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Mantaraya Lodge
Ranked #7 of 14 Puerto Lopez B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Quito, Ecuador
Level Contributor
268 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“They can improve”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

The hotel is great, but it is the moment for maintance and upgrade all rooms, some of the rooms are not in the best shape.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Santiago D
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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Mantaraya Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Santiago, thanks for your input, we work hard on the maintenance of our hotel but when humid season starts its difficult to make maintenance. We will try harder to make this hotel look perfect!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

The place is beautiful, the staff very helpful, but the place could be cleaner, they did not have extra pillows, our room had a balcony with an outstanding view, but no place to sit down or sunbath except for two cheap plastic chairs!
The food was terrible, with just one selection, the dessert made us laugh, one night it was a fruit puree (babaco) so we ate somewhere else, (Puerto Lopez, Casa Vecchia Tratoria).
In short too expensive for what they offer, we will never come back!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank cruzed
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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Mantaraya Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear cruzed, the place as you say its beautiful and staff is helpful. We are aware the hotel needs to be cleaner and we are working on that. We do have extra pillows for your convenience, what we don’t have is different types of pillows. The food is local food, always fresh and made by local chefs.
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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107 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

The hospitality, the outside jacuzzi and location were great. Always helpful, they organised a our fabntastic whale watching trip and a great tour to the dry forest. No TV in the rooms and not enough space to hang up our clothes were down points. Nevertheless I would recommend this hotel if you stay in Puorto Lopez and have a car.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marijke W
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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Mantaraya Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
hi Marijke W, glad you like our hotel, in fact there is no TV, we try to make guests disconnect, the Machalilla National Park is a great place for no TV! We are working on the space in our closets, we have changed the configuration of them hopefully more clothes can hang now.
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Heverlee, Belgium
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52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Nice Mediterranean style hotel with nice view from the hills upon the Pacific Ocean and Isla de la Plata.
Unfortunately, we didn't have a warm welcome when we arrived. The rooms are clean, but we didn't have a lot of warm water for a shower, and upon arrival, there were no towels in the bathroom. There is no internet access.
The swimming pool and jacuzzi is great, you can have breakfast at the pool, the staff is very kind.
If you want to go to Puerto Lopez, you need a car or taxi (2,5 USD for a single trip).

Room Tip: ask for a room at the first floor - the have a terrace
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank delhev
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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Mantaraya Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear delhev, we are very sorry you didn’t have a warm welcome, we will try to make a bit warmer the check in experience. We have adapted internet in our social areas. Glad you like our pool, hope to see you again soon.
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Quito, Ecuador
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

I just spent my holidays at Mantaraya Lodge with my daughter and we had a GREAT experience. The location is awesome, the whale watching tour incredible and we learned a lot about whales, Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata in Machalilla National Park. Food and rooms are excellent too and local people are extremely kind. This is a great place for families and honeymooners willing to spend the holidays of your lifetime! We will get back with the rest of the family! Most of all they take care about the environment, people and its company. They are a truly sample of sustainable tourism in Ecuador
www.mantarayalodge.com

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank NubiaSavvyTraveler
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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Mantaraya Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear NubiaSavvyTraveler, many thanks for your wonderful comments, hope to have you back son.
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Coca, Ecuador
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2011

We have been in different hotels in Ecuador, but Mantaraya Lodge offers excellent service, want to thank the personalize service from Miguel and Oswaldo, and all the Staff, we will be back next year.

Room Tip: Request a room with ocean view
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Faustou2
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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Mantaraya Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Faustou2, glad you had a nice experience in Mantaraya Lodge, hope to see you soon again.
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Canada
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278 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2010

This was the nicest place we stayed while exploring the Ruta del Sol. The hotel is very picturesque and surrounded by lush green vegetation. The rooms are spacious with nice patios or balconies where one sit and see all sorts of interesting birds. We ate at the restaurant several times during our stay and everything was delicious. The staff are outstanding and very helpful. They arranged day tours for us to visit Isla de la Plata and the beautiful beach at Los Frailes. The lodge is a 5 minute drive to Puerto Lopez. It's easy to get to and from town via moto-taxi.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank PicMorDaisies
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Advantagetravel, Guest Relations Manager at Mantaraya Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear PicMorDaisies, thanks for you wonderful comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Additional Information about Mantaraya Lodge

Property: Mantaraya Lodge
Address: 2 Km from Puerto Lopez on the way to Salango, Puerto Lopez 593, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Lopez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mantaraya Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Machalilla National Park is one of Ecuador's many natural treasures, a destination so unique and inspiring you will want to make it home. Some of the wildest, most spectacular beaches in the entire Pacific coastline, long-lost islands where iconic seabirds nest in their natural conditions, the beauty and mystery of both equatorial tropical rainforests and tropical dry forests, as well as transcendental archaeological findings, some of the oldest in all of the Americas, are only some of the reasons that make it so special. For over 10 years we have made it our primary goal to offer the highest quality services in an ecological gem like Machalilla and the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast. We have combined exciting excursions that bring you closer to nature and local communities, with peaceful accommodations, awe-inspiring views, ample rooms, and excellent food. Our idea is to offer the ideal springboard for discovering the many attractions the area possesses. We inevitably work to create environmental awareness through the celebration of nature, wildlife and ecological diversity. We understand the impact that any venture leaves at its wake, and thus offer a sustainable operation without compromising our quality service. Our venture is certified by Smart Voyager, as well as Rainforest Alliance, guaranteeing our green and responsible practices. And we do it because we love what we do. Once again, welcome to Machalilla, the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast, the fascinating province of Manabi... Please let us know how to best accommodate your needs, we're here to help you discover this special corner of the world in all its glory. We're looking forward to your visit! ... more   less 
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