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Red Mangrove Santa Cruz Divers Lodge

Cucuve Avenue and Floreana | Pelikan bay Neighborhood, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The lodge (Red Mangrove) uses the dive center as an overflow during peak season. You will have to walk 4 blocks to get breakfast and meals, to get your laundry, and to have internet. If there is a Diving Instruction session when you are there, you'll wake up to the sound of it....... Of interest: shower have a very special... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was our least favorite hotel in the Galapagos. Luckily I got a very good rate on hotels.com for $50 per night with breakfast, but even then I would have stayed elsewhere. (see my other review for a much better place to stay in Puerto Ayora) The room we were initially put in had a double and a twin bed,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I think that Red Mangrove was probably a great establishment a couple years back but grew too quickly over the past years due in part to excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. They did not nearly live up to their reputation per my experience, and I stayed at both the Divers Lodge and the Isabela Island location. It started when I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This place is set in a Mangrove Swamp and has a very cool vibe with an excellent view of the water, with cute little seals who are playful around the dock. We had a few drinks here, but just for fun checked the rates( we did not stay here). The price for a one night stay was 735.00 dollars, i... More 

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Rio das Flores, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Our experience in the divers lodge of red mangrove was not good. It was our most expensive hotel from our holiday, so we were really looking forward to it, but they let us down. Firstlt to our surprise we were booked at a secondary location, and for everythign we had to walk to the main location, check in, check out,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We are just checking out of red mangrove right now. We were here for 3 nights. I booked through easytobook.com the Red Mangrove Adventura Lodge for 2 adults. After the bus dropped us off in town centre, there were no cabs to be found whatsoever (apparently that is normal here). We walked pulling our suitcases, asking another hotels where red... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We were very unlucky with our stay at this hotel. We got a great price on booking.com however I would not have been happy paying more than 70/night for this hotel. The room and building are quite nice, the breakfast was good but very small and the price for an extra was $24/plate. Where we were most disappointed was regarding... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I thought that the property was very lovely, there was a central garden with a water feature, the beds were comfortable and it was a quiet location. These are the reasons I did not give it a 5: It was the only place in Ecuador where the staff did not "bend over backwards" for you. It was the only place... More 

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albany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This hotel is convienently located to town and the Charles Darwin research station. The resaruent is ocean side with a deck that sits right above the water at high tide. The sea lions enjoy using the lounge chairs. The rooms are clean and adequate. The resaraunt was good. The beech is a 10 minute walk. The hotel arranged a kayaking... More 

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Delaware
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This small hotel was the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring this amazing island. The hotel is very clean. Each room is different and unique. Our room was completely equiped with a kitchen. It was open with three tiered levels combining sleeping with common areas. Breakfast was served every morning. We had a wonderful stay.

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