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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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#3 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Montanita
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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Free parking
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Secured parking
Snack bar
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
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Michael G wrote a review Mar 2018
Moline, Illinois12 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: March 2018
Janneke V wrote a review Jan 2018
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands47 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of stay: January 2018
skashanchi wrote a review Jan 2018
Savannah, Georgia16 contributions1 helpful vote
We have stayed at Hosteria La Gondola twice now (once back in March of 2017, and then just recently in January 2018). We went back, because we loved our first experience there earlier this year. This place is the definition of a relaxed beach town lodging. The amenities are simple and sparse, but that is exactly what makes it a charming getaway. If you are expecting an upscale resort experience, this is not the place for you. But if you wish to forget about the outside world for a while, and check all your worries at the gate, then book now! The property sits right on the beach and consists of a few stand alone buildings and cabins. My personal favorite are the 2 cabins that have a screened in porch area with hammocks hanging in them. Again, the rooms are super basic, but they
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Date of stay: January 2018
Colin A wrote a review Oct 2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand16 contributions4 helpful votes
We only wanted a beach break for a week...... Ended up staying for nearly 7 and came close to dropping out completely. I did read the duff review... Yes living on an undeveloped world class surf beach does throw up some little idiosyncratic problems. For some. But not what the place is about. A disappointing start to my day came in the form of not seeing a Whale breaching over breakfast or only half a dozen squadrons of Pelicans cruising the surf break. The same feel as Ko Samui had 20 years ago before they covered it in concrete. Please stay away from the place as I want it for myself.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Kate S wrote a review Mar 2017
4 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are visiting Montañita, La Gondola is the best place to stay!! We were scheduled to stay for 2 nights and ended up staying for 10 nights - we loved it that much. The bungalows/rooms & bar/restaurant are all directly on the beach; the rooms are all super comfortable with AC; and the staff & visitors are all just amazing people. It's hard to describe in words how magical this place is - don't miss out on staying here!! :)
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Date of stay: March 2017
$47 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceMontanita
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