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Marlow
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We booked this B & B (it's definitely not what I would call a hostel) based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. It seemed amazing value for money but I think that Isabela is probably cheaper than Santa Cruz on the whole, so the price is probably fair compared to the other accommodation in Puerto...

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Seattle, Washington, USA
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We stayed at the La Gran Tortuga for 5 days. The place is centrally located; at walking distance to restaurants and grocery store. Breakfast was good, the room was extremely clean and the staff are friendly. Even though it is listed as a hostel, there are private rooms with a double bed and private bathroom ( we had hot water...

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2Thank Aniruddha K
Salt Lake City
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Our time on Isabella was definitely enhanced by Juana. Her hostal is comfortable, extremely clean, very conveniently located, and the best value we could imagine. We needed Juana to help us make some last minute arrangements, and she went out of her way to do that even though she also had many other guests. Juana is the best thing about...

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1Thank 5,221,945
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We stayed four nights in Puerto Villamil at La Gran Tortuga in June. I was a bit apprehensive about meeting the boat and traveling all the way to Peurto Villamil but, as promised, Juanna emailed us our boat tickets before we left the States. I simply printed them at home and when we arrived in Puerto Ayora it was simple...

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3Thank Lynn B
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Definitely our favorite hotel stay in the Galapagos. We accidentally got to the hotel a day early, but Juana accommodated us and made us feel right at home. We arrived at an odd hour and missed breakfast, and she promptly made us sandwiches and coffee. Then, she told us there was a large group visiting and that she was putting...

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4Thank Maura K
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed with Juana from La Gran Tortuga on Isabela Island. Juana picked us up at the airport and took us back to the hotel. We had a fabulous room, HUGE with high ceilings and super clean. We are a family of 3 and we got a room with 4 beds, with A/C, bath, and a mini-fridge. It was really...

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5Thank XHTravels
Hudson, Ohio
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I took a group of students from Ohio and we stayed at La Gran Tortuga. Rooms are very clean, with A/C. The breakfast was delicious! Juanita and Don Jose are extremely nice people. They help out in any way they can. It was a great experience. I would highly recommend this place! The only thing was that there is a...

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2Thank WandaJeannine
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
Reviewed 27 May 2014

new and very clean. good breakfast. no television in room is fine with us! we're hear for the wildlife! they were doing some constructions above the roof of our room but they only worked during regular hours. I also was happy they had an outdoor shower at the entrance because we were covered in mud all the time and it...

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2Thank vanjulio
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I spent 3 nights here with my wife in April 2014. We were given a room on the "street", good size and given that everybody is already sleeping at 9.30 it was quiet too. The service was better than expected, every day they cleaned the room, drinkable water always available, very good internet connection (much better than all the other...

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2Thank Federico M
Cupertino, California
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Exceptionally clean, comfortable, social, convenient, but the best part is Juana and her husband. Juana greeted us warmly and gave us a very thorough briefing about all the things to do on Isabela. Throughout our 4 day stay she was always warm and helpful, even when we purchased excursions from other providers. When booking I had trouble determining whether there...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $108 - $122 (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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