Casa Joaquín's secret

Casa Joaquín's secret

Casa Joaquín's secret

Passionate about nature, plants and flowers I started my own business of flower and gardening decoration in Leuven, Belgium. Thanks to my experience as a salesman all over Europe, the business quickly grew to a complete store where antiques, house decoration, fine foods, flower and garden decoration go hand in hand. After two years the store became one of the most famous flower shops in Belgium and welcomed visitors and clients out of all Europe.

A few years later another passion of mine, food and wine, compelled me to start a totally different business. Studying for chef and being positioned in the center of business in Leuven, I create a restaurant known for its delicious business lunches and gastronomic dinners. The unique location and decoration combined with the fine food and service made it famous and long lasting until,…

A terrible disaster happened. A fire in the business building made me lose everything and forced me to start my life over from scratch. I started dreaming about a business where my knowledge of design and decoration meets up with my passion for food and personal contact. This resulted in a dream of well designed, cozy hotel with personalized service. Together with family and friends in Quito, we designed a place where we provide you a safe and pleasant stay in peace and tranquility with a personal and efficient service.

The hotel is named after one of the most famous artists of Ecuador. The artist Pinto (1842-1906) was Ecuador´s very own “Da Vinci”. Local artisans and artists created every detail, furniture, windows, lightening, and art objects especially for our hotel. The colonial house where we are located was built in 1930 and has given home to European families (Swiss, German, French and Spanish). With its two patios and balconies, it represents a typical house from that time. Entirely renovated respecting his origin, this home has all comfort a modern traveler need.

Our Awards

  • Tripadvisor 2016
  • All you need is ecuador
  • Hotels.com
  • booking.com
  • Expedia
  • World Luxury Awards
  • Tripadvisor 2017
  • Ecuador ama la vida
  • customer
  • Viventura

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