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Chennai (Madras), India
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55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Difficult to access...45 minutes by motorised boat then another 40 minutes walk through a dusty lopsided trail and then another 40 minutes down the Amazon tributary to the Sandoval lake. Then another 40 odd steep steps up. Certainly not for older travellers but an amazing visit nonetheless. We were 25 in a group visiting all the way from India and... More 

1 Thank sheelasarath
inkanatura, Senior Travel AdDvisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stay here two nights recently. Due to airline over booking and getting bumped were delayed and ended up walking through the jungle for an hour and 40 min paddle over lake in the dark. Staff handled it with aplomp and made an experience of it. In rainy season the track would be quite muddy and it was wet with some... More 

1 Thank Craig C
Reading, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place base yourself for an Amazon experience, it provides the perfect base from which to be guided across the lake to see Giant River Otters and Cayman or into the jungle to see giant trees, birds monkeys and insects. 3 nights is the perfect length for stay. The food is excellent and the staff friendly. If... More 

1 Thank Timmy-time-traveller
inkanatura, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thak you for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Best regards More 

Maclean, Australia
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65 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The resort is great for what it is, a lodge in the middle of the jungle. There is no ceiling in the rooms, and they all are connected under a common roof. We struck 12 C weather in the jungle, it was freezing cold. The staff found extra blankets for the beds, which was much appreciated. We saw great otters,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We stayed 3 nights in May 2016 and can highly recommend the experience. Need to be aware that it is a trek to get there (well worth it thought) with a 30-40 min boat ride, then 3km walk (sometimes through mud - we were provided with gum boots) and then a beautiful 30 min paddle across the Sandoval lake itself....ahhh... More 

1 Thank JohnofMelbourne
inkanatura, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience and recommending the trip Best regards More 

Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Well worth the trudge through knee-deep mud for about one hour to reach the lake for the 30min canoe ride to the Lodge. Accommodation was very comfortable, food was excellent. Canoe trip around Sandoval Lake at both dawn and dust was so peaceful with the sounds of the jungle. Many opportunities to view the beautiful birds and wildlife in their... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We stayed at Sandoval Lake Lodge for 4 nights at the end of December 2015. We were two adults and teenagers 13 and 15. We had a wonderful stay. The best part about the stay was seeing the giant river otters! We went out in the boat every morning because we told our guide the otters were the main reason... More 

2 Thank scooner
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New Paltz, New York
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I have mixed feelings about this place. It was truly a memorable experience, and I'm very glad we did it, however, I'm not sure I'd do it again. 1) Not easy to get to. We booked flights with StarPeru, and our trip was delayed many hours because there was light rain in the Amazon, and apparently StarPeru planes are not... More 

3 Thank ikc74
inkanatura, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience. Unfortunatelly STAR PERU is notthe best option to get to Puerto Maldonado but working with LAN or AVIANCA/TACA is a better choice as they have modern airplanes that have a devise to help them fly when weather is not 100% OK As for mosquitoes the best is to bring long sleeves T... More 

Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Firstly, it is not very close to Puerto Maldonado as some have claimed and that is a plus. Its forty minutes by fast boat down river from Puerto Maldonado to the beginning of a 3 kilometre walk down a muddy trail through the Tambopata Reserve to reach a small landing. My wife and I didn't find the trail a problem... More 

4 Thank Ermil-Thea
inkanatura, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience. WE are glad you enjoyed your stay More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We traveled to Sandoval Lake Lodge with 5 children, ages 9 to 12. The Lodge was exceptional. We saw so many animals, monkeys, birds, river otter, snakes, caimens, etc. We found the rooms comfortable, the staff helpful and the food good and plentiful. I have only one tip: make sure to book your stay with www.inkanatura.com and not www.sandovallakelodge.com. www.inkanatura.com... More 

3 Thank NorthParkKate
inkanatura, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience. Indeed there is a company that has the domain name Sandoval Lake Lodge and they used to work with us sometimes but most of the time they use their own lodge located beside the "REAL" Sandoval Lake Lodge which is owned by us. Now, we are not working with them anymore as... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located deep in Peru's Tambopata National Reserve, our Sandoval Lake lodge overlooks sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake, the most beautiful and wildlife-rich of all lakes in Tambopata-Madidi. This privileged location gives you exclusive access to the lake in the early morning and late afternoon, the choice hours for wildlife viewing and photography. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandoval Lake Lodge

Address: 25 minutes down, Madre de Dios, Madre de Dios | On Sandoval Lake, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
Region: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Tambopata National Reserve
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Sandoval Lake Hotel Tambopata National Reserve
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“Some of the rooms in the A area on the left wing... had views of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles sheelasarath, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all much the same I think”
 of 5 bubbles CraigC755, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have the same views across the lake and the jungle”
 of 5 bubbles JohnofMelbourne, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all very similar.”
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“I had room # 2.”
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