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Casa de Piedra
Ranked #1 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Mindo
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
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“Friendly service, beautiful atmosphere, great location!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

I came to beautiful Mindo for hiking and excellent outdoors activities. I decided to camp and my friend got a room in the hotel. Both were of excellent value! I set up my tent in a lovely area by the stream underneath the trees. The outdoor living area, bathrooms and showers were clean and of good size. The water is cold but that was expected for camping. I was allowed full use of the indoor kitchen, which was not only HUGE, but it was IMMACULATE! I love to cook as it saves money and is healthier, and I was astonished at how well equipped this kitchen was, even more so than my own at home!

The rooms are large and cozy, and the breakfast, though not included, was very tasty!

I speak little spanish though the friendly front desk girl, Sarah, utilized an online translator to assist me in everyway possible. She has two polite children that always brought a smile to my face.

The hotel is 40 feet from a beautiful river. It is only a 3-4 minute walk from the town square/parque, so it is very close. However, it feels nice and secluded and the walk across the bridge over the river is gorgeous. I saw some of the biggest, prettiest birds, hummingbirds and butterflies in the yard! There is a large and very clean swimming pool in the back yard, and the river has an excellent swimming hole as well, right out the front door!

I extended my stay in Mindo 2 extra days simply because I enjoyed myself so much. Sarah was helpful selling tickets to activities, arranging (the cheapest!) cab fare and offering information.

Room Tip: I was more than satisfied pitching a tent in the yard. Though for not too much more you can get a fu...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This place is a bit of a find given that its not right in the main area of Mindo. The grounds are the absolute highlight - big and sprawling, each of the three buildings occupies its own beautiful space. We stayed in the house that was the furthest back, in a triple room. The house itself was beautiful with well decorated common areas and a patio with super comfortable couches to sit on and read in nature. You really feel secluded here.

The rooms are separated only by thin wood which means noise travels very readily. You can hear everything that happens in the other rooms - that's the only negative to speak of. The room gets very warm during the day but cools down at night. Mosquitoes were a bit of an issue, our feet got bitten quite badly. Beds were comfortable though the blankets could be better. Since it doesn't get that cold, not a huge issue.

Breakfast is included with the room but it wasn't particularly impressive. Just a basic breakfast. Since the property can be tough to get to at night, they provided flashlights for people heading out after dark which was appreciated. The main house has a pool table and foosball table on its patio. We played with other guests which was a great meeting point. There is a pool but it is not deep, more of a wading pool than anything. Overall, I could see this being a fantastic place for large families to rent.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Quiet little shared cabin style hostel... however there are private cabin rental available and especially recommened for big groups. Staff are very friendly and hospitable. Located accross the river but still 5 minutes from centre - walking through a trail of fireflys at night! It is so quiet at night, you will sleep like a baby hearing the river behind you.

Room Tip: If traveling in a group - book in advance one of the private cottages.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Casa de Piedra
Address: Calle la Magdalena s/n | Barrio La Magdalena, Mindo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Mindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa de Piedra 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Piedra is a paradise. A lodge with an unbeatable location, facing the Canchupí River, just 3 minutes walk from the center of Mindo. Surrounded by beautiful gardens with exotic plants & fruit trees, the inn offers an outdoor pool, a playground with billiards & foosball, a Bamboo Lounge for delicious cocktails, coffees & teas. There is also a small restaurant with snacks, & meals. ... more   less 
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