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Redmangrove
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Puerto Villamil
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Isabella Island is what you go to the Galapagos for and the Red Mangrove Lodge is a good place to stay. The rooms are excellent, the food adequate, and it is on a pretty beach which gives you access to something to do between the mandatory escorted tours/dive trips. There were sea lions that played in the water there with the swimmers. Park yourself here and don't bother with the other islands. Everything you want to do can be booked from here. Red Mangrove is amazingly organized with people coming and going all day to one thing or another. Just watch your gear.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

We booked a custom tour of 3 islands in May 2011 and Isabela was our favorite place to stay though they were all magnificent! The 4 lodges we stayed at through Red Mangrove were amazing, comfortable, clean, great staff and guides. Isabela lodge was right on the beach, close enough to walk to the pier and town, or use the bikes to explore further.

We had a few snags in our scheduling and trying to combine us with other groups, we were left once even though we were sitting in the lobby they had swapped our trips around to try and merge us in with a larger group. Also were combined with a couple not capable of doing the activities that the rest of the group signed up for and the lodge left it up to a group vote. Naturally there was a bit of pressure and guilt from the couple whose options were to convince us to all change or sit at the lodge all day alone. To be fair we usually do not do big group tours or "packages" so these not so major issues just reconfirmed for us.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We won this fantastic trip to the Galapagos. We have the highest praise for the tour. While we stayed in Red Mangrove lodges on Santa Cruz, Floreanna and Isabella, the one in Isabella was so nice we added an extra day to relax and take in the beautiful beach. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and so charming, and we saw incredible sights on the islands. Red Mangrove arranges everything, move your luggage to each island, arrange all transfers etc. Our only complaint is that we wish we could have stayed longer in the islands. It is totally worth visiting the Galapagos Islands, truly amazing place and a trip of a lifetime.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

We spent two night here as a part of a land based Galapagos trip. Rooms were large and spacious with a nice bathroom. Food was decent, but nothing special. The Inn is right on the ocean and that is what makes it spectacular. It was well located for boat trips to other islands and exploring Isabela Island.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Probably my least favourite of 3 Galapagos hotels,nothing at all wrong with hotel,possibly the best for comfort,just preferred other things about the other hotels more. The manager in this hotel was very welcoming and accommodating,our tour guide didn't know that we were needing to leave a day before everyone else and the manager was very helpful at giving us lots of different options which he sorted out for us.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ashland, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

We stayed for three nights at the Red Mangrove Isabela Lodge. Lovely place with really good food! It is a great place to stay and a good reference point for all adventures! i would recommend this lodge!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

This lodge is nicely located on a nice sandy beach. The rooms are clean and spacious. Our only concern was that they have a large top window without any curtain, so this is not the place to try to sleep in with the bright daylight by 6AM. But when you are doing excursions every day, you get up early anyhow. Once again, like in all 3 Red Mangrove Lodges, the staff is attentive and super friendly. They also offer Happy Hour with nice alcoholic drinks ( two for one) every evening.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Redmangrove

Property: Redmangrove
Address: Av. Charles Darwin | Piqueros, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Puerto Villamil
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Villamil
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Redmangrove 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Beach Hotel, Iguanas, blue footed boobies, penguins at the beach ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Red Mangrove Isabela Hotel
Red Mangrove Hotel Isabela
Redmangrove Galapagos Islands/Isabela - Puerto Villamil

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