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San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

#22 of 115 Hotels in Quito
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I agree with the other earlier reviews. Couldn't have said it better myself! The elevation makes for some chilly weather, but the fireplaces and wood stove keep things toasty. The hospitality and total dedication to guest satisfaction at this historic hacienda make for a memorable visit. Wonderful food. Dr. Cruz personally drove us on to the next lodge, through a...

Thank Moonie123
Laguna Vista, Texas
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This property is on the outskirts of Quito, on a hill overlooking the city. It offers very spacious rooms in a charming, colonial-style building very different from what the photo shows (will attach a couple of my own). We were never without our binoculars and cameras during our al-fresco breakfasts and lunches, because the hummingbird feeders offer countless opportunities to...

3Thank LVBirder
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My wife and I were on a 9 day birding tour of the Magic Birding Circuit that included lodges in Quito, Tandayapa, Milpe and Hollin. The Magic Birding Circuit provides opportunities to observe and photograph birds directly on the grounds of the lodges as well as extensive trail systems for finding birds that do not come to feeders. We were...

3Thank Bill O
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

One day birding and photography at Tandayapa Lodge about 1.5 hours from Quito told me that Magic Birding Tours is a first class organization. George Cruz dedicated himself to our birding and photography experience. He is an expert birder, has diverse experience in many subjects, is an author of four books and is a visionary for the ecology of Ecuador....

2Thank EdwinLarson
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Truly enjoyed our time at San Jorge eco lodge - birding was good, good food for vegetarian and meat meals. great guides and staff. Cool at night so bring some warm clothes. Quaint lodge very enjoyable

4Thank travelhappyMillstadt
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stayed in all three lodges, all having great views, a steady parade of humming birds, tanagers, toucans, plus many more. Find it amazing that both Jorge and Luis not only knew every bird that popped into view, but also knew where to find them. The meals were great and well served. Word of advise - get your lungs in shape...

4Thank meyersdw
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed at San Jorge Lodges in Quito and Tandayapa, and had a highly skilled birding guide, Luis Alcazar. He knew every sound and flash of wings, and was able to coax most birds into view for us. His knowledge and passion for nature were an unforgettable experience. The lodge owner George has put together an impressive network of private...

5Thank dennisrR1159LQ
Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Our room was in the upper level which meant having a very strenuous climb each time we returned to it. Our first nights were very cold in the room until we were given a space heater. Our shower had a very poor head which shot water everywhere but on us when showering. The food was outstanding. The staff was very...

3Thank stevenmB9421LC
Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The lodge is located in the steep hills high over Quito with a wonderful patio overlooking the city and surrounded by bird feeders with dozens of hummingbirds. There are excellent nature trails surrounding the lodge. We were a group of birders and the owner of the lodge, Jorge Cruz, was our guide at this location and at others including his...

3Thank miles231
Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My wife and I arrived at 2:30 AM to the wonderful and cozy room on the exquisite gardens in Quito. Our next two days were spent enjoying the birds, grounds, and delicious and beautifully presented food. The staff was most accommodating with helpful information on the birds provided by Luis, Jorge's son. Jorge gave us personal birding service on the...

2Thank jmspangler1

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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 

Additional Information about San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

Address: Km 4 Cotocollao-Nono Road, Quito 00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve Hotel Quito
San Jorge Eco-Lodge And Botanical Reserve
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#10 Family Hotel in Quito
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“We liked being close to the dining room and patios in main lodge.”
Moonie123, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Our room had a huge bathroom with Jacuzzi and fireplace;but if you're not fond of them or cold rooms, ask for a space heater!”
LVBirder, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper-level rooms require a climb from the restaurant and may be more effort than you expect.”
827billo, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For convenience, a room in the lower portion was of nicer quality.”
stevenmB9421LC, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For Quito, choose suite A or, if not available, suites B,C or D.”
miles231, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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