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La Gran Tortuga

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Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose the hostal because it was less expensive. It was not one of the hostals, on the beach, but honestly the beach is 2 short blocks away, and we were not at the hostal long enough during the day or evening. Just a place to shower and sleep. It did have a great breakfast with scrambled eggs one morning... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean, spacious room. Air conditioning in good shape, lots of water and beautiful people to help you. If you are looking for an all inclusive, luxurious or an american style banner hotel this is not the place. People at the hotel is local people willing to help and without a fake smile. We had a problem with the post... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had a pleasant stay here recently. We actually ended up with a room in the Sea Lion Hostal which is a few hundred yards along from La Gran Tortuga but seems to be part of the same business. The room was clean with air-con and a very large bathroom, plus free water from the cooler in the hallway. Good location... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband, 17 and 15 year old sons and I stayed at La Gran Tortuga for 4 nights last week. We were touring Isabela island. We were so impressed with the owner, Juana Valladares! Before our trip, she set up several tours for us and even answered our questions about what shoes to bring via e-mail! She was incredibly friendly... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed one week at the Gran Tortuga and enjoyed every minute of it. Our room on the second floor was perfect (king bed, mini fridge). It is impossible on Isabela not to bring in sand every time, but the staff keeps the room immaculate every day. The breakfast was typical and good. The owners were very accomodating, for example... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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... More 

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Nontron, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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!... More 

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51 helpful votes 51 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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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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