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Tandayapa Bird Lodge

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice accommodation after an interesting drive; the last bit is steep. We had a very nice room, well appointed. The food was an unexpected delight; each meal different and tasty. But, the central highlight is the hummingbirds at the feeders. Lots of birds, lots to see and photograph. Other interesting birds too, and the staff will share suggestions as...

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Xavier A, Public Relations Manager at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hal, We are pleased that you had a good time at Tandayapa Bird Lodge. As you mention our lodge is perfect as a base for exploring surrounding areas as San Tadeo, Angel Paz and others. Driving sometimes can be tricky, and more so if it is rainy season, that is why we recommend high clearance if you come by...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Room was pretty spacious and even had a closet with some hangers to hang some clothes to dry out (rain, humid, you want to hang stuff to dry out). Would be nice with a few more hangers, though, and some towel racks to hang towels to dry. An electrical outlet present in room, but not too conveniently located for recharging...

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Xavier A, Public Relations Manager at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brent, Thanks for the good comments and recommendations for future guests. For sure we are going to add more hangers in the room closets. As for the driveway, we try to keep it as accessible as possible, but the climate can make that a challenge. Our drivers have great skills for these types of roads.

Burntisland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the second time I have stayed at this lodge, the last time being two years ago. The access is via a steep road or zig zag path, so your fitness will improve. Rooms are large with twin beds, which are comfortable and warm. The windows have mesh over them so you can choose to open or close the...

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Xavier A, Public Relations Manager at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Moira, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad that you have enjoyed both of your visits at Tandayapa Bird Lodge. We would love to have you here again.

Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a must visit place for Bird and Nature lovers. They have a great set-up for Hummingbirds multi-flash set up photography. The owner Iain Campbell is very knowledgable and friendly guy. This is one of the best Hummingbird Lodge with great food and serene location.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

You go to Tandayapa for hummingbirds - to view or photograph them. For that it is perfect! The people are lovely and the service is great. We had a problem with water temp (too low), noise coming from dining area (too loud with large group and sound carries) and the food was just ok. That being said, we would return...

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Xavier A, Public Relations Manager at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mphbrown, We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Tandayapa Bird Lodge. Your comments are important to us and we are working on them. We can assure you that on your next visit you will have a great experience.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

My sister and I took my parents to this lodge for two nights and we were all underwhelmed. Yes the patio with hummingbird feeders was quite impressive with many different species flying around but the seating was uncomfortable and the view of the gorgeous hillside and cloudforest was completely blocked. The patio that had comfortable seating where you could actually...

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Xavier A, Public Relations Manager at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ruby, We appreciate your comments very much and we take them seriously. In March 2017 we added to our staff a new chef in order to improve our meals. The lodge is located in a beautiful valley where there is weak cell signal and no wired internet connection. That means the only option for internet is satellite, which is...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were on a hummingbird photography workshop led by Matt Shetzer ( that was wonderful and deserves a review all on its own), and first on our stop and our stay was Tandayapa Bird Lodge. This was our first trip to Ecuador and therefore our first experience of a birding lodge in this beautiful country. It did not disappoint. It...

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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My first experience with a birding lodge in Ecuador and I was definitely not disappointed. This is a lovely spot with a nice big deck for watching the hummingbirds visit the feeders and perch on the low branches. Ricardo was very knowledgeable and helpful. Food was great, rooms comfortable and spotless.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff that served unique good food.Beautiful setting. Lots of Hummingbird species at your patio. Access to trails up and down towards the valley in the Andean rainforest. Staff arranged guided tours and travel. All quite a bargain.

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Northants
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We had a wonderful welcome from Nancy who made us feel right at home. Simple yet very tasty food, and decent sized, clean rooms with huge windows looking out onto the forest. Nancy and the volunteers (Kirsty and Sophie) couldn't do enough to make our stay and experience fabulous. Sophie and Kirsty had excellent bird knowledge which I appreciated as...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tandayapa Bird Lodge comprises of a main building (where ten of the rooms are located), and another outlying building with two further rooms. The main lodge has been designed with convenience in mind;there is no need to hike between your rooms and the dining area. The outer rooms are used for those who wish for more seclusion, away from the main building. The entire lodge is based within verdant cloudforest, on the western slope of the Andes in Ecuador, virtually on the equator. The lodge’s centerpiece is the balcony, where a series of feeders bring in a variety of hummingbirds species daily. Over 30 hummingbird species have been recorded, and usually more than a dozen species come in daily. Forest trails are available on site, and the lodge is situated within a core of excellent birding and nature areas, and so is often used as an extended base to visit these too. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tandayapa Bird Lodge

Address: Km 52 via Calacali-La Independencia, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $121 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Tandayapa Bird Hotel Quito
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Quito
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“rooms have no view so are equal. Higher numbered rooms are further from dining room but the hallway is only short, so no big deal.”
BrentT679, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms the same, quiet only if guests are quiet.”
MoiraG236, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms appear to have good views”
MikeCamb, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms same standard”
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