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San Jorge guestbook 2004

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Name: Ivy Skoff
Country-City: Los Angeles, USA
Sent: 12/22/04
Beautiful , peaceful retreat, ideal for meditation and self reflection.


Name: Shirley Ross
Country-City: Edimburg Scotland
Sent: 12/21/04
Lovely relaxing friendly atmosphere, colorful and exotic, rustic and lovely rooms. Very good food. The tours add to the experience and allow you to learn a bit about the history and ecology of the area.


Name: Jackie and Jaked Steh
Country-City: Colorado, USA
Sent: 12/20/04
We enjoyed the mountain biking trip, the medicinal plants expedition, and shaman cleansings. The food was great! Shaman and plant tour interesting. Bike tour beautiful!


Name: Jackie and Jaked Steh
Country-City: Colorado, USA
Sent: 12/20/04
We enjoyed the mountain biking trip, the medicinal plants expedition, and shaman cleansings. The food was great! Shaman and plant tour interesting. Bike tour beautiful!


Name: Rose and Clint Heard
Country-City: San Diego , USA
Sent: 11/29/04
The rooms were clean and well -stocked for our stay. Accomodations were comfortable.
We really appreciated Vicente and Ruth who are hard workers and made every attempt to assist us whenever possible. The restaurant food was very tasty and well-made. Many, many thanks to George and his wife for making our stay special. The birthday cake for our friend was delicious . The celebration was a wonderful experience.
Since we are birdwatchers, the morning walk up the mountain to the paramo was interesting and productive the first day we arrived to Ecuador!!
Thanks again to Vicente for leading our nature walk. George,Sr. and his wife met us at the airport when we arrived from Sacha Lodge .Our deepest thanks to them to driving us to a native market for shopping in Quito. They went out of their way to do this! We will miss being here, but we will return again!!


Name: Diane Ross
Country-City: San Diego , USA
Sent: 11/29/04
The staff is excellent! Vicente and the waiters and cook are fantastic!
Jorge was wonderful host, the hummingbird feders were great. Having llamas was a wonderful touch.
The place is rustic and beautiful, with wonderful fireplaces and hacienda style. ABSOLUTLY A MAGICAL PLACE .
Sauna was excellent Thank you for a wonderful place and time .


Name: Adel Luzuriaga
Country-City: Santa Monica USA
Sent: 11/29/04
Down home hospitality
Gourmet dining
Excellent service - Vicente is exceptionall
Great knowledgeable guides for Indian market, mountain biking and horsebackriding.


Name: Steve Cook
Country-City: Torrance Ca USA
Sent: 11/29/04
Beutiful location on a mountainside with llamas, horses, trails . Staff and propietor "bends over backwards"
to help guests. George, the propietor is an extremely knowledgable renaissance man.


Name: Ilona Kay Gebhard and Peter Gebhard
Sent: 11/29/04
Fantastic hospitality and knowledge of the guides and hosts. Wonderful warm wellcome. Great food. Great tours to Colonial Quito, Pasochoa, Latacunga market, Horsebackriding, and Mindo. I was here before. Its my second time.


Name: Lisa Foux
Country-City: Los Angeles, USA
Sent: 11/29/04
San Jorge is a beautiful place to stay and the staff and owners are all very helpful. George, the owner is very knowledgable and loves to tell people
all about the history of the area and all the wonderful birds and medicinal plants that are in the Preserve.
Its wonderful to get up and see the family of llamas wandering around . Its a family run bussiness and you feel like family while you are in here.
Its wonderful to sip tea and watch the hummingirds!!

Keep smiling!!! you are doing a great job!!!


Name: Nick PITCHERELLA
Country-City: San Diego , USA
Sent: 11/29/04
Service and cordiality in horsebackridig, shamanic hike were warm and appreciated. We had a happy experience. Food was excellent.


Name: Christel Oatway
Country-City:Los Angeles Ca USA
Sent: 11/29/04
Seeing the Colonial Architecture, churches, museums, etc. with George senior was one of the most memorable days of my life!!
Thank you, Christel.


Name: Lourdes Lòpez
Country-City: Tijuana , Mexico
Sent: 11/29/04
San Jorge Botanical Reserve is a beautiful place because the traditional environment. George, I love your flexibility and enthusiasm for everything .
Your traditional menues were great . The chimneys in the rooms and restaurant are a wonderful detail . Its a really big Botanical Reserve
and this permit us to relax and feel free. Also, we each had our own space!! Thanks!!


Name: Chris Robinson
Country-City: London, England
Sent: 11/9/04
We stayed in San Jorge in a lovely room and enjoyed the open fire. Excellent facilities such as pool, jacuzzi, sauna. Had a fun horse trek into the highland above Hosterìa. Relaxed welcoming and luxurious stay. Thank you!!


