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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 March 2015

The room was clean. The hosts were great. The breakfast were good and plentiful. The a/c worked well and so did the wifi. The only down side was the road construction going on outside of our room but not something that is the fault of the B and B. The location was great to walking to all of the downtown...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Had a booking for three nights but had to move for my last night to the hotel next door - although did have to come back for breakfast. There were major roadworks going on outside the hotel and my room opened up onto this road however i was surprised at how quiet it was. The room was comfortable, with a...

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Nontron, France
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We stayed on Isabela in November for 10 nights at Hostal La Gran Tortuga. We originally booked 7 nights but ended up staying for 10. Juana our host couldn't do enough for us. She organised tours, told us the best places to eat and visit, Although she had very little English and my husband minimal Spanish we got along famously!...

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Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place! It was the most expensive place we stayed on the Galapagos but Isabela tends to be the most expensive island. The rooms are very nice and clean with all the amenities you could want (even a fridge), and a comfortable bed. WIFI was perfect. We enjoyed the rooftop patio with seating and hammocks (you can...

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 February 2015

La Gran Tortuga has all you need: big room, perfect (boxspring) bed, nice shower, clean and friendly service. At a reasonable price ($70 a night, breakfast included). What do you need more? It's not exactly on the beach, but just a couple of minutes walk away. Good choice!

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Toronto
Reviewed 7 February 2015

When we first arrived, I thought we might have made a mistake in booking here but four days later hated to leave. When we arrived the room was hot as the AC was off and we found that the mini fridge didn't work so no place to keep my wife's white wine cold. We advised the owners and within 5...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We enjoyed our stay at La Gran Tortuga. The room was clean and the air conditioning worked well. Breakfast was plentiful and well made. Juana's husband gave us an excellent tour of the mangroves and the wall of tears. We really enjoyed his stories about how life has changed in the years they have lived on the island.

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Cali, Colombia
Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

Simple to review! Juana is great, rooms are clean and well kept and ac is a nice break from a hot day. Tasty and ample breakfast to boot. Neither the least nor most expensive on the island, but a good value to be sure. Happy to recommend without hesitation.

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London
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Clean rooms with comfortable beds, efficient air conditioning and good breakfast. However thats the minimum I would expect from this bog standard B&B. There were no seats in the bedroom so you had to sit on the bed and the only outside seating was on two benches on the side of the dusty road. The price did not include taxes...

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gracias por que realmente le gusto la gran tortuga, me parece que le molesta los impuestos eso se paga en...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 23 October 2014

The little hostel was comfortable, clean, quiet, and the Juanita and her staff are incredibly hospitable and accommodating. She handled all tour arrangements, pick ups and drop offs, and generally made things very easy. Breakfast is pretty good, albeit the same thing every day. They even packed us a lunch on our last day when we were taking the 6am...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your vacation in La Gran Tortuga! We offer comfortable rooms with air conditioners, private bathrooms, television and wireless internet access. We also organize tours to volcanoes, bay tours, tours to lava tunnels in the sea and tours to Galapagos Tortoise center. We hope to see you very soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Gran Tortuga

Address: Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Price Range: RM359 - RM408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Gran Tortuga 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ask for a room on the second floor. I think there are four rooms on the 2nd floor and its small lobby is the best place to use the WIFI.”
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“take a taxi from Puerto Villamil, is not too far but the side walks are irregular, is Galapagos after all!”
 of 5 bubbles farmacopola, 29 May 2015 | Read review
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“Second floor rooms are quieter.”
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