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La Gran Tortuga

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is a good option for those who want to pay more than what backpackers do, but they are still in a restricted budget. The owner is very nice and the breakfast is excellent. I have used it several times. It is not located at the beach but just one block away from it.

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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for several nights in January and enjoyed La Gran Tortuga. The hosts were so accommodating and gave us detailed info with a good map and assistance with tours. Our room was very large with a large bed (I don't particularly care about how it's decorated but about how clean it is). The room and bathroom were both...

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hola que alegria saber que todo salio bien y que disfrutaron al maximo sus vacaciones y lo mejor que si...

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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a tour. Our room was stark white and devoid of any character, but had a huge bed. WiFi was too slow to work effectively. TV was old CRT style. Aircon was fine and the shower was hot. Staff members were polite. Fow low-budget accommodation, LA Gran Tortuga served its purpose.

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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place whilst back packing on the island. Very reasonable price for the room (with a huge bed!), clean bathroom and a lovely roof top terrace to sit at. Very well located for everything to do there. José and his partner were lovely hosts, couldn't do any more for us and let us use their kitchen one...

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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed as part of a package deal and were pleasantly surprised. The lady who runs it is very friendly and helpful. Our room as lovely and big with three beds for the two of us. Everything was clean and well maintained. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise with a simple but delicious buffet. Would stay again if in the area.

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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We spent here 4 nights, the room is very clean and spacious and the bed was very big!!! The couple who owns the place is lovely they give you good advices and their are able to book the tours for you! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Margherita S
Reviewed 12 October 2015

First of all, like many other comments I've seen about this location, the owner/manager couple were fantastic. Helping in any way possible and always at your service. The hotel is not a luxury hotel but is very clean, everything worked, breakfast was always good and the location is about as good as you can get in the little town. I...

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

We had a wonderful 3 nights at La Gran Tortuga. We got off our boat at the docks and expected to take a taxi to our accomodations but Jose was there with a sign to pick us up. Jose and Juana were so helpful when it came to booking the attractions we wanted to see. My sons left kind of...

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This was the most expensive place that we stayed in our 4 weeks in Ecuador, and it was no better than the other places. It was fine and perfectly adequate for our family of two adults and two children. We stayed for 4 nights - the first night we were given a cramped room with four beds that was on...

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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We were in this lovely establishment for four nights and enjoyed it. All what you need for your vacation in isabela: clean, A/C, hot water, good bed and good breakfast. Rooms are simple but no complain. It run by friendly couple that will help you in your needs. Highly recommend

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Enjoy your vacation in La Gran Tortuga! We offer comfortable rooms with air conditioners, private bathrooms, television and wireless internet access. We also organize tours to volcanoes, bay tours, tours to lava tunnels in the sea and tours to Galapagos Tortoise center. We hope to see you very soon! ... more   less 

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Address: Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Price Range: ₹ 3,404 - ₹ 9,622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Gran Tortuga 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Be very clear at checkin regarding your rate, don't wait until checkout...”
 of 5 bubbles JayG385, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor. I think there are four rooms on the 2nd floor and its small lobby is the best place to use the WIFI.”
 of 5 bubbles MM324, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“take a taxi from Puerto Villamil, is not too far but the side walks are irregular, is Galapagos after all!”
 of 5 bubbles farmacopola, 29 May 2015 | Read review
“Juana also provides laundry service for a reasonable fee.”
 of 5 bubbles Shana824, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles SylvanoT, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
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