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San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

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Boulder, CO
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Everything about the four days we spent at the San Jorge Eco-Lodges was enjoyable. The rooms were sparkling clean, the four course lunches and dinners superb and full of local dishes. The hiking was glorious, especially the waterfall circuit at Milpe. We've been all over the world, and this hike is truly spectacular. Now for the birding: we are rank...

2Thank CAWBoulder_CO
SanFrancisco, CA
Reviewed 11 November 2011

First off, I would like to say that we are NOT bird watching folks. That said, my review is based upon our experience at the lodge as guests. We stayed at San Jorge both before and after our Amazon trip this October/November 2011. We cannot say enough great things about San Jorge! Our flight arrived in from the States quite...

3Thank colbysmomma
Arkansas, USA
Reviewed 30 October 2011

We stayed at San Jorge Eco-Lodge the night before the morning of our flight home from Quito. It is relatively close to the airport (though their promotional information states "20 minutes", it is closer to 25, and that was in very light traffic at 4:00 a.m. Sunday). Still a fairly nice place to stay. The dining area is a bit...

1Thank Diver-Hiker
Reviewed 29 October 2011

First, let me say that our bird guide, Miguel Angel, was excellent. We signed up for a 5-day, 4-night bird watching trip and saw nearly 150 species due to Miguel’s hard work. What I take issue with, however, are the broken promises of San Jorge’s trip package. Let me address each point below, direct wording from the information sent to...

39Thank worldkid
Travel2Ecuador, Manager at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve, responded to this review

San Jorge Lodge sincerely apologies for the issues the client addressed. There were a few issues that were beyond our control. First, the transfer representative was late at the airport due to the fact he did get delayed in traffic. Next, the English guide scheduled to work had to leave suddenly due family illness, which was out of our hands....

Reviewed 24 September 2011

my husband and I had a fabulous birding tour. Everything was just great, the food, the people, the birds, the lodges. I can't wait to go back!

2Thank dmetler
Orange, California
Reviewed 20 September 2011

San Jorge Ecolodges have four properties in Andean Ecuador, which are usually visited as part of "The Magic Birding and Hiking Circuit Tour of Ecuador." Dr. Jorge Cruz is the director and often serves as personal guide. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic; his english is excellent and he has a good sense of humor too! He was very attentive...

3Thank Alex M
Sierra Madre, California
Reviewed 19 September 2011

I returned recently from an excellent tour "Magic Hiking Circuit of Ecuador" visiting three San Jorge Eco-Lodges and Botanical Reserves with a group of Sierra Club members from Los Angeles area. I have never returned from a trip so excited and happy Just about everything on this trip surpassed my expectations. The booking and pre-trip arrangements made with Cheryl Korowotny,...

4Thank Ana C
Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Dr George Cruz was so excited one day after we had returned from a hike. He had just received a certificate from Trip Advisor. This trip was excellent in every way from the many months of working with the US San Jorge agent, Cheryl, to the lodgings, food, staff, trails, hiking, birding, tons of information, the waterfalls, jungles, tours. So...

5Thank SierraRaven682
Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 9 September 2011

This lodge was the starting point of the Magic Birding and Hiking Circuit tour of three eco-lodges all within a few hours drive from Quito. A short drive from downtown Quito, this property was the most "urban" of the three, with Tandayapa and de Milpe being more remote, set in the cloudforest and well worth the bus trip and short...

3Thank 2buzzby
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Want something different in a holiday?? Want to be active and learn a different culture, learn about birds, plants, history and more? then this is the place. Dr. Jorge Cruz was our personal guide and what he didn't know is not worth looking in to. The accomodations at all 3 lodges I stayed were very clean, and every detail that...

3Thank Lauren F

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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
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#10 Family Hotel in Quito
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“Best views are from the upper units. Rooms in the main hacienda are easier to get to, and close common and dining rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jjinatx, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The main lodge rooms at Quito have wi-fi and easier access although you still have to go up a long set of stairs from the parking area.”
 of 5 bubbles , 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each lodge is different, I have some physical difficulties. I let them know when we booked and they were most accommodating.”
 of 5 bubbles hebronwolfs, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The middle two rooms on the lower lodge had the most comfortable beds”
 of 5 bubbles 743PAULB, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the same level as the restuarant.”
 of 5 bubbles C6156SIdavidm, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
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