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Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I just got back from Ecuador and on the last 2 days of our trip, we went to Mindo, Ecuador. We found Hosteria Septimo Paraiso and we loved this place. The hotel is hidden inside a jungle like part of the cloud forest. This place is amazingly beautiful and filled with small and cozy areas inside and...

Thank spanishmambo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest I cant believe this place has any negative reviews at all. I guess some people will just complain about anything. The owner is amazing and takes great pride in ensuring your stay is perfect. The food was perfect, the staff is so very helpful and friendly, the pools and grounds of the hotel are so beautiful, what...

Thank Mike C
Ana Lucia G, Owner at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It makes me very happy that you enjoyed my lodge and the grounds. My team and I work every day to make of El Septimo a "little piece of heaven". Thank you for appreciating what we do. Hope you visit us again soon the BBQ area will be...

Davis, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located just outside Mindo, Septimo Paraiso is truly a magical retreat in the clouds. We visited in the rainy season, yet the weather was perfect and the streets of Mindo uncrowded. In Mindo, tour the chocolate factory, go for a tube, zipline or just wander the quiet streets and dodge friendly dogs. We were welcomed at Septimo Paraiso by very...

Thank RHooperCA
Ana Lucia G, Owner at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

I am glad you came to El Septimo and enjoyed your stay. The lodge is designed so you can relax, have a drink and eat in a peaceful atmosphere with the very best Classic Rock. Our wine cellar is stocked every month with good Chilean, Argentinean y Ecuadorean wines. Thank very much for your comment it makes me very happy...

Jonesboro, Georgia
Reviewed February 19, 2017

This is my first trip to Ecuador and the staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make me feel welcome. It is a beautiful place. Each meal was wonderful with fresh juices and daily baked bread. Did I mention that they have handmade chocolate? It's to die for. Can't wait to go back.

Thank orygun1712
Ana Lucia G, Owner at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

It is just great when guest enjoy my lodge. I do agree with you The Chocolate is to die for. we only use the very best Ecuadorean Chocolate to produce our handmade truffles and chocolates, Choco drinks and thinks hot choco... etc....well you get the idea. Our gardens are so hard to maintain, the forest just keeps on growing and...

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed February 19, 2017

We came for the private cloud forest trails which are wonderful and we had all to ourselves. The grounds, room and service were amazing. Great vegetarian options for me and complimentary rubber boots. The new chocolate shop was insane--the hot choclate was so thick and chocolatey we couldn't finish it between three of us! Lovely pool area with new bar!...

Thank Anne C
Ana Lucia G, Owner at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. Your comment made me smile, you got the same sensation as I did when I have chocolate....it is the very best Ecuador has to offer. We keep on creating new little places for our guest to enjoy around the pool and the lodge. Hope you visit is again soon so you can enjoy with us with...

Burntisland, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 18, 2017

I stayed here for a few days to find frogs and reptiles in the area. My room was large, very well furnished and comfortable. This is an humid area, so I was pleased to find that my room had a dehumidifier, which meant that things did not get damp and laundry would dry. This place does laundry, but it is...

1Thank Moira G
Ana Lucia G, Owner at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review. I am glad you enjoyed the lodge and what it has to offer. We try to reduce the humidity levels with dehumidifiers in the rooms, most our guest like this. However, for the same reason washing and drying laundry is a very hard task for us; with 95% humidity levels it is an expensive...

Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We were referred to the hotel from a motorcycle tour company and had a great day. The staff was very friendly rooms were clean and comfortable. The swimming pool and spa was a surprisingly nice experience they have trail systems through the cloud forest that we were able to hike and enjoy Great way to see the cloud forest in...

1Thank Dave F
Ana Lucia G, Manager at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

It always makes me happy when clients, who are referred to us buy others enjoy the lodge. It is a great responsibility for us to make sure you get the best service we can give you. The pool is area is just great and we keep it very clean and ready for our guest.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 7, 2017

. Gardens and setting were attractive but restaurant offered us set menu only and food was disappointing . On the plus side Staff were very nice and as helpful as possible but charge for transport from airport and for the bird tour was much higher than we would have been charged elsewhere in mindo . If we came back we...

1Thank AMD54
Ana Lucia G, Owner at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

We always thank our clients for taking the time to write a review. However Sir, it is important to note the following: Transportation: an exclusive car was waiting for you at the airport on you arrival to bring you directly to the lodge which is 1h45 away. The price was agreed before the service was given, so it was your...

Reviewed February 1, 2017

This lodge is certainly set in a wonderful garden which has been designed beautifully by Analu. There are a number of trails which take you to various hidden gems within the property. Our room was very comfortable and overlooked part of the forest from where we could see many birds. We were made to feel very welcome by Analu and...

Thank valgardening
Ana Lucia G, Owner at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am so glad you enjoyed the lodge and that we made your stay enjoyable. Yes! nothing is to much for us, it our pleasure to do everything in our power to make you enjoy you visit. thank you again for visiting us and I hope...

Dunwoody, Georgia
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Hosteria Séptimo Paraíso is a wonderful place to get away from it all. The owner of this resort is a wonderful person with great love of the land of her ancestors. The included daily sit down breakfast was filling . Each room is different. There is slot of humidity because this hotel is in the cloud forest. My kids enjoyed...

Thank Maria G
Ana Lucia G, Owner at Hosteria Septimo Paraiso, responded to this review

Maria I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at El Septimo, and specially the kids they are the ones that enjoy it the best. Hope you visit soon

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Septimo Paraiso is a Country Hotel located in the Mindo Valley of Ecuador. The Hotel is set in a middle of the cloud forest and surrounded by wildlife and forest. It is just one hour from the Middle of the World and the Equator Museum; it offers incredible experiences for nature lovers and especially for bird watchers, there are 342 bird species in the reserve. : Also the hummingbirds’ area is fascinating and the walks offer fascinating views. The pool area is very spacious one with natural spring water and other covered and heated, Jacuzzi for 12 guests and several recreation areas. The game room has a beautiful fireplace and the Convention Center offers space for 100 characters. The reading room has a satellite TV and it has a quiet atmosphere, perfect to reading and relaxing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hosteria Septimo Paraiso

Address: 2Km from the Y of Mindo via Mindo, Mindo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Price Range: $109 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hosteria Septimo Paraiso 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Hosteria Septimo Paraiso Mindo
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“The bird house is best!”
F6740VDannec, Feb 19, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room 10. It has the hammock.”
  • The hammock. Give it a try.
TrevorMP, Nov 18, 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room outside the main lodge. The main areas of the resort are joined by covered walkways; being remote wasn't an issue if it rained.”
DMinnich, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“I think any of the rooms would be great but we loved our room which had a view out the front overlooking many of the bird feeders.”
deniseh40, Aug 4, 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the main building...drier and nicer than the out buildings.”
daviddY2832QL, May 30, 2016 | Read review
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