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La Casa del Lago Lodging House

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Moises Brito y Juan Montalvo | Entrance to the Ninfas lake (corner), Puerto Ayora S/N, Ecuador
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd been on Isla Isabella for 4 nights before arriving in Puerto Ayora, so we were spoiled. Very spoiled. Puerto Ayora is a very busy town - the biggest in the Galapagos - and there is a lot of activity. When we first arrived at the hotel, we were tired, grumpy, and very hot. At first glimpse, we were disappointed... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great location for the town--wonderful hostess and unique atmosphere in a recycled new world design that was the rage in the 80's in Canada. We had the room right above the restaurant which was a charming airy glass and lace curtain green house. Right on the corner which is surprisingly such a busy corner in the morning. The room is... More 

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Veneto, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

3 facts about everything: 1) The road at early morning is busy, because it is the access to the harbor from which ALL excursions departure. All rooms overlook that street and the soundproofing is non-existent. Some rooms are really dark, without air conditioning: check them before you pay (the fair price is about 25-35 USD / room / night) (see... More 

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

Dear guest Thanks for your comments, i just want to give answer to the 3 points mentioned for you. 1.- about noise. The ISland of Santa Cruz is the most populated Island with only two main or principal avenues as you saw probably ,and our street were many hotels are around certainly some hours are busy for the same turistic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were delighted to stay at Casa del Lago in early January 2015. We stayed 2 nights and had 2 rooms, a corner double above the restaurant( gorgeous , unique , character filled , romantic with its own porch) and a triple with air conditioning for our teenage daughters. Both rooms had a mini kitchen and fridge. We were most... More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The hotel is in an ideal location, five minute walk from town centre but much quieter than the main streets. Supermarket, ATM, jetty for trips, bars and restaurants all close by, plus laguna de las ninfas is behind hotel. Elena and staff are delightful, helpful and obliging. Good breakfast. Rooms and dining area all individually and tastefully designed by Elena,... More 

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

DEAR GUEST First able let me tell you I am really sorry for the bad experience in Galápagos and in my place. Finally I have only some thinghs to mark out. You arrive to my place with reservation for only one night I proceed to show you the suite inside, bathroom, kitchen the bed, I explained clearly about how to... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Casa Del Lago is charmingly decorated and well located. However, as several previous visitors have indicated on Trip Advisor, there is an ant problem. The problem is not as much in regard to the ants, as it is on how the management handles it's customer and attempts to resolved the problem. We stayed there in Oct. 2014. Within an hour... More 

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

DEAR GUEST First able let me tell you I am really sorry for the bad experience in Galápagos and in my place. Finally I have only some thinghs to mark out. You arrive to my place with reservation for only one night I proceed to show you the suite inside, bathroom, kitchen the bed, I explained clearly about how to... More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed here for three nights as part of a small group that was traveling together. The room was charming and interesting (as well as clean), with lots of space and a nice porch overlooking the garden. The breakfasts were excellent, and several times they allowed my wife to eat later in the day when she wasn't hungry early -... More 

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

Hi Paul Really was a pleasure to have you here !!!!! And for us was not a problem to serve you food at late.... is more important to have you happy ... and food is part of that happyness. Thanks for your positive opinion , that make us happy too. My regards Elena More 

Petaluma, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My son and I stayed here for three nights in July 2014, and we arrived without a reservation. There was only one unit available and it was for four people, however, the owner kindly offered it to us for the same price as a two-person unit. The hotel and rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated - great AC too. The... More 

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Estimado huésped de Casa del Lago Muchas gracias por su tiempo y su comentario positivo para nosotros. Para mi fue... More 

Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We, 3 ladies from New York went to Galapagos for 6 days, the staying at Casa del Lago in Santa Cruz was more than excellent. Clean-neat rooms, fresh fruit juice with home made organic breakfast every morning was a delightful experience. The owner of the place has been a very well experienced tour guide who kindly booked our daily trips,... More 

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Estimadas damas de New York Muchas gracias por su tiempo y su comentario positivo sobre nuestro sitio. Para mi fue... More 

Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While traveling with my sister, we stayed at Casa del Lago for 2 nights. Excellent experience in both the cafe and the hotel. Right next store is an amazing, peaceful lake for walking. One morning we saw a sea lion, puffer fish, and sleeping rays. The rooms were clean and architecturally interesting. Lots of smooth curves, playful light, and plants.... More 

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

Hi Michael Thanks a lot for your time and positive comment about us.!!!! For me was a pleasure to help you and have you in my place. I hope your trip in Ecuador is fine. My hug for you and your sister. Elena More 

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