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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 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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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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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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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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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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