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Samiria Ecolodge

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Jr. Napo 475, Nauta Peru
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SAMIRIA ECOLODGE is a new format Tourist Hostel located in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, which saves design harmony with the ecological structure , representing a perfect combination of Rustic and comfort, making the appropriate facilities and dreamed for unforgettable days of relaxation and adventure. Its construction was carried out in Base Materials and Labor Area, preserving the security and the environment. Our hostel has ten (10) Bungalows equipped, whose walls were built with fine wood finishes in the area, installation Ceiling or Tongue and groove, Air Conditioning and a Exterior Balcony where you can see the Live Nature and / or watching birds. All Bungalows also feature Indoor Terrace where you can see the majestic Rio Maranon, a (01) Queen Size Bed, two (02) Beds Square and Media, Veladores, Closet, minibar, private bathroom with cold and hot water and Jacuzzi tub. In addition to the Fixed Gate Bungalow, have another sliding door which can be used to keep the interior cool without the use of air conditioning. Additionally, we have a (01) Triple Standard Room , Two ( 02) Double Rooms and / or Triple overlooking the pool and Five (05) Single Rooms. Also, we have a Floating Raft on the Maranon River where we landed, interconnected Bridges, Two (02) vacation spots overlooking the Rio Maranon and Principal Maloca, through which they are located, among others, the bar and restaurant to enjoy the best drinks and Regional, National and / or International Board and a Contiguous Interior Terrace where you behold from above the Majestic Rio Maranon. We also have two (02) Lookouts strategically located Playroom for Kids and Adults, Semi Olympic pool and surrounding her, Showers and Baths, sun terrace, bar and room Hammocks. We also present various trails or Natural Rustic Roads that facilitate your travel and connection facilities and all the contiguous area of the Hostel as well as our primary forest. Similarly, we have five (05) Electric Generators 90 HP (Perkins), 50 HP, 42 HP, 35 HP and 20 HP, POWER HOUSE installed in our fixed outside the hostel, which satisfy the demand of electricity needed to the attention of the various services offered. Our Hostel is concerned about the health and safety of tourists, which is why we have a treatment plant Water, which provides us with drinking water that will serve to meet the direct and indirect demand, as well as for consumption direct human virtue to install filters that make our drinking water can be consumed directly. The importance of Environmental Impact Control necessitates the management, development and use of technology for the control of waste, so that ensure the maintenance of ecological balance. In that sense, we have installed a plant Wastewater Treatment in order to intercept and convey wastewater to our plant for further purification and thus have free water bodies pollution, which again give the necessary conditions development of Flora and Fauna. The best way to enjoy the wonderful natural beauty jungle, is to enjoy it in person. In this regard, we offer various Tour Programs that fit your expectations and requirements, counting with the help of Bilingual Tourism Guide with experience in the area, which will guarantee you to live an unforgettable experience.
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Jr. Napo 475, Nauta Peru
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we arrived in a place it looks like no guest have been there for a really long time. the public areas are neglected, dirty, bad maintenance. some of the stairs are broken, many stiff stairs to the hotel from the river and to the room. the rooms: bathroom are awfully maintained, dirty, broken. sheets are not clean, many spider webs including one tarantula in the room. (it might be nice to see in the jungle but not as a surprise on your door, and not as another roommate). towels are dirty. no ac at night, no electricity at night and no emergency light even though there was sign. the place is full of mosquitos and there is no repellent equipment in the room. swimming pool- was nicely sized, but was very dirty, and the things that were floating on the water is not something you would want to see. so we wouldn’t dare jumping in. the way to the pool was slippery. on the contrary the staff was very friendly, helpful, delicate, very responsive with an eager to help even though they didn’t have the means. there was a shortage of bottled drinking water. i must say here that during our jungle tour we learned how to extract water from a tree root. we found it very useful. we had a guide named oswaldo that was great and the boat driver named daniel was very professional and amazing. with a lot of knowledge. all the jungle excursions were great and we even had a chance to catch our lunch (piranha fish). all in all if it wasn’t the problem with the room, the experience is positive. if you consider it as camping it is amazing, you have to lower your expectations regarding the hotel itself. (the property). it is overpriced for what you get.
