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San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

#22 of 114 Hotels in Quito
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 18 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...

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Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 12 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...

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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...

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Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 2 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...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This trip was everything that was promised. Nonstop birding and adventure. Small groups, great guide, and facilities. Bring clothes for varied temps. You will get wet. This trip is strenuous, and the altitudes will have you puffing. The guides know the birds....and bring them in with phishing and calls. You will visit several ecosystems, each with different birds and plants....

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I rate this trip outstanding in every aspect. The three lodges we stayed at were surrounded by acres of protected habitat and were a joy to experience. The food and service were superb at each lodge and all staff members were eager to attend to any requests from us. My group of four birders of medium ability were treated like...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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“Upper-level rooms require a climb from the restaurant and may be more effort than you expect.”
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“For convenience, a room in the lower portion was of nicer quality.”
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“For Quito, choose suite A or, if not available, suites B,C or D.”
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“Lower rooms have easier access to services.”
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