We were treated like 'long lost' family from the first moment of arrival. Wonderful, timely attention. Always enough and never too much. Our rustic, pretty room was charming and comfortable, with an old fashioned fire in the fireplace with welcoming warmth. Our room opened up to a beautiful authentic hacienda hallway. The staff was always courteous and very helpful with any request.
Nothing could have prepared us with how delicious the food was. Fresh local fish, meat, vegetables, fruits of many varieties. Presentation and taste were wonderful.
The location of the lodge was 20 minutes from the airport but out of the city and set into a woodsey reserve that was brimming with many varieties of hummingbirds. Do not go without a camera. The grounds were beautiful and hiking paths fun.
The atmosphere was peaceful and relaxed. There were nice views of the city and snowcapped volcanoes. We are postponing next years Europe vacation to return to this magical spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito (High Barren Plains/Highland Rainforest) 18th Century Spanish Hacienda located in the Pichincha Foothills offering airport transfers 24/7 or pick up from downtown Quito. Comfortable Andes hacienda rooms with private bath/hot shower, decorated in typical decor; game room, lounge, restaurant, bar and small museum. Free Wi-Fi offered in upper level rooms. We are the only private nature reserve near the city of Quito, situated on a 230 acre reserve, offering nature and complete relaxation, yet 25 minutes away. Explore our beautiful gardens, birdwatching & hiking trails, hummingbird feeders, delicious cuisine and views of 11 mountains & volcanos in the distance overlooking Quito. Pre-reserved guided tours are available for birdwatching, hiking & natural history, medicinal plants, cultural tours & add on extension cruises to The Galapagos Islands or Amazon Jungle. We also own San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Lodge & Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) & two Lodges at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve - San Jorge Cliff Lodge & NEW San Jorge Forest Lodge (Upper Tropical Rainforest) listed #1 in Trip Advisor. All private reserves & lodges are within 2 hours radius of Quito. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge And Botanical Reserve
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve Hotel Quito