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Casa Iguana Mar y Sol

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Barrio Playa de Oro, Ecuador
Casa Iguana Mar y Sol
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is Casa Iguana in a perfect location (quiet and away from the smelly harbor) it is spotlessly clean and beautiful. What's more amazing is that Luis built the whole thing himself, including all the furniture! The breakfast was delicious (he even owns a coffee plantation and roasts his own delicious coffee), the shower and air conditioning worked perfectly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel gets our highest recommendation. The hotel itself is bright, beautifully designed and built and only a short 5 minute walk from the main street. The view of the sunset from the third floor terrace bar was wonderful. The rooms are all individually decorated with a Galapagos theme and are quiet, clean and spacious. The breakfasts were fresh, filling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luis and Patricia designed and built this B and B. It is very tastefully put together, with a nice location. Luis prepared breakfast for us each morning and asked about specific dietary preferences. They were very helpful with tour recommendations and organizing taxis, etc. highly recommend. Wifi is available only in lobby.

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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife and I just returned from island hopping in the Galapagos and touring Quito and the Amazon. We spent two nights at Casa Iguana at the start of our Galapagos adventure and it was easily the best lodging we had on the Islands. While we enjoyed our other hotels, Casa Iguana is really special. Our hosts Patricia and Luis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We'd already been to Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Floreana when we arrived at San Cristobal. On Santa Cruz we were at the Safari Camp and it was outstanding. On Isabela we stayed 2 nights at Iguana Crossing. Also a pleasure if a bit more mundane. On San Cristobal we stayed at Casa Iguana Mar Y Sol. Because of Patricia and... More 

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Mt sinai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

My uncle and I stayed twice while accompanying my daughter who was teaching for two weeks on the island. Words cannot express how we feel about our stay with Patricia and Luis. We are like part of their family. Our room Fragata, was very clean and comfortable, the A/C works great. Clean well maintained bathroom and hand carved wood doors... More 

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Dear Cachoros (cubs/puppies), Thank you for the nice commentary.....but more than that; thank you for the fun you infused into the house with your presence. The island of San Cristobal was blessed in having the English teaching your daughter fulfilled in her volunteer capacity. And I am pleased to report that Luis survived the hilarity you and Uncle caused. Two... More 

New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Hands Down the best Hotel in San Cristobal. The hotel is beautiful. Almost too nice for the area. the living area is all hand carved wood amenities by Luis and he makes some great pancakes and coffee in the morning. Patricia is a wonderful host and offered for us to leave some of our luggage while we went on a... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This gem was by far the best place we stayed at. We stayed at 5 hotels in Ecuador and 2 in the Galapagos. Not only is the property beautiful but the people who run it are down right the nicest people you will ever meet. I can't say enough great things about this place. Comfortable beds, warm showers, great views,... More 

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

When this young couple arrived here, it was obvious that the beautiful young woman was TRYING to put on a happy face, but was clearly sick and feverish. It took my begging and pleading with her to accept a dose of Tylenol.......then she SAID she felt a little better, but I think she was trying to make ME feel better.... More 

Milton, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are used to the higher standards of 3+ star American or Western European rooms then this is the place to stay. My husband and I arrived the day after Christmas and departed on New Year's Eve. We stayed in the Lobos room. After seeing the top level suite we would have requested that one - it costs more... More 

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words C. And now that you are gone I still think you look like a movie star.....yeah....clothes, hair, figure...sheesh. Interesting what happened between Luis and your husband (one of those types who can speak 10 languages) They formed a brief and fierce attachment......like your husband was "a brother from another mother." I guess you will... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place is perfect. Like others have said, rooms are nice and comfortable, the place itself is beautiful and the breakfasts are super nice with fantastic coffee. It's also well placed near a couple beaches and 5 min away from the Malecon, which is all you need. But what really sets this place apart are the owners. We didn't have... More 

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