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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

A Lovely place right by the water. Peaceful sleeping to sounds of the waves and birds. Clean and comfortable with decent sized rooms. Breakfast in a lovely covered area -al fresco. Snorkel and walking by the beach. No staff on site if a problem though.

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Wyoming
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60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We recently stayed at the Lava Lodge while on a tour of the Galapagos Islands. Of the three hotels we stayed in, this was by far my favorite. The cabins are very rustic with only two twin sized beds but the location, the view and the staff more than made up for the lack of creature comforts. The sound of... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

Each Lava Lodge is like a large garden shed, but with a small en-suite bathroom (and ours even had a hair dryer!). The beds (x2) were comfortable and there were safes there too. Breakfast was outstanding. At night there was no light pollution and therefore a beautiful view of the stars. Also, it is sufficiently close to the sea to... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

The accommodation is very simple, wooden chalets right by the sea, but the setting is beautiful.This is a completely unspoilt location on an island of just 150 inhabitants! Each cabin looks out onto the sea with chairs outside to watch the sunset. We snorkelled with sea lions in the bay, kayaked along the coast seeing marine iguanas and many birds,... More 

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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

These are small wooden chalets right by the sea. They are simple but fit this quiet, unspoiled location very well. There are chairs outside each chalet to sit and watch the sunset. Breakfast is of good quality and consists of a variety of local products. It is served outside under a canopy. I stayed as part of a group.

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Halifax, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

This hotel is very simple, but the setting is second to none. Beautiful sunsets abound if you are lucky. The accommodation consists of quaint little cabins. They are simplistic, yet rustic. A safe is included in the rooms as well as a hairdryer. There is no wifi, but that is expected on an island with a population of just 150.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Wow! What an incredible experience! The cabins are a bit off the main road, and they are right on the water, facing the sunset! You can drink the water, and there is free wi-fi all over the island, and you can enjoy those benefits here! Each cabin looks out onto the water, and there is a black sand beach just... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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81 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

The island of Floreana has approximately 120 inhabitants, so don't expect luxury here. However, this is what makes this island and hotel so wonderful. There is no TV or WiFi because the hotel is run off of solar power. Turn off the fan or A/C and open the doors & window wide to allow the soothing sea breeze to lull... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This is all about the experience. The Floreana Lava Lodge is a group of very rustic wooden cabins including wooden floors with twin beds. Each includes a private facility including shower. There are window air conditioning units but the cross ventilation works even better. And besides, who would want to cramoflgue the sound of the surf just a few yards... More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2015

A beautiful setting, a row of wooden huts along a boardwalk right by the rocky shore. For weary travelers, this was like camping, which is OK if one is prepared for it.The one overhead light didn't work when we arrived just as it got dark. Although there was a window A/C, there was not adequate electricity to run it. The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Floreana Lava LodgeFloreana´s fascinating story and the desire of the local people to offer a more relaxed , more enjoyable and environmentally sensitive kind of tourism, is why Tropic has chosen to launch its new Galapagos adventure here. Together with the local community and the owners of ‘Floreana Lava Lodge’, and under the supervision of the Galapagos Authority, Tropic has created a new program designed for visitors who are looking for something out of the ordinary, who will understand the value of slow tourism.Located in Puerto Velasco Ibarra (named after a five times president of Ecuador) Lava Lodge is owned by members of the Cruz family, one of the Floreana´s oldest. The hotel is a comfortable lodge with top class service and the best of friendly local hospitality, built on black lava sands at the ocean´s edge: one of the best sites on the island. Situated only 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village, Lava Lodge is also only a few steps from the ‘lobería’ where visitors can watch the islands famous sea lions in their natural surroundings. ServicesThe 10 independent cabins are each equipped with 2 twin beds (bunk beds for up to 3 people are also available). Each ocean front cabin has its own bathroom, front porch, a reading and shady area to provide privacy and enjoyment of the outdoors.The lodge also has a common area where guests can relax together and savor a welcome drink while enjoying the striking Galapagos sunsets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Floreana Lava Lodge

Address: Via a la Loberia, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Floreana
Price Range: ₹ 10,556 - ₹ 13,983 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Floreana Lava Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms are along the sea shore”
 of 5 bubbles Joan396, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“They are all the same cabins - and all are right on the base of the water basically. There isn't a "Wrong" room - You're there for the experience, not the room!”
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 of 5 bubbles Tracyjsbr, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All cabins are beach front and in a great location!”
 of 5 bubbles KellieLRtravels, 19 Nov 2014 | Read review
“They are all perfect!!”
 of 5 bubbles Joules98, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“They all are ocean facing, fantastic cabins. Simple, clean and perfectly efficient and beautiful. Every wooden beam is done with care and precision. I stayed in 7 star hotels with less attention to detail.”
 of 5 bubbles 785aslip, 8 Sep 2014 | Read review
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