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Samona Lodge

Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno, Ecuador
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the cheaper options for a jungle trip in Ecuador. The rooms are "rustic" to say the least. Not all rooms are created equal! You'll have a better experience if you get one of the rooms with a skylight or one that lets natural light in. My room was so dark, even in the middle of the... More

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We booked our tour in Quito and the setting of the lodhe was amazing, really in the jungle. Accomodation was grand we had an ensuite room with a mosquito net. there is a lovely chill out area with hammocks. Until this tour I didn´t realise how important a guide is on a tour. Our guide francisco was disappointing. His english... More

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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

After months of research, I decided to visit cuyabeno wildlife reserve in the amazon. I wanted a 5 day stay and geotours recommended this lodge. What an excellent choice. After a 3 hour canoe trip we arrived at the lodge and was greeted by a very friendly staff. Our guide Rom was so very helpful and knowledgeable of the amazon.... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My wife and I were on the very same tour as the previous reviewer (Constance). Her review is spot on, and there is little to add to it. We too, were disappointed by the lack of jungle walks. We too, were dismayed by the tour guide's flirty manner toward some of the single women in our group. Not professional at... More

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NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My best advice about Ecuador is, if you're going to go to the jungle and the Galapagos, go to the jungle first. We had such an amazing time in the Galapagos that expectations were high for the Amazon and it just couldn't live up. Samona lodge was fine, food was good but the first night dinner was two hours late... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I stayed at Samona lodge for 5D/4N. Generally speaking, it was a good experience, however, I have stayed at other jungle lodges in South America so comparing is only inevitable. The rooms were very rustic and since I was traveling solo, I had to share a hut with several other people. The hut I stayed in was divided into three... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Very good stay for 3nights/4days. The staff was very friendly and food was awesome - simple and very delicious. The rooms were rustic, simple, cleaned daily. Mosquito net provided for every bed which is good otherwise all the creepie crawlies can get into bed - so use it! :) It's a jungle expect room visitors as cockroaches, tree frogs, tarantulas... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Overall I had a great stay at this lodge for 3 nights/4 days. It is very rustic, so don't expect to find all the amenities of other lodges. You must sleep in the bug nets in your room unless you want to have creepy critters crawling all over you. Also be aware that the rooms are all very close to... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The lodge is located in the reserve of Cuyabeno on the shore of Aguarico river and close by to the cuyabeno Lagoon.The cabins are simple,rustic and getting a solar energy power. It has place for 40 people and the groups are between 6-12 people.Food was tasty and the crew was very friendly.Recommended es tourist class option lodge with good location... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

First the positives. The staff and food were outstanding. It was a family like culture with the staff and we felt very welcome. For the price the rooms were decent (for the jungle). Hot amazon water to shower, with mosquito nets (not that we saw a single one there). No electricity other than one plug off a solar paent to... More

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Also Known As:
Samona Hotel Cuyabeno
Samona Hotel
Address: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Sucumbios Province > Cuyabeno
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Ranked #4 of 6 Specialty lodging in Cuyabeno

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