Mashpi Lodge, Quito, Ecuador
Amid remote rainforest in the Andean Mountains, on a high plateau just outside of Quito, Mashpi Lodge is one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World. Mashpi is a true wilderness retreat, set on 3,200 acres of cloud forest, a place where accommodations are simple yet stylish. It features contemporary, minimalist decor that mixes warm earth tones, notes of bright color, clean lines, and striking angles with endless vistas. Mashpi Lodge is combines high levels of modern comfort, service, guided excursions, and cuisine hitherto unheard of in a tropical forest environment anywhere else in the world. Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport is a 3-hour drive away.
Facilities & Activities:
Mashpi Lodge offers the perfect space and place to have complete interaction with the surrounding world by means of exploration activities for every type of guest. Activities include visiting the Life Center with its butterflies and plants, soaring up and over the canopy aboard Dragonfly Canopy Gondola, climbing the eight-story observation tower, riding on the innovative Sky Bike, early morning birdwatching, night walks, or simply sitting back to watch the clouds play hide-and-seek with the forest. The lodge has also a small souvenir shop and free WiFi access. There’s also a spa, a library and a terrace with panoramic forest views.
Rooms & Villas:
Mashpi Lodge offers 24 air-conditioned accommodations designed to completely immerse you in the world of the surrounding forest, serving as a luxurious retreat in the middle of dense flora, delightful fauna and stunning views. The lodge’s rooms are spread out across three different floors, all of them designed with floor-to-ceiling windows. The sleek modern rooms provide complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod dock, armchairs and safes. Suites have free-standing Philippe Starck tubs. The bathrooms are equipped with a shower, bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
This non-smoking lodge features a restaurant and a bar / lounge. The restaurant is dramatically designed, and features dishes conjured up with herbs, spices, a wide variety of chillies, and leaves and fruits from the surrounding rainforest. You can enjoy a free buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: Reserva Privada Mashpi, 150150 Pacto, Ecuador
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