offers special service for breakfast and lunch, cafeteria, a full bar and specialty drinks.
The menu presents a range of delicious selections representative of local and international gastronomy as well as wines, cocktails and aperitifs.
The Restaurant's four rooms can accommodate visiting groups, each one with different ambiance and views, perfect for business and social events.
Connected with Ecuadorian and worldwide travel agencies, we welcome the many visiting tourist groups that day by day come to stay at The Crater.
The Pululahua is an active volcano with the only inhabited crater in the world. It is a 5-kilometer diameter depression where endemic vegetation includes unique orchids and 33 different vegetation species per square meter. Birds are those typical of the humid forest of the North-Eastern zone of the province.
This project conceived as a living sculpture, houses, on the basis of permanent art exhibitions, 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 our art gallery.
Consult us about our facilities for executive business meetings, innovating inner growth workshops (active meditation, tellurology, Yang Xing Do, etc), customized Spa service, contemporary art exhibitions, morning concerts. The space may be adapted according to the requirements of the group.
Currently we do not have any sample itineraries of custom tours to this destination.
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