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Samona Lodge

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Samona lodge is authentic and rustic and exactly what you would want for this kind of experience. There is a lovely area to relax in hammocks, a tower from which you can bird watch, The food portions are very generous and there is a great group atmosphere amongst the guests.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I always wanted to go to the Amazon basin and I am glad I did. Samoan lodge delivers on all counts. It's a budget Eco lodge and that is what it is, do not expect more otherwise you will be disappointed. The staff bend over backwards to make your stay memorable and comfortable. The place is clean and it's open...

Bovingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time here - our highlight of Ecuador. The lodge itself was basic but has everything you might need - great food (and catered for vegetarian diet), lovely chill area with hammocks, comfortable beds with secure mosquito nets. The highlight of our trip was the guide Fabricio - he was so knowledgeable and passionate about the Amazon...

tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

We are working to improve everyday. Thanks for your comments and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed June 27, 2016

I was part of a group of 4 friends on an Amazon tour at Samona lodge. We were there for 5 days and 4 nights. We were put together with our guide Romulo and 5 others who we did not know, and who were staying for one day less than us. Our tour was done with the same guide and...

tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for describe your experience at Samona Lodge. It is important for us to improve everyday. Your comments are welcome. We are working in many upgrades. Next year we will have new facilities in Samona Lodge

Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Samona lodge for 4 days, 3 nights. It's a lodge that offers everything you need at a basic level, including clean rooms with good mosquito nets, good food, a nice chilling area and all the needed equipment for the tours. The water in the showers is cold, there was free coffee and tea. Overall it's a really...

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed January 12, 2016

There are no words to describe the feeling you get of being part of the nature! I have been to Samona 2 times and in both I have seen different animals and travelled along different rivers and lagoons. The food at the lodge is expectational good, the accommodation is great as well: clean rooms with private facilities for the price...

tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we want to thank you for your comment, and of course we are pleased you had a great time at Samona Lodge Next time you visit our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with tour to other places. Best regards Samona Lodge by Tierra de Fuego

Mundelein, Illinois
Reviewed December 30, 2015

The food was great. Accommodations basic, but that is to be expected if you are looking for a true amazon experience. My only complaint with the place is that there isn't enough to do each day. After speaking with other travelers on our trip, they did more and thus saw more wildlife then us staying at other lodges.

tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest We want to thank you for your comment and let us know how we can improve our itineraries and the activities. We will take all your comments in order to offer better services. If you come back to our beautiful country, it will be a pleasure to help you with other tours. Best regards Samona Lodge by Tierra...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed November 6, 2015

Food was great, guides were great. Rooms were very basic, cold water, no electricity, poorly maintained, and as far as we could tell, there was no difference between regular and superior rooms (which we paid for). Rooms are open air style so expect lots of critters for company. Beds have mosquito nets. I would gladly accept these things in the...

tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest We want to thank you for your comments about Samona Lodge, as you know it is very important for us your opinion. We would like to know the names of the guest that were with us, as well the dates you were at the Lodge and where you bought the package. Please we would like to correct all...

Connecticut
Reviewed October 29, 2015

My friends and I did a 4D/3N jungle package with Samona -- and are so glad we chose this budget place! The lodge was clean and comfortable with a fabulous communal area in the middle, complete with hammocks and a (basic) book exchange. Our rooms were cleaned each day, the beds made and the garbage taken out. Mosquito nets on...

tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest We want to thank you for your comment, all suggestions are important for us in order to improve our service. We are pleased your trip was great, Regarding the guide we have taken all necessary measures in order to solve the situation. Once again thanks a lot for all your comments. Please feel free to look for us...

Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Samona Lodge in a 4 day - 3 nights tour with Tierra de Fuego. We enjoyed the tour very much and he highlight was Fabrizio, our guide. He was great explaining everything about the animals and the plants in the Amazon Basin. We spot (among others) : 4 types of monkeys, 3 different snakes (including a dead...

tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review
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Estimada Lucia Muchas gracias por tu comentario, esperamos que la experiencia Samona Lodge haya llenado tus expectativas. De igual manera...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samona lodge is a natural paradise located in the heart of Cuyabeno, the biggest Wildlife Natural Reserve in Ecuador. An amazing forest rich in fauna and flora unique in the world. In here you can will as well the natural sightsseing, the encounter with exotic animals and the hospitality of a category lodge. We count with adecuated bungalows to complement a great for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samona Lodge

Address: | Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Sucumbios Province > Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Samona Hotel Cuyabeno
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“Ask for the one floor bungalows for less noise overnight”
 of 5 bubbles 101billiet, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Remember to put your food in the bin, otherwise your room will be filled with bugs.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahwQ6534EP, Dec 30, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are spacious but depends with how many people are, very good service.”
 of 5 bubbles joselynr953, Jun 7, 2015 | Read review
“Book in the dorms not the private cabins, the private cabins tend to have tarantulas, none of the dorm type rooms did, ceilings are not high. The tarantulas tend to like high celings”
 of 5 bubbles samanthaw957, Jan 23, 2015 | Read review
“If you are a couple then make sure you tell them this as you get your own little hut rather than sharing”
 of 5 bubbles DerrynW, Jul 24, 2014 | Read review
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