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Sani Lodge

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Rio Napo Riverside, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time at a magical place. The accommodations are great, the food was good and the staff were fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife. The people of sani lodge really care about the lodge, the place and about their work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, my son and I stayed at Sani Lodge in March 2015. I have been to the Amazon before and had to come back again and bring my family. The best part of this lodge was the local people from the community who run the lodge and are very serious about making it a great trip for their guests.... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Randy, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights and 4 days here. The staff are fantastic. So friendly and willing to help with anything you need. The lodge is just off the Napo. You walk a bit through the jungle and then get a paddle canoe. The guides take you out to do what you like - walk, canoe ride or bird watch. The food... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Friend, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sani lodge was incredible. It seems to be one of the more remote lodges which was a great way to see many animals and birds right from the lodge. Our guides Danny and Jorge were knowledgable and funny. They were very accommodating. The food was outstanding. We had the opportunity to visit the indigenous community and it was a wonderful... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Friend, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More 

Maesteg, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was privileged to recently spend three days at Sani Lodge. From the moment our plane landed in Coca and we met our guides, Javier and Danny, we were given the warmest of welcomes. Nothing was too much trouble for them or indeed, any of the staff at Sani. The food was simple but fresh and well prepared, the spotless... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Catherine, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were a group of 30 who stayed at Sani Lodge for five days approximately a month ago (March 2015). In order for us to participate in the activities, we were split into three equal groups of 10 persons, each with our own native guide. I will just get to the nitty gritty of my review and future vacationers can... More 

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jazz, Thanks for writing and expressing your concerns about the problems you had in your visit to our lodge the last month. As I remember you were part of a group very important to us who came through a travel friend Agency, so we assigned our best guides for the group to accompany your great tour leader. Your opinions... More 

Geneva, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at Sani Lodge for 3 nights and loved it. From my initial emails with Yanelys in the Quito office to our delivery back to Quito the entire process went smoothly. One of the reasons we chose this lodge was that it was owned and run by the local community. We were met in the... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Regina, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Sani Lodge is special and unique. It is unusual among Ecuadorian eco-lodges in that it is wholly owned and operated by the Sani Isla Community. The native guides grew up learning and knowing the life in the Sani Isla lands. Sani Lodge is reputed to have the most spectacular setting of all Ecuadorian rainforest lodges. We made our reservations directly... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shirley, Thanks a lot for your kind and beautiful words. I´m so glad to see that you took the time to write such a complete review about us and who we are and what we offer that I just can say THANKS. You had been so kind with us that since you left the Lodge you had been in... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This community-run lodge in the Amazon has comfortable cabins (although occasional water outage, but given the location the services provided are excellent), a lovely location on the lagoon, plenty of good food, and friendly and helpful staff to help you see what nature has to offer in the area. It is worth checking what you might be able to see... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More 

Ajax, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My interest in birdwatching and a conversation during a flight delay in Milan prompted my interest in this wonderful place. Everything about the whole experience, from dealing with the reservation, to my lovely time with my guide, the enthusiastic Guillermo, and his cousin, Rodrigo, and all of the staff at Sani Lodge, was top notch. I can't say enough about... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Angela, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More 

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