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Bellavista Cloud Forest

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Jorge Washington E7-23 y 6 de Diciembre, Tandayapa, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to bellavista over a 10 year period. The birding remains excellent but the quality of the experience has declined. Bellavista now welcomes day trips so large groups of people come, many of them with little interest in birds or nature. We found ourselves on a 'nature' walk with a group of 10 other people (so... More 

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BellvistaLodge, Owner at Bellavista Cloud Forest, responded to this review

Dear Friends,. I am sad to read your review from your recent stay in Bellavista. Particularly sad because you obviously love the place, since this was your third visit. First of all, it is certainly not okay that you feel that nobody took the time over 3 days to ensure your hot water was fixed. I do have to say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Bellavista offers an excellent introduction to the cloud forests of Ecuador and its flora and fauna. It would be of particular interest to keen bird watchers. The accommodation and facilities are utilitarian but make minimal impact on the environment. The meals were local dishes, freshly made and varied with as much or as little as you wanted. Additional drinks (alcohol... More 

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BellvistaLodge, Owner at Bellavista Cloud Forest, responded to this review

Dear Friends, Warm thanks for this nice review of our Lodge and Reserve. I am glad you enjoyed your experience, and am glad it contributed to an overall special experience in beautiful Ecuador! Please tell your friends about this great country! More 

Ramsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a nice lodge with well laid out trails that are easy to follow and well signed. Our guide Nelson was helpful and knowledgeable. We were placed in Hill Cottage which (though very nice with great views and sunset) was set apart from the main lodge. This meant that in order to access any facilities we had to drive... More 

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BellvistaLodge, Owner at Bellavista Cloud Forest, responded to this review

Hello dear visitors, This is Richard the owner writing . First of all , thanks for taking the time to write about our Lodge and Reserve. I am glad you enjoyed your guide and the trails. I understand your comment re Hill Cottage. It is however worth saying that with the 4 new rooms we are building in the main... More 

Kingston, Norfolk Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Bellavista is situated in a private cloud forest reserve at Tandayapa which is on the way to Mindo. The variety of wildlife was amazing, both in the wild and hummingbirds coming in to the feeder stations. This small place runs three walking tours a day, 6am, 9.30am and 2pm and do get up for the early ones - they are... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Bellavista Lodge sits on a gorgeous property with miles and miles of trails. Our guide Christina was very knowledgeable, friendly and worked very hard to provide us with an excellent experience. We had a lot of rain and drizzle with low light: it was very hard to spot birds with the low light contrast,however, Christina was tireless in her efforts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The way the lodge is built is amazing. It is as if it is actuality part of the forest. Most any other owner would have cut the surrounding forest for the incredible view, but the wildlife is right outside the windows and on the walkways. Don't come to the cloud forest and complain about the dampness, wear something warm and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The land owned by the lodge is stunning. Really beautiful misty cloud forest - I stayed about 5 days and didn't get to walk even half the trails. The birds and animals are incredible. I loved wandering around on my own, when the trails seemed a bit slow (lots of older visitors - usually from the USA or Australia. All... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed here as part of a package with pick up at out hotel in Quito. You get the feeling you are away from it all up in the clouds. We were in a newer cabin with a wall of windows facing the cloud forest. The daily hikes were strenuous but there was always something interesting to see orchids, birds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We are not birders but after this weekend we were just as enthusiastic to see new species of birds as the professionals. You can't imagine how many hummingbirds come to feed near the entrance of the lodge. The walking trails are marked from easy, moderate, to,difficult. Even easy trails can be challenging. There are naturalists who lead you on walks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went on a daytrip to this hotel in order to explore the large reserve owned by the hotel. The hotel is really expensive, so we decided just doing a day trip from a much cheaper hotel in Mindo. The domain is really great: there were lots of animals along the tracks and there are lots of well-kept tracks. However,... More 

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