517 Sqft Suite With Mountain View - Bedroom, Kitchen, Living/Dining
- english, german, spanish
About Wolfgang Börchers
Dear Guest! We are a family with German origin and live in Ecuador for many years. We have worked in the hospitality business, managing a travel agency for a couple of years. Now we run our own Wantara Suites. Our service is flawless and we can help our guests by organizing all the little treats that make travelling easier. We love to share our uniquely peaceful spaces with interesting people from all over the world. We would be happy to host you!
Wolfgang Börchers purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Wolfgang Börchers chose Quito
Fascinated by the magic of the 'Old Town' where authentic Ecuadorian traditions are still alive and can be experienced in its streets and places, we decided that this is the place we want to live. After a year of extensive search we finally found this treasure. It took us three years to carefully renovate the place. We created seven independent units cautious of not loosing the colonial charm of the property. Art objects in the lush garden and cozy living spaces gives 'Wantara' a special flair.
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A lovely apartment with a great garden in old Quito
Just a few minutes walk to central old Quito. It's hilly there and u need walking shoes but it's the best easy to get around. Wantata suites are run by Andi and Wolfgang who are just a wonderful couple. Andi is an artist and horticulturaslist wit h great talent. Truly you home while there.
A Home Away From Home
The Wantara Suite, located in the historical town of Quito, is a heaven of peace, beauty and quietness. We stayed for four nights and enjoyed every moment of our stay. The Suite Colibri was a wonderful apartment with all what is needed from kitchenware to an excellent bathroom (with a great shower!) and ample space for three persons. It was a delight to take our breakfasts in the garden while admiring colibris flying from flower to flower - and it should be noted that a nearby around-the-corner baker allowed for crispy croissants and delicious bread to be enjoyed at every breakfast. The owners, Wolfgang and Anne-Marie, are delightful and rightly proud of what they have accomplished with this old house and property. Their enthusiasm is contagious and it was lovely to talk to them, listening to their stories about how they transformed and brought back to live this remarkable place. Preparing dinners was nice as well and there were ample herbs to choose from in the garden to enhance the flavours of our dishes. The Wantara Suite is also very well located and one can reach the historical center on foot in a few minutes. The people supporting the various activities that are offered are also worth mentioning, in particular Marcelo and Christian, who will welcome you at the airport and also offer day trips to explore the scenery and landscapes around Quito. Leaving was the most difficult part of our stay, which tells a lot about how much we liked the place and how quickly we got attached to its many charms. Wantara means 'A Place with good Vibrations' in kichua and nothing describes this place better than this beautiful word.
Oase am Rande der Altstadt von Quito!
Nach dem langen Flug aus Europa war diese Wahl absolut top. Obwohl man mitten in der Stadt wohnt, ist es nachts angenehm ruhig. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten der Altstadt sind problemlos zu Fuss erreichbar. Die Räume sind sehr grosszügig, sauber und komfortabel. Im Garten kann man ausgezeichnet entspannen und am frühen Morgen sogar Kolibris beobachten. Wir wohnten im Kolibri - mit tollem Sitzplatz (inkl. Hängesitz). Die Eigentümer helfen mit Tipps weiter. Der uns vorgeschlagene Guide war ausgezeichnet. Wir können diese Unterkunft ohne Vorbehalte nur empfehlen!
At home in Wantara Suites
My daughter and I stayed in Lagarto Suite for 5 nights while touring Quito and the surrounding area. I had never been to Ecuador and had no idea where to stay in Quito since there are many options. The owner of Wantara, Wolfgang, was very responsive and helpful in my email exchange with him regarding our possible stay at Wantara. Wolfgang and Annemarie were traveling to Europe for the month of May and left care of the suites with friends Pierre and Anja. They made arrangements for our pick-up at the airport when we arrived to Ecuador which was late in the evening, 11:00 pm. Marcello our driver met us on arrival and drove us to the gated entrance of Wantara Suites where Pierre and Anja warmly recieved us just before midnight. We felt like family! Anja had baked us a loaf of bread that was just out of the oven and aroma of fresh baked bread filled our room. Lagarto Suite and the entire complex is beautiful and welcoming. We prepared and ate all our breadfast and dinners in the suite taking advantage of the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits in the local markets. Pierre and Anja were great hosts and very warm and friendly people that were really good friends. They assisted with all our questions about the area and Ecuador and were constantly checking on how we were enjoying our stay. Marcello our driver from the airport also was fantastic. He drove us to Otavalo and Cotocachi for a day trip and joined us for lunch in Otavalo. He also was available to take us to other locations in the city when needed. The entire experience associated with Wantara was beyond expectations. We made new friends who welcomed us to our first visit to Ecuador and made sure we had a home and enjoyed ourselves! Thank you Wolfgang, AnneMarie, Pierre, Anja and Marcello! I would visit Quito again just to visit my friends at Wantara Suites!
Beautiful accommodation, helpful hosts
We arrived late in the evening and Wolfgang had arranged an English speaking driver to meet us. It's just as well as the place would not have been easy to find. We traveled from the airport into the historic old town which at first appeared a bit dingy. On arrival at the property, the gate was opened to a lovely, green courtyard and the pristine suites.
Our apartment consisted of a living room, kitchen and bathroom en-suite. It was clean and spacious and tastefully decorated with Andi's art. On the surprisingly cold nights (I had not realized how chilly the elevation can make Quito), there was a fire with plenty of wood - I made great use of my scout skills.
It made a great base of operations :-). It's just a short walk to the center of the historic center and great dining.
As good as the accommodation was, the hosts were better. Wolfgang has an extensive list of English speaking guides and drivers in his contact list. He helped us have a marvelous stay, evening ordering Pizza when were to bushed to go out!
I thoroughly recommend Wantara Suites and will be back when I am next in Quito
Paradise in quito
It was Wonderful to stay there. The appartments are very Comfortable and enchanting, the Garden is a Paradise and Andi and Wolle were so helpful and nice! The best Place to stay in Quito !!!
Quito's colonial center is a UNESCO world heritage site. Our condo is located on historical Calle Loja which is mentioned in the city chronicle dating back to the 16th century. Towards the street we conserve impressive, 400 year old adobe walls, the main building dates back to 1904 and was used as suburban residence of a wealthy family. The beautiful Plaza de Independenica, many churches, museums and calle 'La Ronda', with all its authentic gastronomic offers are just a short walk away.
Quito's eco-bus stops right at the corner and/or the cheap taxi service gets you to the modern part of the city in 15-20 minutes.