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Hosteria Mandala

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Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Hosteria Mandala
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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, excellent service and really really good food. Puerto Lopez isn't very attractive at the moment. Builders are working on and next to the beach. But this place.... It's lovely! Hammocks at the private beach, a great menu with chevice, sandwiches and much more. The cabanas have a good shower and a good bed. On the terrace are two... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hosteria Mandala for 3 nights and I wish we had a couple more days in Puerto Lopez to spend there. The ambience is fantastic, the owners super friendly. They really have thought about everything to make their guests' stay comfortable...and then there are the dogs. BIG dogs. I loved them. Note the wi-fi is free in the... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hosteria Mandala at the end of our six weeks through Ecuador. We had a very large room, well appointed on the second floor. No AC but ceiling fans. A large covered balcony with hammocks was the perfect place to nap. The beach cabanas are great. The beach is one of the best we have seen in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 5 nights at this lodge. It is located on a beautiful and lightly used beach on the North side of Puerto Lopez, and you can hear waves crashing from inside the rooms. Several cabanas for hotel guests are available a short distance away from reception. The very clean rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at Hosteleria Mandala. A very nice property with a tropical garden steps from the beach and not too far from Puerto Lopez pier where you can take trips and watch the fisherman bring in their catch. Our cabin was nice (Colebri) clean and spacious with a ceiling fan, small refrigerator, indoor seating and outdoor seating. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Reviews of Hosteria Mandala vary quite a bit, so the place clearly touches people in different ways. It's owned by Italian/Swiss expats, and there's a bit of that influence for sure, as well as the owners passion for the environment. There were very few American guests while we were there, but many other international visitors as well as expats from... More 

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