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El Monte Sustainable Lodge

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Dining (14)
Roca E4-49 y Amazonas Pasaje Chantilly, Mindo 170526 Ecuador See on map
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Room Service
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El Monte Sustainable Lodge is an ecotourism destination in every sense of the word. We emphasize nature here at El Monte, in the form of birdwatching and observation of wildlife in general. Aside from the ...More natural focus of our lodge, we also supply many of the vegetables, eggs and more from our organic garden. Most of our energy is supplied by a microhydro plant. We are located in a 110 acre reserve that is close to the Mindo-Nambillo Reserve of over 40,000 acres. At only 3 kilometers from the town of Mindo we are within access of many the activities, such as the Butterfly Garden, Ziplines, White-water Tubing, waterfalls and more. Less
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Formerly known as
El Monte Lodge
Also Known As
El Monte Hotel Mindo
Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
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Traveller (129)
Room & Suite (30)
Dining (14)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Stayed here a couple nights before trip to the Galapagos. Accommodations were clean and comfortable, food was great, staff were friendly & helpful and the 120(?) acre property was wonderful to explore. The cable cart across the river to the property was fun to ride....More

1  Thank Gatorfan2888
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We spent two nights here on our recent trip to Ecuador and came away enchanted with both the area and the lodge’s owners, Tom and Mariela. The lodge and cabanas are comfortable and built true to the owners’ conservation philosophy. We enjoyed various guided walks...More

1  Thank SAWF
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I have stayed at El Monte several times over the years now for business, with groups, and with my family. It truly is a place where you can unplug and relax in your cabin with incredible views and the soothing sounds of the river and...More

1  Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed at El Monte for 2 night and absolutely loved it! Tom is a fabulous host and he could not have been nicer and more hospitable. The main lodge itself is open air and very beautiful. The cabins are also really nice and although...More

1  Thank BoardingPass38641
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is the most perfect and special destination for those who are interested in a sustainable future for the cloud forest in Ecuador. It is perfect for those visitors who wish to rise very early and see and hear the cloud forest in all it’s...More

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Charlene S
11 March 2017|
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Response from too-err-ist | Reviewed this property |
It has it's own supply system, drawn from Mindo River. You may drink bottled water.
Bill B
3 January 2017|
Response from mrsrTampa_FL | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are lamps next to the bed. But email Tom at the lodge. He's super nice and certainly can clarify if the cabins meet your requirements. It's a great place to stay!
17 November 2014|
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Response from Dan M | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I happened to be the only visitors at the time so we had the guide to ourselves (luckily). I would imagine if more people were there, you would have to do a good job of planning either upon arrival (probably a... More
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"The cabin by the river we stayed in was truly fantastic & we saw an owl & toucans from the garden..."
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"We liked the room beside the river where the sound of rushing water soothed us to sleep. Quieter rooms also..."
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"All the rooms seem to be equal to me."
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