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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Renter's review of our La Ronda monthly rental in Quito.

Jason and Maria from Clearwater, Florida.
December 14, 2010
My wife and I spent a wonderful month in Quito, Ecuador and the most Important part of any vacation is your accommodations! We were very lucky to choose Liliya & Leo's remodeled 2 bedroom apartment in the historic district of Quito. They provide a charming, clean, completely furnished apartment including Internet, Cable TV,DVD player, fridge, washing machine, coffee pot, toaster, and new high quality mattress's with clean sheets and plenty of extra blankets if the nights cool down a bit. The apartment complex is totally secure, safe and you can add your own padlock to your door which already had 2 excellent locks! We liked that feature because we travel with an expensive laptop.
The apartment is located on the 4th floor which does make it a little tiring climbing the stairs, but it's more than worth the climb after you are relaxing on the terrace enjoying the wonderful views and the breeze with your morning coffee. The location was the best for us... Only a 2 minute walk from all the public transportation and the apartment is located at the end of a dead end street so it's very quiet at night- and a added bonus- there is a guard near the entrance to the apartment complex that is always there for added security 24 hours a day. Also within a 2 minute walk you have access to very fine dining or in the other direction local dining averaging only $1.50 to $3.00 a meal!!!
Liliya & Leo will explain everything you need to know about their city and provide you a detailed map of Centro Historico in Quito. They will also explain what places and which people to be careful of depending on the time of year. (All cities have their not so good areas and it's good that Liliya & Leo offer this help... for us being seasoned travelers we found this help and honesty priceless) We highly recommend staying at this apartment, it's a very fair price for what you get. We checked out other apartments while in Quito and there are some dirty, infested places for cheap prices- so be careful. We will definitely stay in Liliya & Leo's apartment again when we return- if it's available...
Jason and Maria- Clearwater, Florida  

Jessica and Alex from Dublin, Ireland.

October 3, 2010
Jessica from Dublin says: "The apartment is extremely comfortable, secure and well-appointed. The landlord and landlady are a pleasure to deal with, and the location cannot be beaten if you want to be in the heart of the Centro Historico, right next to a Trole stop and also just steps away from the weekend nightlife of La Ronda. There are caretakers who live on the premises, and security guards patrol right outside the gate pretty much 24/7, but since the apartment is on the top floor, its also quiet. The furniture is almost all new, and the bed is one of the best Ive ever slept on. We stayed here four months in total, but its location would make it ideal for shorter breaks too. One warning: its on the third floor and there is no lift, so take it easy going up the stairs if youve just arrived and havent yet acclimated. We loved living here - the local shop and hotel owners are very friendly, and the apartment quickly felt like home."