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“We kept extending our stay”
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Hosteria Mandala
Ranked #1 of 15 Puerto Lopez B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We loved Mandala so much that we extended our stay twice. Our cabana was very comfortable and nestled in the beautiful gardens of the hotel. The included breakfast was excellent, as was all of the food from the restaurant. The best part, however, was the incredibly friendly staff, owners and two dogs who all made us feel like family.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank rcdnsg
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HosteriaMandala, Director de Recepción at Hosteria Mandala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comment.
Looking forward to see you one more time.
Happy Holidays!
Ana

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Hosteria Mandala is such a great place to come to. Arrival was done by noon and they were ready for us. Meals on the deck with the ocean in the background and almost put us to sleep. Great meals and a termendous atmosphere make this place a world wonder. Staff and owners make this such a wonderful place to visit and to relax.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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HosteriaMandala, Director de Recepción at Hosteria Mandala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear William,
Thank you very much for your review.
We are happy to make your stay pleasant.
Hope to see you returning, soon!
Best regards,
Ana

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Mandala is a very nice and quiet Hostería in the north of the small coastal town of Puerto Lopez. The owners, Maja and Aurelio, are extremely friendly and welcoming and will make your stay pleasant. The concept is the appropriate for resting and disconnecting from work... comfortable bungalows but no TV or other amenities apart from a hammock and possible a mini fridge. Food is very good but breakfast included can become boring after a few days. I recommend requesting rooms that are far from main building and town to have a quieter rest. I also recommend avoiding the cold season, June thru mid December because it gets really cold, rainy and mostly cloudy.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent for relax vacations surrounded by nature and the beach just across the street.
Rustic style and extremely clean.
Very friendly and willing to help people.
I stayed for a night there and definitely will come back.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Diana P
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our nice & clean room and the terrace. At night it gets a bit louder with all the animals you hear and you need protection against mosquitos. The included breakfast is ok but everyday the same and only 1 coffee, tee or cacao and 1 juice. Refill tee/coffee would be nice. But there is free drinking water all day. No cheese, only jam for breakfast as well. The regular dishes in the restaurant are fine but not overwhelming. Wifi works very good and is for free.
We would come back, it is a good value for money and a cosy and safe place (night security).

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Anja R
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I travel the world with my job and was here for an event across the last weekend. I stayed 5 days and this placed was perfect. In a town that is clearly rebuilding, this is your best bet for great accommodation. Walking distance to everything you need i.e Supermarket, Bank, Shops and is away from nightclub noise if you stay there on a weekend. Affordable, lovely staff, great setting and great service. Highly Recommended.

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

What an interesting hotel. We stayed 3 nights last month and had a lovely stay. No TV, no phone, & no clocks in the room forces you to enjoy the beautiful gardens surrounding you, especially when lounging in the hammocks. The owners and staff are so accommodating and offered special tea to sooth my upset stomach. We enjoyed the food and it was so peaceful eating out on the porch. Many thanks!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Malecon Julio Izurieta | Sector Norte, Puerto Lopez 130315, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
Amenities:
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 - $136 (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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