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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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We can't say enough good things about our stay here. Patricia and Luis are the perfect hosts - ready to take care of your every need - fresh drinking water in the mini fridge in your room when you arrive, beach towels for your excursions, maps of the island, suggestions for restaurants and tours, and help with arranging your tours.... More 

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

Dear family, Thank you (paernts) for forgiving my unapproved room "upgrade" which was neither approved nor desired. I will not make that mistake again. The offspring stayed in the Tortuga suite. I hesitate to use the word "kids" because they were so smart and mature. Imagine debating politics, environmental issues, future plans with the children of the family. It was... More 

Sunset Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough about how completely awesome this bed and breakfast is! From the second I inquired about reservations and things to see on the island Patricia (the wonderful kind owner) was so helpful and honest about things to see and do. I wasn't even sure if I was going to stay at her establishment but she didn't care... More 

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Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I highly recommend staying on a few islands rather than seeing the Galapagos by cruise ship. We stayed on three islands: Santa Cruz (the biggest), Isabela, and San Cristobal. While we had an ocean-front view from our hotel in Isabela, this hotel was just a bit cleaner, cooler, and had much hotter water in the shower. All the hotels on... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We just returned from a two night night stay at Casa Iguana and it was a great experience. As noted by all the reviews, it is well designed, new and probably the best place to stay on the island. Service was also perfect and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. This is of course a bed and breakfast sort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 March 16, 2015

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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pennsylvania
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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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

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