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San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

#22 of 114 Hotels in Quito
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Houston, Texas USA
Reviewed 10 July 2012

San Jorge Eco-Lodge and Botanical Reserve is amazing. Quito, while quaint, is somewhat crowded. Yet this beautiful hotel is located on a mountain overlooking the city and it is a world apart. Serene, historic, and great service. I felt like I was going back in time to the days of the Spanish hacienda.

9Thank MandySeymour
San Rafael, California
Reviewed 4 July 2012

We started are trip at San Jorge de Tandayapa. We enjoyed this the most. The rooms wore very comfortable with huge windows to view the birds even from your bed. We where picked up at our hotel for the approximate 2 hr drive with a couple of stops. We walked up to the dining area and immediately saw several species...

7Thank explorerJLW
Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 29 June 2012

I should start by saying that we aren't bird-watching people - if you are, just take all the accolades I am about to heap on Jorge and his team and just multiply them tenfold. We started off being picked up at Quito by Danny and were whisked the 15 minutes from the airport to the lodge in Quito which could...

8Thank Tom B
Johannesburg, Michigan
Reviewed 26 June 2012

. Ecuador is pure magic and so is the very aptly named Magic Birding Tour, a family business run by Jorge and Irina Cruz and their wonderful staff. In eight days, we visited three of their private reserves, all of which offer superb birding and wildlife experiences. The Cruz’s are marvellous hosts: Jorge’s knowledge not only of birds, medicinal plants...

6Thank Bookey P
Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Spent 5 nights here in early June for birding and tourist visits to Otavalo market and Quito old city arranged by the lodge. Dr Jorge Cruz is a great guide not only for birding, but for local plants and their medicinal uses on which he is publishing a book. As a bird guide he and his son know all the...

7Thank Paul980
Forest, VA
Reviewed 13 May 2012

This was my first trip to Ecuador & I could not have made a better choice. Booking it was easy over the internet - all my emails were answered completely & promptly. The itinerary provided was complete & detailed so I knew exactly what to expect. I booked the 8 day Magical Birding Circuit & it fully lived up to...

6Thank eidothea1
Geneva Switzerland
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We visited this lodge during 3 days prior to our trip to the Galapagos. A wonderful setting in gorgeous sites and excellent catering as well as service from the personnel. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cruz himself but had a very nice and knowledgable person (only speaking Spanish though) at Tendayapa and a young man to...

3Thank globejoggers
Manitoulin Island, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2012

This was our third trip to the Eco-lodge at St Jorge the Quito. This is the base for the Magic Birding Circuit: http://www.hostsanjorge.com which is a fully guided birding tour. We are experienced birders and we just had to enjoy the birds one more time. The lodge at Quito is and old monastery which has been fully refurbished and is...

8Thank pearlymay
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Just reflecting back on last year's wonderful birding experience in Ecuador at the San Jorge lodges, coordinated through Connecticut Audubon. Jorge's knowledge and skills in birding were incredible as well as our other guide, Nolberto. The staff was extremely warm and welcoming, especially Jose, and made us feel at ease given our language barrier. I hope to return to Ecuador...

3Thank Orcapod9
Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 24 January 2012

I’m not a hiker. Or a birder. I am an avoider of tours and not exactly in peak physical condition. I’m into insect avoidance. My travel partner is an overly particular, and often unwilling, participant in my travel schemes. How is it possible that these eco-lodges would provide the perfect vacation for us? The magic that makes the lodge circuit...

10Thank AngieB253

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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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“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
“Lower rooms have easier access to services.”
jmspangler1, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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