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Rumi Wilco Ecolodge & Nature Reserve

Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Rumi Wilco Ecolodge & Nature Reserve
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very special. Located within a nature reserve, it has accommodations for campers in a beautiful pastor, but also for couples in charming cabins (where we stayed). The owners have thought of everything, including hand-picked coffee that awaits in the fridge, homemade granola etc. The cabins are equipped with a full kitchen, hammocks, hot water. Amazing and lovely.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After checking out several hostels in the town of Vilcabamba we finally arrived here, a bit our of the centre in the middle of the nice grean private natural reserve that Alicia&Orlando created. If you're not into the more expensive range of nicer hostels (owned by European expats) with private bathroom, swimming pool etc. but are looking for more basic... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Rumi Wilco was such a great place that I didn't want to leave when our 3 days were up! If you like the outdoors, and don't mind roughing it a bit, then this Ecolodge is perfect for you. The hiking trails on the property were absolutely stunning, and we saw some of the best views we've seen in Ecuador yet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We found Vilcabamba and Rumi Wilco to be a relaxing refuge along the route of travel. The campsite was a 15 minute walk from town in the woods and along the river - bring a headlamp at night. The camping kitchen was cute and well stocked. The bathrooms were rugged. There was plumbing, but no door. The toilet and shower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed at Rumi Wilco for three nights. One night in a Room and two nights in house. The kitchen and the rooms/house were well cleaned. The kitchen had all we needed: Fridge, different pods, sharp knifes, a blender and in the house was even a oven. We enjoyed the walks in the nature reserve. The trails are in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed here over New Year on our way south to Peru and had to tear ourselves away! We had a little twin room next to the kitchen which we shared with about six other people - we had two huge communal feasts whilst we were there! The walk into town is about 15 minutes along the river - bring... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

This lovely place is set up in a natural environment just by the river. The owners have made a successful combination between comfortable accommodation and nature preservation. We stayed for 7 days in a room with a private kitchen and shared toilet facilities. Everything is kept very clean and tidy by the guests and the cleaner. The rooms are beautifully... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Alicia and Orlando have created a beautiful setting with artistic touches and comfortable rooms. The kitchen is among the most functional of all the hostels we visited in Ecuador. Because of its location (slightly out-of-town) this ecolodge attracts young, intelligent travelers from everywhere imaginable! A few of us also opted to work for some or all of our room fees.... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I won't rant on. The idea behind the lodge is great. Helping preserve the ecology of the owners small plot of land. You can pay them to volunteer if you like. The sad thing is that the very friendly owners are so involved in ecology i dont think they have noticed the place is filthy, disgusting and dangerous. Aside from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We went for camping at this reserve. The camping spot is quite a long walk away from the entrance, but beautifully located on a grassy spot, near the river (where you can wash and bath, swimming is a no no i guess, the water is very fast and wild) and three nice wooden cabbins on poles. We came in at... More 

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Address: Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Loja Province > Vilcabamba
Number of rooms: 18

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