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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

It's easy these days to put eco in the booking information, but this is the real deal. The concept has been crafted by the people to provide all the comfort you really require with a love and respect for this stunning and beautiful place. The guides are expert; the staff are friendly and helpful and the place is stunningly peaceful.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Santa Lucia Ecolodge for 2 nights - it was the best part of our already excellent trip to Ecuador. I somehow stumbled on this location while searching for an off-the-beaten path lodge in the Ecuadorean Cloud Forest. The 2.5 km hike uphill to the lodge was definitely worth the effort. The lodge itself... More 

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Reviewed March 12, 2016

I could have never planned a more perfect place to spend time. We arrived with very few expectations but we left feeling like part of the family. The hiking access and wilderness feel is what attracted us. The trails, ecosystem, views and wildlife were amazing but the people and the hospitality put it over the top! The accommodations and food... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed January 19, 2016

We were greeted at the lodge with a refreshing drink, smile and a hug, which was very welcome after the walk up the mountain. The rooms were beautiful and there was a variety of sizes all with amazing views. The dining room was just outstanding and a very suitable place for yoga. Even with a group of us staying together... More 

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Wisconsin
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

Our family of four (with a 4 year old and near 2 year old in tow) just had the honor and privilege to spend five nights at the Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve and what an amazing experience we had. We have stayed at many so called “eco-lodges” over the years but this was the first that truly came the... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can choose dorm rooms ($35), double rooms with shared bathroom ($45) and the private beautiful builded and located cottages (Cabañas, $85)). The price includes 3 meals and you can hire a guide optionally. The food is good in particular in the evening, they also can prepare tasty vegetarian meals. The lodge is located 1920m above seas level on a... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

We came here as part of a university research module where we carried out our own projects. We stayed in the lodge in rooms of 2, 4 and 8 bedrooms. It's hard to imagine how they built the cabins and lodge at such high altitude and only using materials which surround it. It was amazing in the mornings and evenings... More 

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Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful place for trekking and bird watching with breathtaking views and wonderful staff. Can honestly say I would recommend it highly as its treasure is the solitude and the escape from your busy life. Thank you Pauline, marucio and the gang for a wonderful experience and I hope to see you again. Warmest regards Dr taha hadidy

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is hard to imagine how they managed to built such lovely cabins given the approx 400m altitude everything needs to come up by mule or be carried by hand. When the cloud clears, the view from the cabin and from the lodge is awe inspiring. Be prepared for no power in cabins - torch or candlelight after dark. This... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited the Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve (80 km NW of Quito) in March 2015, which was exactly the WRONG time to try to see birds, hike or stay dry. Despite this, the private cottages are AMAZING -- hand built, with beautiful wood -- hard to believe all the work that had to have gone into the construction. Likewise,... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Community-based, Santa Lucia owns a 1800 acre montane cloudforest reserve in the Chocó Andean region, a biodiversity 'hotspot. Just 2.5 hours from Quito, we offer beautifully crafted cabañas on a mountain peak with amazing views over the forest. 80% primary forest, the reserve has over 394 species of birds; 45 species of mammals including pumas and the endangered Spectacled Bear; and thousands of tropical plants native to the region. Ideal for birding and hiking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Lucia Cloud Forest

Address: Barrio La Delicia | Nanegal Grande, Quito 00000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $35 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The cabins - wake up to an amazing view. You may get lucky as we did and see a toucan!”
 of 5 bubbles TimNamib, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cabinas.”
 of 5 bubbles 477cynthiae, Aug 6, 2016 | Read review
“Its a 1 hour hike or donkey ride in. No power. Very peaceful and remote!”
 of 5 bubbles Teton_McGee, Mar 12, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great view -double to 8 per room. Also cabanas with bathrooms but I loved the communal aspect of sleeping in the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles 263catb, Jan 19, 2016 | Read review
“All of the cabanas appear to be beautiful with lovely views.”
 of 5 bubbles Pax001, Oct 28, 2015 | Read review
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