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La Gran Tortuga

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Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Nontron, France
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40 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

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
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 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... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 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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Laramie, Wyoming
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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
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111 reviews 111 reviews
82 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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... More 

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

Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 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... More 

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