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Iguana Crossing
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Puerto Villamil
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Sydney
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Everything reported about this hotel is correct.It was the highlight of our visit to the Galapagos apart from our cruise.A perfect place to relax and recharge
Staff excellent and nothing a problem.

Room Tip: worth the extra for a ocean view room
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Dear Frenchie0209:

Thank you for supporting our work, as well as the favorable opinions of our distinguished guests.
Hopefully will welcome you at the hotel once again

Cheers from Isabela and the Galapagos
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Iguana Crossing is indeed located where marine iguanas cross the road. The hotel is brand new and very modern, with nice added features like a roof-top jacuzzi and pool facing the ocean. The food is delicious - from the self-serve breakfast to a wonderful variety of entrees and appetizers for dinner. Behind the hotel is a boardwalk to a birdmarsh - go for the Flamingos! - and continue on the the breeding sanctuary for two species of giant tortoises. Daniel - the hotel manager - is welcoming and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Dear GinkoBoston:
Sometimes our guests believe that Iguana Crossing just stands for a name related to the Galapagos, but, no, it´s name stands because the Iguanas cross our front road every morning, coming back every afternoon. Actually they seem to have quite a tied schedule!!!
We thank you for making this clear, as well as for your great comments about the hotel, it´s kitchen and staff.
Hopefully until the next time!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at the Iguana Crossing to wind down from our Island Cruise. What an amazing place, The service was impecable. Coming off the 2.5 hour ferry from Santa Cruz our taxi from the ferry to the hotel left us at the wrong hotel down the road from the Iguana crossing and before we could even say boo Juan Daniel came running out to help us carry our luggage into the hotel . . . From then on it was nothing but friendly faces, and beautiful service. It is by far the nicest hotel on the island, and well worth the cost. Right across the street from the beach, with access to the Mangrove trail, and town, and its own pool, without detracting frmo the cruise part of our trip . . . It was amazing! Go there!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Dear Wea111 Guest:

It´s truly our privilege to have welcome you at the hotel. Hopefully you´ll come back one day to Isabela.
We try to deliver the best service we can, in order to enhance the great experience that is coming to Isabela. Thank you very much for choosing us and for motivating us to continue. We´ll make our best effort to please our future guests as well.
Kind regards.
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Herbolzheim, Germany
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Very nice and modern hotel, situated at the beach, very calm and comfortable. Excellent food, very nice staff. We can only recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Dear KAD175 Guest:

We thank you for sharing with the TA community your great review about the hotel.
We´ll keep on working very hard in order to provide experiences alike yours to our future guests.
Greetings From the Galapagos Islands.
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed at the Iguana Crossing for two nights. Its great location allows you to walk to town, walk to the tortoise breeding center, listen to the waves crash on the beach, and enjoy great ocean breezes. The staff was superb in ever respect. Laundry was done same day at no extra charge. Our room was spacious and comfortable. There is no TV but who would want to be watching TV in a place as wonderful and unique as the Galapagos Islands. We were with our 8 year old grandson who said this was the best hotel we stayed at on our whole trip and the food was great. He loved the infinity pool.

Room Tip: Ocean front is worth the extra money. Room 13 is the premium room and really spectacular for view a...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Dear Miss BlueSkies Guest:

We want to thank you for your very possitive review of the hotel, it´s staff and our work.
we are glad to welcome our guests in these beautifull surroundings.
Even if we´re not able to provide the TV service, now our rooms are provided with DVD players and a rather large selection of movies available at the front desk with at no extra charge.
Thak you once again, and we´ll be expecting you back in Isabela, and Iguana Crossing...
Best regards.
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

I really can't say enough about how much I enjoyed my stay- from the beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean and the nature preserve, to the wonderful food (amazing tuna tartare) and the welcoming staff!
Spending an afternoon in the pool overlooking the ocean after a long hike is a dream. Also, being able to walk out from the hotel to the nature preserve and see iguanas, birds and gorgeous flamingos was amazing!

Room Tip: Corner room on the second floor has a balcony with views to the ocean and the nature preserve
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Dear Shari R:

We are truly happy to know that you enjoyed your visit to our hotel. We are very proud of our Tuna Tartare, and we´re glad you enjoyed it.
The board walk towards the tortoise breathing center, placed right by the hotel, is one of our favorite, in between all of the many activities that can take place in Isabela.
We hope to have satisfied your expectations of the hotel and trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Best regards
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Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2012

The hotel is modern with a broad terrace and swimming pool our front, a comfortable living room with sofas and upholstered chaises longue. We stayed in the master suite which faced the ocean with a large balcony that overlooked the iguanas crossing! The king bed was deliciously comfortable and the bathroom elegant and well appointed. The place is immaculate. Breakfast was the usual fruits, local pastries, sliced cheese and ham. We asked for scrambled eggs which they provided easily.
The staff is truly exceptional--accommodating, pleasant , everything you'd want in a first class hotel. We didn't eat dinner there so can't comment on that.

Room Tip: Splurge for the master suite, for the view, bed, bath and chaise!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Dear Rabddoug:
Thak you for your very kind words. It´s true that it´s a great experience to sit at the master suite´s balcony to relax and enjoy the iguana´s crossing towrads the ocean and back.. We expect that our service achieved to be as satisfying as visiting these beautiful island.
You were as well, first class guests!
Cheers from Isabela Island
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Property: Iguana Crossing
Address: Av. Antonio Gil, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Villamil
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Iguana Crossing 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Iguana Crossing is Isabela's newest and most innovative hotel. Its minimalist design and superior service offer guests a privileged experience on this scarcely populated island. Iguana Crossing is located in between Isabela's extensive white sand beaches and directly behind a wildlife-filled lagoon. Iguana Crossing offers an oceanfront swimming pool, Jacuzzi, 12 fully equipped rooms and a master suite. ... more   less 
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