Apartment in Quito -practical stuff
- On arrival and departure
- Ruthy, Susana's sister in law,
will meet you at the apartment, or at Hotel Quito, to hand over
the keys and show you round. She will also collect the keys back
from you at the apartment when you depart.
- Location and getting there:
- Ask you taxi to take you to
Camino Orellana (pronounced 'Orejana') -approx $2 from
areas in the north of Quito. If the driver doesn't know it you
can ask to go to Hotel Quito and direct him the last 200m. Sometimes
drivers are reluctant thinking they have to go all the way to
the bottom of the hill into Guapulo -explain you are at the top
and they can easily turn around to return.
- To book a taxi from the flat
call 2511511 -they normally have a taxi within 10 minutes.
- The full address is:
- Flat 1B, Casa Encalada, Camino
Orellana, Guapulo, Quito
- Police | Fire | Ambulance: call
101 or 911 for emergency services.
- Our local contact is Susana's
sister in law, Ruthy, who holds the keys and arranges cleaning
etc. Ruthy understands some English, and her sons Eduardo and
Jorge speak very good English. Her phone number is (005932) 2345466.
Her mobile is 86336463.
- The building manager is Gabriela
Troya -she lives upstairs and can be contacted through the guard
-please only contact her on matters that affect the flat owners
- The flat is well protected,
with shutters on each window and the front door, and has a guard
at the building entrance. We ask you to take reasonable security
measures for the protection of everyone in the block.
- Please close and lock window
shutters/door gate if staying away overnight. We suggest you
latch all windows if going out in town, and you should lock the
flat door whilst in the flat. Lock both the flat door and building
entrance when going out.
- Do not let anyone follow you
into the building -visitors should contact the flat they are
visiting to gain access.
Whilst we do everything possible to make
your stay comfortable and safe, please arrange for your own travel
insurance, as we cannot accept responsibility for accidents or
- There is a single parking space
allocated to the flat -please park carefully in space 1b as space
is tight. Visitors can park on the street over the road.
- Hot Water:
- The tank is located under the
sink in the social bathroom. Lift the lever to 'Up' to turn on
-we suggest you leave it on while you are in the flat but turn
off if you stay away overnight. Remember on taps C stands for
Caliente (hot) and F for Frio (cold)
- Current is 110v/60Hz. Plugs
are of the two flat pin type (I am afraid the round pin socket
in the living room does not work). The fuses are located in the
Utility room. There should be candles in the kitchen drawers
in case of a power cut.
- Gas Cooker:
- There is a gas container under
the breakfast bar. If it runs out a refill can be obtained for
around $3 from the delivery van that comes around mid morning
each day (they hoot as they pass) -ask the guard to stop them.
The guard will also help you to carry the cylinder in.
- Plug the cooker in for the electric
ignition and oven light.
- When boiling water, do remember
that water boils at a lower temperature at altitude -water is
best warmed on a hotplate to get as hot as possible.
- Telephone and Internet:
- There is a telephone in the
living room which can be used for local calls -it is blocked
for outgoing international calls and calls to mobile phones,
but friends and family can call you on 00 5932 2506356. There
is also a telephone kiosk over the road from Hotel Quito where
you can make international calls and use the Internet. If you
have your own computer, there is a broadband connection to the
bedroom (via WiFi or Ethernet cable). There is no password set.
- There is a television with cable
in the bedroom. This shows news in Spanish on CNN and other stations
and there are frequent films and other TV shows in English.
- Cleaning and Refuse:
Elena, the maid, comes
to clean the apartment once a week (on Wednesdays). She also
changes the bedding and towels. Please let her know if you want
any washing done -she has a key to the flat.
- Rubbish (la basura) is collected
3 times a week -there is a bin on the roof, and the guard is
happy to take bags up there.
- You will find a range of cleaning
materials under the kitchen sink and some cloths etc in the second
- There is lots of storage in
the kitchen units, under bathroom sinks and in the bedroom wardrobes.
We have locked one bay of the wardrobe so we can keep some of
our own clothing at the flat, but there should be plenty of space
in the remaining sections, which include hanging rails and drawers.
- On departure
- Please dispose of fresh foodstuffs
and leave the flat clean and tidy. Tinned and dried foods can
be left for the next visitors. Keys must be handed to
Ruthy on departure. Please do not leave them with the guards
or any other person.
- Have a great stay!
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