We arrived at the lush grounds of KasKaffeSu after a long day of motorcycling. The owner immediately came out to greet us, locked our bikes securely in the garden, and helped us to our rooms. The complex is vibrant, with colorful buildings and flowering gardens in the courtyard which lies between the restaurant/bar/reception area and the rooms.
My friend and I were given two adjacent rooms (mine with three beds, his with four), and the rooms were clean and well maintained. Each room had a private bathroom with shower. Each room is provided with a padlock which is to be placed on the inside when the room is in use and locked on the outside when the room is unattended.
The restaurant served a nice seletion of local and international fare for dinner, and the included continental breakfast can be supplemented with items from the menu or the bakery next door. Mindo is technically dry on Sundays, and the property adheres to this rule. However, the local shops happily sell alcohol to tourists on Sundays.
I think the mixed reviews on TripAdvisor are a result of expectation management. KasKaffeSu is not a five-star hotel... it is a a vibrant, friendly lodge centrally located in the Mindo Cloud Forest.
- Also Known As:
- Caskaffesu Hotel Mindo