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“Mixed feelings”
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Sachatamia Lodge
Ranked #2 of 19 Mindo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Woodford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
Reviewed 12 September 2010

We stayed here in the lodge building for 3 nights, the service we received was very mixed - one minute very good, next only average.

The bird feeding stations are amazing to see, make sure you have a good camera. The big windows around the restaurant were nice to watch the birds whilst you eat and not so nice to see the insects at dusk. The pool table, gave us great entertainment.

It was good value for drinks and especially washing, which they do by the kilo.

We had a fantastic packed lunch. Although one breakfast they were unable to do an omelette, but could do scrambled egg?

Room was nice - our one had windows all across two sides of the room, and even a bird feeding station outside. The shower was good, my husband was in the shower when the earthquake happened on the 12th August.

The swimming pool and jacuzzi was a nice touch.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2010

We spent 1 night in sachatamia and were really amazed by the quantity of birds we saw in a few hours. They have a lot of feeders for hummingbirds.
Our cabana was huge, with a beautiful bow window overlooking the forest.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2009

We stayed at Sachatamia Lodge for 2 nights in a cabana. It was so comfortable having our own space that we could just drive up to. Breakfast was very good and so was dinner. The dining area in the lodge has a huge bay window looking out over the lush trees and buzzing hummingbirds. Somehow our timing put us as the only guests there, so it was awkward at times being the only ones served at dinner, but it was great when we stayed up late in the lodge playing pool and drinking Pilsner! During the day we went zip lining over the rainforest canopy, and when we returned the hummingbirds were out in abundance. We took hundreds of photos and were amazed at how close they would get to us. The price was a little higher than some of the hostels around Mindo, but it definitely seemed more luxurious and secluded. I can't wait to go back on our next visit.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 June 2009

The lodge is wood built with some rooms in the main building and others in cottages in the grounds. We stayed in the main building in a large but rather dark room. Those of our group who stayed in the cottages were delighted by the walks through the gardens. Food was quite good.

There are quite extensive gardens surrounding the lodge with many humming bird feeders and feeders for other birds. There were literally hundreds of humming birds in the gardens and many other birds including toucans. We saw far more varieties of birds at the Lodge than we saw on any of our trips around the Cloud Forest.

Highly recommended for bird lovers.

  • Stayed April 2009
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Property: Sachatamia Lodge
Address: Km. 78 Via Quito - Calacali - La Independencia | 300 meters before reaching the Mindo turnoff, Mindo, Ecuador
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Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Mindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sachatamia Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sachatamia is a marvelous, private, ecological reserve exceeding 120 hectares of cloud-rain forest. Other areas include recuperated forest, as well as areas undergoing the processes of reforestation. Sachatamia has the privilege of being located next to the Protected Forest of Mindo-Nambillo. The zone is rich in flora and fauna and renowned as one of the foremost in terms of the wealth of biodiversity. It has attained first place in the annual count of bird species on a global level. Serenity. Peace. Spiritual Balance. The natural paradise of Sachatamia offers an undisturbed world where guests can escape from noise, pollution and stress imposed by larger cities. Whether your visit is short or long, it will be sure to rejuvenate your senses. ... more   less 
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