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La Gran Tortuga

2.5 of 5 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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... More 

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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... More 

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Salt Lake City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed with Juana from La Gran Tortuga on Isabela Island. Juana picked us up at the airport and took us back to the hotel. We had a fabulous room, HUGE with high ceilings and super clean. We are a family of 3 and we got a room with 4 beds, with A/C, bath, and a mini-fridge. It was really... More 

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Address: Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Gran Tortuga 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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La Gran Tortuga Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador

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