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El Monte Lodge

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Roca 736 y Amazonas, Mindo, Ecuador
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El Monte Lodge
Ranked #3 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Mindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were given the gift of 3 nights at El Monte for our 50th wedding anniversary. We had been to El Monte before and always enjoyed the relaxing natural environment and low-key spirit of the place. However Marcia decided that to really celebrate our anniversary we needed to go innertubing down Mindo River. I wasn't so enthusiastic... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and naturalist came for the activities. I came for rest and relaxation. We each got what we came for and MORE. You begin by crossing a stream on a seat hanging from a rope pulley system. I never felt a bit unsafe and the ride is only about 1 minute if that. unless you signal you would like... More

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Yonkers, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was at El Monte Lodge for 2 night's in August. The accomodations were great, staff was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious!! Mike in particular was wonderful in helping us plan activities (butterfly farm, tubing, chocolate factory, nature hikes).

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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

El Monte is a beautiful place. I visited for several days last July- sorry for taking so long to write this. This is a very ecologically responsable lodge and the grounds are beautifully maintained. The food is mostly vegetarian and delicious- even for meat eaters! Make sure you get the hot chocolate, which is the best I've ever had! My... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had an all too short two night stay at El Monte but we wouldn't have missed it for the world. From the unique pulley seat river crossing to get in to the beautifully designed buildings and really delicious food to the knowledgeable cloud forest guide Natalia, we had a fantastic time. Mike was such a friendly and relaxed host... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Less than 2 hours from Quito by car, you arrive straight in a secluded paradise. You enter the lodge territory by crossing the river with a small private ‘tarabita’: a special entrance, which gives you a true hidden feeling. The main building with relaxation areas, fire pits, open kitchen and dining-area is truly amazing: the open design, wooden materials and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The lodge is nestled in the cloud forest and is reached by crossing a rushing river. There is no bridge. You are pulled in over the river on a cable seat. You are surrounded by the forest in complete peace and all you can hear is the sound of birds and the gushing river as it flows perpetually and crashes... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pros: Beautiful setting, wonderful host, amazing food, rooms are private cabanas that are luxurious with tons of space, bathtub has window to open and let nature in Cons: Toilet struggled to fully flush, water took a long time to fill bathtub but that's to be expected given the remote, isolated location you are enjoying. The lodge has a guide you... More

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Managua, Nicaragua
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a lovely 'lodge' and cabanas set into the forest edge along a river in Mindo. The owners are incredibly nice and helpful and the food is outstanding especially for Ecuador (which generally seems to have low vegetable diversity). Every meal was unique and fresh and tasty with lots of vegetables and exceptional salads and excellent homemade desserts. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Staying at El Monte was a great experience. The guest cabins are charming and comfortable and the main lodge is extraordinary. The design and location of the hotel are unique, the food is amazing, and the personal attention from the staff and owners is truly impressive. Overall, a very enjoyable stay.

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Additional Information about El Monte Lodge

Address: Roca 736 y Amazonas, Mindo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
El Monte Hotel Mindo

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