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Hosteria Mandala

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Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed this place. There are certainly cheaper places in Puerto Lopez, but a lot of them are quite scrappy. I came here with my 3 year old daughter and we both had a great time. They treated us very nicely, and were very welcoming. The rooms are lovely and have hammocks outside to relax on. The large dogs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really really wanted to give it 5 stars but the last night ruined it unfortunately. Amazing setup, nice staff, nice rooms, nice food and the only hosteria in Puerto Lopez with its own beach, but unfortunately there were far too many cockroaches in my room :-( There is a note on the wall advising of not eating in the room... More 

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Quito
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are expecting a 5 stars hotel with bellboys, elevators, pool with jacuzzi, TV with high speed internet, LED TV, room service etc.... go somewhere else! This place is lovely in its own nature. No TV in the rooms (I never use the TV when I'm away from home), no phones, no wifi unless it's in the lobby. But!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked this place, people are friendly, the food is great and the rooms are lovely, we found a bug in the room and that is the only reason I'm not giving it 5/5. WiFi but no phones and no TV in the rooms, perfect for truly resting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wonderful experience, the place is magic, the people are so nice. Everything has its history. The food is wonderful, specially pasta ! I would like to repeat the experience. I went with my family and some friends.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving to Mandala was like coming home. If I was to compare Mandala to a single malt, I would choose a peaty, smoky, elegant, complex whisky like Laphroaig - it was that good. Mandala is relaxing, homely, comfortable. Maja and Aurelio made you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. They're warm, lovely people. My daughter was enthralled by Aurelio,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about Hosteria Mandala. It was amazing! The staff are so helpful and kind, and you can't beat the location. Right on the beach, with cabanas and hammocks to enjoy the view. They even have towels for you to use at the beach, or on tours. The staff helped me book all my tours and I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had been recommended this place by a friend, and were happy when they had a room available at short notice. We arrived very early in the morning (bus from Quito) and a moto-taxi took us to the hotel. The security guard was happy to let us in, and for us to have our own breakfast on the veranda until... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Situated by the beach, in tropical gardens, with a friendly staff and efficient service, what more could you want? Well, there were also the hammocks on the balconies, and hammocks to take to the beach cabins. And the games room, and the books to read and the instruments to play...Yes, just a great place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was sitting on the beach and realized I forgot my pen, because I wanted to write a few postcards. The hostel was right behind me, and I went in and asked very nicely if I could borrow a pen. She was very suspicious, over a pen, and I said I of course would return it. On the table was... More 

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