Name: Magnus Branden
Sent: 11/8/04
Thank you all for a very nice stay.
We have been very well taking care of. It has been a very relaxing time in a wonderful setting.
The food, pool and jacuzzi were great!!


Name: Jochen Ostermann and Sylke Reinery
Country-City: Bonn, Germany
Sent: 11/4/04
With all the places we visited in Ecuador, Hosterìa San Jorge was very special.
We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, delicious food, a woderful horsebackride in the mountains and our private fire place in our very nice room.
Thanks to everybody at San Jorge for our wonderful stay.


Name: Maggie Cummings and Matt Karens
Natural Habitat Adventures
Country-City: Boulder , Colorado USA
Sent: 11/3/04
"Our brief stay at San Jorge far exceeded our expectations . Jorge and his wonderful family and dedicated staff made us feel so welcomed. Each of our tours/activities ( mountain biking , botanical plant tour ,shaman cleansing) was enlightening and fun. Our only regret was that we couldn`t stay longer"


Name: Colin and Liz
Country-City: Cambridge, UK
Sent: 10/26/04
With only 9 days to spend in Ecuador, we did not want to waste time sorting out trips when we arrived . San Jorge Hosteria and Botanical Reserve offered and excellent service -arranging all our trips meals and even airport transfers. Located in the foothills, just outside of Quito it is well located, with easy access to the city. But, any of the tours into the eco reserve (walking, biking, horsebackridng) make it feel a long way from Quito. All the tours that we took were excellent. All the guides were very knowledgeable. Jorge himself especially made us feel like part of his family. In fact, I feel that we have been privy to some real "insider" knowledge . I would definetly recommend the San Jorge Eco-lodge , a great place to base trip in Ecuador. Thank you very much indeed for a wonderful holiday!! gracias!!


Name: Joan Unger, Doug Muñoz and Sid Muñoz.
Country-City: Alaska, USA
Sent: 10/19/04
We enjoyed our stay at San Jorge very much. Jorge and his family were very friendly and brought us on two great adventures. Horsebackriding and mountain biking. Our five years old son had the most fun at San Jorge than any other place on our trip. Our mountain bike trip to the cloud forest was a his point of our trip (Jorge`s daughter "Gabriela watched our son for the day.) Hopefuly, we will return here someday to stay longer and explore this paradise area.



Name: Claire and Ian Jones
Country-City: London U.K.
Sent: 10/15/04
We really enjoyed our stay in such beautiful sorroundings. Had a lovely walk along the preinca-trail. Very nice meals in the restaurnat, especially the steak. Also enjoyed the fire in our room at night and the game room. This has been very relaxing and we have had a lovely time here. Great food and walks!!


Name: Francis and Elaine McLaughlin
Country-City: Glasgow , Scotland
Sent: 10/14/04
We had a fantastic time in the beautiful and peaceful setting of the ecolodge. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.We loved the jacuzzi and turkish bath . The room and the service were perfect and the food was delicious .The horsebackriding trip to the Mountain and the plant hiking were outstanding!!


Name:Steve Rosenzweig
Country-City: New York, USA
Sent: 10/10/04
Thank you for showing us a wonderful time in your wonderful country.
The sights, the scenes, and experiences were wonderful and very memorable. The parts of your country we saw, which encompassed many different environments
were amazing. The sights, services and food made this a very memorable trip. Your expertise in all this areas really made the trip fantastic. Thanks.



Name: Rick Kaminer
Country-City: USA
Sent: 10/10/04
I greatly enjoy this trip, from the backseat position I was able to observe everything.
Your attention to details and knowledge of plants and history gave me a diferent view of Ecuador. Thanks for everyhting and best of luck to you.


Name: Jeffrey Gertler
Country-City:New York , USA
Sent: 10/10/04
Thank you for a wonderful trip. Your attention to our every wish was noted and appreciated. Your explanations of the countryside, people, fruit, floral vegetation,volcanoes was exceptional . Our trip encompassed so much countryside and our contact with the many different cultures (mountain, colonial and big city) was absolutly amazing.

It is so hard to believe how diverse the ecuadorian culture and people are and we saw it all thanks to you and to your knowledge of the country.
San Jorge Ecolodge and each of the other hotels have a very special and unique charm.

I am glad I stayed in each of these hotels. The food was delicious and truly local. I will be talking with our travel agent and highly recommending your company.
Good luck and best wishes



Service was excellent. Vicente was friendly and accommodating.
The fires were beautiful. The food was good. Thank you for helping make our honeymoon wonderful.