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We had a wonderful time, the guide was knowledgeable and helpful, I learned so much from him, the guided walks and the boat tour through the waterways of the Amazon, got a chance to swim in the Amazon and saw the pink dolphins, an irreplaceable adventure that I plan on doing again. The service, food, activities and accommodations were excellent, this experience was amazing. Traveling from the U. S. and finding guides that spoke English well was very helpful.
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We spent 4 nights/5 days at the lodge with our children (11 and 13 years old). The place is amazing: a beautiful view on the Maranon river, very helpful staff and fantastic excursions. We went for several walks, boat rides, bird watching, piranha fishing and tarantula seeking. It was an unforgettable experience. The excursions were adapted according to the weather, our energy levels and our interests. The Pacaya Samiria reserve is incredibly beautiful. You see different species of birds, monkeys, butterflies and flowers. Our guide Amado was very knowledgeable and knew all the birds in English, Spanish as well as the local language. He had a lot of amazing stories about his childhood in the jungle. You are very far from the city. Electricity is produced with a generator running on fuel that works a few hours a day. This was enough as you spend a lot of time in the excursions and you don’t need your computer/tablet/phone as there is no internet or phone connection. It was a great experience disconnecting from stress, and connecting with a completely different world. Our daughter was sick when we arrived and our son got sick a few days later. The staff was very caring and involved. There is a medical post with nurses a short boat ride away if needed. The children felt very at ease and were sad to leave. They would have been happy to spend another few days. During the night, you only hear the jungle sounds and rain. Just after we left, a team of 50 workers arrived in order to renovate all the roofs (replace the palm leafs). The place is big and seen the humidity and torrential rains, it is not an easy task to keep the lodge in a good shape. The bungalows are very spacious. Ours had permanent hot water (you just needed to let the water run for a few minutes), the bungalow of our children had an electric heater so working at the times the electricity was on. There was airconditioning. The beds are large and comfortable. The bathroom could certainly benefit from some renovation. Regarding the price: we were the only guests and there were 9 people full-time working for us. If you add the boat rides, the taxi rides and all the meals, the price is very reasonable. We thought it was definitely worth it. The last day, you will receive three envelopes for tips (the guide, the cook/waiter, and the residential staff). We were very happy to thank this very dedicated staff that did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. We went home with a lot of precious souvenirs that we wouldn’t have had when staying in a hotel in Iquitos and doing some excursions.
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Unfortunately I have to agree with the negative reviews of Samiria Lodge. At approximately $300 night, which is not cheap, you would expect a certain basic quality of service and infrastructure. Sadly, the reality is that while the lodge is in a stunning spot and incredibly close to the Pacaya Samiria National Park, the lodge suffers from absent management and crumbling infrastructure. The result is a disappointing, disorganized service marked by a constant stream of logistical and administrative missteps, during our 3 day 2 night stay. The source of the problem seems to be that the day to day management is mostly left to a cadre of freelance local staff and guides with no onsite management to effectively coordinate and supervise service delivery or to effectively decide what maintenance issues should be prioritized. I would be surprised if this place is still in business in 2 years. That said there are are some redeeming qualities to it but only if you are a true nature lover and have a flexible spirit. Otherwise, spend the extra money and go to a real lodge, which while expensive, seems to be what it really costs to effectively manage these isolated jungle lodges while maintaining quality service and grounds. Here’s a summary of the good and bad: The good: 1. The main mess hall is well maintained, clean, all- wood and had a lot of potencial. 2. The cabins were generally pretty nice. All-wood, confortable beds and stunning views of the river Marañon. We slept very well. 3. The proximity to the Pacaya Samiria National Park. 20-30 min boat ride from entry to the reserve, to incredible wildlife especially bird life. Our guide Osvaldo was quite good and saved mgmt’s hide by guiding several nice outings for us into the reserve. 4. The pool itself was clean but the buildings around it were a mess and dilapidated. The bad: 1. General infrastructure. The place is collapsing. Thatch roofs need replacement in many spots. Many staircases are falling apart. Concrete walkways have cracked and crumbled. Termite issues. 