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“Great place to stay!!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Casa de Marita
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Puerto Villamil
Certificate of Excellence
Yardville, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

We loved La Casa de Marita Hotel. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The only problem we had was one of the three rooms that we had with our family smelled a little musty, but when we pointed it out the staff changed the room with no hassle and the new room was better, just like our other two rooms we had. The location was beautiful, too. I checked out the other hotel I was considering to stay at while I was there and I was so glad I picked this one! We also had a bad experience eating in town at the local restaurants, so after that we ate all of our meals at the hotel and they were very good and reasonably priced. Again, I can't say enough about the staff, they were great! I would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Cindy L
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Buraschi, Manager at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 31 May 2012
Dear Cindy
We are very pleased to hear that you had a good stay and our attention has filled your expectations.
We sorry for the inconveniences you have had with us, but we also want to thank you for your high recommendation and your comment.
Thank you very much again

Kind Regards
Marita Zecchettin
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

A very pleasant hotel immediately on a gorgeous beach. We had sandwiches and fresh mango juice delivered to our room's balcony overlooking the ocean everyday. This is the best hotel in Puerto Villamil and Isabella Island. They gave us a bottle of wine on our last night since it was our honeymoon. We stayed for 5 nights and wish we could have stayed for more.

Room Tip: We loved the Lila Suite
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank wjadams
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Buraschi, Manager at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your experience and suggestions with other travelers. I am delighted to know you liked our peaceful location and to know you had 5 lovely relaxed days!

Congratulation again for you honey moon!

Warm regards
Marita Zecchettin
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new york
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Beautiful setting and cozy with spacious rooms and a great big balcony. It was a great place to lounge around. Also set right by the beach and within walking distance to the town square where all the restaurants are. The rooms seemed a smidge dated by the bathroom was recently renovated and just absolutely amazing.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lenahl
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Buraschi, Gerente at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Dear Lenahl
We are so glad that you had felt comfortable and happy during your stay; we try to take care of each detail to make the best for our guests that’s why that comments like yours help us to continue improving in our services.
Thank you for your time and we will be waiting for your prompt return.
Regards
Marita Zecchettin
General Manager
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sydney
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

A great alternative to cruising the Islands is a stay at La Casa de Marita on the beach on Isabela Island. The town is small so you can walk everywhere. The beach has a mix of rock pools and small wave surf. The Mangroves and volcanic rocks at one end have a colony of marine iguanas, penguins and crabs so there is always something to look at. The hotel staff are very accommodating and helpful. Our son managed to destroy our entire breakfast table crockery one morning by getting up with the table cloth stuck to him. The mess was extensive and so to was our embarrassment. The staff were magnanimous and refused to let us help clean and also our offer to pay for the damage. They served terrific pina coladas during the day, enjoyed from the hammocks on the patio area. The hotel gave advice on local attractions. The rooms were spacious and clean and though the air conditioning units were noisy on occasion, they were in good working order and helpful given the high humidity in April. The restaurant made a healthy breakfast each morning and we ate one night in the restaurant although preferred Los Delfines and El Faro in the town. Food in the Galapagos mainly consists of lots of seafood, low sugar and low fat, although there is no low fat milk. All produce is local, fresh and delicious. Some of the fruit juices are spectacular (guadabana is custard apple, maracuya is passionfruit, mora is blackberry). Staying on the islands gives you more flexibility as a family as many of the tours and day trips can be long. You have the option to take it easy or leave your kids at the hotel (assuming they are old enough).

Room Tip: We stayed in Mango room, which is large with a sitting room and an extra bed. It also has an interc...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank nemis
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Buraschi, Manager at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 9 May 2012
Dear guest
we expect to know that your experience in general in our hotel was charm, we apologize about all the inconvenient that had have here, we were always thinking to give you the best attention we hope you could felt that.
Also we want to thank you for rate us it’s very important to us check all the point of view
Thank you very much again
Best regards
Marita Zecchettin
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Bend, Oregon
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104 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

My wife, mother and I enjoyed three days/two nights at this lovely beachfront hotel. Full of local charm and flavor Casa de Marita cannot be beat. My wife and I stayed in the beautiful Amarillo room with its own private balcony and ocean view. It was the best room in the hotel and well worth the extra cost. Large and cozy with an adequate bathroom we were very pleased with the bed, A/C, balcony, sliding glass door, etc. My mother stayed right below us in room Blanco, a modern room, white on white with acrylic chairs. This room also faced the beach and had a nice view and opened onto the hardwood patio.

