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Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was unfortunately here only for one night at the end of a cruise - would have loved to have stayed longer. Lovely large room and bathroom, a huge comfortable bed was a nice change to a boat bunk bed! Best of all - the sea lion nesting lounge at the end of the deck was just meters from my front... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure I understand the bad reviews. We just got back from a 6 day trip with Red Mangrove. We stayed on Santa Cruz and Isabela. Both hotels were lovely - nice clean rooms, lots of hot water, friendly staff and great drinks! The tour was wonderful. We ended up with a couple of tour guides as one got... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great location and has great ammenities considering where you are. Food was good, not super fancy, but enough to fill your stomach after an adventure filled day. The day trips were great, lots of traveling to get there, but worth the drive.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just finished the 8-day/7-night Charles Darwin tour (although Charles himself gets scant attention!). The Red Mangrove people are nice and helpful. Property here and on Isabela both clean and nicely done. Be sure to go for the room upgrade or you could end up at a secondary property in each place (happened to a couple of our fellow tourists).... More

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Kitchener, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights here as part of a set tour. Our rooms were a decent size with decent beds, great a/c (which is needed in the "cool & dry" season that is 26C plus bad humidity!). Excellent bathroom, they provide hair dryer, shower towel, hand towel, soap, shower gel, & shampoo/conditioner. No face cloth at any hotel anywhere (even... More

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Winona Lake, Indiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Darwin Experience package. Had a great time, but a lot of that was due to the people we met on the trip. The lodge was very nice and clean. Beds are a little hard, but not unbareable. The food (buffet) was at the best average. I would suggest not getting the meal plan for the dinners and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour was 'Darwin's Footsteps.' Judging from other reviews my comments are not unusual, but perhaps a little more thorough. Nice hotel in Puerto Ayora, OK hotel on Isabella, but generally an unhappy experience as a tour operator. First the tour part: because that’s why everyone goes to the Galapagos Islands – to see the wildlife and immerse in the... More

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Sucorodas, Owner at Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are really sorry you did not enjoy our country and the beauty of the Galápagos Islands. Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate them and we are working day by day to provide the passenger the greatest experience. We have had checked all the information with our sales department, and we are also applying new policies... More

Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience at Red Mangrove was ok. Elisabeth was very friendly and very helpful. So was the rest of the staff. The buffet was good and the view was very nice. Our first tour to see the tortoises in the wild and the lava tubes was great. The other tours including climbing the volcano, kayaking, and snorkeling were all enjoyable.... More

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Valencia, Venezuela
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling to the Galapagos was going out of my comfort zone..and I am glad I arrived to this location. This place is not only beautiful but very well located. Staff is SUPER! Thank YOU Elizabeth, Sandra, Diana, Fernando, Carolina, Roman, Rodrigo, Marialena, Henry, every associate went out of their way to make my days unforgettable. If you like adventure, expedition,... More

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Utica, NY
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked what I thought was a Gate 1 trip through Affordable Tours. I had previously traveled to Ecuador with Gate 1 and was very happy with the trip. Gate 1 however handled only the airport transfers. The rest was Red Mangrove-organized. "Organized" in a manner unlike any I have ever encountered on a trip. The lack of communication between... More

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Sucorodas, Gerente at Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ProfeZ Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been shared with managers, in an effort to avoid occurrences such as this in the future. We understand your disappointment, but we would of never done any movement if we weren´t 100% sure that your lives were going to be on risk.... More

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Address: Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge 3.5*
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Hotel Red Mangrove Aventura
Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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