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Casa del Lago

Moises Brito and Juan Montalvo, Galapagos Islands, Puerto Ayora S/N, Ecuador
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Ranked #11 of 33 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place is a real oasis. Very warmly decorated rooms with air-con. Ours had a small kitchen with a very cold fridge, ideal for storing water & cokes. Lovely woman runs the place who has great stories which lift the curtain to reveal the human side of the Galapagos. No dinner after 7pm, but she did it for is anyway.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We couldn't have picked a more perfect place for our family to stay. We booked a suite where we stayed with our two teenage daughters. We could easily walk to many restaurants and shops as well as the harbor. The breakfasts were scrumptious. Our suite was charming. So delightful to stay in a place with character. And the innkeeper was... More

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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Casa del Lago and owner Elena could not have been more perfect for our visit to the islands. With our two adult children we wanted a place close to town and yet where we could be a family. The Ninfa Suite was ideal. From the first contact, Elena was helpful and eager to make our vacation easy and enjoyable. We... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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147 reviews 147 reviews
36 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We already had our room booked, but we stopped by the cafe several times during our stay in Puerto Ayora. It was such a pleasure to meet Elena! Thank you so much for all of your suggestions - they made our trip even more beautiful. Whether it was yoga practice on the platforms of El Lago de las Ninfas or... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We needed a last minute place to stay one more night in Puerto Ayora. We walked up the day before we needed to check in to make a reservation and booked a room for $90. The price included breakfast, but we had to leave at 6:45am to catch the 7am ferry to San Cristobal Island. The hotel did not accommodate... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Unfortunately the accommodations at Casa del Lago were a little out of our budget as long term backpackers, but luckily it was a minute walk down the street from our hostel and so has become our breakfast and afternoon coffee and cake haunt. I am incredibly surprised to read the earlier review about this lovely café. The staff have been... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We went to this restaurant for breakfast one morning on a friend's recommendation, and it was a terrible mistake. The place is cute and the food itself was decent, but our waitress was atrocious! I don't know if she had some sort of memory loss problem, or it if was her first day on the job, or maybe she didn't... More

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Elena A, Propietario at Casa del Lago, responded to this review
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Estimados Huespedes En este momento me encuentro fuera de mi Pais y de mi negocio , he leído su comentario... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Ms. Elena Albarado is an artist singer and architect of this fine boutique hotel. She spent two years hand building the guest house herself. The four apartment suites are spacious and include kitchenettes with a mini fridge and small appliances. A comfortable stay for a night or as long as you like. This quiet hotel is a few blocks from... More

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Elena A, Propietario at Casa del Lago, responded to this review

Many thanks Rebecca for your comment I am very happy too that you enjoy not only my place , but also my music , y hope you had a great return to home ... Any other questions or help about Galápagos you know now how to find me. My regarts Elena More

Tallinn, Estonia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for three nights in July 2013. It's a lovely place with nice atmosphere but since it's located next to a street with relatively busy traffic gets slightly noisy at times. Wifi works but the connection is just awful. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it. And the morning coffee is just superb!

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Agradecemos su comentario. Para nosotros fue también un placer tenerlos en nuestro sitio y compartir aunque sea un período corto... More

Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I stay in CASA DEL LAGO for 4 days. It´s a really nice lodge, and good location, near de ninfas lake and tortuga bay. The rooms are confortable and they are served very nice breakfast. Elena, help me a lot with differents tours and she give to me very nice recomendations. I am very grateful for everything. I highly recommend... More

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Muchas gracias Rodrigo por su comentario Para nosotros fue también un gusto tenerlo en nuestro sitio y saber que Casa... More

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Address: Moises Brito and Juan Montalvo, Galapagos Islands, Puerto Ayora S/N, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Casa Del Lago Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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Casa del Lago Lodging House (House of the Lake) is located only 40 meters of the beautiful Nymphs Lake, to 40 minutes of Tortoise Bay the most beautiful beach we have near town, we are close to Charles Darwin Avenue, the main hospital, shops, restaurants, farmacys.etc. House of the Lake is a house with gardens and exterior terraces with successful decoration, with very much color and built with materials of the place as lava rock and wood, also there is present the recycling, favorite work of hers owner who personally designed and constructed and that do of this house a magic site for pairs, families and friends. All apartments are with equipped kitchen, private bathrooms hot water, potable water, wifi-Tv-cable, fans and out door dining areas …this will give you the whole comfort like in home. We have also our Coffee place where the breakfasts with the unique aroma of the organic and filter coffee from the mountains of Galapagos and the vegetarian food, has given to this place a great reputation ,besides that for your free time we have a book exchange corner. This place is special for you also because you can have whole support by the owner, who for hers knowledge and experience like a tour guide can prepare for you the real visit plan inside and outside the Island …. And finally because your visit in CASA DEL LAGO is already part of this paradise call GALAPAGOS ISLANDS!!!!!!! ... more   less 
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