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La Gran Tortuga

0.3 km from Puerto Villamil centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Positives: Bright and spacious room if lacking in character. Friendly reception who can organise tours although they were often not attending at the desk and we got stuck there waiting a couple of times. Negatives: It was pricey for what it was. The kitchen was quite dirty and I'd skip the breakfast - the plates weren't very clean and the...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I stayed here for one night while we did tours of the sites on Isabela. The beds were comfortable, the room was spacious, breakfast was served early and it was good, and the woman running the front desk was helpful. Hot water that didn't fluctuate from cold to scalding was great! They seemed a little disorganized, as...

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tyne and wear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here, the area is so small that you can walk everywhere easily. The restaurants and beach were 5 minute walk away and the beach was deserted through the day as most people were off on tours. The breakfast wasn't good but it didn't matter as the restaurants were close by. We loved walking the 15minutes down...

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Ottawa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Although we did not have the pleasure of staying at La Gran Tortuga, I wish to acknowledge its very kind, gracious owner, Juana. There was a booking problem (in no way caused by the hotel) and Juana told considerable time to assist us in resolving the situation. She exemplifies a caring, helpful owner who exceeds what one might normally experience....

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you are traveling to Galapagos for the first time I think it’s important to understand a few things. The infrastructure in most of the islands is basic, what I mean with that is that if you are expecting big resorts like the ones you find in Punta Cana or Cancun you will be disappointed. We stayed at Isla Isabella-...

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Orem, Utah
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Pros: The bed was actually a queen size and was quite comfortable. The room was well-lit and airy. Good location a few minutes' walk to the main plaza area. Staff were friendly and helpful. Decent breakfast and free purified water. Lovely hot water and free toiletries. Cons: The only con was the price, but Puerto Villamil is fairly expensive (as...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Decent breakfast - not included in the room ($5), comfortable and clean rooms, wifi can be patchy but that's Galápagos in general, close to town, a safe to pop your valuables in, hot water with reasonable pressure. Owners friendly, nothing too much trouble. I was apart of an Intrepid Group.

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Mountain View, California, United States
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Breakfasts were great, laundry was helpful (and included), air conditioning worked, not too far (3-4 blocks) from downtown. But... shower had no hot water during our entire 3-night stay. Worse, we booked a double room, none were available so we were given a triple upstairs (which was ok), except then at checkout we were then charged the triple rate, $338...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I saw the reviews for this place and sent an email to Juanita (the owner). She doesn't speak English, but she responded quickly to my English email and I reserved four rooms. The rooms are very clean and you can get king or queen sized beds. Each room had its own air conditioner (which made for comfortable sleeping). Juanita and...

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Galapagos
Reviewed 13 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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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 

Additional Information about La Gran Tortuga

Address: Las Fragatas y 16 de Marzo, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Price Range: $109 - $119 (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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