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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed October 29, 2014

I cannot tell you in words how much we absolutely loved staying here. It was the most beautiful place to be in Ayampe. Ayampe is really quaint, quiet and chill (in off season) and this was the best place to stay while we were there. It has the most amazing hang out space, a beautiful kitchen and such fun activities...

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Reviewed August 30, 2014

I stayed at Spondylus for several days. I quite liked that there was a nice clean kitchen to cook in, and the rooms were comfortable and new. The owners are friendly and can even sometimes give rides to the nearest town if you need food. I would stay there again because I loved having the option to cook and the...

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Cayman Islands
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went there for a night and spent 3, great place with a zen feel. Stayed in a single room with bathroom my friends were in the dorm with bathroom all rooms super clean and very comfortable beds with nice clean cotton sheets, bathrooms all had towels lots of HOT water. Inside and outside kitchen with amazing chill out places, WIFI...

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been staying here now for two months and its gonna be hard to say goodbye to this tropical oasis. I’m a web designer/developer and i went to Ayampe only with the intentions to work and surf. So for me it was really important to find a place with quality and that had a/c, the best internet in town...

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Okoboji, Iowa
Reviewed April 20, 2014

So amazing it was to spend three weeks here. It was relaxing, inspiring and amazing. Ayampe is truly a magical place and Spondylus Lodge is a wonderful stay. Very hip and yet very relaxed. Loved it and hope to return.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I came here for the second time. All the great stuff was still there (comfortable rooms, great location, helpful staff), but it has even improved. Want to highlight the familiar atmosphere, most people staying there are becoming part of a family, mainly because Florian (the owner) spontaneously organises lots of activities, such as playing soccer or dinners. Also the place...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed March 21, 2014

This accomodation is a perfect blend of the pros of a hotel and a hostal: comfy, luxurious, familial, laid back, fantastic atmosphere and super friendly. It´s a brilliant spot to enjoy the surf, reading a book or just relax. Ayampe itself is a sleepy town we absolutely fell in love with. We enjoyed it very much here. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

I had been looking for a beachside location to relax and surf a little and I am so glad that I found Spondylus Lodge in Ayampe. This place was perfect. The house is amazing, brand new and super clean with great communual areas, beautiful gardens and a large kitchen to share. Having been backpacking for a while the dorm room...

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed March 11, 2014

The lodge is very nice, and our room was clean and comfortable. It had an air conditioner, which was a welcome change from other places we'd stayed along the coast. I like the idea of the open, shared spaces, including the kitchen, but we weren't really there long enough to use it. Spondylus seemed to be a great place for...

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Boulder
Reviewed February 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed for 3 nights at Spondylus in Ayampe so that I could get a little surfing in and my girlfriend could get some beach time. The place is very modern and new. It is run by a younger attractive couple. Although they were very nice people, they are not the "host" types that are much more...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spondylus Lodge is a small lodge ownered and operated by an Ecuadorian/German couple. It offers six modernern rooms each with a private balcony. Four rooms are air conditioned and two have fans. We have a large common area where guests can watch TV, play table soccer or just sit on the couch in front of the fireplace and read a book,listen to music or play a board game. A modern community kitchen is also available for guests to use. Each morning fresh brewed coffee or tea and fruits are available at no charge. Nature lovers, surfers and travellers of all kinds are welcome here year round. During our high seaason, December through May, discounts are available to guests staying six or more days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spondylus Lodge Hotel

Address: Ruta del Spondylus KM 86, Ayampe 00001, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Ayampe
Price Range: $16 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Number 1 and 2 are our favorites”
 of 5 bubbles emilianopita, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a bottom bunk if you're doing the dorm room thing.”
 of 5 bubbles R0b1n123, Aug 30, 2014 | Read review
“Room nr. 1 facing the garden in the main building was great. Good internet connection and beautiful view from the hammock on the private balcony.”
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  • garden
 of 5 bubbles KarelB181, May 28, 2014 | Read review
“The rooms in the main house are just as nice as the bungalow, although the bungalow feels a little more private.”
 of 5 bubbles Cornishcarp, Feb 2, 2014 | Read review
“Room 1 and 4 are right by the Wi-Fi. Room 1 overlooks the beautiful garden.”
  • Sunny morning in my room
 of 5 bubbles 574MarkP, Jun 9, 2013 | Read review
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