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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 22 April 2013

My wife and I booked a six day package in the Galapagos with Red Mangrove. And this is a brief review of that whole experience. Floreana was one of the islands that we stayed at; we also stayed on Isabella and Santa Cruz in Mangrove lodges/hotels. Red Mangrove also provided us with all meals; guides; inter-island boats--the whole deal. Floreana...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 April 2013

The "hotel" was comprised of small, wooden cabins by the sea. The bathroom was very small, everything was very primitive. The room was clean. There was no tv, no coffee maker, no Internet, no phone reception. All these gave a special perspective of the Galapagos experience. Just walk out of the cabin, it was the ocean. I saw seals swimming...

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2Thank Ydenw
Reviewed 23 March 2013

The Red Mangrove Lodge on Floreana are individual cabins -- Nothing more, nothing less. It was exactly what I expected after looking at the on-line pictures and reading the description. Do not expect the cabin to be anything like a hotel room stay. I would describe the cabin as something you would find in a campground, only much smaller. Our...

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2Thank pixann
Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2013

I almost got thrown into the water and crushed by the boat upon arrival since I was the first one getting off from the front deck of the boat. The only thing that save me was my good balance from teaching snowboarding for many years. Their staff got all excited ,yelling in Spanish as the boat rocked away from the...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 March 2013

The complex of cottages looks very cute and it is in a great location with beautiful ocean views. However, cottages themselves are not exactly comfortable - they are small and unbarebly hot (AC could not catch up with the heat). As they are made of wood, floors are creaky. The bathrooms are tiny. There is only sporadic internet connection near...

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1Thank Leotar
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 March 2013

I enjoyed the remote Red Mangrove Floreana. The island is barely populated, only about 120 people. The cottage were quaint but needed better fans/cooling. The view was beautiful and it was nearly silent but for the waves and birdsong. There is no restaurant on site and the road to reach it is a bit treacherous but it was worth it...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Yes the rooms are hot and poorly designed. The shame was that it was really nice outside but you couldn't get any breeze in the unit because there is no cross ventilation. I felt I wasted my precious time going to this island when I could have been seeing wildlife and snorkeling somewhere else. The snorkeling was bad, but I...

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Niwot, Colorado
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Our family of five (two teenage girls and a 20 something boy) absolutely loved this spectacular and isolated beachside retreat. You can't beat the location of these cabins on the ocean, at the end of the dirt road (one of only two or three roads on the whole island!) on this most isolated of Galapagos islands. This was by far...

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2012

absolutely loved this place,best island and lodge of the 3 we visited,the island is so quiet it feels like your on your own desert island.the lodge is very basic,but so is the whole island,you wont want it any other way,its right by the water,5 min walk to have an amazing snorkelling experience with sea lions and sea turtles,once finished back...

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Ottawa
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed here for one night as a part of our Darwin land tour. Amazing place with about 10 rustics cabins with a boardwalk in middle of nowhere. The cabins are small with small bathroom but it is adequate. There is no restaurant attached to the cabins, but you can go just down the road and enjoy some local cuisine....

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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 

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Address: Via a la Loberia, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Floreana
Price Range: $219 - $290 (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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