Name: Cindy Wever and friend
Country-City:Amsterdam,Holland
Sent: 10/5/04
We had a 4 wonderful nights in San Jorge. We loved the gardens, the friendly staff, the cozy restaurant, and the jacuzzi!! We will have to come back!


Name: Dennis Bozzay
Country-City: St Louis Mo, USA
Sent: 9/21/04
Firstly, your location is away from the busy city of Quito, yet is still a short drive for shopping or the airport.
Secondly, your beautiful gardens with feeders offer dazzing views of the area birds.
Best of all is your hospitality, George, his family and staff are warm and friendly and create an atmosphere of comfort and service. The meals are creative and delicious and the fireplace in the room in the evening is a welcome touch.
George's knowledge and love of the birds and plants certainly added to my experience.
Also I loved the antiques and decor.


Name: Mr. & Mrs. Jorrey Lecberger
Country-City:St Louis Mo, USA
Sent: 9/21/04
The hospitality as well as food and service are excellent. Very nice ambience.


Name: Dr. Leo Hendry, PhD
Psychology Professor
University of Glamorgan
Country-City:Scotland
Sent: 9/20/04

We enjoyed our stay inmensely because:
This place is beautiful.
All the service is excellent.
Particularly Vicente is a master in everything!!
Vicente`s wife is enchanted and a great chef!
The babies are adorable. (We almost stole one of them!)
The fire in the rooms are so romantic and cozy.
We wish we can stay longer!

Good luck with this enterprise, we will recommend you all around the world!!

Thank you very much!!


Name: David Sukuda
Country-City: Indiana USA
Sent: 9/15/04

Food was excellent , rooms comfortable.


Name: Georgeanne Freese
Country-City: St. Louis, Mo. USA
Sent: 9/15/04
The fact it was close to Quito, but not in Quito. It was a RESERVE.
The food was very good. Rooms are cozy and fires are delightful. I really can`t think of a way for you to improve.



Name: Donna Mac Cartey and Marion Stear.
Country-City: Indianapolis, USA
Sent: 9/15/04
San Jorge is a beautiful lodge with spectaular views of Quito. It's wonderful to be able to watch the hummingbirds at the feeders .
The food is delicious and served in an elegant setting.


Name: Margaret & Michael Warner
Country-City: Philadelphia, USA
Sent: 9/6/04

Its a quiet and relaxing place to stay. The service is very good.


Name: Michael Airey
Country-City: Mineola , NY USA
Sent: 9/6/04
A beautiful, relaxing place with outstanding service and great outdoors activities.
We were toured to Otavalo indian market, Cotopaxi volcano, Old town Quito city.


Name: Sally & James
Country-City: London
Sent: 9/6/04
An extremly friendly and homey stay in such a beautiful setting. We loved the fire in the room too!! We hope to come back in the future. We had a great mountain biking day to Yanacocha.!!


Name: Sally & James
Country-City: London
Sent: 9/6/04
An extremly friendly and homey stay in such a beautiful setting. We loved the fire in the room too!! We hope to come back in the future. We had a great mountain biking day to Yanacocha.!!


Name: Dr Michael Hughes
Country-City: Laurenceville, Illinois USA
Sent: 9/6/04
Very helpful and pleasant employees. Very quite atmosphere at this beautiful farm.


Name: Laura a Doyglas de Souza
Country-City: Toronto, Canadà
Sent: 8/31/04
We loved San Jorge Ecolodge! The service was above excellent and the grounds are beautiful. The pool and sauna were very relaxing and the rooms were
very comfortable. We had a wonderful honeymoon!!


Name: Laura a Doyglas de Souza
Country-City: Toronto, Canadà
Sent: 8/31/04
We loved San Jorge Ecolodge! The service was above excellent and the grounds are beautiful. The pool and sauna were very relaxing and the rooms were
very comfortable. We had a wonderful honeymoon!!



Name: Mark Sutton
Country-City: Staffordshire UK
Sent: 8/28/04
Very friendly people. Great food, close to the airport, but still far away from the noisy city.
Many birds around the gardens.


Name: Deborah Reiman 3 pax from Klein Tours
Country-City: Cincinnati , Ohio USA
Sent: 8/25/04
Staying at San Jorge was a highlight of our trip to Ecuador. The hotel is not just like every standard hotel, which are all alike in every city and country. Instead, this hotel gives you a real taste of Ecuador. All of the people working here are so friendly and helpful. They make you feel like this is your home.
The countryside is beautiful and the food is absolutely delicious!!
All of us give the Hosterìa San Jorge a very enthusiastic recommendation. We hope to be able to return for a longer visit.



