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Reviewed 31 July 2022

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at this hotel based on the reviews and our stayed was excellent, wonderful. The owner was very nice and friendly and made us feel welcomed through our stay. He also had great suggestions where to eat and what to do in the island. We booked a room with a king bed and balcony and the room was cleaned the balcony was spacious with two hammocks and a great view of the ocean. The location to Playa mann is the best in town. We will go back to this hotel when in town.

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank rogerlD584JX
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Casa Playa Mann, Owner at Casa Playa Mann Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2022

Dear Roger, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It was lovely to host you and your wife, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our location and hospitality. We love to hear you will come back on your next visit to San Cristobal, feel confident you have now new friends in the Galapagos. Please stay in touch, greetings from all the Casa Playa Mann family.
José

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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

We spent three wonderful nights after disembarking from the Lindblad/National Geographic Galapagos cruise. A perfect way to wind down from a perfect trip. A wonderful city with fantastic restaurants. The hotel provided wonderful breakfasts each morning and helped us make arrangements for everything. Highly recommend.

Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Drew W
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Casa Playa Mann, Owner at Casa Playa Mann Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2022

Dear Drew! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review. For us is very important to hear you felt comfy and enjoyed those days at San Cristobal Island. I hope you can visit us again.
Sending best regards from all the staff of Casa Playa Mann.

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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

What an awesome find in the Galapagos! After staying in a mid-range hostel in Santa Cruz (no complaints), Casa Playa Mann (CPM) was a welcoming bonus to the end of our trip.

Three days prior to our stay, Jose contacted us on what’s app (very important to have- most communication is completed this way) and asked if we would like transportation from the pier. He organized a taxi. We also requested an early check in time that he was able to honor. When I say red carpet treatment, I did not have to worry about a thing.

We were greeted at the pier with a taxi and name plate. When we arrived to check in, we were greeted with fresh fruit and coffee/water as we completed our registration. BRING CASH TO PAY FOR YOUR STAY- you are able to pay with credit card, but the fees are ridiculous, and CPM ends up eating that cost. During the check-in process, Jose took the time to understand what we wanted to do for the day and made awesome recommendations for hiking, restaurants, and shopping. When we arrived, we asked for a local recommendation for lunch. For dinner, we expressed wanting local but at a different price point and Jose recommendation did not disappoint. He has suggestions for all types of food on different budgets. He can also suggest different activities for different physical levels! I cannot express how easy it was to do and see what we did on the island without the help from Jose.

The rooms are great. Very clean. Great water pressure in the showers. INTERNET is excellent (I was able to FaceTime home when I wasn’t able to do that on Santa Cruz … I did not have an international plan). Breakfast was FANTASTIC. I left full and guilty of not finishing everything. We had eggs (scrambled one day, omelette the next), fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee, bacon, and a cinnamon pastry.

Throughout the day as we completed activities and returned to drop things off, Jose would check in and ask how our hike was and what were our plans for the evening. He would offer to organize transportation, or book excursions. He would pass messages along (this is a very small community and a flight change was made to my sisters booking) and Jose knew before my sister and the rest of their group knew. We also had a flight later in the day, and Jose was able to accommodate us by allowing us to shower before our flight so we could have an “additional morning” to explore the island before we headed home in the afternoon.

If it’s possible, Jose will make it happen. I can’t rave enough over the hospitality Jose and his family provide at this establishment. We have found our spot when we return to Santa Cruz!

Just a side note- felt very safe, as two females, walking home. It’s a 5-7 minute walk to the pier. Very close to local eating and steps from Playa Mann where the sea lions are resting.

Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank tyrsac
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Casa Playa Mann, Owner at Casa Playa Mann Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2022

Dear Tyrsa, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with such great detail, we feel SO happy to read you! I am greateful to know that you enjoyed your time with us, as a family-run business we really care about our guests and we believe true hospitality is about connection and having the opportunity of mutual learning and understanding. We had a great time talking with you and sharing a little bit about Galapagos not only in terms of nature but as a place that is protected by the local community.
It is also good to know that you found our internet was good, that is usually not a strenght in the Galapagos, but we have just invested in a much improved private internet provider, so we are glad to see that the service is performing better. Is also nice to hear you enjoyed our breakfast, recommendations for restaurants and tours and also that you felt safe as two females exploring indepentendly in town. Luckily, San Cristobal island is a safe heaven where we do not need to think about crime, everyone knows each other and it is totally safe to walk at night.
Again, thank you so much for choosing us as your "Casa" in San Cristobal, we would love to have you back again in a near future, if you ever consider travelling again, please let us know, you know you have a familiy now in the Galapagos.
Warm regards,
José

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Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

Casa Playa Mann was our favorite of all the places we stayed in the Galapagos! They have the best location, best view, best host & staff, best breakfast. Sometimes when everyone raves about a host, I wonder if they’re biased about the other aspects of the place, but in this case it’s all true. The Playa Mann beach is only 2 minute walk where sea lions are lounging right next to the people, so fun to watch. The port town is also a short walk.

We had a comfortable room with large balcony space to watch the sun set over the ocean, and plenty of seating options out there as well. Room had a coffee maker, TV, and good Wi-Fi plus lots of areas to store our things. Jose and staff take great pride in providing a wonderful experience throughout the stay, we highly recommend.

Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank kathytuzzi
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Casa Playa Mann, Owner at Casa Playa Mann Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2022

Dear Kathy!
Thank you so much for your kind comments. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stayed with us.
San Cristobal has wonderful places to visit close to town. Hope you had a great experience enjoying the island.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 June 2022

We had a fabulous stay at Casa Playa Mann in San Cristobal in the Galapagos, which was recommended by our travel agent, Happy Gringo. Jose and his family run a wonderful, clean and welcoming hotel.

Our rooms had amazing balconies overlooking the ocean and hammocks that let us relax and enjoy the view. The breakfast was cooked to order and delicious every morning. Jose also helped us book a local tour, and he and his family were always ready to help us out if we needed suggestions for meals or activities.

Plus the location of the hotel couldn’t be beat. The town was just an easy 10 minute walk, and Playa Mann beach was just a few blocks away. My daughter and I spent several hours just watching the amazing sea lions on the beach.

If you are going to be in San Cristobel, book a room at Casa Playa Mann!

Room tip: We choose the oceanside rooms, and the balconies were fabulous!
Date of stay: June 2022
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Thank cincitraveler48
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Casa Playa Mann, Owner at Casa Playa Mann Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2022

Hi Cicitraveller48, thank you so much for sharing your experience here! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your time here in our place, as a family-run business we enjoy what we do and we are happy to help our guests having a great time while visiting the wonderful Galapagos National Park and its Marine Reserve. It is nice also to know that you found our location convinient, specially if you are a nature-lover and enjoy contemplating the sea lion colony we have less that a minute walk from our place. Thanks a lot for recommending us, we had a great time hosting you and your daughter.
Best regards from the island
José and the Casa Playa Mann family.

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