I want to start off here by recommending the boutique hotel agency temptingplaces.com, who helped us select this wonderful place: they will for sure have the hotel you are looking for. The Hamadryade Lodge is just The Place to discover the amazonian rain forest in Ecuador.
Everything in the Hamadryade Lodge was just "right" and "true": environment, nature, smell, sounds, cleanliness, design, local, pool, food, service, people, activities, sport...
The hotel is perfectly situated and integrated in the rain forest totally respecting the environment but with great design and architecture altogether achieving unexpected level of comfort. It is totally quiet beyond the natural "sounds" of the forest. It is great to rest by the pool (rain water) and you can be sure to catch up on sleep time... Net the "live" experience is much better than what you can imagine from the website.
The owners, Sebastien and Melaine, are available any time to help. They arranged our trip from/to the airport. They reshuffled several time our program of activities to accomodate to our needs. They provided equipment on loan and advices to walk in the forest. Dinner, prepared by Sebastien, was a great experience every single day: simple with his magic touch. Massage sessions available on demand with the day. Just one word for room service, cleanliness and gardening: perfect... Net, the service also participates to the total experience: proximity, interaction, simplicity. The small imperfections bring the right dose of adventure and memories: for us, it was just the best souvenir to go down a river in a dugout (tree) canoe with 6 adults, no life jacket and just one paddle because the "official" large engine pirogue was not available!
We stayed 7 days at the Hamadryade and this was the perfect length. It will take 4 hours by car get to the hotel from Quito. This is a wonderful route through the andes (12000 feet high) and down to the amazonian forest... Make sure you drive during the day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hamadryade Lodge is a luxurious hotel located in the High Amazon region, near Puerto Misahualli. This ecosystem, even if it is still the Amazonian Rainforest, is very different that the one in Lower regions. We are at 500mts altitude with hills and small mountains. Therefore, the climate remains pleasant all year round (24°C in average), and the absence of swamps allows an easier access to the more remote zones of Primary Rainforest, and of course the most positive consequence, is that we do not suffer from the presence of mosquitoes and Malaria. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hamadryade Hotel Tena