Name:
Tim and Amy Dueler
Country-City: Cincinnati , Ohio USA
Sent: 8/24/04
The service was excellent and the staff was very accomodating for all situations. Thank you for creating a pleasant experience in Quito.



Name: James Rhoads
Country-City: Maryland, USA
Sent: 8/24/04
Lovely rooms . It was great to have fire in the fireplace in the evenings. Lovely hummingbirds.



Name: Al Canner and friends
Country-City: Boulder , Co
Sent: 8/04
The food and accomodations were excellent.


Name: Johan Tetart
Country-City: Paris, France
Sent: 8/04
The horsebackriding was wonderful. Beautiful horses and gorgeous sightseeings.
The rooms with balcons are very comfortable and its great to get warm with a natural fireplace.


Name: Johan Tetart
Country-City: Paris, France
Sent: 8/04
The horsebackriding was wonderful. Beautiful horses and gorgeous sightseeings.
The rooms with balcons are very comfortable and its great to get warm with a natural fireplace.
you are great!!


Name: Kirk Donaldson and family
Country-City: Whitmore Lake.MI USA
Sent: 8/04
Hosterìa San Jorge is absolutly beautiful and everyone who works here is extremly helpful. the food was fabulous


Name: David Moore and family
Country-City: London, England
Sent: 7/04
Excellent food, beautifully presented , Wonderfully authenthic setting. Extremly wellcoming and helpful staff. We wil certainly come back
next time we are in Quito. Thank you!
The children loved exploring the grounds too!!


Name: Peter and Judith Kenney
Country-City: Olimpia fields, Fl, USA
Sent: 7/04
A unique change from down town hotels.
Daily activities, candle light dinners, great views ,fireplaces in all rooms and attentive service on a beautiful eco resort.15 minutes from the airport.


Name: Mike Matherly and wife
Country-City: San Diego Ca USA
Sent: 7/04
1.- Quiet
2.- Close to airport
3.- Close to nature
4.- Excellent staff and family
5.- Fireplaces in room.


Name: Lucy and Rich Graham
Country-City: Edimburgh, Scotland
Sent: 7/04
Beautiful setting, friendly staff, great breakfasts. Relaxing settings, within reach of Quito, but apart from the hustle and traffic.
We liked the llamas, hummingbirds and the fires. We enjoyed exploring the trails above the lodge on horseback, and would have liked to be able to explore on foot. We did enjoy the friendly and family feeling of the lodge , and have enjoyed our stay!!


Name: James Westerlaken
Sent: 7/04
Its a beautiful setting outside of Quito and peace and quiet. The food was fine and also the service in the restaurant.


Name: Greg Higgins and family
Country-City: Otawa Canada
Sent: 7/04
Yes, certainly . We only stayed one night but were very impressed with the convivial athmosphere, friendly staff, excellent service and superb food at very reasonable prices.


Name: Joana Koops Paul Reuis
Country-City: Santa Cruz , Aruba
Sent: 7/04
We spend our fist days in Ecuador at San Jorge, to acclimatize, get used to the cold ( we live in Aruba) and enjoyed it very much.

The buildings are beutiful, with alot of nice details, nicely furnished and we loved the fireplace in the bedroom.

We loved to walk around the property. see wild llamas, horses and all the flowers and hummingbirds. It is really A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!

We loved the pool and the sauna . What a scenery.We really had a peaceful start of our stay in San Jorge.
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P.S. Breakfast was really, really delicious!!


Name: Leslie Chow and Edward Rodden
Country-City: San Francisco Ca, USA
Sent: 7/04
Wonderful gardens and preserve.

Commendable ecological goals and plans . George is a polymath!!- precolumbian history,medicinal plants, ornithology, painting, team building consultant.

Great friendly staff and guests, homey athmosphere. Very helpful with trip logistics. Great base to trip to Galàpagos and Perù.


Name: Nina and Alan Myers
Country-City: New York, USA
Sent: 7/04
Wonderful warm personal service. All staff tryed very hard to please, learning our names, for example.

The rooms are cozy and rustically atractive, and while you are at dinner a fire is let in the fireplace in your bedroom.

The Hosterìa grounds are very attractive with a lovely view over Quito.
Both of our tours, (otavalo indian market and biking through the cloud forest) were led by the owner , George , who is very knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend the Hosteria strongly to who wants to enjoy delicious food ,great service and food and wonderful adventures.


Name: Gordon and Elizabeth Packard
Country-City: Tucson, Arizona USA
Sent: 7/04
We thought the location was spectacular and hotel staff friendly and helpful. Vicente was very knowledgeableon our herb tour . We also much enjoyed
meeting and talking with the other guests. They were helpful in suggesting tours and places they most enjoyedand the large tables available in dinner help facilitate guests interaction. The cozy wood fires in the bedroom made the rooms pleasent to retun to.


