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Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge

Apartment room two with double bed, own terraces and bathroom
Apartment room two with double bed, own terraces and bathroom
Apartment room two with double bed, own terraces and bathroom
Apartments Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge
Chez Manany view from street
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Puerto Villamil
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Condo/Apartment – 
3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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sampa0142...
sao paulo
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Stylish and calm condo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
2
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This is not only the nicest guesthouse building on the island, it probably is the best-built building on the island, period, as most of the other hotels I saw seemed pretty run down and tattered (with exception of Iguana Crossing). Beautifully designed condo apartments that could easily fit right in on the beach in Malibu, California. Some units are brand new and have all the furnishings you could want: Coffee maker, plates, refrigerator, stove, tastefully decorated with light wood paneling and screens to keep bugs out but let fresh air in. Really nice place on what is otherwise a pretty rundown island in terms of high end lodging.


The only partial downside is the location: It's only an 8 minute walk to the port and the main snorkeling area (good news). But it's a good 15-20 minute walk to the village where there is food/services etc. Not a deal breaker, but late at night there are few (or no) taxis so you'll have to walk or try to catch a ride. So if it's important to you to have restaurants right outside your front door, you'll want a different place. And the wifi is up and down. And there is NO air conditioner.

But beyond that, the positives of this place far surpass the minor negatives.

This place exudes style.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
3 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: How new and well maintained it is.
Liked least: Location. No A/C.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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pocketjen
airmont, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful accommodations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
2
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When we opened the door to this rental upon arrival we were beyond relieved - not just because we had endured a 2-hour speedboat ride to get there, but because of how much of a paradise we discovered the place to be. Beautifully decorated with minimalistic style, clean and airy, and beyond relaxing, most notably the hammocks off the rental's 3 balconies. It may have been a bit of a walk into a main part of town, but there was no beating waking up to the sea lions roaring from Concha de Perla as we were the shortest distance from Puerto Vilamil. If we were to plan another trip to Isabela, it would be a no-brainer where we would stay!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sites2see
VA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Lugansk
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2013
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5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
Jan 17, 2014
Thanks for your comments Taty! We will be very happy to have you with us again some day!
Best regards,
Manany
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Dieter K
Marrakech, Morocco
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent appartment and great hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
3
people found this review helpful

We stayed one full week towards end of July 2013 at the new apartment which was exceedingly beautiful in decoration, materials and style. Probably the nicest one in Galapagos! The location 5 walking min. to the sea and 10 min. to town was ideal. Mariana and Wilson have been ever so helpful in making us feel very welcome. Mariana assisted us on all inquiries, excursions and gave us plenty of advise which was great and saved us a lot of time.
We had such a wonderful time in Isabela with all the wildlife, sea and beautiful landscape plus the lovely accommodation.

Isabela island was very beautiful and with its size plenty of things to undertake in a week. Ideal for anyone seeking peace, tranquility, explore the wildlife, snorkeling and hiking in the hill and seeing the vast volcano Sierra Negra.

Many thanks to Mariana and Wilson, you were great hosts!

Dieter with Susie and Michael

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The furnishing of the apartment and the hosts
Liked least: The boat transfer to Isabela which was rough
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Ann B
Arlington Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Relaxation in the Galapagos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
3
people found this review helpful

Marianna picked us up at the port and greeted us with a warm hug. She provided transportation to and from the port and provided us with fresh bottled water to start our vacation off right. The ecolodge is beautiful and spotless. If you take an appreciation for high quality living accomodations than you will appreciate the ecolodge. Town is within 10 minutes walking distance and has several restaurants ranging from $7-$25. Marianna is happy to arrange tours to the volcanos, scuba diving and bicycle rentals. Concha de la Perla is 5 minutes from the ecolodge and is a swimming hole perfect for snorkeling and sunning with the sea lions. What an incredible week I had on Isabela Island. Thank you thank you thank you.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Cleanliness of the ecolodge and amazing hospitality that Marianna provides.
Traveling group: Friends
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Stefanie...
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“We didn't want to leave!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
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From day 1 Mariana and Wilson treated us more like friends than renters. Their warm reception and the heavenly accommodations made our stay more than expected. After a bit of a disappointment on Santa Cruz lodging, we weren't expecting much from the less inhabited Isabella. But we were wrong. Mariana took exceptional care of us for our week stay. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and just nice. We loved the Galapagos video provided :)

The short walk to Concha de la Perla became a daily routine as we snorkeled with sea lions and turtles. Activities were organized by Mariana without her becoming too intrusive. We had a wonderful meal provided by her and Wilson over some wine and we truly never felt more welcome. It was like old friends meeting up. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

Specific positives: great hosts, nice/clean/modern accommodations, hot water, filtered rain water was provided for cooking, drinking water was provided, snorkeling equipment was provided for a small fee, flat screen tv with DVD player and a movie selection, and quiet location.

Small notes: when we got there we were expecting the property to be the top floor as pictured, but it was the lower level under Mariana and Wilson (not an issue, just not expected). Additionally, when we got there they were in the process of building another apartment so there was construction on our door step the entire time. Mariana accommodated us with free breakfast at a local restaurant (El Farro - which is great for dinner as well). Also, the work didn't start until we were up for the day and was generally finished by the time we got back from our activities, so the impact to us was small.

Otherwise, we understand why the place is highly rated and would recommend it to our friends.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Warm hospitality from Manany and Wilson
Liked least: Walk to town was a bit far
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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