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“excellent location, amazing banana cake and the best ceviche”
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CasKaffeSu
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Mindo
Reviewed May 21, 2011

Really enjoyed our stay here. Very convenient for the bus drop off and all the places to eat are nearby too. We arrived on a Sunday night and a large group was in the restaurant. The staff struggled a little bit to cope, but I don't think this was the regular staff and it was all fine after this first night. The food we had that first night wasn't great either, but on another evening we went Ecuadorian and the ceviche I had was the most delicious I had in my whole trip. Definitely worth it. We also had amazing brownie and banana cake there and the owner really takes his time over making coffee just perfect.

Staff were friendly and helpful. There were books you could borrow from reception. Adorable dogs there too.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

I appreciate that this hotel at around $40 is cheap, but the rooms are very basic and food just OK – nothing special (hence rating of 3).

Breakfast was not an option (as its only served at weekends)

The owners are very helpful. Overall OK to stay, but the Dragon Fly inn had much better food and the rooms looked much better...

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

This was a perfect place to stay for a weekend escaping the hustle and bustle of Quito. The hosts were friendly and helpful, the room was tastefully decorated and really clean, the food was tasty and (hooray!) the coffee real. I spied hummingbirds and lizards in the courtyard. It's conveniently just around the corner from the bus stop, but off the main drag.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

We did not intend to be in Mindo but our car broke down on the way back to Quito and we ended up in Mindo. We had no cash because we were 1 1/2 hours from vacation being over and we got to town at 10pm on Ash Wednesday when everyone was recovering from Carnaval. Our first night was at a hostel where they were very helpful but it was more appropriate for young adventurers than a family with a small child...and we couldn't pay with a credit card. We didn't get any sleep and we were exhausted and dirty.

CasKaffeSu was the first place we found where a card could be used and it turned out to be amazing. I apologize to the hosts for not remembering their names but they are fluent in English and Spanish and are extraordinarily helpful!

The entire hotel and restaurant were immaculately clean and the accommodations were very comfortable and charming. I would love to make a planned trip back to Mindo and I would definitely be staying at CasKaffeSu!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

We were initially skeptical of the rave reviews of CasKaffeSu given the low price, but we shouldn't have worried. CasKaffeSu easily lived up to the excellent reviews!

The hosts were wonderful and the in-house cafe served up delicious and inexpensive fare.

The garden/courtyard was very charming and a great place to sit after an active day of horseback riding, hiking or zip-lining! Rooms are simple, but very clean.

Be sure to bring insect repellent when traveling to Mindo - it is a cloud forest, and there are many hungry insects around!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 5, 2011

We stayed here while in Mindo - the hosts were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable (and fluent in English). The room was quite cozy and overlooked a small courtyard where hummingbirds flitted about. The room was simple, not much storage space - but comfortable. There was a power outage and the water went out while we were there, but no fault of the hosts.
also, food was excellent in the attached restaurant / cafe. convenient location right in town. good value as well for simple, clean, comfortable and convenient room.

The only downside was that we could not get a strong enough internet signal from our room, had to go to the main courtyard or the restaurant. not a big deal.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2011

The hotel was great. Our room was clean, the owners are wonderful (and extremely knowledgeable about the area). Good location in town. Great restaurant-- fresh ingredients! Great coffee! I live in Quito and am recommending this place to all friends visiting Mindo!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Calle Sixto Duran Ballen y Av. Quito, Mindo 3900-400, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Mindo
Price Range: $48 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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