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Mindo Garden

Cloud forest, 4 km from Mindo, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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Ranked #8 of 37 Specialty lodging in Mindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013
Barb R King City, Canada
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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King City, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Mindo Gardens is in a beautiful location in the cloud forest beside a river with fast flowing water. The main building contains the reception and restaurant (indoor and outdoor); the sleeping accommodation for guests is in 3 outbuildings - we had 3 bedrooms in ours. We were impressed by the friendliness of the manager who worked at the reception desk... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Great food. Really friendly. Our lodge is right by the river. And considering we are in the cloud forrest the place is clean, only very few insects. Hot water, needs a little regulation. Humming birds galore in the garden. Easy to get to. 4 kms from Mindo. Anyone in the village will take you for 4 to 5 $. Get... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Mindo Gardens is a no brainer if staying in Mindo. It's kind of a haul to reach the enterance. Keep going till the long bumpy rugged road ends. There may be a river/stream to drive through also. Staff was very welcoming and spoke english. Food was plentiful of fresh fruits and typical Ecuadorian taste. Beautiful gardens. Cabanas next to river... More

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london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

It is 4 km from Mindo. This is a good not a bad thing. Mindo is best ignored. We took a taxi from historic Quito to the bus station ? Ofelia ($8); then you find the bus to Mindo (there is now a Mindo website) - 2 hrs, $2.5 - then a taxi to Mindo Garden (($4). We stayed put.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Wonderful one-night stay at Mindo Gardens in a cabin (2 units) adjacent to the cascading river. Gorgeous views and very charming 2nd floor room. Bring flashlights as its a 5 minute walk from the main lodge after dinner and it's dark! Babbling river provided charming background serenade. Food at restaurant was very good for breakfast and dinner. Hiked steep trails... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We just spent one night with my family in this paradise, 15 minutes from Mindo town where the food has always been quite acceptable, unfortunately this first time overnight turned out to be not so good. The cabin we were assigned to had three rooms, the rental is per room, not per cabin, it has a sitting room common to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Mindo Gardens was absolutely lovely. For an eco-lodge it was very clean and the staff made sure that we were well looked after. The manager Giovanni was really helpful giving us a lot of information when we checked-in and you could tell he wanted to ensure we would make the most of our experience in Mindo. He also spoke great... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I greatly enjoyed the hummingbirds at the feeders. What made the day, though, was a family of Pale-mandibled Aricaris, toucans of striking coloration. The parents and a juvenile landed in a tree not more than thirty feet from the front entrance. I got good photos, on my one day in this wonderful cloud forest. I love the fresh-squeezed fruit juices,... More

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Lake Oswego
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We spent the last night of our Ecuadorian vacation here -- and it was a perfect, memorable ending. Tucked deep into the cloud forest area, next to a rushing river, it was a lovely way to end our trip. The cabins are beautifully constructed, as well as the main lodge, where the restaurant, bar and upstairs social area are located.... More

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San Jose, CA
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was an amazing jungle lodge. Be prepared to feel a bit like you are camping. There is no Wifi! But you will have a cabin with comfy beds, electricity, and hot water. In the lobby there is a TV room upstairs and a pool table downstairs. Our cabin was right on the river, and I loved falling asleep to... More

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Address: Cloud forest, 4 km from Mindo, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
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Surrounded by hummingbirds and washed by the peaceful sound of Mindo’s river, this is a place specially designed to help you disconnect from your daily life. We're far enough from the town of Mindo to provide that peace but close enough so you won't feel isolated. You can come and simply relax on a family day at our renowned restaurant, or leave everything to our organization and explore the secrets of the cloud forest through walks on our private paths and hikes to the area's greatest points of interest. ... more   less 
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