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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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Marlow
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We booked this B & B (it's definitely not what I would call a hostel) based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. It seemed amazing value for money but I think that Isabela is probably cheaper than Santa Cruz on the whole, so the price is probably fair compared to the other accommodation in Puerto...

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Seattle, Washington, USA
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We stayed at the La Gran Tortuga for 5 days. The place is centrally located; at walking distance to restaurants and grocery store. Breakfast was good, the room was extremely clean and the staff are friendly. Even though it is listed as a hostel, there are private rooms with a double bed and private bathroom ( we had hot water...

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Salt Lake City
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our time on Isabella was definitely enhanced by Juana. Her hostal is comfortable, extremely clean, very conveniently located, and the best value we could imagine. We needed Juana to help us make some last minute arrangements, and she went out of her way to do that even though she also had many other guests. Juana is the best thing about...

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We stayed four nights in Puerto Villamil at La Gran Tortuga in June. I was a bit apprehensive about meeting the boat and traveling all the way to Peurto Villamil but, as promised, Juanna emailed us our boat tickets before we left the States. I simply printed them at home and when we arrived in Puerto Ayora it was simple...

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3Thank Lynn B
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Definitely our favorite hotel stay in the Galapagos. We accidentally got to the hotel a day early, but Juana accommodated us and made us feel right at home. We arrived at an odd hour and missed breakfast, and she promptly made us sandwiches and coffee. Then, she told us there was a large group visiting and that she was putting...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM230 - RM649 (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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“Be very clear at checkin regarding your rate, don't wait until checkout...”
 of 5 bubbles JayG385, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles MM324, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“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
“Juana also provides laundry service for a reasonable fee.”
 of 5 bubbles Shana824, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are quieter.”
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