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The Secret Garden Cotopaxi

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the landscape surrouding you gorgeous, but Secret Garden's homey vibes and wonderful volunteers will make you want to stay forever (not to mention the free banana cake always available and the 5 cute dogs). Every day at 5pm, along with snack time, you will be able to choose what activity you want to do the next day,...

Thank Chloé L
Le Havre, France
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice time staying in one of the hobbit homes. The place is beautiful, with a very nice view of Cotopaxi. The activities are very nice and they give the opportunity to getting to know people (after hiking for several hours, some conversations start, of course!). Best part ever: few minutes in the jacuzzi after the hiking....

Thank 18Sonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Secret Garden is a magic place at the foothills if Cotapaxi. My daughter is a Lord of the Rings fanatic, so when she saw the Hobbit homes it was a must go location. Their cabins are also lovely. EVERYTHING about Secret Garden is fantastic....the staff, food, things to do, hot tub....etc. But the best of all is the idyllic setting...

Thank Paul S
Salt Lake City, UT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can not say enough about this special place. The property, the staff, the dogs (omg- the dogs go hiking with the group!). The FOOD. I can't imagine other people's prior posts who said there wasn't enough food. And we had vegetarians hanging with us and they were equally well-fed. We had a private cottage for 2 nights- fantastic. But we...

Thank browna1234
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I really enjoyed the Secret Garden - Cotopaxi. It is hidden away in the foot hills of the volcanoes, and when you finally see it, it's built in to the surrounding environment in a pleasing way. I stayed in a "Hobbit Hole" which was literally a small, round dwelling in the hill, like Hobbiton - but with morning views of...

Thank Michael L
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, Dac Lac, Vietnam
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Best place to stay in Ecuador, the garden is super beautiful. We stay in hobbit room which is amazing experience and awesome view to cotopaxi volcano from our door. The volunteer in Secret Garden Cotopaxi are very friendly and helpful. I love jacuzzi a lot as well. The tour include in their pack is nothing better, we enjoy every single...

Thank thaonhung2201
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The secret garden is a must visit in Cotopaxi. I went in October and availed of the two night deal for $88, this includes an easy walk to the waterfall to see how you do with the altitude and then a hike the following day. All meals are included and I have no idea how people are complaining about the...

Thank Bramblethefairy
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Secret garden Cotopaxi is heaven on earth! Unique and one of a kind! Highly recommend staying here. Everything about it is awesome. We stayed in a private cabana which was adorable and even had our own fire which the staff lit for us each night while we had dinner. The gardens around the hostel are beautiful, especially with Cotopaxi beaming...

1Thank Twowools
Monticello, New York
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Like all of the reviews will tell you, the Secret Garden at Cotopaxi has stunning views of Cotopaxi and the surrounding landscape is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I stayed at the Secret Garden with a group of 6 people after hearing about this hostel from fellow travelers the moment we entered Ecuador. Once we read...

1Thank Nicole L
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Firstly, lets start with the good. . .this location in nothing short of magical. The beautiful Cotopaxi volcano, nestled in the distance between two other mountainous silhouettes and lush country side. It really is idyllic. I witnessed probably the best sunset of my life here and will remember those views forever. Unfortunately, the hostel and its management leaves something to...

1Thank Wanderlustlane

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Katherine and Tarquin, the owners/creators of The Secret Garden Quito, have moved to the countryside where they have been building their dream home and hostel. It's spectacular mountain scenery, it's a beautiful traditional lodge made of mud bricks and thatched roof, it's an eco-friendly self sufficiency project, it's great homegrown herbs and spices,with an exquisite home style food, it's considered an adventure center and it's a relaxation center. ... more   less 

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Address: | Via El Pedregal, Quito EC170350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: ₹ 4,779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Choose the hobbit room 1 to have great view and it also closer to the toilet and shower”
 of 5 bubbles thaonhung2201, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to bring cash, no credit cards accepted!!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Hobbit House”
 of 5 bubbles FollowTheTurtles, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you're a fan of lotr you have to book the Hobbit House!”
  • View of Cotopaxi! You can almost see it!
  • Staying in a hobbit house = dreams met
 of 5 bubbles PattieH166, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Heard positive things about all rooms, so just book depending on your budget and if you need privacy, your own bathroom, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles ddraper3, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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