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Hosteria Mandala

Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Hosteria Mandala
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thank you to Chantelle and to Jill for being so helpful and welcoming to our three families. We were three families with 7 teens - this was the perfect spot for us. The rooms were beautiful and spacious. We especially loved the large suite with three single beds in the loft - a rare find for our family of 5!... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here over a year ago when on a trip to Ecuador. I find their website extremely user friendly and the booking process was so easy - something that can't be said about many other places in Ecuador. When we got to the hosteria it was better than I ever expected. We stayed in the Tiburones room which was... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister and I stayed here for four nights in February. We really enjoyed our time here--especially sitting on the deck and laying in hammocks in the cabanas on the beach. It is, as other reviewers said, an oasis with beautiful gardens and good food. We especially enjoyed the ice cream! The owners were very kind and gave us fresh... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit, nervous taking a four hour ride on a bus (from Guayaquil to Puerto Lopez) whose mechanical soundness was questionable at best. No A/C, no washroom, hot and crowded! Oh, and speed limits and road markings don’t seem to mean much! It was all worth it once we reached Hosteria Mandala. It is literally an oasis. The... More

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Grand Beach, MI
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6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hosteria Mandala consists of a number of buildings--ours had four units--spread around a dense, tropical garden which, one of the owners told us, has been growing for 30 years. Each unit can only be reached by its own path. Our unit (tortuga) had a large porch with a pair of hammocks. In the morning, there were hummingbirds everywhere, and in... More

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Bedford, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Hosteria Mandala for 6 weeks and loved every moment, the warm welcome I received, the beautiful grounds, and the cabins each one of which are decorated differently. Staying so long I really got to know the owners who are very friendly and interesting with lots of knowledge of the area and will do everything they can to... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our time at Hosteria Mandala. We had three nights there in a room with 2 beds with mosquito netting, a ceiling fan, and an oscillating fan. While the temperature wasn't that hot (maybe 85-ish), everything in the room felt a bit damp. Swimsuits and beach towels took more than a day to dry. The room was pretty... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay here as the only decent place to stay in Puerto Lopez. My only gripe would be that on our last day we left our swimming bag in a beach cabin in a hammock and went for lunch only to return and find it had been stolen. The hotel does warn not to leave valuables in the beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Had a great time. There are a few places to eat in town that are ok, but the food is the beat at Mandala. We stayed for 5 nights and will for sure be back when our friends and families come to visit us in Ecuador.

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed there for a total of 3 nights. As you will see in other posts, the layout and design of the place is absolutely amazing. Cabins built throughout a lush garden with very unique and appealing designs. The food is great, service was great, and the location was great. It is an easy mototaxi ride to... More

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Also Known As:
Hosteria Mandala Hotel Puerto Lopez
Hosteria Mandala Hotel
Address: Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
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Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Lopez

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