El Quetzal is chocolate heaven. You will stay in a chocolate factory that makes chocolate from the cocoa bean. El Quetzal is located in Mindo, Ecuador, known for several hundred bird species and world class birding tours, many waterfalls, zip lines, great restaurants, butterfly houses, frog concerts, it is a beautiful spot. El Quetzal has organic gardens where much of the food comes from that is served in the on-site restaurant. Our popular Chocolate making tours are offered 7 days per week and included with your room. With your room you also get your choice of the best breakfasts in town. We freshly roast coffee at El Quetzal and serve espresso, cappuccinos and a large choice of coffee drinks. We serve freshly made world famous brownies made with our own in-house made chocolate. We also make ice cream on-site and lots of other delicious menu items. We have free wireless internet, laundry on site, beautiful mountain views. El Quetzal is walking distance to the main square in MIndo and a variety of restaurants and shops. There are many areas close by to hike, bike or horseback ride. Mindo is a scenic 2.5 hour bus ride from Quito.
Although we didn't get to meet Barbara we can comment on the room etc. The room was really, reallly nice! Big room, nice bathroom and balcony with hammock. Also included was breakfast, any choice off the breakfast menu and also a drink. The breakfast was one of the best we have had in months! We kept waiting for a catch but there wasnt one. Forgot to mention you also get a chocolate tour which was good. Overall this room really is unbelievable value for money and cant recommend it enough.
El Quetzal is a fantastic place to stay, my only regret is that is didn't stay longer in Mindo and at El Quetzal. Number 1, its a chocolate factory and number 2 its a chocolate factory! Honestly, El Quetzal has an amazing view of both the river and the whole of Mindo ( Make sure to take a trip to the third floor to really see the view. A stay at the hotel comes with breakfast, as well as a complementary chocolate factory and garden tour, which was outstanding as well. Very knowledgable guide, with yummy tastings afterward. The restaurant is very good as well, incorporating interesting and inventive twists into the menu.
We loved it so much we decided to stay a little longer!
El Quetzal is a very nice place to spend a couple of nights in Mindo. The room was well appointed, with a nice view of the surrounding hills. Breakfast was also of high standards, there is also a chocolate tour included with the stay, which was very interesting. The overall experience was very positive. Recommended!
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