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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.

Date of stay: June 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank vkaranicas
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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
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank BeaandBeth
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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 you would be happy anywhere.
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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2  Thank jan d
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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.

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank wgbillgilbert
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Reviewed 25 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.
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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