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Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada)

Av. Antonio Gil. | Isabela Galapagos, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having booked our stay months out we were very excited to get there from seeing the photos online. We wanted a beach front, chilled environment where we could swim everyday, hang out in the hammocks and explore the island. Once we got there we realised it was everything we wanted and more. You can go there as a family, couples... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to square (<5min walk), but is last house on the beach so has a sense of quiet Ocean view, hammocks at front and back, balcony with ocean view, lots of common areas. Decent snorkelling equipment Friendly and helpful manager who I felt looks to provide solutions and is an absolute machine (compliment) - also responds to emails promptly For... More

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25 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in May in a private double en-suite. We had a street facing room which was basic and very hot and made sleeping almost impossible. I think an ocean facing room is definitely the way to go here. Because of recent rain the room had a large amount of ants, Emily gave me spray for them... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My friend and I stayed here in March and absolutely loved it. Emily is so friendly and helpful and the hostel has a great atmosphere. We stayed in the cheapest room and although pretty warm at night it didnt stop this hostel from being one of my favourites in our 3 months of travelling. The room was clean and the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We organised this hostel before we left and the hostel staff were terrific in confirming our booking and arranging our transport from Santa Cruz to Isabela. The hostel is a short taxi from the wharf and located on the western side of town right on the beach. On arrival, Emily was terrific, very warm and helpful with local tips and... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our family traveled to Galapagos for 8 days. Three of those days we stayed at Caleta Iguana best decision we made. The hotel is perfect! You have the beach outside your room. The rooms are clean and well furnished. We were lucky to get the room with a private balcony...AMAZING!! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel doesn't... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Hi Diana and family! What a pleasure it has been receiving you at our place! We all wanna thank you for your visit and kindness. It has been just so easy and natural to help you with your stay here. We really thank you again and thanks for your nice words, it makes us so happy to see you appreciated... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I had a wonderful experience there! The only thing I would recommend to consider is how late the music plays and who is playing. As many of the trips are early it doesn't make sense to have loud music late at night. Also, the live music was awful. They detracted from the good ambiance of the Caleta Iguana. The staff... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your nice review and your visit! It has been really nice to get to know you! The live music is every now and then, not all the time and is not always the same so everyone can finds is own style, that time it was a signer from Guayaquil, a rock signer. take care... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My friend and I are really interested in staying here, but we wanna know if theres different options of travelling to this island besides airplane and what the cost would be? If anyone that has stayed here could let us know that would be great! Thanks in advance! Cheers

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Hi Thanks for contacting us. It would be a real pleasure helping you with your trip planning and hotel reservation. Please, it would be so kind emailing us at our mail info@calateiguana.com thanks More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our family of four (two adults, two young teens) loved everything about Caleta Iguana: the friendly atmosphere, our comfortable family room (such good value), the gorgeous location on the beach, the fact it is only a short walk to plenty of restaurants (and a laundry!). Emilie was friendly, super-professional and efficient in every way, organizing all our day trips and... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Dear Sophie and familly! It is such a pleasure to read you guys! Thank you so much for your nice comment. We are so happy you picked us and it has been a real pleasure helping you with your trip planning, really! We hope all your family is fine and we hope you come back to visit us one day!... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Walked along the beach and the last place is casa rosada. Welcomed by excellent host who offered us coffee whilst our room became available. Also was open and host with tours. Room was a dorm with a fan so hot but window allowed for a breeze. Hammocks next to the marine iguanas and beach between your feet meant spent more... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Hi Graham! Thanks for your nice words, we are very happy you liked our little beach hotel. Take care and maybe see you soon! More

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Address: Av. Antonio Gil. | Isabela Galapagos, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada) is located in Puerto Villamil- Isabela, the most beautiful island in the Galapagos. Caleta Iguana is an icon in Galapagos with an amazing vibe and unique energy, full of life. It is the last house on the beach in the best location possible with the most amazing views and sunsets, just inches from the ocean and 3 minutes away from the town shops and restaurants (walking). There are many social areas, one is a living room, a lounge, and a large collection of DVD´s, a book exchange library, and board games. In the restaurant area we offer a delicious breakfast and dinners as well as coffee, take away lunch (box lunch) and snacks. In the reception area we can book your tours, inform you about the island´s history and its activities, rent beach games, parasol´s (sunshades), surfboards, boogie boards, bikes, and more. Outside, towards the beach we have a terrace with a Grill and BBQ area with tables, chairs, hammocks in the mangrove trees and the ocean just a few feet away! You will be able to observe hundreds of Marine Iguanas that chose Caleta Iguana as their refuge. You will see many guides with groups taking pictures of all the iguanas we have living here, including “Tyson” one of the biggest and oldest around… On the second floor you will find a sun-deck with hammocks and reclining chairs. From here you can enjoy some of the best views of long white sand beach and unforgettable sunsets. This is the best place to enjoy the wonderful views, sunsets and Galapagos wildlife. ... more   less 
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