I am a travel agent who recently chose San Jorge Eco-Lodge for my large travel group to give them a much richer Ecuadoran experience than available from the hotels and conjestion in downtown Quito. They were not disappointed. San Jorge is a beautifully restored historic haciended located in the hills overlooking Quito. It was built in the late 1700's and was home to the Ecuador president in 1905. It is now privately owned and operated by Dr. Jorge Cruz and his wife Irene, both excellent hosts. Each guestroom is large, clean, comfortable and includes a separate, private bathroom with all modern conveniences and a working fireplace that is used to heat the guestroom. The restaurant is hacienda gorgeous. Meals are cooked by Irene using fresh local ingredients, including incredible chocolate that she makes from scratch from cocoa beans. The hacienda is home to some 200 bird species, including varieties of hummingbirds that frequent the dining area. The hacienda is located within an eucalypus forest with a number of hiking trails and gardens available for those who like to explore. San Jorge is somewhat remote from Quito. Taxis from the airport and downtown run about $10 and involve some travel by dirt road. I highly recommend San Jorge.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve Hotel Quito
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge And Botanical Reserve