1/2 of the lodge was closed. The observation tower is never maintained - wasps nests all over it and decaying and missing stairs, we stopped half way up due to safety concerns. Two large buildings have actually collapsed and been abandoned. All of this is the opposite of what is seen on the glossy website, videos, etc. The reality: eyesores and borderline unsafe situations for guests. Also, if you have any physical disabilities, forget about this place. All stairs. 2. Food. The coordination and communication about food options was non-existent. The local staff on site had no concept that we might want to know what was being served, whether any options were available, that some people would not want what they were serving. The food, when served, was OK, but was just inexpensive, unimaginative fare that probably cost 10 soles per dish, usually consisting of chicken (or fish, until they ran out) with heaping mounds of white rice and patacones. That’s it. Seconds? Nope. Dessert? Whole fruit (apple or mandarin). Breakfast was some cut up papaya and pineapple, white toast, and Nescafé and the guests had to remind them to put out hot water, bowls, spoons, and to serve the eggs which we were initially told did not exist. 3. Hot water was spotty. First day it worked, second day It didn’t. 4. The cabin bathroom smelled like urine and the tiles and grout had fallen off in many places. We think the urine smell was from the water because the bathroom was clean. We eventually got used to it. In sum, it’s clear management does not care about this place and that if quick action is not taken either the clientele will dry up or the hotel will simply succumb to the elements in a short time. Too bad, the place has potential, but is just not managed well. I can not recommend anyone pay $250-300 a night to stay here. For contrast, for $120 you can stay at the Hilton DoubleTree in Iquitos and have an impeccable hotel with well-trained staff. Probably not a fair comparison but makes you question going to Samiria Lodge for what amounts to a dilapidated summer camp experience for 3x the price.
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Response from SAMIRIAECOLODGE, Director General at Samiria Ecolodge
Responded Nov 5, 2018
We appreciate the comments you make through Tripadvisor. With regard to positive comments, this will help us to continue improving day by day in our processes. We have a lot of potential since we are in front of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. However, there will always be aspects that suddenly as administrator can not perceive and since we appreciate that you as a guest has let us know. Believe me that these will serve us to take knowledge of the facts, find out the causes that motivated and in this way take the corrective of the case in order to correct these involuntary errors that caused that your stay has not been the best. The general management corresponds to my person and I was in the city of Iquitos coordinating his transfer and his entrance to our hostel, doing the respective follow-up so that your stay is the best. However, I appreciate your constructive criticism and I tell you that these facts will help us to take corrective measures and improve in the very near future. Next, we will respond to each of the comments made: Answer 1: The stairs are built based on wood from the area and in rustic form, with the potential risk of suffering deterioration due to weather conditions. Because of this, the hostel will always be in maintenance. In light of the facts we will review the infrastructure and proceed to repair or change them immediately. With regard to the concrete walkways, this type of material was chosen, since having it only with wood motivated involuntary accidents, since one could suffer a slip. These footbridges are currently in constant maintenance. Answer 2: When a reservation is made, the passenger is asked if he had any food restriction, in order to take the corresponding actions. In the case of your reservation, you stated that you have no food restrictions or allergies. With regard to food, the administration is the one that coordinates with the cook the dishes to be served, prioritizing typical or regional dishes and with supplies from the area. There is an organization behind the preparation of the dishes. If at any time they have not felt satisfied with the food, they will proceed to coordinate in order to take corrective measures. Answer 3: The hot water comes from the solar therma system, so that the success of having hot water will depend on the climatic conditions existing in the area. According to the information provided by our team, for the first day of your stay in our shelter the weather did not help the solar therma to activate and in this way it was not possible to obtain hot water, as it did in the second and third day. Answer 4: I think it should be an isolated event because as you expressed it the bathroom was clean; likewise, we do not believe that the smell is from water since it represents potable water suitable for human consumption (we have a drinking water treatment plant). However, we will be coordinating with our team to take corrective measures. We will be at your service.
