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Sandoval Lake Lodge

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Puerto Maldonado Peru, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I LOVE the Amazon. However, having been to several lodges throughout the Amazon region (1 near Iquitos and the other close to Puerto Maldonado) I would rank this as my least favorite of the three. Unless this is your only option for whatever reason (in which case, go for it; it's better than not going at all),... More 

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Plano, Texas
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read the various reviews about how rustic this lodge is and found all those descriptions to be accurate. The trek to get to the lodge is difficult. We were unfortunate enough to stay there for 2 nights while a cold front dropped temperatures and brought steady rain. We were able to go on the canoe ride around the... More 

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Maryland, USA
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is not a deluxe accommodation, but it's a fantastic place to experience the forest, the lake, and the abundant life throughout. Rooms are well-ventilated with good screens and mosquito nets over the beds, ceiling fans that work when the generators are running (e.g. in the heat of the day and a couple of hours in the evening and early... More 

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience and that you had so many opportunities to enjoy wildlife in our lodge. Regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

While in writing this I am worried that I was part of the loud American family referenced in one of the earlier reviews, I have to agree with fellow reviewers about the worryingly long and intimidating trek to get to Sandoval. The guides seemed relatively unfazed about the muddy trail leading to our lodge and the two hours it took... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The lodge itself was very nice - lovely wooden floors (permanently polished by staff), agreeably large, airy and light main building, rooms were very good. The food was good, given the location. As other reviewers comment, the rooms are open at the top, hence noisy neighbours could be a problem. We had a rather large and noisy US family at... More 

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Chewelah, Washington
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I should have written this review a long time ago, but I kind of forgot. My mom and I spend about 10 days in Peru and started off with 3 days in the Amazon. Our flight didn't arrive in Puerto Maldonado until the afternoon, so when the van and 3 young men picked us up at the airport, they emphasized... More 

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Enviromental Engineer at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. We agree, our personnel are truly wonderful people and we appreciate them as well. We are also glad you and your mom enjoyed this unique experience within the forest. We’ll take under consideration all of your comments. Best of luck in all! More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Such an unbelievably stunning place! The entire experience was quite breathtaking. From the magical lake to the incredible rainforest, this lodge gave us amazing views of the best that nature has to offer! The staff were super nice and friendly and the food to die for. I would love to come back here one day! Perfect peaceful retreat for the... More 

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We will be more than pleased to have you as our guests, again in a near future. More 

Munich, Germany
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61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed there 3 nights as a couple and loved that place. The organisation, accommodation and hospitality were excellent. But the best was actually our guide Paolo who led us through day and night tours everyday. Thanks to his passion and knowledge we could see a wide range of the wildlife and learned a lot about the nature around that... More 

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed the trip . Thank you for the reccommendation More 

Regina, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a phenomenal experience at Sandoval Lake Lodge. The amount of wildlife we saw blew us away. From the giant otters playing with the babies and the adults catching piranhas, to our early morning hike to see the many different species of parrots and birds feeding on the dead palm trees, to our night hike and finding many nocturnal... More 

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your esperience: We are glad that you saw all that you wanted to see and maybe even a bit more. We appreciate that you reccommend us Thank you one more More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stayed here for four days and three nights. Everything ran like clockwork from being met at the airport by our guide; Edds Quiesepe you were fantastic company; to all the excursions,walks in the jungle and canoeing on the lake. Rooms were clean but fairly basic and comfortable. Food was good and plentiful and each group eat with their guide which... More 

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience. I will forward your comments to the guide and to our Quality Service Department We are glad that you enjoed the trip and the company of the guide Best regards More 

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