Matafonua Lodge

As winner of Best Renovation in Quito’s Historic Center, Villa Colonna offers the highest level of elegance and sophistication in the heart of Ecuador. At this cozy and elegant boutique hotel, you will delight in the warm comfort and hospitality.  In contrast to an international hotel chain, at Villa Colonna guests will have a personalized experience in a haven of delicate splendor, cultivated with both art and adventure in mind.

With a wide variety of amenities, the mission is to pamper and guide you during your visit. Here, luxury is the fusion of excellence and emotion that welcomes you as a customer and sends you off as a friend. The villa caters to guests’ every need with discretion and grace, and will do everything they can to ensure your stay exceeds the highest standard.

Each suite was designed, decorated and realized with careful consideration. No matter which suite suits your style, from the moment you check in, you will experience a gracefully classic ambiance, with supreme luxury and quiet comfort.

Quito is a wonderful city to explore, and your hosts know it very well. If you’d like to venture out on your own, they’ve compiled a selection of the highest recommendations for you to consider during your stay.

San Francisco

This large twin suite is located on the lower floor and has 2 queen beds and lots of closet space. The large sitting area features two overstuffed armchairs, colorful rugs and a writing desk. In the bathroom, in addition to rain and Swiss showers, there is a jacuzzi tub. It also has a 56 inch flatscreen HD Smart TV with Netflix and 24 hour wi-fi access. This is the only suite with a jacuzzi!

La Basicala

This spacious suite is located on the upper floor. It features a king bed, a colonial window with a view of the inner patio, comfortable seating, including a chaise lounge, lots of closet space, a cozy nook with writing desk and a large bathroom, with rain shower. It has a 49 inch flatscreen HD Smart TV with Netflix and 24 hour wi-fi access.

Santa Barbara

This bright and airy suite is located on the upper floor. It has a king bed (or twin beds), lots of closet space and a rain shower in the bathroom. The sitting area features two comfortable chaise lounges, a writing desk and a colonial window overlooking the inner patio. It also has a 49 inch flatscreen HD Smart TV with Netflix and 24 hour wi-fi access.

La Agustinas

This suite is located on the upper floor. It features three large colonial windows, a large, comfortable sitting room with two couches and a writing desk, and a large bathroom, with rain shower. It also has a 49 inch flatscreen HD Smart TV with Netflix and 24 hour wi-fi access.

La Merced Suite

This is the largest suite and is located on the upper floor. It features two large colonial style windows, a queen bed (or twin beds), a large sitting room, with writing desk and comfortable, elegant seating and a large bathroom with rain shower. It has a 49 inch flatscreen HD Smart TV with Netflix and 24 hour wi-fi access.

Benalcazar

This large and comfortable room is located on the lower floor and features two colonial windows, a queen bed, and a large bathroom with rain shower. It also has 24 hour wi-fi access, 58 inch flatscreen HD Smart TV with Netflix and a sound system integrated into the headboard.

As the largest colonial city in Latin America, and premier UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are countless reasons to appreciate Quito. You’ll love exploring this safe, authentic, and beautiful city. Outside the capital is the Cotopaxi National Park, the indigenous Otavalo and Saquisili markets, or the Quilotoa Lagoon. From the heart of vibrant Quito to the jaw-dropping landscapes in the nearby countryside, we can help you plan the perfect adventure that will entertain and intrigue.

Places to Explore:

Panecillo

El Panecillo (from Spanish panecillo small piece of bread, diminutive of pan bread) is a 200-metre-high hill of volcanic-origin, with loess soil, located between southern and central Quito. Its peak is at an elevation of 3,016 metres above sea level. The original name used by the aboriginal inhabitants of Quito was Yavirac. According to Juan de Velasco, a Jesuit historian, on top of Yavirac there was a temple which the Indians used to worship the sun. This temple is said[by whom?] to have been destroyed by the Spanish conquistadores. The street that leads up to El Panecillo is called Melchor Aymerich.

San Francisco Church & Square

The Church and Monastery of St. Francis (Spanish: Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco), commonly known as el San Francisco, is a 16th-century Roman Catholic complex in Quito, Ecuador. It fronts onto its namesake Plaza de San Francisco. The imposing structure has the distinction of being the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America and for this reason is sometimes known as “El Escorial of the New World”[by whom?]. The style evolved over almost 150 years of construction (1534-1680) through earthquakes and changes in artistic fashion. The Church houses the city’s beloved Virgin of Quito (1734).

Itchimbia

Escape the bustle of Quito’s city center and relax within the scenic confines of Parque Itchimbía (Itchimbía Park). Marvel at the incredible city and mountain views, check out art exhibitions and attend open-air concerts. Parque Itchimbía spreads across an area of 133 acres (54 hectares) atop Itchimbía Hill.

La Ronda

La Ronda in Quito is a beautiful street in the Historic Center of the city. It is said to be one of the oldest streets in Quito and has been nicely restored. It sits close to the base of the famous “Panecillo” hill which is crowned with a winged virgin statue. An ancient path which followed the small Ullaguanga-huayaco creek was the beginning of what is now called Calle La Ronda. The path was slowly lined with houses until the late 18th century when it is said to appear similar to today. During the early 20th century La Ronda Quito became the home of poets, musicians and politicians who left their mark on Ecuadorian history. The renovated street now has informational signs which tell about some of these people and houses they lived in.

Presidential Palace

The history of this emblematic building dates back to colonial times, around 1570, with the acquisition of the former royal houses located in the city of Quito.