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La Gran Tortuga

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a group of students from Ohio and we stayed at La Gran Tortuga. Rooms are very clean, with A/C. The breakfast was delicious! Juanita and Don Jose are extremely nice people. They help out in any way they can. It was a great experience. I would highly recommend this place! The only thing was that there is a... More

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

new and very clean. good breakfast. no television in room is fine with us! we're hear for the wildlife! they were doing some constructions above the roof of our room but they only worked during regular hours. I also was happy they had an outdoor shower at the entrance because we were covered in mud all the time and it... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I spent 3 nights here with my wife in April 2014. We were given a room on the "street", good size and given that everybody is already sleeping at 9.30 it was quiet too. The service was better than expected, every day they cleaned the room, drinkable water always available, very good internet connection (much better than all the other... More

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Cupertino, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Exceptionally clean, comfortable, social, convenient, but the best part is Juana and her husband. Juana greeted us warmly and gave us a very thorough briefing about all the things to do on Isabela. Throughout our 4 day stay she was always warm and helpful, even when we purchased excursions from other providers. When booking I had trouble determining whether there... More

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Milpitas, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
50 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a wonderful time at La Gran Tortuga. We stayed here for 3 nights and paid $180 (without tax) for the room. We received a deluxe room which had a private bathroom. The room was very clean and made every day. It was great to come back to a room with towels that come in different shapes, such as... More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I came here by pure chance whilst walking past it whist in isabela . I asked the owner to show me a room . I was delighted with what he showed me ,I could not believe my luck . I was saying in a beach house property but the noise of the bar kept us awake . The owner was... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I arrived to a lovely welcome home from home the breakfast was wonderful lovely fruit and eggs coffee and juice . Room spotless . This is my third stop in isabela and the best service ever . I am travelling with my son . The room is spacious clean wifi strong very good wifi It is not expensive in fact... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Definitely an The rooms were super clean. A/C. Wi-fi... The owner were very nice to help us to figure out what to do during your staying in the island...excursions, tours, etc...very nice people Excellent location, near restraunts and in the center of town. a couple minutes away from the beach. The breakfeast was good. So a choice to suggest, to... More

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palmcity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Has clean rooms. A/C. Excellent location, near restraunts and in the center of town. a couple minutes away from the beach. very nice people Jose and Juana are the best on the island. im going back in september and cant wait see my amigos. the breakfeast is amazing. cant say enough good things about the La Gran Tortuga!!!!!!!

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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*
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La Gran Tortuga Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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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 
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