Windcurrent (US) – Tripadvisor review

Staying at Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge was wonderful! From the moment we were picked up at our Quito hotel by Marlon, we were in great hands. As he drove, Marlon told us about the various activities available near Mindo and then made the reservations we asked for: to see the Cock of the Rock on first morning, and to go on a more general birding walk the following day. Each morning, he made sure that we had thermoses of coffee for our very early hikes. The owner, David, was similarly helpful, thoughtful, and a delight to know. The rooms were very attractive, comfortable, and quiet. The highlight was the deck. We had unobstructed views of the mountains and the area directly in front of deck was filled with bird and butterfly attracting plants. Whenever the sun was out, the bushes were covered with humming birds and butterflies. Breakfast was served on our deck when we returned from birding. It was an outstanding breakfast in a remarkable setting. We ate one dinner in the restaurant and it was excellent. There were two somewhat negative aspects to Las Terrazas de Dana. The bathroom–except for the toilet–is open to the bedroom, so all noise, light, etc. from the sink and shower area becomes part of the sleeping area. Similarly, if you’re traveling with someone you don’t want to be naked in front of as you get into the shower, this hotel is not for you. The other possible negative is the location. You will always need a ride to get into town. The hotel will take you if its car is available, or will phone a taxi. For us, the quiet location was a plus, and the positives completely outweighed the negatives. We loved Terrazas de Dana and wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else in Mindo.

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