Name: Larissa Korporal
Country-City: Dorddrecht , Holland
Sent: 7/04
Wonderful horsebackriding
Excellent view from the top-rooms.
Great fireplace in the room.


Name: Nikki Cotton and family
Country-City: Ashland, Or, USA
Sent: 7/04
Althought we didn`t take advantage of the tours the lodge offered , we loved staying here during 5 nights . The people were warm and friendly , made us feel us like we come home each night family. Their recomendations of what to do or what to see were perfect. The "country feel" was just what we wanted . We didn`t want to be in an "american hotel" while in Ecuador.


Name: Sharon and Ted Kirsten
Country-City: Johanesburg, South Africa
Sent: 7/04
Thanks to all San Jorge

We had a lovely service and good food and company.

Young George was an excellent birdwatching guide in San Jorge highland rain forest.We saw great birds.


Name: Terri Elkin
Country-City: Oakland, California
Sent: 7/04
Jorgito: Muchas Gracias para todo.

You are an amazing birder and I really appreciated your excitement and enthusiasm. I hope you get to see all those birds you are so interested in. I think you will be a brilliant bird watcher,
Best to you


Name: Frank Witebsky
Country-City: Bozeman , Montana
Sent: 7/04
Dear Jorge, I just wanted to thank you again for providing me with a wonderful day¹s birding while I was at San Jorge. Even if you were at least 10 years older
I would consider you an extremely talented and skilled birding guide, and I
could not believe it when your father told me your actual age. I hope your
interest in and enthusiasm for birds continues, and that you will continue
to share the delights of the birds in the San Jorge area with other visitors
in the years ahead.


Name: Bret and Matt Foster
Country-City: Seattle, Wa.
Sent: 7/04
Dear George
Tonight we sit by candlelight, with new friends, talking about shared experiences, and we have you to thank !! Your Hosteria is wonderful
warm and dynamic. We have enjoyed our anniversary and can`t imagine a better way to have spent it!!
The fire lit rooms and friendly tours made our experience a special memory for years to come.


Country-City: Wilfred Settle, USA
Sent: 7/04
Our hike through the climate steps was fascinating .The medicinal herbs, shrubs and trees information was quiet amazing and the sightseeings of Quito were wonderful.


Name: Maria and Raùl
Sent: 7/04
Dear Jorge and Staff:

WE have enjoyed our stay in Hosteria San Jorge very much!

Excellent Food, friendly and helpfull service and the tours we did- Otavalo and the down hill mountain Bike ride, have all been very nice.

The Hosterìa is situated in a beautiful location on a mountain hill next to Quito , excellent view and beautiful surroundings.


Name: Sandra
Country-City: Ontario, Canada
Sent: 7/18/04

GOOD MORNING,

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL TIME THAT MY CLIENTS MR. AND MRS. MORIN HAD AT YOUR LODGE, I HOPE WE CAN KEEP DOING BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE.

REGARDS,
O.S. Travel Agency


Name: The Logan Family
Sent: 7/13/04
We have enjoyed our stay at San Jorge Eco-lodge so much. The staff is terrific, the food is delicious and the grounds are beautiful.
George is very knowledgeable and we have learned so much about the area from him.


Name: Joan and Michael Settle.
Country-City: Nashville, Tennessee USA
Sent: 7/12/04
Our two night at San Jorge Eco lodge was delightful. Everyhting is authenthic right down to "abuelo" playing a tango melody on his accordion .
Other visitors were interesting and on their way to great aventures . The food at the lodge was the best and the service staff so eager to please.
Thank you so much.


Name: Ilona Kay and David Berhard
Sent: 7/11/04
Our stay at Hosterìa San Jorge was a wonderful experience. It gave one the feeling of the past with the hacienda location but everything was done
to make sure that we were comfortable.

The five course meals were excellent .The staff was warm and friendly and made sure that everything you wanted was taken care of.

All guides were very knowledgable and glad to show and explain.All very enthusiastic and care about the tours.

Tours were selected that went with what we wanted to see and do.

Cotopaxi, horsebackriding,shamanic plant tour, Otavalo and old city were excellent.

The other guests were friendly and enjoyed each other company.A very special birthday celebration. I look forward to return in November .
Muchas gracias


Name: Alex and Tammy White
Country-City: London, U.K.
Sent: 7/10/04
Our stay at Hosterìa San Jorge has been a truly unique experience. The lodge is a warm and friendly oasis overlooking Quito city. George has created a special hide -away with great facilities and a team providing fantastic eco-based excursions. We have loved it!!


