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Hosteria El Carmelo

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Via al Cinto, Mindo, Ecuador
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Ranked #20 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Mindo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

First off, the good- and honestly, it was enough to overshadow all of the small details we didn't love. The reception staff was great- helpful and friendly. The grounds are lush and beautiful. We stayed in a treehouse room with a jacuzzi tub, and it was such a nice experience!! A great way to relax after long hikes during the... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed in the tree house and it was an awesome experience! We only stayed one night but we would have loved to stay longer.. The resort was beautiful and we loved the pools Jacuzzi's and the steam room. We did the bird watching activity and saw a lot of tucans and parrots. We did the tubing and zip lining-... More 

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DANIELA L, Director de Recepción at Hosteria El Carmelo, responded to this review

Dear customer: It was a pleasure for us to know that all the service that we offered, was of your tottaly joy. We hope to have you here when you visit Ecuador again. Thank you for your comment!! Best regards, More 

Perris, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We just ended our three and a half day vacation in Mindo and we miss it already! This resort is complete with lodging, a restaurant, pools, jacuzzis, steam room and activities. If you wanted, you would never need to leave the resort, but then you would miss out on the atmosphere of the town of Mindo. We stayed in a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a fantastic resort with tons of activities! We stayed in a cabin room (although next time I would love to try a treehouse!). It was very clean and comfortable. The room came with a twin bed, a double bed, and a private bathroom with a fancy shower system. The restaurant at the hotel was quite good. The breakfast... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a beautiful place! We stayed only 1 night, I feel asleep listening to the sound of water running in the river below! The staff is wonderful & and responsive to all our needs. We stayed in the tree house with the jacuzzi, wonderful room! I wish I had more time & would have stayed longer!

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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My daughter and I really enjoyed staying in the Hosteria El Carmelo in August, 2013. It was a great place. The treehouse room that we stayed in was a lot of fun and very memorable. We loved the ziplining. After trying the 9 exciting zipline cables in the hotel for $10 per person, it inspired us to do one of... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were in El Carmelo Hosteria this past week. We had a wonderful time. Our room was one of the rooms in a tree. Although it was high in the tree, it was comfortable and roomy with a clean bathroom and warm water to shower. In the morning, we did not need to get out of the room to see... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

For being honest, the place is awesome! One thing that is not very nice is that the installations, i mean the pool, the restaurant, the hydro, are open just until 9pm. The restaurant food is not goof enough, i mean it's ok

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DANIELA L, Director de Recepción at Hosteria El Carmelo, responded to this review

Dear customer: First of all we want to thank you for writing a review of us. As you could see, Mindo is a relaxing place, where you can take a deep breath and forget about everything. It is for this main reason, that we don`t have tv on our rooms and our facilities are open just until 9 pm. Our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Amenities were amazing.. I'd like a little more variety on the food. Canopy available at the hotel which is awesome and comfortable. Do NOT go tubing in the Mindo River unless you're an extreme sports kinda person. EXCELLENT service by the kitchen and amenities staff (Guido, Agustin, Lucas).

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DANIELA L, Director de Recepción at Hosteria El Carmelo, responded to this review

Dear customer: First of all, we want to thank you for writing a review of our hotel. And we are glad to know that the service that we offer you specially at the zipline tour was of your totally joy. It would be a pleasure to us to have you here again. And next time that you will visit us,... More 

Encinitas, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I stayed in one of the tree-house lodges. So amazing! Every night I was lulled to sleep by the sound of frogs and crickets and every morning I woke up to the sound of birds in the branches outside my windows. The food was delicious and they accommodated my vegan diet. El Carmelo is situated outside of town and close... More 

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DANIELA L, Director de Recepción at Hosteria El Carmelo, responded to this review

Dear customer: It was a pleasure to us to serve you and we are glad to know that the vegan menú that we prepared was of your joy. We hope to have you here any time that you like, and we want to thank you for the review, as you colud see, we are working hard on having our facilities... More 

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