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The Dolphin House

Av. Antonio Gil y Los Petreles, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The building is right on the beach and has a big common balcony overseeing the ocean 180deg. The rooms and facilities are good to great, considering how remote this location is. The owner/manager genuinely cares about the visitor and helps to figure out what to do during the stay. He called tour operators for us, explained everything, chased down the... More

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Good value for money! Hotel room with oceanen view for small budget.lady if the house is very kind.the hotel is not in lonely planet,but just view meters ahead from the sierra negra hotel,so close to city central plaza.enjoy!

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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The location of The Dolphin House is excellent - directly on the beach and just a block from the center of town. Unfortunately, only a few of the rooms actually face the ocean. However, there is a large rooftop terrace for guest use, that while generally unfurnished - save for a few plastic chairs - provides stunning views. My ocean-view... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

we stayed 1 night in a double room with private bathroom + well situated close to the beach and center + free and reliable wifi + did not charge for one our late check out what could be improved in our view: - cleanliness: it was not dirty, but not clean neither - lower the price - make sure the... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I stayed in this hotel in august 2011 with 3 friends. We slept together in a room with private bathroom. The room was very neat and quite spacious. The bathroom was alright too. We didn't see a lot of visitors during our stay, neither did we see the owners a lot. But we stayed 4 nights and it was perfect.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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106 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here a short three nights and loved every minute of it. Just down road from main square about a km from port. The good: Location - right on the beach. Awesome. Close enough to restaurants but far enough away not to here associated noises. Rooms - big and airy but with ac. Try to get no. 7 the seal... More

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Riverside, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I was lucky enough to travel with friends who were very familiar with Isla Isabela in the Galapagos. The Dolphin Hotel in Puerto Villamil is always their choice and with good reason - great owners and service staff; very clean and very affordable; and right on the beach. The hotel is located a little over a mile from ocean entry... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

The staff at hotel dolphin was excellent. Very helpful in making our stay on isabela the best that it could be. We ate breakfast there and it was very good. Very clean rooms with air conditioning. The location is great, right downtown, 3 minute walk to restaurants and tour agencies. This hotel is right on a beautiful beach which was... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We originally booked a hotel at the Comorrant but saw the place and walked away. Then we went to the busiest hotel, Casa Rosada, had a look at the rooms and thought they looked trashy. We were desperate and would have stayed there, but the owner didn't have any more rooms and highly recommended Hotel Volcano. We ended up spending... More

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Detroit, MI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel was arranged for us by Galapagos Alternative. It was very clean and the view was great. It was wonderful to leave the windows open at night to hear the sound of the ocean. Staff was friendly and breakfast was very good. Location was just right - close enough to the center of town but far enough away to... More

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Address: Av. Antonio Gil y Los Petreles, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
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The Dolphin House Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador

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