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Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is truly a magical hotel. The grounds are spectacular, the food excellent and the service top-notch. The only issue is that we had a room that was attached to another (not a private bungalow) and the walls were paper thin. We could hear the people next door talking in just their speaking voices. Do not rent the "Serpente" room....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is incredible. It's a work of art and labor of love. From the minute we arrived we felt welcomed. It's so incredible I would recommend going to the region if only to check it out! Positive Points - Wonderful, warm, friendly and helpful owners who treat you like guests in their home - An amazing garden - Wonderful...

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Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having travelled by car from Buenos Aires we reached after 6700 Kilometers the Hosteria Mandala. The place is great and Maja and Aurelia are great hosts. We stayed at the "handicapped" bungalow and it was close to perfect. The ramps etc perfect and the ramp to the beachsite fantastic you see my photo. Needs only some additional 5 Meters and...

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Hallo Christian, Danke für Deinen Besuch. Wir hoffen, Du kommst uns bald mal wieder besuchen. Aber vielleicht sehen wir uns...

boston
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you are planning a trip to Puerto Lopez (I suggest you do!) there is absolutely NO DOUBT that you should stay here. The owners Maya and Ariel, are the nicest people on the continent and the hotel is mint! Each "room" is an individual cabin with private bath. You will not be "roughing it"! The location is perfect, directly...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Unfortunately the weather was very cloudy and grey while we were in Puerto Lopez and this no doubt affected our enjoyment of the town and the beach. The town is still recovering from the recent earth quake so some restaurants were not open. Those that were open were mediocre at best.

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 1 November 2016

While Puerto Lopez is a typical Ecuadorean fishing village this hosteria (a hotel with less than 40 rooms is labelled a hosteria) is quite unique. The "rooms" are two level cabanas with a dwelling on each floor. The balcony is situated in such a way as to offer privacy, while sitting at a lovely wooden table and chairs or lying...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 October 2016

From beginning to end, our stay at Mandala was great. The hostel itself is beautiful. The buildings and grounds are amazing. The cabanas feel high-end with comfortable beds and all the amenities you could want. There is no AC but we had no need for it when we visited. Just keep the windows open (there are screens) and turn on...

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Seattle
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Everyone raves about this pkace, and it is wonderful. The art, plants, trees, and ornate woodwork are all stunning. Rooms are nice. There is a gorgeous stretch of beach just in front. Food was delicious. Only drawback is that it is 3km out of town.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing hostal, they truly thought of every little detail and it SHOWS! Hot water, beachfront, kind staff, service tip included in food, bunches of outlets in cabanas, and super relaxing vibe. Aurelio and Maya are great owners and made sure our stay was wonderful. As well as David, Fernando and the two other male servers we had. All were phenomenal...

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Reviewed 3 September 2016

What a wonderful place to end our Ecuador-journey!!! Perfect location, great rooms (with hammocks on the balcony), delicious breakfast and top service. If i visit Puerto Lopez, I will definitely come back!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Hosteria Mandala

Address: Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
Price Range: $86 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Choose any room other than the "Serpente" or a room that is attached to another.”
 of 5 bubbles Laura_Travels196, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Calibri (hummingbird) suite is our favorite”
 of 5 bubbles MindStorm00, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a refrigerator in the room. No A/C, so you'll need to keep food somewhere.”
  • This was the patio for our room. We paid for one of the $65/night suites.
 of 5 bubbles 918RachelS918, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our friends and I stayed in 2 different rooms (Iguana was mine) but they were both equally as nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 955jeannettas, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had two rooms and they were both excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 457janey, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
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