We stayed in Descanso in december last year and even if it was "low season" in birds, there were lots of them in their beautiful garden. Rooms were basic and maybe because of the humid climate our room was a bit stinky. But we slept relatively well the both two nights we stayed, the bed was ok and even if the walls were very thin (as normal) it was pretty quiet. The owner was very friendly and gave some good tips for walks and places to eat. Only negative thing was, that we took an early bus back to Quito and we were promised to have some packed breakfast with us. However no-one was there when we left, so no breakfast that morning. I guess someone forgot or overslept, which is human. We would stay in El Descanso again, we think it was worth the money.