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We recently stayed at this property in August. For the price we paid for 2 people over 5 days was definitely not worth it. The property is very run down and obviously no longer in its heyday. We were told that they were doing upgrades and do this often, but the rooms down by the pool were growing plants and had big holes in the roofs which did not look to us that this was only recent. When it rains the dining room is filled with puddles. There was no one else at the property which made it lack in atmosphere. The tour guide would sit with us breakfast, lunch and dinner and then take us on our tours twice a day. Towards the end it just got to be too much - conversation didn't flow and sometimes we just didn't want to hear his stories all the time. The itinerary as well was super annoying you would get up have breakfast but than not leave for an hour, than get back from your first tour and have an hour till lunch, then have lunch but not doing another tour till 4.30pm that afternoon (understandable about the heat but sometimes with no power, it was quite annoying and I didn't feel like napping all the time) then back an hour before dinner and then dinner and repeat all over again. The chef was adamant on having dinner at 8-8.30pm every night which sometimes we just didn't feel like eating that late. We would ask to change the time and it seemed an annoyance for them. If you were to go, I would not go for 5 days 3 days is plenty. There was way too much free time of doing nothing. And when we did go on tours which were included in the package we still ended up paying. We went across to a 'village' where we were doing a tour on this persons property. After the tour it was mentioned to us that we should tip????? This didn't seem very fair as we had already paid for this. Surely Samiria Ecolodge would pay for this expense - we thought it was so rude. The tours were good but I think the price we paid was just too much and hard for us to look past the price we paid. It also felt like our tour guide didn't sometimes know the information and would make it up. But we would catch him out - if you don't know fine but don't make it up! We paid to go visit the Ucamara Depression - meeting point of the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers forming the Amazon River: This was US$ 90.00 per person!! All we did was go to the meeting point on their boat and we were only there for about 20 minutes. The information told didn't even make sense. For nearly paying $2000 AUD for this 5 day package we were expecting something much much more. I think throughout the trip we were trying to be understanding but on our last night, our guide came to our room with tip envelopes as he had forgotten to give them to us. We felt guilty and did so on our final day. It was a little bit of a shock when on going to the bathroom our tour guide had already removed his tip within an hour of receiving it and had screwed up the envelope leaving it in the bathroom for us to see. The rest of team all got a lift back by boat with us and not even a good bye. So unless they go through some massive changes I would definitely not recommend this as a place to stay. Go somewhere for 3 days and spend your time in Iquitos! So much better. Also for an 'Ecolodge' there wasn't much Eco about it.
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Response from SAMIRIAECOLODGE, Manager at Samiria Ecolodge
Responded Sep 16, 2018
Dear Serena We are very sorry to hear your comments. As we previously informed you, we had certain areas in the lodge that were in maintenance such as the pool area and terrace which were not accessible to the guests. The photos you have taken belong to those areas. We regret that you have published them even though we warned you that these areas were restricted to the public. The activities programmed in their itineraries were fulfilled in their entirety. You should have discussed to with your assigned guide to coordinate the times to do the activities. If you felt that it was not enough or if there were too many activities during the day, you should have coordinated with your guide. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the tours. The meal schedules have been fulfilled and the hours were respected which are indicated in your itinerary. Remember that our lodge has restricted hours of electricity use (it is specified in the itineraries). We do not ask passengers to leave additional gratuities at the lodge since these are voluntary. However, we are proceeding to investigate what happened. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay as you expected. We made great efforts to provide the best services and we have complied with providing the best care, food, excursions and activities. Sincerely
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samiria Ecolodge
Which popular attractions are close to Samiria Ecolodge?
Nearby attractions include Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Samiria Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Samiria Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Samiria Ecolodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samiria Ecolodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Samiria Ecolodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Samiria Ecolodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Samiria Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.