Casa Liceo offers 2 spacious suites in the historic center. Ideal for 1-5 guests who appreciate an old house with modern comfort and privacy.
Ground floor suite 'La Ronda' has a social part: entrance with kitchenette, living room with dining area, half bathroom, and a private part, accesible through a little writing room, with bed room (matress 1,50mx2,20m=5ftx7ft2inch), master bath room, and a private patio. Living room and bedroom have stunning views over Panecillo hill and Quito south.
Suite 'La Ronda' is wheel chair friendly. Frontdoor 1m. All passages are 85 cm or more, without tresholds. Sliding door to bath room >90 cm. See also the map of suite 'La Ronda'.
Second floor suite 'La Loma'.
A corridor and staircase lead to the hall with half bathroom. In La Loma you find a fully equiped kitchen with dining table, a living room with fire place side room with desk and sofa bed (0,90x2,20m.). The bedroom with its french balconies has an adjoining full bathroom (bath, toilet, wash stand, bidet). Mattress 1.50mx2.20m=5ftx7ft2inch. Living room and bedroom have fantastic view over landmark Panecillo Hill and Quito South.
Each suite has a small selection of books, most in Spanish, some in English on Quito architecture, museums, art and artists. Several guides and maps on Quito are also there to be used. There is a stereo system with some 40 CD's (Opera, classical, some jazz and Spanish music, television with satelite connexion, wifi connexion. The cooking facilities are equiped with a.o. micro wave, fridge/freezer and dish washer: you'll find coffee, tea, pasta, mineral water, wine, oil, etc.
Eucaliptus floors through the entire house.
Both suites have access to the beautiful roof terrace with sun deck, sauna, bath room and open air jacuzzi. The many flowers attract humming birds. The stunning view includes the historical church of holy Sebastian already 439 years old. Above the sauna is the panorama terrace with open air shower surrounded by beautiful plants. With the terrace heater you can enjoy the twinkling lights of Quito even in fresh nights. In the small tiled house lives our care taker Pablo. He is always willing to help and answer your questions.
Calle Liceo is a cute little side street of Calle Rocafuerte, the main street of the Loma Grande (=Big Hill) neighbourhood. The Loma Grande is a residential area with many little shops and restaurants. Direct under Casa Liceo you’ll see sports centrum Cumandá and Calle La Ronda with many restaurants and live music and dance acts in the weekends.
Through Calle Rocafuerte you'll reach Plaza Santo Domingo and the main monuments of the town within minutes without much climbing or descending. On the right side of this site you see a picture of Quito in the Inca period. Modern places of interest are indicated in blue. By clicking on this picture you will enlarge it.
Cabs are cheap and good.
On Plaza Santo Domingo. you'll find a stop of the fast troley bus system (Trole) that crosses Quito from north to south every few minutes for only $0.25. Down hill is a La Marin bus station that also offers good service. But...from La Marin back home you'll have to climb the Loma!
Please don't hesitate to write us with any questions regarding Quito or our house. We answer within 24 hours.