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Hosteria La Roulotte
Ranked #7 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Mindo
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“little paradise in Mindo”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Loved this place, especially the breakfast! The service is very personal, the staff too. They go out of their way to make one feel comfortable and give ideas for your stay in Mindo. Even though it is out of town, we walked and it only took 25 minutes, then Ignacio drove us back for the return trip. I bet he would even pick you up if you called. There are hikes and things to see right near the place.
The caravans are picturesque, simple and clean. Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ignacio9904, Propietario at Hosteria La Roulotte, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Thanks Jan for your review, your comments are very encouraging for us
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

La Roulotte is a wonderful place to stay. Ignacio and his staff could not be more friendly and helpful. The food is very good although the menu is fairly limited. Ignatio organized a bird tour with a local guide for us. A young man on staff took us on an hour trek to a nearby waterfall and Ignatio took us out one evening to look at frogs.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ignacio9904, Propietario at Hosteria La Roulotte, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Thanks for your comments, it was very nice to have you with us.
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We loved it here. After one night in Mindo proper, we decided to find a place in outskirts. This place is SO friendly, accommodating, and peaceful. Our cabin was beautiful, clean, and cozy, with a lovely pine fragrant construction. Great food, home-made rum, frog-hunts at night, washer & dryer, great bird guide: unbeatable choice. Thanks, Ignacio!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ignacio9904, Propietario at Hosteria La Roulotte, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Thanks for your comments, and your vacation with us.
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Rockland, Maine
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed at La Roulotte along with another couple. We each had our own little gypsy caravan, with double bunk bed, nice bathroom, in a beautiful setting. We loved this place. Very close to downtown Mindo, yet out in the wilds. The restaurant was excellent. Fabulous breakfast every morning and wonderful dinners. Ignacio and Ribardo, staff at Roulotte were both wonderful. We loved the casual informality of La Roulotte. It was sort of like a camp ground. We were able to walk into town and to the Butterfly Sanctuary. We also went on a birding tour. The hotel recommended a terrific bird guide, Julia Patino, who took the four of us on a wonderful walking tour near the hotel. None of us had ever done this before and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Mindo. We highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ignacio9904, Propietario at Hosteria La Roulotte, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Thanks for your review and suggestions
are very important to improve our service
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

My wife and I spent a fantastic week here. We had a delicious breakfast each morning whilst watching the humming birds from the restaurant. Ignacio and Ribardo were wonderful hosts and we were sad to leave such a beautiful place after becoming good friends with them.
I would recommend La Roulette to anyone who goes to Mindo; you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ignacio9904, Gerente at Hosteria La Roulotte, responded to this review, 9 January 2015
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Muchas gracias por su hermosa crítica, y ojala puedan volver pronto
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Bird watching while having breakfast, incredibly pleasant atmosphere, very warm welcome and perfect service says it all! Ignacio y Libardo: Muchas gracias por todo! Nuestro estancia en La Roulotte fue perfecto!!
Sylke y Michel

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ignacio9904, Propietario at Hosteria La Roulotte, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thanks , Your comment is very very value for us
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

What a find. My sister and I were in Mindo for just one night, without a reservation. We were lucky to call La Roulotte and find a train car waiting for us. It's tricky to get a cab out there at night (we were directed down the street to "el gordo" - was he in the cornerstore? The bar?) but worth it. It's so peaceful - close to town but far enough in the forest that you don't hear a thing but nature. The owners are kind and attentive. When we got there, they showed us around, offered us some fresh-from-the-oven bread, and took us frog-hunting around the little lake on the property. We had a fire in the stove in the cool train car, and tucked into our queen-sized bunk beds. Cool. And there's hot water! Breakfast was *delicious* - yogurt and granola, coffee a gringa can love, more fresh bread, eggs. In the morning, one of the owners was going into town and let us hitch a ride to the bus stop outside of town.

If I can manage to get back to Ecuador soon, I will make a special trip to Mindo just to stay here again. Thanks, guys!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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ignacio9904, Gerente at Hosteria La Roulotte, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
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Property: Hosteria La Roulotte
Address: Via la Mariposario Km 2, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
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Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Mindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful gypsy wood cabins with fireplace, in Mindo, Ecuador. Each cabin has its own bahtroom and can logde up to four persons.The dinning room offers a beautiful view with hummingbirds, tanangers, butterflies and other kind of birds.You. Can also enjoy an authentic labyrinth built under the cloud forest. ... more   less 
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