Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Ray Lewisfrom Cuenca, Ecuador

Lovely place

Posted Apr 6, 2014 on Hotels.com
Copa airlines canceled our flight from DC, causing us to miss our flight home to Cuenca, Ecudaor, So we had tospend the night in Quito. We needed a place on short notice, and would not get there until 1am! Hotels.com hooked us up with Sandmelis. They were waiting for us at 1 am. When I went down to get coffee the next morning, they insisted on bringing it to us, even though we were on the third floor in this lovely walk-up hostel. When we needed to get back to the airport with a large amount of luggage, they got us a private suv for the trip. Nice accommodations, with ample hot water and water pressure! Would go back any time.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 18, 2013
Excelent Choice for Quito.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Tonyfrom Australia

Clean and comfy, Service A1

Posted Feb 8, 2013
Pros: cleanliness, decor and service
Cons: Thin walls
Location: Very handy to airport
Had an overnight stay. My flight was delayed and arrived over an hour late. The driver sent by the hotel was still waiting patiently and I was greeted by Marco at midnight and shown my room. Impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel. I had an early flight yet Marco, who had met me at midnight, was up and ordered a taxi for me at 5AM. Thank you Marco, helpful and patient. Only downside that some may find disconcerting is the walls don't stop much sound from the next room. I awoke with a start as I thought the low snoring was coming from the other bed in my room. Otherwise the hotel is a gem for stopovers
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Moirafrom Cathlamet, WA

Great for early Airport Departure

Posted Nov 21, 2012
Pros: Enjoyed the small cozy room.
Cons: no elevator
Location: Near airport, lots of restaurants and it felt like a safe area
We used Sandmelis because it was close to airport in Quito. It is a modest, clean (actually liked my room a lot, nice colors, clean bathroom) but room is about it, small lobby. The owner chatted us up, he was a charming older man. His son or grandson checked us in, they arranged for a taxi at 5AM, it took less than 5 min. to airport, cost $4. There are several restaurants around hotel. It is noisy in Quito, especially w/single pane windows, but we stayed in a way ritzier place when we got to Quito, it was just as noisy. Doesn't bother me, but my husband has sleep issues! Sandmelis doesn't have an elevator, but the desk man helped us get luggage up to room. We try to travel reasonably light, just a bag each and sm. handcarry. They have a lovely breakfast room, but we left too early for that.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travelerfrom Milwaukee, WI

nice hotel close to airport

Posted Oct 22, 2011
Location: Las Carolinas is where we stayed for the first 6 days of our trip. Great area - close to shopping mall (if you are into shopping) Supermaxi, park, and lots of little tiendas on the main thourogh fare. Safe in the daytime and close to the historic district and Mariscal Sucre.
A great hotel for staying close to the airport - we stayed for only one night - service is wonderful and very helpful - the staff seem to all speak English- nice room - large bathroom and hot water in a very short time. Breakfast is included too. Location is near the corner of two busy streets-not a pretty location and we didn't want to walk around there but convenient for getting to and from the airport quickly. An excellent Italian restaurant is located two doors away - Frattelli - and an ATM machine in the farmacia just around the corner. We got our wake up call on time - had breakfast earlier than expected - hired their transport to get us back to the airport for $8 - very nice friendly driver (we could have taken a taxi for maybe $4 though getting there in traffic cost us $6.50) Would recommend this hotel if you need a room close to the airport but for visiting the city and walking around, I"d recommend staying in the Las Carolinas area.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travelerfrom Santa Barbara, CA

Convenient. Close to Airport. Good service

Posted Aug 16, 2011
The hotel is well situated and well maintained. Rooms are a bit small. We`were disappointed since the wireless was not functioning. A ver nice breakfast. The neighborhood was safe but not many choices for restaurants.