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San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge Orchid & Bird Reserve

#3 of 7 Hotels in Mindo
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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge Orchid & Bird Reserve was our last stop , part of a wonderful experience in all three San Jorge Eco-Lodges in Ecuador ...It was a wonderful experience in many aspects, nature, accommodations, birds experience and guides, ,and weather too, As well as meeting with the owners, who have open arms for their guests. The...

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Millstadt
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Our birding group made the circuit of 3 of San Jorge lodges. All were wonderful and unique. Jorge has plans for more lodges & will definitely return to revisit these 3 plus explore the new ones. This lodge was very nice. Rooms were beautifully done, windows and balconies bring the outside in. Just lovely. Birds were everywhere. Enjoy the open...

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Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Milpe lodge offered unique rooms with private balconies to observe wildlife. Unfortunately our days were so busy, we did not have much opportunity to relax on the balcony. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The observation deck for birding offered views of the surrounding area and many species of birds. The hummingbird feeders were in continual use by...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is the third lodge we stayed at on our Magic Circle of Birding tour, and this was the crown jewel of the trip. We stayed four nights in one of the two-unit bungalows. The room was superb. Comfortable, with a large balcony and huge windows, looking out onto gorgeous native forest. Food served at the lodge was excellent local...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We (two adults, two teenagers) stayed here as part of a tour with San Jorge which included the Quito and Tandayapa lodges. Our bedrooms were of a high standard and were spacious and comfortable. Both rooms had hammocks and views into the forest. The lodge is excellent and consists of three levels. The top level is a viewing gallery that...

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Zuid-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is also a beautifull lodge. I stayed at the Milpe lodge. This place is great to visit. I did many hikes with a guide and saw many birds, even rare species. Very good service and good food. Stayed in a beautifull room with a view on the forest. Absolutely a good place to stay and enjoy nature.

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Altadena, California
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place was absolute paradise. The grounds were amazing with many beautiful walking g trails. We did the umbrella bird tour. First we went to the leking area, but the birds did not show up. The guides knew where to go next. We eventually found a male. The guides were certainly committed to making sure I saw one. The one...

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2Thank JImHaigwood
Reviewed 19 September 2016

After spending time with photography and birding at San Jorge Quito and Tandayapa we found ourselves at San Jorge Milpe, the premier lodge of the San Jorge Magic Birding Circuit, for three days and two nights (for comments on Quito and Tandayapa see separate Trip Advisor posts). We were on a Senior Photographic Tour with added birding, as well as...

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Miramar, FL
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We booked San Jorge de Milpe for 2 nights as part of a 7 day visit to Ecuador. Luis was very responsive to all of our emails patiently answering all of our questions. Arrived from Quito by bus to Los Bancos with a $5 taxi to Milpe. We were so impressed with the grounds and accommodations. We were in Room...

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We booked the 15 days birding tour with The Magic Birding Circuit Tours from Feb 1st - 15th, 2016. We dealt with Cheryl who is very patient and understanding. The staff that looked after the place and cooked the meals were very nice and pleasant. The tour included everything from pick up at the airport, even though our flight arrived...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve has 2 Eco-Lodges on prime birding & hiking property, located on 260 acres in the Upper Tropical Rainforest. This private reserve offers spectacular scenery, pristine trails, running rivers, 11 waterfalls, over 450 species of tropical birds, mammals, hundreds of butterflies, numerous wild orchids, a wide array of tropical flora and fauna, and swimming at the waterfalls. GRAND OPENING - San Jorge NEW Forest Eco-Lodge with 12 Deluxe spacious rustic bungalow Suites with Views & Private Balcony with 2 queen beds & private bath. See birds from your room - picturesque large windows! Spacious open air restaurant & bar with views; reading room, lounge, 90' high bird observation Tower over canopy, hummingbird & toucan feeders. San Jorge Cliff Eco-Lodge (Scientific Research Center) with 8 double rooms with 2 twin beds & private bath, observatory deck, and active hummingbird feeders. Dine at our open air restaurants with delicious cuisine and beautiful rainforest ambiance, offering superb photography options. Both Lodges offer the ideal retreat for birdwatchers, photographers, and nature lovers alike. Guided Birdwatching, Hiking, and Natural History Tours can be reserved in advance, including transportation from downtown Quito. ... more   less 

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Address: San Jorge de Milpe Private Reserve | Milpe, Mindo, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Number of rooms: 20
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“If worry about steps, do ask for a lower floor...otherwise all rooms are similar and clean and efficient”
moniquer0, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All members of our group had very nice rooms. Rooms with balconies were very nice.”
stevenmB9421LC, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 19 is the most secluded. Upgrade to 2nd floor for the balcony view.”
asalibee, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all good”
  • Nightly bugs
  • Nightly spiders
  • Huge rooms
  • Rooms are at tree top level with huge windows
  • Relax in your own hammock
Geoff_Heather, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“corner room, or one of the newer rooms - upgrade”
loves2takepics, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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