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El Abrazo del Arbol
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Mindo
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“really confortable great decoration amazing food”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

its located a little bit far from the down town so u will have peace n u could rest in the extremly white clean beds also u can enjoy of the pool n a really nice bar ... but what u have to taste is the food omg thay mix of flavors n kindess of thr people i totally remcomend it

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

I live and work in Quito, so Mindo is a great option for a quick weekend getaway. Before visiting this place, I liked Mindo. But after staying here I can say I love it. Accommodations, both indoor and outdoor, were clean, comfortable, simple and stylish. Food was impeccable, and the staff more than gracious. We lucked out with great weather and took full advantage of the near-by hikes and awesome pool and sauna. Returned to Quito refreshed in mind, body and spirit. Gracias, Vanessa, por todo!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

We stayed here for ten days. We rented the entire property and I can't imagine anywhere else being a better fit for our group. David and the staff were unbelievably welcoming and hospitable. They catered to our every need. The food was absolutely delicious & the grounds are great for relaxing, playing games, walks, etc. Every member of our group enjoyed this lodge immensely. We ran in the mornings on the dirt road, took a nature/bird watching walk from the lodge, were able to get taxis to/from Mindo without any problem, and generally loved every minute of it.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

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.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Our family just returned from an Ecuador/Galapagos vacation with our 3 children, ages 11, 9 and 5. One of the highlights was the night that we spent at El Abrazo Del Arbol. We were fortunate to be the only guests that night and we felt like we had rented our own private paradise, plus the added bonus of cooks and a wonderful host. David was so warm and wonderful and was incredibly knowledgable as well. He and his brother Mauricio helped us arrange transportation to and from the ecolodge and gave us great advice while there. The lodge is beautifully built and very comfortable. Our family loved to relax on the porch and watch the hummingbirds. The food was delicious and the presentation was comparable to a gourmet restaurant. My kids are still talking about the fresh pesto pasta that was prepared for them (not to mention Chi, David's perfectly behaved dog, who accompanied us on our hikes). Although it is a bit of an adventure to get there, through steams and on an unpaved road, it is well worth the drive and we a true gem in Mindo!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

A beautiful property at the end of a long rutted road. We had our own 4 wheel drive mini-suv, so driving through the 5 rushing streams that cross the road was possible - if a bit scary. We had e-mailed for availability, and were told to come. A bit later another e-mail told us the lodge was closed for the weekend, due to a power failure - but as we were already in route, so we did not know until we arrived. The power had been back on for 15 minutes - so they re-opened just for us! Miguel, the handy-man and bird guide took me out the following morning, he has sharp eyes, spotted birds I never would have seen, and was infinitely patient with my amateur birder skills. The rooms are small – no place to hang clothes or open a suitcase. As we had packed for multiple climates, (and are chronic over-packers anyway) they let us spread out our belongings in a second, adjoining room without additional charge. We truly felt like cherished family friends! We can add our highest recommendation to the others on this site.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

We were shocked by the beauty of the place a first. The food is organic and home grown. There are 3 waterfalls in view from the porch. The host, David was the best host one could ask for. A truly amazing experience.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: El Abrazo del Arbol
Address: Km 7 Via a Cunuco - Mindo, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Mindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
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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