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Tinalandia

Via Aloag - Santo Domingo de los Colorados, km 85, Quito, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've noticed a couple of reviews complaining about the food at Tinalandia. I didn't eat much my first night, they normally serve a lot of fresh caught local river fish. They asked me why I wasn't eating and I told them I didn't care for fish, not that anything was wrong with their cooking. For the rest of my stay... More 

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Portland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I visited for two days as part of a birding tour by Birdquest. We also were the only people staying here during our vist. Others have described this well but my summary would be: * Road noise - a busy and noisy (lots of truck brakes) local highway very close by * Variable food ranging from the quite nice to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My wife and I are field biologists from the U.S. (Arizona). Tinalandia was the first destination of our second trip to Ecuador, and it was a great way to start out our second month of naturalist adventures in the country. In addition to being avid birders and butterfly enthusuasts, we are both general naturalists interested in everything from ornithology to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

If you are looking for a boutique hotel or a 5 start cabana, this is not for you. Nor is it a place for you if you want dining and sleeping quarters nearby. If you are looking for endemics and a great range of Choco regional flora and fauna (like the Choco Trogon) this is really the place to stay.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We were taken to our isolated room ( which was really a cabin/hacienda) up a steep, beautiful and dangerous road. The room was a ridiculous red colour and smelled musty. Opaque brown water ran from the faucets in the bathroom. We drove back to the main hacienda for dinner and endured a meal which was plagued with thousands of moths.... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

We arrived very tired, in the late afternoon looking for a treat in the rain forest. We were met with the opposite, the rooms were rundown, the beds were uncomfortable. The meals were basic and the insects flying into our food were very off putting!!! We were expecting more for our money!! $155.00 US/night The location of the old Hacienda... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

This lodge may not be 5 star but what it lacks in Western comforts, it more than makes up for in charm, charachter and a helpfull attitude. The food is wonderful and the staff cannot do enough to make sure that your personal preferrences are met. The location allows a personal window into the lives of many bird species. In-your-face... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

Tinalandia is a nice place to watch insects and birds and to experience the cloud forest. As a hotel or hosteria it's a complete failure. The staff is not qualified, the owners obvious are overchallenged with running a guesthouse. Cabins (rooms) are very basic, same with the food. The rates are just exorbitant!

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vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

I came to Tinalandia from advise of an old friend who had been there back in the 1980s. I was not disappointed. My specific interests are butterfly and moth macro photography and the range of species that can be found there is staggering. The service and food are excellent and the accommodations are basic but comfortable.

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