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Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas
Ranked #1 of 3 Archidona B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

I don't even know where to start when it comes to explaining this place. But what I want you to take from this review, if anything, is that if you are traveling anywhere near Tena or Archidona, you MUST find Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas. I am convinced that it is simply one of the best places in the world.

I say you must find this place because it's kind of tucked away in the cute little town of Archidona. That's not to say it's hidden or out of the way--that's just me saying that my boyfriend and I speak little Spanish and it took us awhile for us to find a taxi driver who knew exactly where we wanted to go.

When we visited the first time, we couldn't believe the beauty contained within Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas. There were so many plants and flowers in full bloom, and the staff seemed to have worked hard to identify everything so tourists like us could appreciate what the sun and rain bring to life in Ecuador. When we entered the main part of the hostal (where check-ins and such take place), we were greeted by the friendly owner who even spoke a little English. We asked if we could take a look around the Hosteria and when he said yes, we headed through the restaurant and out back, where we noticed the big swimming pool and beautiful sights not only around us, but also in the distance.

When they put the word "paradise" in their name, they weren't kidding, folks.

We loved this place so much that we spent our evening there, lounging on the little deck outside and watching people swim. Later, we ordered fried fish, which was delicious and filling. Add to the good food the fact that there are rescued monkeys swinging in the trees around you. Admirably, the owner has given these adorable, friendly monkeys a home where they feel safe. Likewise, Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas is a place where tourists can feel safe, comfortable, and well taken care of. Although I regret to say that my boyfriend and I didn't spend the night here, we came back a second time to eat more fried fish and to enjoy that gigantic, glorious pool of theirs, not to mention the "hammock station."

Again, paradise. So.much.to.love.

Overall, this is an incredibly impressive place. I say without hesitation that this was one of my very FAVORITE places that we stayed in all of Ecuador, and I long to go back there as soon as possible. Kudos to the owner for creating such a beautiful place where people are reminded of the beauty of nature--a place that really is a paradise--a place where monkeys and plants and flowers and beautiful people add to the joy of spending your day(s) at Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marco M, Propietario at Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013
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Muchas gracias por su excelente opinión y tomarse el tiempo para escribirla, es un gran impulso y motivación para seguir ofreciéndoles a nuestros visitantes una agradable experiencia en la Amazonía Ecuatoriana, si decide visitarnos nuevamente por favor recuérdenos su comentario para agradecerle personalmente, siempre será un gusto poder atenderle. :)

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Reviewed 9 May 2013

My son and I stayed here for a night and had the place to ourselves. The hotel is very clean and the pool is fine, but the highlight is the cute monkey that comes around and visits with you! The room was very basic with a bunk bed and a double bed- the double bed mattress was horrible- I was not able to sleep well because of it. The staff is friendly and helpful. If only the price reflected the level of accomodations....

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

I have had the pleasure to visit here 3 times over the last 4 years and each time is wonderful. The cabins can sleep up to 8. The rooms are always clean and very rustic. Most have a deck that overlooks the jungle and some views of the river. Many mornings there are monkeys right outside your window. the food in the restaurant is wonderful with my favorites being Garlic Chicken or Pescado Con Jugo (steamed fish in a banana leaf). Nice trail to the river, friendly staff, a super place to spend time in Tena/Archidona area.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Marco M, Manager at Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2013
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Muchas gracias por su opinión, siempre será un gusto poder servirle.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Marco M, Propietario at Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 November 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Marco M, Propietario at Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Marco M, Propietario at Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017
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Room Tip: preferible aisladas de la piscina y zona restaurante
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas

Address: Km. 1/2 Via Archidona - Quito, Archidona, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Napo Province > Archidona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Archidona
Price Range: £49 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hosteria El Paraiso de las Orquideas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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