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Hosteria El Carmelo

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Encinitas, California, United States
Reviewed 26 December 2012

I stayed in one of the tree-house lodges. So amazing! Every night I was lulled to sleep by the sound of frogs and crickets and every morning I woke up to the sound of birds in the branches outside my windows. The food was delicious and they accommodated my vegan diet. El Carmelo is situated outside of town and close...

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DANIELA L, Director de Recepción at Hosteria El Carmelo, responded to this review

Dear customer: It was a pleasure to us to serve you and we are glad to know that the vegan menú that we prepared was of your joy. We hope to have you here any time that you like, and we want to thank you for the review, as you colud see, we are working hard on having our facilities...

UK
Reviewed 4 June 2012

El Carmelo is perfectly situated. It's about 1km from the small town of Mindo so it's possible just to walk in and enjoy the town's sights. It's great to do a package at El Carmelo. We enjoyed the tubing, though it was quite choppy (but fun) and the tour around the place, seeing the butterfly house and other attractions. It's...

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Adams, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 March 2012

I took a group of 37 people here in Feb 2012. It is a little off the beaten path but well worth the travel. The food was excellent, most in our group were vegetarian and they went way out of their way to accomadate our group. The service was excellent from the time we arrived to when we left. If...

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 22 November 2011

I stayed at El Carmelo for 3 nights and paid for the full package inc food and activities. This was the best way to visit this hotel. The property is beautiful with 3 swimming pools and 2 hot pools. I stayed in a tree house which was a lot of fun. I agree with other reviewers that it does shake...

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New York Mills, New York
Reviewed 5 October 2011

I really don't know why people are making these comments about the hotel, but my experience was totally different!!!!! As CF0087, I went with my boyfriend on august's holidays,also, we stayed at the tree house with jacuzzi... totally amazing, (imagine that... a tree with a cabin there and a jacuzzi at the bathroom with a espectacular view of the Mindo...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2011

I wasn't sure until I began to talk to one of the staff who has a serious face I mean who doesn't know how to smile. But just his face he was very nice and wanted to help us how to enjoy Mindo. I and my wife stayed at the room on the tree which moves a little. That was...

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UK
Reviewed 12 August 2011

El Carmelo was a chance find really. Originally we had thought of staying in another one called Arasha, however, the price was not within our reach. Here for a whole package that included Canopy travelling, Tubbing, Butterfly observation, Walks around the land, use of installations and 3 full meals, was superb! we only stayed for 2 days and one night,...

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3Thank MiguelinaMishina
USA
Reviewed 29 January 2010

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights at El Carmelo in one of the tree houses with a jacuzzi. It was extremely romantic and special. The house had an amazing view of the river and the jungle and the jacuzzi is surrounded by glass and positioned in a way that you can enjoy the river views from there too. The...

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Denver
Reviewed 12 December 2009

BEAUTIFUL place but HORRIBLE service and staff. The highlights of this review will be: an inn owner who takes his tank-like SUV and BLOCKS THE EXIT to his guests of honor (a bride and groom with their family and friends); a hotel staff that cannot even find their hotel’s rooms upon guest check-in and who then bars wedding guests’ entrance...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 1 June 2009

We stayed at the Hosteria El Carmelo for 3 days. We were a group of 14 people. We were very nicely welcomed and they took great care of us. They even served us lunch when we came back from a tour much later than expected. The rooms were clean and nice, though very simple. The only thing missing upstairs in...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are The tree houses lodge, we are situated at The Mindo Valley. Our facilities are: 3 pools, 3 jacuzzies, 2 steam rooms, restaurant service, we also offer you some activities in our hotel like zipline, tubing, visit to our butterfly and orchid farm, trails around the hotel, birdwatching tour, horseback riding, Al of our cabins and rooms were built with products of the zone such as stones, wood, etc, creating a peaceful and harmonious environment respecting the flora and fauna of the place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hosteria El Carmelo

Address: Via al Cinto, Mindo, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Price Range: $75 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Hosteria El Carmelo Hotel Mindo
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“Check in about construction first, and get a tree house room! So fun!”
AmeliaandTiffany, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We loved the tree house room.”
Tahoegirl2014, 28 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Get the tree house room with the jacuzzi!”
Adventurer996, 7 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The tree-house rooms have a great view!”
Shulita, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
“treehouse rooms offer a unique experience and have outdoor patios to enjoy views of the landscape below.”
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meandering-E, 26 Dec 2012 | Read review
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