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San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

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#20 of 113 Hotels in Quito
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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in all three lodges, all having great views, a steady parade of humming birds, tanagers, toucans, plus many more. Find it amazing that both Jorge and Luis not only knew every bird that popped into view, but also knew where to find them. The meals were great and well served. Word of advise - get your lungs in shape...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at San Jorge Lodges in Quito and Tandayapa, and had a highly skilled birding guide, Luis Alcazar. He knew every sound and flash of wings, and was able to coax most birds into view for us. His knowledge and passion for nature were an unforgettable experience. The lodge owner George has put together an impressive network of private...

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Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was in the upper level which meant having a very strenuous climb each time we returned to it. Our first nights were very cold in the room until we were given a space heater. Our shower had a very poor head which shot water everywhere but on us when showering. The food was outstanding. The staff was very...

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Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge is located in the steep hills high over Quito with a wonderful patio overlooking the city and surrounded by bird feeders with dozens of hummingbirds. There are excellent nature trails surrounding the lodge. We were a group of birders and the owner of the lodge, Jorge Cruz, was our guide at this location and at others including his...

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Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived at 2:30 AM to the wonderful and cozy room on the exquisite gardens in Quito. Our next two days were spent enjoying the birds, grounds, and delicious and beautifully presented food. The staff was most accommodating with helpful information on the birds provided by Luis, Jorge's son. Jorge gave us personal birding service on the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was everything that was promised. Nonstop birding and adventure. Small groups, great guide, and facilities. Bring clothes for varied temps. You will get wet. This trip is strenuous, and the altitudes will have you puffing. The guides know the birds....and bring them in with phishing and calls. You will visit several ecosystems, each with different birds and plants....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rate this trip outstanding in every aspect. The three lodges we stayed at were surrounded by acres of protected habitat and were a joy to experience. The food and service were superb at each lodge and all staff members were eager to attend to any requests from us. My group of four birders of medium ability were treated like...

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Brighton, Michigan
Reviewed 24 December 2016

My wife and I have taken a number of bird photography trips to South America and San Jorge Eco Lodges turned out to be top notch from beginning to end. Our accommodations, food, guide and transport were all excellent. We wanted this to be more of a bird photo trip and less of a birding 'tick' trip – we weren’t...

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Key Largo, Florida
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are very interested in birds and photography. We decided to go to Ecuador because of its close proximity to the US. Our time was limited to only four days. From the start we planned to go to San Jorge Eco-Lodge in Tandyapa. Cheryl was our organizer from the US. She helped us plan out what we...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Stayed here with a group and loved it. Jorge and the staff there are very accommodating. Food is great too! Great hikes, bird watching and even just to relax with some friends. Would definitely recommend!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito (High Barren Plains/Highland Rainforest) 18th Century Spanish Hacienda located in the Pichincha Foothills offering airport transfers 24/7 or pick up from downtown Quito. Comfortable Andes hacienda rooms with private bath/hot shower, decorated in typical decor; game room, lounge, restaurant, bar and small museum. Free Wi-Fi offered in upper level rooms. We are the only private nature reserve near the city of Quito, situated on a 230 acre reserve, offering nature and complete relaxation, yet 25 minutes away. Explore our beautiful gardens, birdwatching & hiking trails, hummingbird feeders, delicious cuisine and views of 11 mountains & volcanos in the distance overlooking Quito. Pre-reserved guided tours are available for birdwatching, hiking & natural history, medicinal plants, cultural tours & add on extension cruises to The Galapagos Islands or Amazon Jungle. We also own San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Lodge & Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) & two Lodges at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve - San Jorge Cliff Lodge & NEW San Jorge Forest Lodge (Upper Tropical Rainforest) listed #1 in Trip Advisor. All private reserves & lodges are within 2 hours radius of Quito. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

Address: Km 4 Cotocollao-Nono Road, Quito 00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve Hotel Quito
San Jorge Eco-Lodge And Botanical Reserve
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#10 Family Hotel in Quito
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“For convenience, a room in the lower portion was of nicer quality.”
 of 5 bubbles stevenmB9421LC, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For Quito, choose suite A or, if not available, suites B,C or D.”
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“Lower rooms have easier access to services.”
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“Put this trip on your to-do list”
 of 5 bubbles lucianparshall, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best views are from the upper units. Rooms in the main hacienda are easier to get to, and close common and dining rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jjinatx, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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