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Book this 3 bedroom apartment in Quito today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a internet access and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 21 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $575, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar May 23, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 23 May 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Quito Attractions
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 21 reviews
- Very Good
Es de agradecer simplemente las atenciones de Doña Hilda, Don Daniel y la Sra. Leonor, Mi Familia se fue encantada de Quito, de sus hermosas atracciones y sitios turísticos, como también del Balcón de la Cuenca en el cual nos sentimos como en casa, instalaciones impecables, céntricas, con todas las comodidades, tal cual se describen, con ganas de volver al Ecuador y volver al Balcón de la Cuenca nuevamente, ademas de un precio bastante justo, recomiendo ampliamente para las vacaciones en Ecuador y sobre todo en el espectacular Centro Histórico de Quito, disfrutenlo quienes tengan la oportunidad de ir y hospedarse en este Departamento.
“Huffing and puffing to get there but worth it”
This is a very nice place. Makes you feel right at home. A short walk to all the museums and plazas in downtown Quito. We had two inconveniences: one of the shower stalls did not have hot water and problems with the wifi connection. Both were noted to the owner/manager and immediately were fixed. The hot water is temperamental but once you find the sweet spot with the hot water valve you get rewarded. Overall this an excellent place to stay. The administrators were courteous and responsive. The place is clean and well furnished and very affordable. I would not hesitate to come back and stay at the Balcon de la Cuenca.
My husband and I and our son and his wife spent a week in Quito in March. We started out in this condo but half the city, or so, went down with no water after two nights so we moved to the owner's other condo across town. As such, my review for this one is brief as we spent little time there. It's on a very steep street. Be prepared to taxi back if you're not one to huff and puff up the street. It's close to the old town area with shops and restaurants. The street had a lot of loud traffic, we didn't open the street side windows due to the noise. The kitchen was fairly adequately stocked, it lacked a few basics, such as a colander and a clean sponge and veggie wash and dish soap but we had just spent a week in a condo in Cuenca that was superbly stocked so perhaps we were spoiled. There were no windows inthe bedroom to open for ventilation. Beds were comfortable, linens and pillows fine. I might recommend this to family and friends.
“Well presented and in a great location.”
We stayed 4 nights in this great apartment within easy walking distance of Old Quito. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms made it good for the 4 of us. Everythng we needed to make a meal was there, was clean and worked, though the internet was really slow and we couldn't get the TV to work. Our hosts were great and arranged our transfers to and from the airpor for good value.
“Excellent location in Colonial Quito, spacious apartment”
This was a fabulous place for our family to stay in Old Town Quito. Leonor's parents were there to meet us - we were late arriving and they waited for us - along with her adult daughter who lives a couple blocks away. My daughter was sick when we arrived, and Leonor's mom took care of her; made her tea. The apartment itself is wonderful, fully equipped, and very spacious. It's just a few blocks up the hill from all the attractions of Colonial Quito. The building is very secure, and the guard helped me load the phone (that comes with the apartment) with minutes. We also stayed in the condo near the airport also owned by Leonor which also worked out very well.
“Our Memorable Stay in El Balcon”
Our family considered El Balcon to be "Home" during six memorable weeks we spent in beautiful Quito. The owner, along with her parents, daughter and fiancé, went above and beyond to accommodate us during our entire stay. We were contacted by them numerous times during our stay to ensure that all was well. Their gracious hospitality and many acts of kindness were much appreciated. The apartment's laptop and 2 cell phones were a welcome bonus as they were instrumental in helping us to keep in touch with family back in the States.We found the apartment to be exceptionally clean, spacious, and well-appointed. The 24-hour on-site guard at the gate was quick to offer a hand when arriving with groceries. Because of its ideal central location we were within walking distance of museums, churches and several small corner stores, where we were able to buy groceries and incidentals. Our children loved the short walk to purchase fresh bread every morning. They especially looked forward to an afternoon treat at the ice cream store conveniently located around the corner. An extensive bus system, along with inexpensive taxis, enabled us to travel throughout the city and its surrounding suburbs with ease. We all hope to return to this charming city and reside in this wonderful apartment.
Response from the owner Hi Michelle, Thank you for the lovely review of "Balcon de la Cuenca" I'm so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at my apartment. I hope you and your family have the opportunity to return to Ecuador. It was our pleasure to make your visit a memorable one!
“A very nice apartment in a great location owned by a wonderful f”
We stayed 45 nioghtrs in this comfortable, very well located apartment in Quito. What stood out for us was how friendly and helpful the people that owned it are. They went out of thier way to make everyting right and helped make our visit a really pleasant one. Highly reccomended!
Response from the owner Thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad you had a wonderful stay!
“Home away from home!”
We had a great experience with the hosts of Balcon de la Cuenca. First off, we took the airport pick-up services and they were very hospitable in giving us tips on how to navigate Quito and some places to buy food and such. Balcon de la Cuenca is a nicely spacious apartment with a kitchen, 2 bath, and a washer/dryer. The place is very Quito downtown in one of the districts that is historic and authentic with little shops down the street. The place was very clean and neat. And a cool bird-eye view of El Panecillo (a huge madonna statue) which seemed so small. It's literally brick-stone roads and uphill avenues. You are closer to the historic part of Quito there. We have to give a special thanks to the hosts who were wonderful in guiding us where to go. And when above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. The only con we have is that this place was more downtown near the historic part and a way ride to the more metropolitan part of Quito. But so you know - they have two locations. Balcon de La Cuenca for downtown historic and if you want to stay more central in the city - they have another apartment "El Batan". Bottom line- we enjoyed our trip and the state of the location was good!
“Paradise in Quito”
Once we arrived we were greeted by the guard who was eager to help with our bags. The home was really comfortable and allowed us to enjoy our stay in Ecuador more. Its location in the Center of Quito gives several beautiful views
“Better than a hotel”
The apartment is in a great location, its very comfortable and furnished to a high standard Quito is a dangerous city and this apartment is very secure and safe.