Name: Garth and Kristi
Country-City: Bozeman , Montana
Sent: 7/6/04
San Jorge exceeded all of our expectations from friendly and attentive staff to superb facilities, to unique surroundings. We found the experience exceptional. If ever in Quito again, we would certainly stay at San Jorge Ecolodge.


Name: Larissa Korporal
Country-City: Dorddrecht , Holland
Sent: 7/04
Wonderful horsebackriding
Excellent view from the top-rooms.
Great fireplace in the room.

Name: Ben and Claire
Country-City: England
Sent: 6/04
Thank lots to everybody in Hosterìa San Jorge for their kindness and hospitality and for making our stay with you, so enjoyable. We will definitly recommend you to all our friends at home. We loved the shrimp ceviche!!!


Name: Leslie Elam
Country-City: Los Angeles, CA USA
Sent: 6/04
Hosteria San Jorge is a beautiful place and the staff is very nice. It is very nice to come here from Quito and see the area of Ecuador as it was many years ago. The hummingbirds are specially beautiful.


Name: Julie Arkush and Gareth Frost
Country-City: NYC
Sent: 6/04
A truly authentic and unique experience ! We arrived after midnight to our room, wich had a spectacular mountain view and was already warmed from the fire in our fireplace. our stay here continued to exceed al expectations.

As a host, George makes you feel like you are part of the family. He shares his wealth of cultural and historical knowledge with you and his love for Ecuador becomes evident. From hiking , to mountain biking, to horsebackriding to delicious cuisine and clean, comfortable accomodations with a rustic edge , we would recommend Hosterìa San Jorge to anyone looking for relaxation, adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime experience!!!


Name: Nichol Doar
Country-City: Sheffield England
Sent: 6/04
Our stay at the San Jorge eco-lodge and Botanical Reserve was very relaxing and enjoyable. Services was very friendly and everyone we met was very helpful. The athmosphere of old old charm was just what we were looking for. An excellent place to stay and we hope to come back someday.


Name: Ben and Claire
Country-City: England
Sent: 6/14/04
Thank lots to everybody in Hosterìa San Jorge for their kindness and hospitality and for making our stay with you so enjoyable. We will definitly recommend you to all our friends at home. We loved the shrimp ceviche!!!

Many thanks again


Name: Mark & Reiko Ellis
Country-City:Logan, Utah USA
Sent: 6/17/04

We loved our days at your wonderful lodge. The buildings are so beautiful - the style, the colors.

We enjoyed all the hard work you have done to make such lovely gardens. And, the birds were great, as well. Thanks immensely to all of you for the friendly hospitality!!

Please give special thanks to Vicente for being such a gracious guide and host. Also, to Don Jorge for the beautiful music and to young Jorge for the Birdwatching tour!!

We will tell our friends about this special place.


Name: Meghann Flynn and Todd Beer
Country-City: Bloomington, Indiana
Sent: 6/1/04

We spent 5 days here as part of our honeymoon. It was wonderful!! The San Jorge Eco-lodge provided us with a unique and comfortable place to stay, several adventurous activities, and a very friendly and helpful staff. It was very easy to arange from the United States because of their informative web site and easy to contact staff.
The eco-lodge and the surroundings are minutes from Quito yet very tranquil, relaxing and beautiful.
The food was delicious , they were very accommodating to any request.
We would highly recommend a visit to the San Jorge Eco-lodge.


Name: Meghann Flynn and Todd Beer
Country-City: Bloomington, Indiana
Sent: 6/1/04

We spent 5 days here as part of our honeymoon. It was wonderful!! The San Jorge Eco-lodge provided us with a unique and comfortable place to stay, several adventurous activities, and a very friendly and helpful staff. It was very easy to arange from the United States because of their informative web site and easy to contact staff.
The eco-lodge and the surroundings are minutes from Quito yet very tranquil, relaxing and beautiful.
The food was delicious , they were very accommodating to any request.
We would highly recommend a visit to the San Jorge Eco-lodge.


Name: Denise and Raimond Morin
Country-City: Toronto Canada
Sent: 5/31/04

ABA members/17 years of birdwatching

Thank you for the wonderful time we had at Eco-lodge San Jorge. We were very impressed with the natural environment at San Jorge .It was our first experience with a Highland Rain Forest. The diversity of vegetation and birds was astounding
Your birdwatching tour was fantastic!!

The highlights were the hummingbirds and the tanagers .The Cock of the rock excursion was spectacular. Your birdwatching guide was very good in helping us discover some beautiful birds of Ecuador.

