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“Immersed in Art”
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Hosteria Mandala
Ranked #1 of 15 Puerto Lopez B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Hosteria Mandala is a little slice of Heaven. The grounds are fun and exotic. The staff quiet and friendly. Breakfast was great. Rooms was large and comfy with hammocks on the deck. Nice bathroom and shower. Loooooved the art! It's everywhere...and it's all amazing. Tons of games to play alone or with family/friends.

Room Tip: further back into the "jungle"
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. It is a very cute hotel with individual cabins for rooms. The main check in/restaurant/lodge area is beautiful as well. It is at the end of the beach strip so a bit quieter which is nice - and right across the street from the beach! The breakfast that is included is very good - homemade bread, fruit, hot drink, fresh OJ and an egg how you like it. All staff are very friendly and lots of English speakers! Our only complaint is the bugs are pretty bad here so be sure to bring some spray!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Melodie B
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

I can't say enough good things about Mandala. It is a tranquil, lovely place on a quiet end of the beach, with fantastic food and brilliant service. But it is also a beautiful work of art, put together by the lovely Swiss/Italian couple who own it, and have clearly been cultivating and working on it over the last 20 years. Everywhere you look, there is another intricate creative detail, another beautifully designed space. The only trouble is you won't want to leave.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Theo_10101
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HosteriaMandala, Gerente at Hosteria Mandala, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Beautiful and rustic accommodations with no air conditioning but with the fans and the breeze it not needed. Cabanas on the beach with hammocks supplied by the lodge. Meals were very good. Off the beaten path but a great place to relax.

Stayed: April 2017
Thank Don3677
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 3 nights at Mandala. We stayed in the Pulpo (Octopus) cabana.

Staff was friendly, good food and service. The property is right across a small road from the beach.

Tip: Do not leave anything unattended on the beach. In our 3 days we heard of two different people who had items stolen while they were swimming.

If you plan a trip to Puerto Lopez don't hesitate to book a place here.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank coreytravel
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place may just have been our favorite of the 6 places we stayed on our 2 week trip to Ecuador. The owners are great fun and the place is a living art exhibit. Most of the furniture and all the walls and toilets and roofs and signs are embellished with hand carved wood objects and sculptures and paintings and embellishments. Breakfast and dinner were amazing everyday and there was an endless supply of drinking water, beach towels, cold cervezas and cokes. The staff were all so sweet and eager to show us things around the garden. The sunsets were the best as was the giant rainbow. The beach safe and warm to swim at and tuk tuks very easy and cheap to get to town and back. The town of Puerto Lopez was very nice and relaxed. The big dogs were a bonus and the birds and lizards abundant and fun to watch.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Flowerhar
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The cabin was beautiful (it was the Galapagos) .

The private covered balcony had a view of the beach
with hammocks and outdoor furniture.

The room was large with beautiful hard wood floors,
Bed was large (equipped with net) , mini fridge, ceiling
Fan and floor fan. Does Not have A/C.

Bathroom was large, nice shower, large mirror, well lit.

The Manadala has a private beach across the street with
10 private cabanas on the beach for the guests to use.

The Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I had cappuccino’s every day.
Was the only place in Ecuador that I was able to enjoy my
favorite drink: a Negroni (and it was done right)

They took care of our reservation for Isla De la Plata
(included pick-up to be brought into town)

Would stay here again.
The Mandala is a destination in itself,

Recommend for individuals that :
Like a private beach, On-site Restaurant,
Art / paintings & wood work.

Don’t recommend for individuals that:
Need A/C in hot humid climates,
Or that want to be right in the middle of the town

Tip : while the food was fine at the Mandala, I due recommend
that you go into town and eat some seafood. – amazing !

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Domenico V
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Additional Information about Hosteria Mandala

Address: Malecon Julio Izurieta | Sector Norte, Puerto Lopez 130315, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Lopez
Price Range: $91 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the 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 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. ... more   less 
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