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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
68 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Ottawa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We recently stayed for 2 nights at Hosteria Mandela and had an amazing time. The resort is on the far end of Puerto Lopez, a town that is walkable from one end to the other in about 15 minutes. We tried a number of restaurants in town including Mandela and must say that the food at the hotel was better... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in January to wind down after almost a month in Ecuador. Our room was the Ballena (Whale) Cabin, which is a little close to the main building and some noise carries, but really there wasn't much. The room was very nice and had everything one could want. We didn't use the mosquito net over the... More 

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