We were honoured to meet your parents ; we thank them for the ride from Mindo. Thanks also to Vicente at the Lodge . He made our stay so enjoyable. We will remember the delicious meals and the cozy fires in the fireplace.

muchas gracias!!!!! hasta Luego amigo!!!!


Name: Steve and Sue Chaplin
Country-City: Roseville, MN USA
Sent: 5/22/04

We greatly enjoyed our stay with you. When we entered Ecuador, it was a relief to have you waiting at the airport ( especially at 11 pm)
Your facilities are delightful and your staff is extremly helpful.

We were lucky enough to be here during the HUNTER Company fiesta and watch the festivities. Participating in the "bullfight" will be a highlight of the trip. Thanks to you and your friendly staff.


Name: PETER PENNY
Country-Cuty: ESSEX, ENGLAND
Sent: May 20, 2004

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!
HOSTERIA SAN JORGE HAS IT ALL!

GREAT SCENERY !!
GREAT ROOMS!!
GREAT ACTIVITIES AND THE BEST FOOD IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA!!!


Name: Vincent Brown
Country-City: Ukiah, CA
Sent: 5/14//04
I had a wonderful time at San Jorge and recommend it to everyone wishing peaceful stay in a beautiful setting. The hacienda is beautiful and the land a joy to explore. The service was excellent and the food was amoung the best I had while visiting Ecuador. I very much appreciated the medicinal plant walk and beauty of the waterfalls. San Jorge will always be my place to stay while in Quito. Its close to the activity of the city but quite and peaceful, beyond the noise. A good place for the soul.


Name: Nichol Doar
Country-Cuty: Sheffield England.
Sent: 5/14//04
Our stay at the San Jorge eco-lodge and Botanical Reserve was very relaxing and enjoyable. Services were very friendly and everyone we met was very helpful.
The atmosphere of old old charm was just what we were looking for. An excellent place to stay and we hope to come back someday.


Name: Beverly and Gerald Fanarov
Country-Cuty: Houston, Texas
Sent: 5/5//04

I think San Jorge Botanical Reserve has a great potential. The location is beautiful, the staff is very friendly. Jorge, the owner, along with his incredible Vicente made us feel very welcome!!
The rooms with balconies are charming and we had a splendid view of the surroundings, mountains and Quito.

This is the perfect place for weddings, could not be better!!

A walk through the natural botanical reserve and grounds on the property is a delight. The only downside is the road, it takes 10 minutes to the main avenue.

Jorge took us on two wonderful tours to Otavalo and Mindo . This guiding was very informative and with a personal touch.

In Mindo we spend 4 wonderful hours with an ornithologist and saw 20 different species including a golden head Quetzal, choco toucans, tucanets, kates.

We spend a lovely lunch time observing 10 different species of hummingbirds!!
Thank you for these magic experience!!


Name: Sharon and Ted Kirsten
Country-City: Johanesburg South Africa
Sent: 5/4//04

Thanks to all San Jorge
We had a lovely service and good food and company.
Young George was an excellent birdwatching guide in San Jorge highland rain forest.We saw great birds.


Name: Tracy & Kay Richardson
Country-City: Morganton, Ga USA
Sent: 5/3/04

Our stay was wonderful. San Jorge is a beutiful place. Everyone was warm and friendly and helpful. The food and service was excellent. A great place for our children because everyone wanted to hold them and play with them.


Name: Ross, Leslie, Kenzie and Anne
Country-City:Edmonton Canada
Sent: 4/10/04

San Jorge is a unique vacation spot. Our family enjoyed the peace and quiet. The hospitality, friendliness and service was exceptional. The ambiance of the guest rooms and the dining room was very pleasant and we enjoyed the excellent food very much. I would most definitely recomend San Jorge to anyone visiting Quito. Staying at San Jorge gave our family special insights into the Ecuadorian culture, history and environments that we would have missed out on at other hotel, I am sure.


Name: Maggie Bottone
Country-City: Salinas, California USA
Sent: 4/8/04

I had a wonderful time in Ecuador. It was very relaxing staying in the Andes mountains at the San Jorge Eco-Lodge. I loved the animals , the people, the food and my room with fire place. I felt that I was among family. The air was clean and the view from the lodge overlooking Quito was spectacular


Name: Laura Zaccharias & Family
Country-City: California, USA
Sent: 4/8/04

Great breakfasts and the fireplace in the room is great! Very good service. The manager and staff are very personable and you feel like you are right at home with them. Beautiful grounds as well. All in all, a wonderful place to visit.


Name: Kirk and Anne Woodyard
Country-City: USA
Sent: 4/8/04

San Jorge is a wonderful place. We enjoyed the birds and the gardens, the views and the peaceful atmosphere. What a treasure the San Jorge has in Vicente and his family. They are friendly, helpful and competent, and experts in all activities. Thanks Vicente, Maria and Rosa for your care and service.


