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Cabanas Isla del Sol

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa de Same, Same, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We booked our stay at Isla del Sol before reading the previous review. With some trepidation we decided to go ahead. When we arrived we were reassured that additional security measures were in place, and, indeed, a CCTV system has now been installed. We found Eric and his staff to be welcoming and helpful. Breakfast is good with beautiful fresh... More

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Quito
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Isla del Sol used be one of our favorite places to stay on the beach in Esmeraldas. However, our third stay there in April 2014 turned into a real nightmare and became the worst experience of our six years expat stay in Ecuador: On the last night of our stay, our ten-years-old son went to the terrace around 9:30 pm... More

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BcraftX, Manager at Cabanas Isla del Sol, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry this event came to place, never in our history had anyone come in the hotel to rob or steal anything, and that it happened and went into your room was a complete shock to us all. We have done everything humanly possible to pressure the authorities to solve this case but have got not official response... More

iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

First stop traveling down the coast of Ecuador! Marvelous Ecuadorian 1 room cabins with ensuite showers and toilet for very reasonable price! Nice pool behind on secured property. Eric and his staff very warm, friendly, and helpful. Ocean waves pounding rhythmically just outside your cabana, siply beautiful, quiet, with a few restaurants within walking distance!

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12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We spent 5 very relaxing nights here following a hectic tour of Ecuador. We had a wonderful oceanview cabin with AC and was kept very clean. There is not much to do in Same, so ee passed our time walking on the beach sunbathing and swimming. Eric the manager speaks perfect English which is a bonus in this area. It... More

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Granbury, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

So quiet with just the ocean waves. No pesky beach vendors. Within walking distance to beach restaurants and small markets. Very friendly staff. Good A/C, hot water and parking. Some of the booking engines are showing the wrong location on their maps. It's South of Esmeraldas proper by about 20 miles. Some of the maps even show it on a... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I stayed at this hotel with my wife in our honeymoon. When we arrived we were greeted by one of two housekeepers that couldn't give much information about the surroundings. The place was really nice anyhow, small cabanas right on the beach. Unfortunately nor the owner nor any manager arrived during our 3 nights at the place. The housekeepers did... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Location couldn't be better, right in front of the beach. High tide the waves are maybe 30 feet from the front door. The place is perfect for a beach getaway. Simple, quaint, yet clean. A/C, hot water, en suite bathroom. What else could you possibly ask for. Food was a bit disappointing, there were only two things on the menu,... More

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Montreal, Quebec
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11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Dropped in early morning and needed a room for 2 nights. They had the suite above the restaurant available. Beautiful view of the ocean with a large balcony with a table 2 chairs and a hammock. Large room which was clean with a comfortable bed. Room looked like it was newly renovated as eveything look new. They had problems with... More

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Islas (as the family calls it) is clearly our favorite place to vacation in Ecuador. It's right on the beach, clean, safe, small, quiet, a bit rustic, excellent service/hospitality, a great value and so relaxing. You've got to try it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This place is amazing!!! I am already setting up the next visit with them. Hotel owners and staff fulfilled every need and more. They have great food, nice bar, beautiful landscape. It's the place to stay and enjoy the ocean, which by the way, you can't get any closer to the water. I really can't think of anything else that... More

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Address: Playa de Same, Same, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Esmeraldas Province > Same
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cabanas Isla del Sol 3*
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