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Mindo Garden

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Cloud forest, 4 km from Mindo, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Perth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mindo Gardens is around 20min out of town but worth it for the gorgeous scenery and wildlife. We stayed for 3 nights in a hut alongside the river amongst the beautiful gardens. Walks in the forest directly in and from the property are very enjoyable. We saw hummingbirds and toucans at the lodge. The restaurant food quality is high and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Really enjoyed the bungalow in the cloud forest of Mindo. It was a nice distance away from the hustle and bustle, and noise of downtown Mindo, and the walk to the resort was filled with bird sounds, orchids and other assorted flowers, and a sense that you were in a unique place. The property itself is a showcase of flowers... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Came across this beautiful property and lodge at the end of the road. The owner invited us to stroll the trails on the property. We did and returned for a delicous lunch: trout with lemon butter and vegetables at a reasonable price. Sitting outside next by the gurgling mindo river Was very picturesque!

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We didn't stay here but had dinner one night. We (four of us) were the only guests in the restaurant. To summarize, we had a great and truly memorable meal. Everyone tried a different menu item and all were more than satisfied with what they got. Mindo Garden is several km out of town and I'm guessing that not many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fantastic sums it up. Remote clarifies it. Great value. Ivan, the manager will take care of you. Expensive to get to... taxi $125 if you use Mindo Garden driver from Quito airport... probably worth it. Again... it's remote. BUS Back to Quito recommended... cheap, comfortable, etc. Tours are good in the area. NOT amazing... but, well worth the small prices.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My wife and I spent a wonderful night here after 2 days in Baños. If only it could have been the other way around! This hotel is an idyllic retreat after the touristy atmosphere prevalent in some other Ecuadorian destinations. We had our own car so I can't speak to the difficulty of getting here, but whatever the requirements it's... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After a nice drive from Quito we found ourselves totally removed from the outside world which was exactly what we were looking for. When we arrived we greeted warmly by the two hosts in the main house who showed us to our cottage which was right on the Mindo River. Both of our rooms were upstairs. We found the entire... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Mindo Gardens was right in the middle of the jungle and next to Mindo river which can be very loud if you are staying in a cottage on the rivers edge. Accommodation is sparse and for our two night stay, the room was not attended nor rubbish removed. Unfortunately we did not have any water at all on our second... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Located in a beautiful part of Mindo, right next to the river. The rooms are super comfy and clean,and the people who work there are lovely! The food is good,and the social area is great for spending a lazy afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Positives: Great place top stay if you love wildlife, lots of hummingbirds, toucans and a family of agoutis were residents to Mindo Garden. This was wonderful. The lodge restaurant was beautiful, right on the river, food reasonable and lodges themselves of a good standard. Negatives: Staff were really friendly and tried there best to accommodate us, however, they spoke near... More 

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