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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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#3 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Montanita
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.6
Value
4.8
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
Beach
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Snack bar
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Safe
Seating area
Clothes rack
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Charming
Languages Spoken
Spanish

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Full view
75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
47Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
93Reviews3Q+A5Room tips
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AAR75 wrote a review Mar 2017
Guayaquil, Ecuador4 contributions2 helpful votes
I came to la Gondola in Montañita, with my mother and my sister, we had an amazing time, the hotel was very comfortable and cozy! The staff was welcoming and friendly and made new friends with the other hotel guests. The hotel is very close to town ,walking distance, and we had the beach to ourselves.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Extraordinary654868 wrote a review Dec 2016
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Sergio the owner made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and the rest of the staff was equally stellar. Location was just far away enough from town to get a great nights sleep, but easy to get to the city center as well. The restaurant/bar on premises il Pirata was incredible, the chef a master, and the bartender a pleasure. La Gondola is the ONLY place I'll ever stay in Montañita!!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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mts143 wrote a review Jun 2016
New York City, New York1 contribution
I spent 1 night here with my boyfriend and some cousins. We had an amazing time and wish we could have stayed longer! Sergio and his staff were incredibly welcoming! There were tons of really sweet dogs on property too. In the morning we enjoyed a nice family style breakfast, the meal included fresh fruit, eggs and coffee. My favorite memory was playing cards outdoors with the sound of waves rolling in the background. Could really see myself staying here for a month if my schedule allowed it but will be coming back in April 2017!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Response from lagondola-ecuador, Director General at Hosteria La Gondola
Responded Oct 6, 2016
Thank you very much for your positive opinion about our establishment, we are glad that you have an amazing time during your stay, we hope to see you soon. Greetings from Montañita, Ecuador.
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Travellingfool2013 wrote a review Jan 2016
Winnipeg, Canada383 contributions82 helpful votes
Quiet, relaxing and close enough to town to get some excitement. Breakfast was good and staff treated us well. Lots of hot water, fluffy towels and everything in the room worked. There is a small bar on this property if you want to have a quiet drink, owner was friendly enough that we played board games with him and he let us win....
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Response from lagondola-ecuador, Director General at Hosteria La Gondola
Responded Oct 6, 2016
Thank you very much for your opinion about our establishment, we are glad that you have an amazing time during your stay, we are renewing our bar area to have even better experiences, hope to see you soon. Greetings from Montañita, Ecuador.
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Andrew W wrote a review Aug 2015
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My wife and I stayed at La Gondola for 1 week and loved it. The owner Sergio is a great guy. Very accommodating and welcoming. We had an immediate connection to this hostel and its thanks to him and the family who run it. I can't recommend this hosteria more. We met other couples, family's and singles staying here. Just steps from the beach (like 5!) and a 5-10 minute walk to the town center. The bar on site, Mar Arena, has a great atmosphere. The owner Sergio (same name different guy) is an incredible chef and really makes you feel welcome. This place is the trifecta! Great rooms, great bar, great beach!!!
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Responded Oct 6, 2016
Thank you very much for your opinion about our establishment, we are glad that you have an amazing time during your stay, we are renewing our bar area to have even better experiences, hope to see you soon. Greetings from Montañita, Ecuador.
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darwin31 wrote a review Mar 2015
Kalamazoo, Michigan52 contributions31 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights here during carnival and should have stayed longer. This place is like camping on the beach in some Gilligan Islands huts. We loved it. Nice, safe, grounds right on a great beach for playing in the waves. We would come back here. Very comfortable atmosphere. One of the only places in town with shade. Nice caretakers. Be sure to confirm reservation a few days before you arrive. (Even if your reservation says "confirmed")This is standard practice along the coast, especially around holidays. This place is a nice distance from town so that it is quiet at night, yet close to all the restaurants and great music etc. in town.
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Lisa G wrote a review Nov 2014
Ulm, Germany55 contributions41 helpful votes
I won't anybody recommend to stay at this accomodation. The worst thing is that the rooms without aircondition are very humid and smell very bad. We couldn't sleep at all because it just was so uncomfortable. Also it is not very clean. There were hair in the bed and everywhere was sand. When I asked to change the sheets the staff was very unfriendly. The "receptionist" gave us a special deal (5$ less), the cleaning lady then told us that it's way to low and we don't get breakfast because of that and we need to clean the kitchen completely after using it. We didn't feel welcomed at all. Also there was this bar (James bar) at the premise. There were the same drunkheads every night, watching american TV very loud. We didn't feel comfortable and didn't enjoy sitting on our terace
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Date of stay: September 2014
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lyz188 wrote a review May 2014
Bogota, Colombia3 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed here with my friends for a week in semana santa it was amazing. Mary and Guillermo are the best they took care of us very well and always the best breakfast. The best part of it all was having a beach view at all times and hanging out with James and his friends at LA PLAYA DE JAMES. This bar is the perfect hangout and you get to meet a lot of people from everywhere. James cooks great food and also very good burgers plus the great attention. By far it was the perfect vacation very far away from all the fuzz and noise in montañita but if this is what you seek it is only a 10 minute walk away.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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r0drie wrote a review Apr 2014
Bogota, Colombia29 contributions
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I adore this place, it is a set of bungalows situated just in front of the beach, it is very clean and it has all commodities you need (No TV) , it has its own pub "Toda la Vida" managed by James, a very nice Canadian guy who makes a wonderful and tasty BBQ every night (No Sundays, you can use the grill for your own BBQ), and the people who comes here makes you feel that you are in Honolulu not in Ecuador, it is a magical place. The staff is very nice (Mary, Guillermo and their granddaughter) and they are aware to take care of your needs every moment. The breakfast is simple but delicious (bread, eggs, coffee and juice). You have a bunch of hamacas and place to be relaxed and read, practice yoga or playing table or card games. It is close to the craziness of the town but no
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Juan P wrote a review Feb 2014
San Fernando, Buenos aires, Argentina68 contributions18 helpful votes
Situated in front of the Beach (in the south of the town, where the waves aren't good for surfing). Has HOT water and a shared kitchen. The common areas are nice. far away from the noice of the party. It's 6 blocks from the downtown (the las three blocks you'll feel that you are in a shanty town....) eventhough the place is pretty safe (I guess). Half of the cabins have air conditioning, the other half have fans. The beach in that area is far away from the "party" is quiet. The breakfast it's ok (eggs, croissants, juice, coffee), isn't too big. To conclude I would recommend it, the cabins are beauty, sleeping with the sound of waves is the best way to sleep. If you are going to surf it's far away from the point. The weather in January-February it's cloudy rainy !!!!!!! :( It's
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Date of stay: February 2014
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PRICE RANGE
$36 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceMontanita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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