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Casa Iguana Mar y Sol

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Patricia and Luis did everything to make me feel welcome. The communication prior to the trip was outstanding and every question answered. Luis was an extremely accommodating host and breakfast was outstanding every morning. I made some really good friends and the people were all so nice-cant wait to return next year!!

Thank Christina J
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have never met such a nice a warm personas louis, incredibly lucky to have stayed on the top floor here on my honeymoon and it was by far the warmest and best stay of the trip. the view was nuts and his breakfast's in the AM we superb. I wish i could say more positive things about the stay...

Thank Eli R
spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Dear young honeymooners, Thank you for the outstanding review. Luis said he had a great time with you guys. Just a word about this reviewer's use of the word "sick," referring to the top deck/ terrace. Us aging funsters without grandchildren might be confused by the young folks' vernacular; the word means fantastic ! or AMAZING !! Gotta love these...

Sunrise, Florida
Reviewed 11 November 2016

My husband and I and some close friends ( with 4 kiddos) decided to take a trip to the Galapagos to see what adventures we could have. My friend had correspondence with Patricia and would cc me with all the details in our bookings, I have never had an experience where an owner went out of their way like she...

Thank puravida311
spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Dear happy couple who live in my favorite state of the USA, Not all of the travel books are up to date. Not all of the internet comments are genuine. Its always better to have a little personal contact, knowing that you will receive a quick and honest reply. That is what we are able to offer. It was interesting...

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have lived in Ecuador for over 5 years now, and Casa Iguana Mar y Sol has by far been the nicest place we have stayed! Patricia and Luis were the most amazing hosts and treated us like family. We have 4 children ages 13 and under that they warmly welcomed. Patricia and Luis were incredibly helpful (even before we...

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Dear family from Quito, Thank you for the lovely review. It was especially fun to play with your daughters in the kitchen. Let's see: we made cake, BISCUITS AND CREAM GRAVY, pizza from scratch including the sauce and crust. I watched your older children caress, kiss, and call the youngest one "honey." It was as pleasant for me and my...

Reviewed 6 July 2016

When we travelled to San Cristobel we were enjoying our 20 year wedding anniversary holiday and so kindly we were offered the 'honeymoon suite' at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol and it was stunning! This accomodation is in a great location with wonderful views ( the sunsets are brilliant) and on the top floor there is a whole roof terrace...

Thank warnerl
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We took the speed boat from Puerto Ayora to Isabela to explorer by our own. We decided to stay at Casa Iguana, this hostal is so nice and clean, staff is friendly. The best place to stay in Isabela .!

Thank Sarah F
San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We flew into San Cristobol before picking up our boat on Santa Cruz Island and our experience with the hosts, our room, the location, our entire stay was perfect! We were treated like family members--a terrace-top beer at sunset,offering to carry my extra city-clothes stateside on their next trip, loaning me a book to return after my trip, inviting us...

Thank Jan M
spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Dear J., The book you borrowed arrived safely at my daughter's house. Your extra clothes are packed in my return suitcase and I will send it on to you once in the US again. It was a delight to have you in our home in Galapagos. It is always a special pleasure to discuss politics/environment/nature, and of course our wonderful...

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Casa Iguana delivers 101% service; a beautiful hotel inside and out with fantastic views and a superb location.The custom designed & built hotel is a green establishment, super clean and very comfortable. Patricia is the quintessential host who goes the extra length for her guests and she is knowledgable and fun,too. Luis cooks up a tasty breakfast and is always...

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Dear S., Thank you very much for the lovely review of our small but special property. I will not soon forget your REAL and honest smile and laugh. Your spectacular ability to transmit fun and happiness made me feel like I was being cared for by you, instead of the other way around. Your clients are obviously so well taken...

Reno, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My husband and I took this trip in January and this was a trip to remember forever. My husband planned this trip for my Birthday. Our host Luis was amazing and the accommodations could not be better. We missed meeting the owner Patricia but we were able to communicate with our translator device. This quaint property is above and beyond...

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Dear CT, Thank you so very much for the nice review. Every one is so valuable to us as a small property, because we do not solicit reviews and we do not participate as you know in anonymous ".com" bookings. I, as the English speaker in the house am back in San Cristobal. I always visit my family including grandchildren...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We have just enjoyed a wonderful one week stay here from 14 - 21 February 2016. We stayed in the Flamingo Suite. During our stay Luis looked after us so beautifully. Nothing was too much trouble. He cooked us a wonderful breakfast every morning with as many cups of his own delicious organic coffee as we wanted. We asked if...

Thank 4Christine
spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Hi Brits, Though I am older than you, " I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU WHEN I GROW UP !" It was a wonderful pleasure to have world travelers of your good humour in our humble property. Thank you for the extra kind words of praise. We did not "lose" your reservation in a dot.com booking error because we do...

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Address: Barrio Playa de Oro, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Casa Iguana Mar y Sol Hotel San Cristobal
Casa Iguana Mar y Sol San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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“get the top floor, theres a sick deck”
 of 5 bubbles 160elir, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The honeymoon suite on the top floor was lovely with a beautiful view of the ocean and offered an abundant amount of space.”
 of 5 bubbles amyinquito, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look to be excellent-a well designed hotel with the guest in mind completely throughout.”
 of 5 bubbles 831travelgirl, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“I would choose the Flamingo Suite on the top floor it's exceptionally large but I'm sure the other rooms are equally comfortable and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles 4Christine, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get the room with a king-sized bed--it has a sitting area as well.”
 of 5 bubbles Leslieloveswildlife, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
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