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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 February 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...

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 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...

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Black Canyon City, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 21 December 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...

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1Thank John D
Tampa,Fl
Reviewed 11 August 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...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 26 January 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....

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3Thank Morten R
Reviewed 23 October 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....

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2Thank Modposterism
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 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...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 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...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 February 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
Reviewed 11 January 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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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Airport Transportation
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 230151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: RM333 - RM422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Quito
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“The rooms are about 600m, up a slippy narrow road, from the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles M&G_OnTheRoadAgain, 23 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We were the only guests, so all of the rooms would have been quiet. But the room we stayed in was the farthest up the hill from the dining area, so the walk to the comedor was always a nice little nature walk in itself. If you are averse to walking up/down the cobblestone walkway (possibly in the rain), I suggest you request one of the rooms close to the dining area. But if you don't mind walking around out in nature (presumably you don't mind or you wouldn't go there), staying in one of the rooms farther up the hill puts you closer to the Tina pond, bamboo stands, and habitat edges where interesting species diversity can be added to your lists.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnD882, 20 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Be aware of scams and make sure you have transportation, the near highway is dangerous and bussy,”
 of 5 bubbles beltonkk, 10 Aug 2012 | Read review
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