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La Gran Tortuga

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Orem, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Mountain View, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This is a good option for those who want to pay more than what backpackers do, but they are still in a restricted budget. The owner is very nice and the breakfast is excellent. I have used it several times. It is not located at the beach but just one block away from it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for several nights in January and enjoyed La Gran Tortuga. The hosts were so accommodating and gave us detailed info with a good map and assistance with tours. Our room was very large with a large bed (I don't particularly care about how it's decorated but about how clean it is). The room and bathroom were both... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a tour. Our room was stark white and devoid of any character, but had a huge bed. WiFi was too slow to work effectively. TV was old CRT style. Aircon was fine and the shower was hot. Staff members were polite. Fow low-budget accommodation, LA Gran Tortuga served its purpose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place whilst back packing on the island. Very reasonable price for the room (with a huge bed!), clean bathroom and a lovely roof top terrace to sit at. Very well located for everything to do there. José and his partner were lovely hosts, couldn't do any more for us and let us use their kitchen one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed as part of a package deal and were pleasantly surprised. The lady who runs it is very friendly and helpful. Our room as lovely and big with three beds for the two of us. Everything was clean and well maintained. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise with a simple but delicious buffet. Would stay again if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We spent here 4 nights, the room is very clean and spacious and the bed was very big!!! The couple who owns the place is lovely they give you good advices and their are able to book the tours for you! Highly recommended!!!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 200250, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Price Range: $74 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Gran Tortuga 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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La Gran Tortuga Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador
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