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Tinalandia

Via Aloag - Santo Domingo de los Colorados, km 85, Quito EC230151, Ecuador
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've noticed a couple of reviews complaining about the food at Tinalandia. I didn't eat much my first night, they normally serve a lot of fresh caught local river fish. They asked me why I wasn't eating and I told them I didn't care for fish, not that anything was wrong with their cooking. For the rest of my stay... More 

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I visited for two days as part of a birding tour by Birdquest. We also were the only people staying here during our vist. Others have described this well but my summary would be: * Road noise - a busy and noisy (lots of truck brakes) local highway very close by * Variable food ranging from the quite nice to... More 

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Black Canyon City, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My wife and I are field biologists from the U.S. (Arizona). Tinalandia was the first destination of our second trip to Ecuador, and it was a great way to start out our second month of naturalist adventures in the country. In addition to being avid birders and butterfly enthusuasts, we are both general naturalists interested in everything from ornithology to... More 

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Tampa,Fl
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Went for a day trip, the only person we saw asked a ridiculous amount of money to visited a clearly empty and lonely reserve, I called later to the office and the manager nicely gave me the right price, half of what she asked me for. Typical of the kind of tourism on this country, they seem to waste any... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

If you are looking for a boutique hotel or a 5 start cabana, this is not for you. Nor is it a place for you if you want dining and sleeping quarters nearby. If you are looking for endemics and a great range of Choco regional flora and fauna (like the Choco Trogon) this is really the place to stay.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We were taken to our isolated room ( which was really a cabin/hacienda) up a steep, beautiful and dangerous road. The room was a ridiculous red colour and smelled musty. Opaque brown water ran from the faucets in the bathroom. We drove back to the main hacienda for dinner and endured a meal which was plagued with thousands of moths.... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

We arrived very tired, in the late afternoon looking for a treat in the rain forest. We were met with the opposite, the rooms were rundown, the beds were uncomfortable. The meals were basic and the insects flying into our food were very off putting!!! We were expecting more for our money!! $155.00 US/night The location of the old Hacienda... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

This lodge may not be 5 star but what it lacks in Western comforts, it more than makes up for in charm, charachter and a helpfull attitude. The food is wonderful and the staff cannot do enough to make sure that your personal preferrences are met. The location allows a personal window into the lives of many bird species. In-your-face... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

Tinalandia is a nice place to watch insects and birds and to experience the cloud forest. As a hotel or hosteria it's a complete failure. The staff is not qualified, the owners obvious are overchallenged with running a guesthouse. Cabins (rooms) are very basic, same with the food. The rates are just exorbitant!

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vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

I came to Tinalandia from advise of an old friend who had been there back in the 1980s. I was not disappointed. My specific interests are butterfly and moth macro photography and the range of species that can be found there is staggering. The service and food are excellent and the accommodations are basic but comfortable.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"To me, the Tinalandia experience is an absolute must for newcomers to the joys of the neotropics and its birding, as well as for seasoned experts, where most tropical bird families are well represented and even seen with more relative ease than just about anywhere. It isn't uncommon to see some 60-80 bird species in just the first few morning hours, without even walking more than 100 yards from your room! I've seen over 30 species by just sitting quietly at breakfast (it is never easy to manage to put my binoculars down to actually eat!) - and the food and accommodations are as good as ever. Paul Greenfield grew up near New York City and became interested in birds as a child. He received his B.A. from Temple University where he was an art major at the Tyler School of Art. Since 1972, he has lived in Ecuador where his fascination for birds and art has culminated with the completion of 20 years of work illustrating The Birds of Ecuador, ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tinalandia

Address: Via Aloag - Santo Domingo de los Colorados, km 85, Quito EC230151, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $75 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Quito
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