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

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.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had the big king suite with it's own balcony. Beautiful view of the mountains and tropical landscape. All of the staff were wonderful. The food was excellent. I miss that hot "salsa". Peter and Gail made us feel right at home. I would go back in a heart beat! It was definitely the best vacation We have ever had.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Peter A, Owner at Madre Tierra Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thanks vkaranicas,
You and your husband were here on our spa special and took advantage of the great value in that package. We appreciate your support and this great review. We do not exist without our guests. We look forward to serving you again.

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Reviewed 11 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.

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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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Additional Information about Madre Tierra Resort & Spa

Address: San Pedro de Vilcabamba | PO Box 1145, Vilcabamba 288, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Loja Province > Vilcabamba
Amenities:
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: €46 - €79 (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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