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Malecon Julio Izurieta Sector Norte, Puerto Lopez 130315 Ecuador
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Room & Suite (198)
Pool & Beach (72)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Lopez
Travelers' Choice
Hosteria Mandala is truly a unique establishment. It is not your average hotel; it avoids distractions such as pools and televisions. Instead, it emerges you into a world of nature, art and relaxation. The cabins/rooms are located within a vast botanical garden that has been nurtured for the past 20 years. It holds hundreds of different types of plants, trees and flowers and is home to many animals such as iguanas, white bats and hummingbirds (to name a few). We also have Great Danes dogs that will make your stay feel like a home away from home. The owners have dedicated 20 years of their lives into creating a paradise for art lovers. Even before you enter Mandala, you will encounter dolphin monuments, a whale skeleton exhibition and our 150m of murals. Within Mandala the attention to detail does not stop. You will find exquisite wood works, paintings and musical instruments. Mandala promotes the importance of human interaction and bonding. The common house provides an ideal space to play board games, solve puzzles and to talk while enjoying a drink with our delicious deserts and ice creams. We also have a gaming room with a pool table, foosball table and dartboard. We provide beach cabins where you can hang a hammock and enjoy the sun, sand and ocean. Hosteria Mandala is the ideal place to relax. The cabins/rooms have access to terraces with hammocks and patio furniture with a view to our botanical gardens. If you would like, for an additional charge, you can have a masseuse come to your room and give you a massage. We also have comfortable chairs in the common house and a vast library with books in multiple languages. What is better than a good book and a glass of wine or a hot coffee? Those who love nature, art and relaxation will find a true oasis in the little town of Puerto Lopez.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Game room
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Evam wrote a review Jan 2021
Quito, Ecuador3 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family of 4 spent our first week of the new year at Hosteria Mandala and will definitely come back! The Hosteria has a great set-up, is nicely decorated with beautiful and very colorful artwork, the rooms are super spacious, well maintained and clean. We loved spending time in the hammocks on our private balcony while drinking cold beer. The garden is really pretty with enormous flowers, beautiful palm trees and there are big iguana's in the trees. The birds woke us up every morning with their lively chattering and songs - and then the sound of the waves in the background...a dream! Overall a wonderful place to spend time relaxing and enjoying the beach!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed at Mantaraya Room, great for families!
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Response from Hosteria Mandala, Director General at Hosteria Mandala
Responded Jan 15, 2021
You are always welcome!!
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whydoIneedapassword wrote a review Jan 2021
Worcester91 contributions39 helpful votes
Stayed in January 2020 for 3 nights at the end of a 3 week trip as somewhere to relax. HM was perfect for that. We stayed in Turtle, which was upstairs, large , clean and comfortable, and a long way from reception and the beach road, although there was still a road nearby. It being Puerto Lopez and Ano Nuevo it was pretty noisy everywhere, but this felt like about as quiet as you could get. Bathroom spacious, plumbing excellent, beds comfy. There was a lovely balcony with hammocks which was great for a bit of relaxed birdwatching. Hosteria gardens were well-established and well cared for, lots of great plants for our botanist. Reception staff were excellent and the secure lockers were a great idea and worked well. And you can just walk into the sea anytime! Breakfast was a little small, especially after the excesses of everywhere else we stayed. But it was tasty. Thoroughly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2020
Vitaliy R wrote a review Oct 2020
Stamford, Connecticut194 contributions25 helpful votes
Stayed here during the pandemic of 2020. The hosteria is really amazing. You can see that the owner put their soul into the design. Every room features a different design. Beautiful common area and a little rooftop with a view of a pacific ocean. The service is good. WiFi is fast and breakfast is tasty. The only problem I had is that they said they confirmed our trip to Isla de la Plata and we found it out the island was closed on that day. Luckily we were able to change our plans and visit the island the next day.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Shizzer wrote a review Sep 2020
Tokai, Japan175 contributions118 helpful votes
So many good things to report. Good, pleasant service. Good breakfast. Clean, nice room, comfortable bed. Good bedding. Excellent shower (both water pressure and temperature). Lovely, extensive gardens. Fun names given to the cabañas... Views to the beach from the breakfast terrace, but not from the cabañas. Direct access to the beach. Good security. Quick (pricey for Ecuador) laundry service. Attractive woodwork everywhere you looked. A couple warnings (for those that might be fussed). The Hosteria is at the extreme end of the Malecón, quite a long walk into town, but this is a plus if you want quiet, if you don’t need to be among the revelers. Some of the cabañas are quite tightly packed together. We could touch the two in front, from my lanai, and could hear every word (and baby's scream) from the one behind. Fortunately, the two in front were not occupied, so the fact that we were looking straight into the bedroom didn’t actually matter this stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
JillSare wrote a review Apr 2020
Banos, Ecuador9 contributions
The beauty of the handcrafted lodge and cabañas is only exceeded by the beauty of the people. The owners and staff are outstanding - caring and friendly. Delicious and filling breakfast, towels and hammocks available for the use of the guests, games and toys galore, extensive library, music room and plenty of hidden corners to escape and relax.
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Date of stay: December 2019
$43 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hosteria Mandala
Which popular attractions are close to Hosteria Mandala?
Nearby attractions include Olaconga (0.7 miles) and Cabaña Bar Mar Azul (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hosteria Mandala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hosteria Mandala?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hosteria Mandala?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hosteria Mandala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bell Italia, ALOHA Cafeteria - restaurante, and PIZZERIA FORNO del PORTO.
Is Hosteria Mandala located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Puerto Lopez.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hosteria Mandala?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Does Hosteria Mandala have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hosteria Mandala accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.