Abrazo Del Arbol hosted 21 of us for a student retreat in September 2012, and it was perfect. The site itself is perfect, it is a good 7 kilometers out of town down a dirt track, so it really is in the midst of the beautiful nature that Mindo has to offer. As for the facilities, they are equally good. Very comfortable beds, warm showers, and wonderful food. There is also plenty of comfort and things to do on site: they have a small soccer pitch (perfect for groups like ours), a lovely pool, a yoga hut, a beautiful bar and plenty of space just to relax and enjoy the surroundings. David, the owner/manager, was excellent to work with, from the planning stages right through to the end of our stay there. I have stayed at a lot of places with student groups in Ecuador, and seldom have I found people as easy to work with as David, he is laid back but also follows through with everything he says he will do. For a group of our size, there are often a lot of small requests and changes to plans, and David was helpful in accommodating all of our needs. He also helped us arrange all of our activities and transport for the week (zip-lining, tubing, a visit to the butterfly farm, a couple of hikes to local waterfalls) and in so doing helped us negotiate better prices than we would have been able to get on our own. I can't speak highly enough of this place and the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Abrazo del Árbol – Farm Eco Lodge is the most cosy and peaceful hotel in Mindo. It is located amongst 14 acres of tropical rainforest at the end of the Cunuco Road. It has eco trails to the river and to one of the waterfalls that can be seen from the hotel´s balconies. It has 8 comfortable rooms in which the hotel can accommodate up to 19 guests. All the rooms have a private bathroom as well as first class mattresses and white neat blankets. Each corner of the hotel is full of detail that reflect the hosts commitment with eco design. Among its facilities you can find the pool which is free of chemicals, steam bath, yoga bungalow, pool table, bungalow bar on the island by the lagoon, organic farm that supplies the restaurant, private parking and a soccer field. Most of the hotel´s furniture and decoration are made out of recycled materials that have been carefully worked in order to reinforce the ecological approach in which the hotel is focused. The menu at the restaurant fusions different styles of food from around the globe, everything with organic ingredients, surprising the most demanding guests. The kindness of the hosts make every guest feel at home. The hotel has large balconies and living rooms where the people can relax and watch different kinds of birds or just enjoy a good cup of tea. The hotel also plans adventure and eco tourist trips around the area depending on the guests´ needs. ... more less
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