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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014
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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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Seattle, Washington, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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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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
69 helpful votes 69 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
109 helpful votes 109 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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Address: Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
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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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