The service at Casa de Marita is very attentive, professional, yet kind and friendly. All of the ladies who work here have an easy smile and are genuinely nice. Likewise, the restaurant staff was helpful and engaging. The breakfast buffet was four star quality and re-stocked very quickly. We ordered a sandwich for lunch one day and were pleased with the speed of service and quality of the food.
We had dinner one night at the hotel and were somewhat displeased with the quality of the food and the fast speed at which things were served. While dining in such a beautiful location we tend to like to take our time and relax and enjoy our meal. We were asked to order our dinner and make a reservation in the morning to assure our food selection would be available. When we arrived for dinner I asked if we could order an additional salad and have a pre-dinner cocktail. The waitress agreed and placed our extra order. The problem was within five minutes our filet mignon dinners came out of the kitchen, undercooked meat and very cold mashed potatoes, before we received our cocktail and salad. It seemed like speed-dining and left us unhappy and confused. Everything else at the hotel had gone so nicely I wonder, in retrospect, if we had misunderstood our waitress or she had misunderstood our desires.

The location of this hotel cannot be beat. It is at the end of the white sand beach and borders a large mangrove tree area. There are marine iguanas on the rocks right in front of the hotel and many seabirds can be seen nearby. During our stay (April) the water was warm and inviting. The hotel is a short walk, or $1 cab ride, from a nice snorkeling area in a protected waterway, Concha Y Perla. We were able to snorkel with sea turtles and many other interesting and colorful fishes.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Puerto Villamil. It is charming, clean, quiet and has an amazing staff. Marita, the owner, is a kind and sophisticated lady, willing to do whatever it takes to assure you have a wonderful time at her hotel. This is the only place we found on Isabella to recommend to friends and will definately stay here again should we return to Galapagos.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bendorbreak
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Buraschi, Manager at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 9 May 2012
Thank you so much for share your experience in Isabela with us, we definitely are grateful for your feedback, but also we would like to apologize for any inconvenient.
We hope your experience with us had filled your expectations.
Thank you for your time and we will wait for your prompt return.

Best regards

Marita Zecchettin
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Herndon, Virginia
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136 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights. You are steps from the ocean with a wonderful patio area...try the hammocks!! The staff is very helpful and pleasant. The house was very nice and the grounds were well maintained. The internet in the lobby was not great but in the rooms, there was no problem with connection. My room (Jardin) could have been better but the bed was comfortable and shower was hot. The restaurant was pretty good. If I were to head back to this island, I would stay here again.

Room Tip: An ocean view room would be a good idea because the view is AMAZING but the garden rooms are fine.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank antshe
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Buraschi, Manager at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Dear Guest:

We thank you very much for your interest to write us, your comment it’s very important because it helps us to evaluate our work.
We hope the inconvenience you have had in the restaurant has been a misunderstanding it’s very important to us our guests and we are always careful to give the best care.
Thank you very much again for your comment and hope that Isabela be one of your cherished memories.

Best Regards
Marita zeccehttin
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

We had a wonderful two night stay at this hotel. The staff is very caring and considerate making a real effort to try and help us. The Margarita suite has a beautiful third floor private balcony and is bright and spacious with a fantastic view of the hotel's beach. It would be a shame to stay in the garden view rooms and miss out on the ocean views. The hotel accomodated our early morning start by opening the dining room early one day and providing a box breakfast the next. It is located close (5-10 minute walk) to the dock area which is convienent for going to Las Tinotoreras.

Room Tip: Margarita suite
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JohnnyCanuk12
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Buraschi, Manager at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 14 April 2012
Dear guest
Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your vacation with us, we are delighted to know your trip to the Galapagos Islands was wonderful .
Thank you very again.
Best regards

Marita Zecchettin
Gerente General
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Additional Information about La Casa de Marita

Property: La Casa de Marita
Address: Conocarpus S/N, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
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Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Villamil
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa de Marita 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marita’s house is a first class hotel in which you can enjoy the natural charms of Isabela Island, because it is located on the white sands of Puerto Villamil, offering an incomparable view of the colorful beaches of Galapagos Islands. Marita’s house combines harmonically the standards of the best quality hotels with a cozy familiar, hospitality to offer a pleasant and comfortable stay. Quality and warmth characterizes the services of lodging, restaurant and recreation that Marita’s house offers. ... more   less 
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