This is a beautiful resort with well maintained facilities and grounds. Breakfast is included in the rates and is served on an outdoor terrace with a view of the mountains across the valley and with mellow new age music playing. The staff speak English and are very helpful and friendly. There are outdoor tables with chairs and nearby hammocks for guests to enjoy. (It was great reclining in the hammock to read and for watching the sunset change colors.). There is hot (not just warm) water both in the shower and in the sink. Generally, it is a very pleasant place to stay.
Three things bothered me:. 1) The shower area had only screen wire on the window and was right by the entrance to another room. The first night, a couple stayed in that room, and other friends of theirs stayed upstairs. The ones from upstairs kept coming, knocking on the door, and standing there carrying on conversations off and on. It was like they were knocking on my door and talking directly to me! 2) Although it is true that it is a 15-20 minute walk into town, the resort is set maybe half a kilometer (quarter of a mile) off the main highway on an unpaved, dusty road with quite a bit of traffic. Walking that 3-4 minute stretch is unpleasant. 3) Their guidelines request that you be spare in your use of the WiFi. They really don't want you to do much beyond email and checking maybe a webpage for news and tell you how to purchase more time via companies in town. They appeal to you to be considerate of the WiFi needs of other guests. It isn't pleasant to have to worry about all that.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Madre Tierra Hotel
- Madre Tierra Resort & Spa Vilcabamba, Ecuador - Loja Province