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Sector Norte, Puerto Lopez 130315 Ecuador See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Hosteria Mandala is a place of nature and art, with botanical gardens, games, musical instruments, located in Machalilla National Park in Puerto Lopez at the pacific coast of Ecuador, where you can enjoy gorgeous More beaches, the Plata and Salango islands, Spondylus reef, diving and snorkeling, horseback riding or hikes through the dry and rain forest, archeology, bird watching, and see humpback whales from July to September. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$71 - US$81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hosteria Mandala Hotel Puerto Lopez
Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
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Again a pet friendly place caught my attention. Lovely atmosphere. Games room. Friendly and helpful staff. Tasty breakfast. Eco friendly facilities. The beach is just across the hotel. Not very close to the noisy and busy downtown. A great place to relax. Good wifi. Nice and clea
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I stayed here in September of 2018 and was here for 3 nights and that was not long enough. The hotel is absolutely spectacular and a true work of art. Everyone was so helpful and answered all the questions that I had about the hotel and surrounding area. The breakfast was amaz
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Puerto Lopez is a small fishing village that maintains its tourist attraction status with whale watching and eco tours each winter season. Many people discount the area as the place to stay but they shouldn’t when Hosteria Mandala offers its lucious sanctuary. Run by a lovely Eur
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Response from HosteriaMandala, Propietario at Hosteria Mandala
Responded Aug. 21, 2018
Thank you for being our guest. We hope you come back one day.
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This is by far the best place we stayed at during our 3 weeks in Ecuador. The garden is wonderful, the beach with all the palm trees really great and the cabanas are beautiful. Obviously this is a European enclave very different from what Ecuadorians offer (and want). Book early
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Great rooms, luxuriant gardens, can’t be more easy to get to the beach, plenty of games for evening or rainy days, very friendly staff, tasty juices at breakfast, sweet deserts, overall highly recommended!
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Unser kleiner Mitbewohner auf der Terrasse
Unsere Terrasse inmitten eines wunderschönen Gartens
This was our favorite place to stay for a week in 2012. Are the same owners there now? Abby & Rusty
Hello Abby and Rusty, We are still here, Maja and Aurelio. We are the builders and owners of Mandála. Do you come to visit us? By the way, the German guy was here for 2 month because we were in holiday.........(10 years?).
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Did you stay in the "bougainvillea" cabin? We have heard it is wonderful,with an ocean view.
No we stayed at a simpler cabin(s) as we stayed several times...Most cabins though have interior view to gardens which are great but few have ocean views. So choose accrondingly for best results on your stay at Pto Lopez. Best luck and enjoy Ecuador
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hola! quisera saber cual seria el precio de la estadia desde el 30 de agosto hasta el 1 de septiembre muchas gracias!
Do you have reservations for a family of four from the US August 8-12? I am travel agent for this family who want to spend 4-5 nights prior to going to the Galapagos Islands for 9 days multi sport adventure. Please ADVISE ASAP availability, pricing and accomodations. Customers ready to book now. Thank you . sue cook, travel cruise connections
This question came to me the reviewer. Think you need to contact Mandala directly. Wish I was going bacK. They are the best!
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Las habitaciones cuentan con aire acondicionado?
Hola Samuel, Gracias por contactarnos. No contamos con aire acondicionado en las habitaciones, la razón principal es que la hosteria está ubicada en medio de un jardín botánico, las habitaciones son espaciosas, estamos frente al mar, por estas razones y por conservación, no contamos con aire acondicionado, de todas maneras, las habitaciones son super frescas. Saludos
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"I stayed in the Iguana Suite - super quiet in the back"
"Ask for a room on the second floor of a cabana."
"If you really want to feel like your in a jungle paradise, ask to be located in the most secluded areas of the hosteria."
"My cabin was one of the least expensive rooms. In high season I paid $55.00 a night. I can't imagine any room being less than wonderful."
"The standard cabanas all have private walkways."
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