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Hosteria La Gondola

Av. 10 de Agosto In front of the communal parking of Montañita, diagonal to the UPC, next to La Aurora, Montanita 241754 Ecuador
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Stunning beachfront accommodation in the beautiful coastal town of Montanita Ecuador. We offer private bungalows, suites and private rooms with ocean views and beach access. Wi-Fi, breakfast, private parking, kitchen available, all rooms with private bathroom and hot water. The best place for a paradise vacation; located only 300 meters from the town center.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Snack bar
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
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I visited for 7 nights with 2 friends. We had a blast! The staff and owner are kind, friendly and helpful. The beach is beautiful, and the rooms are spacious and clean. It’s a great spot just on the edge of town. I loved that it is close to everything when you want to go out on foot to enjoy Montanita, but just far enough away from the tourist noise to enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Also tons of hammocks to relax in... great chef and bar on site too! :)
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Visiting Ecuador for the first time and friends took us to Montanita for a few days before heading to Cuenca.This is one of the most relaxed atmospheres that we have been in. Just a couple hundred meters from the center of town, but a world away from all the noise and constant bustle of the little party town. We loved ocean views and great hospitality. Sergio and his staff are so warm and welcome. I will never forget La Gondala and will make it back again. They also have an awesome bar with a chef that should be rated with 4 stars. We ate all but two meals there in four days.
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La Gondola offers comfortable private bungalows and various other rooms. The hotel is located right in front of the Pacific ocean and about 5 minutes from the city center of Montañita. The best restaurants and nightclubs in the area are approximately 300 meters away. La Gondola is a peaceful and tranquil place, away from the noise of the center. This is ideal for any tourist looking for an unforgettable vacation. Check the availability of a bungalow or room for your short or long term stay. You can also rent the entire hostel for events such as weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, etc. The breakfast is included in your stay and is served at their beachfront restaurant/bar. which also has delicious lunches and dinners. You can enjoy air conditioning, private bathrooms and fast Wifi connection all over the propriety. Surf classes are also offered at La Gondola. A private and safe parking is available during your stay.
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I don't normally write reviews but I felt our time at La Gondola warranted a review. We had an amazing time! We stayed for one week with a ten year old boy. The location was perfect for us, the room was great, the bar area was fun, the beach was fantastic, and the people were amazing. By the time we left we felt like family. Location: La Gondola was a short (3 minutes), easy walk into town. You could easily walk from the bus station but we choose to take 3 dollar taxi from the bus station. As other reviewers have mentioned it's secluded and quiet which is exactly what we were looking for. Food: The breakfast was simple but it absolutely did the trick. They make amazing fresh fruit juice. The Juice depends of the the fresh fruit they received that day. They have some other simple items(pizza, burgers, hot dogs, etc) for purchase if you want to stick around for lunch and dinner. Bar: The bar area is right on the beach. There is nothing like enjoying a cup of coffee on the bar on the beach or a cold beer while getting lost in the sunsets. They have a simple bar and a small beer selection but we couldn't have asked for more. They have a TV where you could relax and watch movies but we mostly played cards. Accommodations: We stayed in the One-Bedroom Bungalow for one week. The room was clean and temperature controlled. The bedroom was located on the second floor with the bathroom, open lounge area, and kitchenette on the first. The open lounge area made it easy to store wet cloths and stay out of each other's way. Staff: The staff was the best part of our trip. The owner immediately made us feel welcomed and provided a few tips about the city. He even provided us a great location for surfing lessons ($20 for two hours of private lessons!). Like many other hostels they had a few transient workers helping out. They were very helpful and made us feel welcome. The permanent staff worked in the mornings are were more than helpful. We had a wonderful time with everyone. We were so sad to leave we tried to get our flights changed to stay longer!
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Planned to stay a day or 4, turned into 2 weeks hahaha.... Life simply doesn't get any better than this place. Bamboo houses fully equiped, amazing family, at the quite place of town right at the beach. The beers & cocktails are cold, the sea warm and the cats & dogs happy AF. What more do you want.
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$43 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceMontanita
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hosteria La Gondola
Which popular attractions are close to Hosteria La Gondola?
Nearby attractions include Montanita Spanish School - Day Classes (0.3 miles), Playa Montañita (0.5 miles), and Playa Montañita (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hosteria La Gondola?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hosteria La Gondola?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Hosteria La Gondola?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hosteria La Gondola?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hosteria La Gondola?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tambo Sabores Peruanos, Pigro Homemade italian food, and Papillon.
Are pets allowed at Hosteria La Gondola?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Hosteria La Gondola accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.