We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Gran Tortuga

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
La Gran Tortuga
La Gran Tortuga
Panoramas (24)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 61: English reviews
Start your review of La Gran Tortuga
 Click to rate
Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner Jose is a lovely man and he wants to make sure you are happy. He arranged tours and took me to the boat pier at 5:15am for $2, nice! His wife is so gracious and a real positive for the hotel. The breakfast that is included is great, eggs, fresh fruit, cheese. My room was large and very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Diyona
Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Positives: Bright and spacious room if lacking in character. Friendly reception who can organise tours although they were often not attending at the desk and we got stuck there waiting a couple of times. Negatives: It was pricey for what it was. The kitchen was quite dirty and I'd skip the breakfast - the plates weren't very clean and the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jemma W
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here for one night while we did tours of the sites on Isabela. The beds were comfortable, the room was spacious, breakfast was served early and it was good, and the woman running the front desk was helpful. Hot water that didn't fluctuate from cold to scalding was great! They seemed a little disorganized, as...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tanimal4
tyne and wear
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here, the area is so small that you can walk everywhere easily. The restaurants and beach were 5 minute walk away and the beach was deserted through the day as most people were off on tours. The breakfast wasn't good but it didn't matter as the restaurants were close by. We loved walking the 15minutes down...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank zoebramwell
Ottawa
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Although we did not have the pleasure of staying at La Gran Tortuga, I wish to acknowledge its very kind, gracious owner, Juana. There was a booking problem (in no way caused by the hotel) and Juana told considerable time to assist us in resolving the situation. She exemplifies a caring, helpful owner who exceeds what one might normally experience....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank blueskiesOttawa
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you are traveling to Galapagos for the first time I think it’s important to understand a few things. The infrastructure in most of the islands is basic, what I mean with that is that if you are expecting big resorts like the ones you find in Punta Cana or Cancun you will be disappointed. We stayed at Isla Isabella-...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Hernan74
Orem, Utah
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Pros: The bed was actually a queen size and was quite comfortable. The room was well-lit and airy. Good location a few minutes' walk to the main plaza area. Staff were friendly and helpful. Decent breakfast and free purified water. Lovely hot water and free toiletries. Cons: The only con was the price, but Puerto Villamil is fairly expensive (as...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jason M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Decent breakfast - not included in the room ($5), comfortable and clean rooms, wifi can be patchy but that's Galápagos in general, close to town, a safe to pop your valuables in, hot water with reasonable pressure. Owners friendly, nothing too much trouble. I was apart of an Intrepid Group.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kim B
Mountain View, California, United States
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Breakfasts were great, laundry was helpful (and included), air conditioning worked, not too far (3-4 blocks) from downtown. But... shower had no hot water during our entire 3-night stay. Worse, we booked a double room, none were available so we were given a triple upstairs (which was ok), except then at checkout we were then charged the triple rate, $338...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jay G
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed February 20, 2016

I saw the reviews for this place and sent an email to Juanita (the owner). She doesn't speak English, but she responded quickly to my English email and I reserved four rooms. The rooms are very clean and you can get king or queen sized beds. Each room had its own air conditioner (which made for comfortable sleeping). Juanita and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank M M
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

196 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (52)
Viewed
Room/Suite (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (17)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (124)
Viewed
Ground Floor Triple Room (14)
Viewed
Quadruple Room (20)
Viewed
Standard Room (23)
Viewed
Street Facing Standard Room (21)
Viewed
The Hotel (25)
Viewed
Triple Room (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Puerto Villamil hotels
0.2 mi away
Iguana Crossing
Iguana Crossing
#1 of 6 in Puerto Villamil
541 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Albemarle
Hotel Albemarle
#3 of 6 in Puerto Villamil
175 reviews
0.3 mi away
La Casa de Marita
La Casa de Marita
#2 of 6 in Puerto Villamil
410 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
The Wooden House Lodge
The Wooden House Lodge
#1 of 23 in Puerto Villamil
145 reviews
0.1 mi away
Casita de la Playa
Casita de la Playa
#2 of 23 in Puerto Villamil
33 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hostal Loja
Hostal Loja
#7 of 22 in Puerto Villamil
45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your vacation in La Gran Tortuga! We offer comfortable rooms with air conditioners, private bathrooms, television and wireless internet access. We also organize tours to volcanoes, bay tours, tours to lava tunnels in the sea and tours to Galapagos Tortoise center. We hope to see you very soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Gran Tortuga

Address: Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Price Range: $52 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Gran Tortuga 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your La Gran Tortuga reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Gran Tortuga Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from La Gran Tortuga staff and other travelers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from La Gran Tortuga staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Be very clear at checkin regarding your rate, don't wait until checkout...”
 of 5 bubbles JayG385, Mar 3, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor. I think there are four rooms on the 2nd floor and its small lobby is the best place to use the WIFI.”
 of 5 bubbles MM324, Feb 20, 2016 | Read review
“take a taxi from Puerto Villamil, is not too far but the side walks are irregular, is Galapagos after all!”
 of 5 bubbles farmacopola, May 29, 2015 | Read review
“Juana also provides laundry service for a reasonable fee.”
 of 5 bubbles Shana824, Apr 16, 2015 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles SylvanoT, Apr 10, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question