I have stayed at the EcoResort many times over the last 10 years. The rooms are very clean, most have balconies, good in room WiFi, plenty of hot water, great birding on grounds, a small fridge for snacks and drinks, are very secure, hotel has luggage storage, and is relatively close to places you likely need to visit.
You can also use the pool facilities of the company's other hotel Torarica which is about a 3 minute walk up the street.
Breakfast is included and is typical Dutch style. Always some type of eggs, fresh breads, fruits, cereal & yogurt, breakfast meats, and sometimes fish. Simple but plentiful, with decent coffee and three types of fresh juice. Staff is very friendly but if you do not speak Dutch add about 10 to 15 minutes to anything you are trying to accomplish.
The hotel is about 15 minute walk away from town center, but a US $5 cab ride gets you there in about 2 minutes. I would not recommend the EcoResort Lunch or Dinner buffet as it has gone down in quality over the years and there are simply too many other good options nearby or at the other hotel (Torarica) to settle for bland meals. Right up the street there is a gas station that has basics (snacks/water/soda/beers) and is a good place to stop to avoid paying Hotel bottled water prices. Over the years i have stored large amounts of luggage (I am a tour group leader) and we have never had any problem, and there is no charge for this ability. The Wifi has greatly improved over the years and now is fairly fast and reliable from almost all locations on the property.
I recommend this hotel over Torarica because it is quieter (no casino till 4-AM), safer (no casino till 4-AM), and the rooms are newer. I have stayed at the Torarica, the rooms are 1970's decor, and if you do not have the AC on full blast smell of mold.
Finally the birding is great around the (both) hotel, especially early in the morning if you walk down to the waterfront area. STINASU, the Suriname organization that oversees national parks and nature tourism within the country is right next door. It probably is someplace that most visitors will end up visiting if they are traveling anywhere in country, so that is also a plus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for an eco friendly retreat in Suriname, Eco Resort Inn is the perfect choice. Located within a 5-minute walk of the historic center of Paramaribo and the tantalizing city life and rooms offering either a breath taking view of the Suriname river or a beautiful view of our lovely garden, the hotel is simply ideal for guests who wants to visit Suriname to relax and unwind. From the very moment of your arrival you will feel embraced with the warmth and hospitality that is so naturally rooted in each and every aspect of the Surinamese culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eco Hotel Paramaribo