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Madre Tierra Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vilcabamba
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Wonderful resort with excellent amenities.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here from the warm welcome, through dinner and the spectacular view from our room!
The bed was comfortable and the bathroom well appointed with great hot shower I didn't want to leave!
Lovely terrace with hammock to relax in :)
Dinner was very tasty and we enjoyed a good breakfast too.
Didn't enjoy the steps up to our room but without them we wouldn't have such fabulous views!
Also had two visiting spider - one rather large(!) - not the resorts fault of course ;)

Room Tip: The higher your room, the better the view
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Peter A, Owner at Madre Tierra Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review our little paradise and to add photos! The team and I are happy you had a good experience here. It sounds like our food was enjoyed also. Blessings on your travels until we see you again.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This amazing place is paradise, every room totally unique and fabulous, most with your private deck and hammock. The stone and tile work is like being in a fine art galley. The owners and employees treat you like family. I worked for Hilton International 27 years and must give them more raves then any 5 star hotel. Treat yourself to the spa too.... The free breakfasts and all things served from the restaurant are lovingly prepared and served. Don't miss the spa, it is tranquil, gorgeous and a full body massage with Sonya will transport you to nirvana for a 10th the price of the USA. Kudos on everything and I will definitely return. It is also an easy walk to town or only $1.25 for a cab. So very convenient.

Room Tip: I loved room 20, but as they are all unique and facing different ways and all have views, I think yo...
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Madre Tierra is a great place to stay in Vilcabamba. Peter and Gail go out of their way to attend to their guests needs. Each room is slightly different and all offer beautiful views of the "Valley of Longevity". The hosts look out for their guests and will help arrange for activities such as horseback riding and trekking. The massages in their spa are also first rate. This place has a calm, pleasing and cleansing effect on travelers. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Madre Tierra is located in a quiet area just outside of town but within walking distance of the town center. We walked to town every day, although there are taxis that charge $2 each way if you don't want to walk. The area around the hotel is quiet and beautiful. You can take a hike around the premises and enjoy great views of the rural homes and majestic mountains in the area. Part of the hike is uphill, so it is a workout, and you might encounter a dog or two along the way. They don't believe in leashes in this part of the world.

The breakfast was filling even if a bit redundant. We did enjoy the whole wheat bread made on the premises. We also had one dinner and a lunch there, which were all good and reasonably priced.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. Vilcabamba has more than its share of American expats, and many are new age hippies looking for the fountain of youth. This part of the trip was disappointing to us, who wanted to experience more Ecuadorian culture. But that's not the fault of the hotel. I'd say Madre Tierra is the place to stay if you want to visit Vilcabamba.

Room Tip: Select the rooms in the middle, good view but manageable stairs.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Madre Tierra resort is a very good value for the money. The personnel is very helpful and kind. The rooms are comfortable for families, very clean, extremely quiet at night, perfect for a good night sleep. The Spa offers a variety of services. The hotel is only five minutes away from the town and it's a $1.50 taxi ride to and from the main square. Nice breakfast!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Address: San Pedro de Vilcabamba | PO Box 1145, Vilcabamba 288, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Loja Province > Vilcabamba
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vilcabamba
Price Range: RM203 - RM406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Madre Tierra Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Madre Tierra Resort & Spa is your gateway to Hiking, Bird Watching, Restaurants and the beauty of the Loja Valley. Enjoy the absolute Peace & Tranquility, stunning views, our incredible Guest Services, Famous Full-Service Spa, Restaurant (Breakfast Included), Library, Pool, Gardens, our Travel Assistance and The Madre Tierra Experience. There are an incredible array of Activities to undertake in our beautiful Loja Valley and the Town of Vilcabamba. Madre Tierra is a short walk into Vilcabamba or a $1.25 Taxi ride. Buses pass along the main road every 15 minutes and will stop with the wave of a hand. The Main Bus Terminal is located just off the Town Square. This is an easy place to get around. Any questions - Please inquire at our Reception for whatever you might need to make your time with us the highlight of your travels. We are here to do what we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. ... more   less 
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