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Tandayapa Bird Lodge

Reina Victoria 1684 y La Pinta Ed. Santiago 1, Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This lodge was our first while in Ecuador and did not disappoint. Wow! Amazing hummingbirds.... Feeding frenzy for sure. I could have sat on the back deck for hours watching the show but we had other locations to visit in the area which is another reason to stay at Tandayapa. There are so many birding opportunities within short driving distances.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Was there in November 2014 for the Ecuador Photo Journey and stayed here several nights and used as our base for the first half of journey. This place is way out from any major city so don't expect 4 star accommodations, however, the place is clean and the food prepared there on site is outstanding especially the soup. To see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This lodge in the cloud forest near Mindo comprises simple clean and welcoming accommodation. Nancy and her staff provide an informal cheerful and courteous service. The food is no frills but very tasty, promptly served and ample. Breakfasts are enhanced by views of the toucans, tanagers and other exotics visiting the fruit bar just outside the window and the outside... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Quoted price on website does not include tax. Overpriced. Viewed many new birds. As amateur birders we preferred Hostal El Jardin del Descanso in Mindo. While we were there a photography tour took over the deck and feeders with all their equipment. Manager Nancy and volunteer Sophie were hospitable and friendly. Gluten and lactose intolerance readily accommodated. Showers were cold.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My sister and I stayed for two nights mid-September of 2015 and wish we had had at least one more day. The hummingbirds were amazing and lots of other birds around the lodge and at the blind. Nancy was a great hostess and Rosalita served wonderful meals. The area has many birding spots to visit as well so never a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Stayed two nights did not have that much luck on the trails but lots of action around the lodge feeders. The food is ok and the rooms are small with comfortable beds. Nancy takes good care of her guests. We arrived in our own car no problem you can rent one at the airport. We must of captured at least... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Tandayapa Bird Lodge for 3 nights as part of a birding holiday in Ecuador. It essentially caters for the needs of fairly serious birders (which is what I am and my wife isn't); early mornings and early evenings. If you're looking for a great place for a social I'd look elsewhere but... if it's nature and birds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The patio is set up for all to enjoy the hummingbirds. Three feeders keep them coming from early morning until dark. We saw 15 kinds and 18 is the record. The lodge itself is fine. The bedrooms have nice windows to watch nature. There are private bathrooms and adequate hot water. Nice great room serves for dining and relaxing. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a wonderful hotel. They made arrangements for a car to pick us up in Quito and deliver us to their doorstep. Within minutes of arriving we saw at least 6 different species of hummingbirds. The hosts were great. The birding guide they had was also excellent. Food was included and was plentiful and delicious. I highly recommend a stay... More 

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