Name: Mary Newton & Family
Country-City: USA
Sent: 4/8/04

WE WERE SURPRISED! The beauty of the place, the flowers and the birds. Totally enjoyable. Thanks for everything!


Name: Paolo Vera
Sent: 4/8/04

San Jorge is an extremly beautiful place and very quiet. This is a place where I will certainly love to return.


Name: Dr Sara Wolf San Francisco, CA USA
Country-City: San Francisco CA USA
Sent: 3/9//04

We have had a great time in San Jorge. The food was excellent and delicious. We liked the mountain biking trip immensely. We liked everyhting very much!! We are going to recommend this place to others and we wish to return in the future.

Thanks for everyhting, . My legs will remember the bike trip to the volcanoe. My tongue is going to remember the deliciuos food. I hope to return as soon as possible. Thanks

Dr Jeff Grat San Francisco, CA USA


Name: Melissa Burchard and Guy Tucker
Country-City: San Francisco USA
Sent: 2/5/04

What a beautiful Hostería you have here!! Thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality! Vicente is great, it was a treat to be in such peaceful heaven this close to Quito. The food and wine were also fantastico! muchas gracias!

Mellissa Burchard and Guy Tucker (Honey mooners)


Name: Thomas And Louise Goss Custard
Country-City: New York USA
Sent: 1/21/04

Dear George:
Thank you very much for letting us stay at your place, with the Hosteria San Jorge, you have built something truly remarkable, something you can be proud of. The nature and wildlife are very special. We loved our room, with its romantic fireplace, and the attentive staff, who made us feel at home. We specially appreciated Vicente´s knowlege of nature, hes expertise in building large, warm fires and his unfailing good humour, even at breakfast at 5 am.
Please give him our warmest regards
we enjoyed everyone of our tours, your own wealth of knowledge, your enthusiasm about Ecuador, and the openess and warmth of your family!!
We will definetly return

Thomas and Louise


Name: Kelly Oakland
Country-City: Nashua, NH USA
Sent: 1/20/04

You can go on vacations anywhere, but to truly connect with nature, a
fascinating culture, and wonderful people, you must visit San Jorge. The
beauty of the place is only topped by the beauty of the people. It seems
strange how you can feel so at home in such a unique place--yet you do. You
will leave your everyday experience behind for something remarkable.

The five days that I was able to spend with George and his extended family
were very memorable, and not nearly long enough. I'm anxious to return.

--Kelly


Name: Carlo & Sharon Trulli
Country-City: Canada, Toronto
Sent: 1/6/04

Our family had a unique experience at Jorge's lodging with spectacular views, excellent food and great service!!!
Jorge and his family made us feel at home. On New Years Eve we were introduced to a very traditional celebration of fireworks, the burning of the 'puppets' and 'sweet' dessert , promising a sweeter new year.

Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!

thanks for a memorable experience.

Carlo, Sharon, Marcus, Andrew & Alexander Trulli


Name: Linda and Barbra Samuels
Country-City: Texas USA
Sent: 1/5/04

We spent 3 days at this beautiful retreat. A lovely place with great people who will make your stay most enjoyable. I recommend the bird watching trip as you will see the beauty of Ecuador's flora and fauna.


Name: Barry Brolley and Frances Figart
Country-City: Ravenna, Kentucky, USA
Sent: 1/11/04
Thank you and all your staff so very much for the extremely memorable and
meaningful time we had there at your wonderful estate, San Jorge
Eco-Lodge.
Our favorite activities were the birdwatching with a local expert, where we saw 20 species that were new to us, the downhill biking through the beautiful jungle, our medicine hike with you on the preserve, where we learned about fascinating indigenous plants, and of course our time with the Shaman. One of the nicest things about your special interest programs is that you take great care to make each couple, family or group feel special by not throwing them into a big group for an activity, but making each itinerary personal, special, and uniquely private for your guests. We also loved our quarters, and the friendships we made with the staff, who made such marvelous food and fires for us. We will send others your way whenever possible, and hope to see you again in the coming years.


Name: The Collisters
Country-City :Calgary ,Canada
Sent: 1/5/04

Thank you for our stay at Ecolodge San Jorge . tHE SETTING OF THE HACIENDA IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE ROOMS ARE CHARMING . THE MEALS WERE DELICIOUS WITH LOTS OF EXPOSURE TO ECUADORIAN CUSINE. OUR BIRDING TOUR WAS SATISFACTORY AND WE ENJOYED THE CLOUD FOREST.

THE COLLISTERS

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

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