Art Hotels Ecuador, Hotel Mama Cuchara

Art Hotels Ecuador, Hotel Mama Cuchara
July 9, 2019 artoni

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About The House

Between march and august 1875, Juanita Terraza Monsalve – a tenant of this house –gathered in this site and gardens, several liberal conspirators such as Abelardo Moncayo and Roberto Andrade amongst others, with the objective of planning the assassination of conservative president Gabriel García Moreno. This is how, that august 6th, on a corner of Quito’s Cathedral, they terminated the head of state with firearms and the help of Faustino Rayo’s machete.
Historical commemeration on november 23, 2017, the inauguration day of this Hotel.We thank historian Fernando Jurado for this summary.
Situated in the best-preserved, least altered historic center of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in Latin America – the Historical Center of Quito – Hotel Mama Cuchara enjoys an ideal location among the hotels in Quito’s historic center, a walkable distance from the Plaza Santo Domingo, La Ronda, and many of the city’s most popular historical sites.
Faithful to the Art Hotels brand concept, Hotel Mama Cuchara indulges the keen traveler with a private collection of art complemented by rotating exhibits of various Ecuadorian artists. Proceeds from sales of art directly benefit the artists and their community.
Hotel Mama Cuchara breathes new life into the Historic Center of Quito, linking the service and design of Art Hotels Ecuador’s brand with the Historic Center’s charm.
Within all of our properties, the ethos is the same—to passionately and authentically mix old with new and create an artistic, creative approach to luxury hospitality.



Superior Queen

Located in the newly built wing of this restored 18th century Spanish colonial home, Superior accommodations feature smart, contemporary design elements, making them the best of the new world in the heart of Quito’s historic center.

Deluxe Queen

The newly created rooms of this restored 18th century Spanish colonial home evoke a sense of history and luxury by using a mix of both culturally inspired and modern materials. Original structural beams along with headboards of laurel oak meticulously carved by local artisans are juxtaposed with French doors featuring fused glass and custom lighting fixtures. The overall effect is an authentic, yet stylish experience.

Premium Double, Queen, King

When looking for spacious options in hotels around Quito, consider our Premium rooms. Distinguished by their unmatched amplitude, thoughtfully crafted furnishings and privileged access to artwork, these limited rooms define our property as one of the best hotels in the Historic Center of Quito.

Luxury King with bathtub

Soak your cares away in the singular accommodation with a Spa Bath. This enchanting room lays at your feet a sumptuous aquatic and artistic experience enhanced by the aromatherapy of the exclusively Ecuadorian organic line of AromaVida bath amenities.

Luxury King Suite with Balcony

Start your mornings off right with exceptional access to Quito’s Historical Center directly from your balcony overlooking Mama Cuchara. The availability of these unique rooms is limited by the 18th century façade of the building which includes three balconies and cannot be altered.