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Hosteria Mandala

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Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Hosteria Mandala
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful, unusual and special properties I've ever stayed at. Easily the best place to stay in Puerto Lopez and probably of all of Ecuador. Probably not a budget option, and the food was not of the same exceptional standard as the rest, but I can't recommend it more to the weary traveller. This is not a... More 

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Cusco, Peru
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong, the Mandala is beautiful, set in its lush botanic garden, in a gorgeous bay on a nice quiet stretch of beach. But the positives end there. We were shown around by a great saleswoman, whose positives included a "sea view" which was a tiny glimpse of distant beach from around an ugly wood cabin. She didn't... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
68 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cabana we stayed in was lovely with nice bathroom and veranda. Comfort was ok though the room was a bit hot at night. For 50 dollars a night the room should include breakfast. But it is not. Breakfast option started at 5,5 up to 10 dollars which is totally out of proportion. The same applies to all the food.... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some lovely features but the maintenance and management support are lacking. It's advertised features such as the games room and music room have poor equipment. Cleanliness in the units is not good. We had a cockroach infestation, including in one of the beds, and any kind of compensation was refused by the owners. We moved to lesser quality... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful properties you could stay at on the beach. Booked for 2 nights ended up staying 8. Would have asked to stay longer but we had to see more of Ecuador than just Mandala. We had 3 weeks to see all of Ecuador. Obviously not near enough time. We'll be back for sure. Our... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I spent nine days at the Mandala and can assure you it is absolutely relaxing and simply a wonderful place. It has a beautiful garden with iguanas and colourful flowers with knowledgeable gardeners that will point out the iguanas, super spacious rooms, clean, large mosquito nets, fans and a good restaurant. The beach is approx. 50m away with lovely palmtrees... More 

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was here with my friend after a long trip from Bolivia to Ecuador. It was my first time in such a ecological and naturalistic place. The cabanas are all with hammocks and inside a real Jungle with many trees and flowers. You can hear and relax with the sea sound from your balcony. I suggest to book superiour ones... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Mandala is relatively expensive for Puerto Lopez, but worth the price. The buildings are all beautifully crafted and the lush gardens lend privacy and enjoyment. The hosteria restaurant is good. The location is on the beach at the end of town, making it scenic and quiet, but just a sort walk to stores, restaurants, and the fish market where fishing... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We spent 3 wonderful weeks at Hosteria Mandala starting in January, 2015. We especially loved the beach cabanas where we spent everyday lounging and playing in the surf. The hosts, Maja and Aurelio treated us almost as if family, and we thank them for that. The grounds are peaceful and put togather with love and beauty. Aurelio referred to it... More 

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HosteriaMandala, Propietario at Hosteria Mandala, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We hope you will be back one day! Maja and Aurelio More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been here five nights and would like to stay longer. Large, comfortable cabañas, set in a beautiful garden, with iguanas up in the trees, and the only noise that of the waves breaking on the beach. Each cabaña has its own spacious sitting area, with chairs and hammocks. The veranda of the main building is also a great place to... More 

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