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Redmangrove
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Puerto Villamil
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“Great location and nice hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Red Mangrove Isabela Lodge is located right on the beach. You can listen to the waves crashing while enjoying meals and drinks on the patio. The staff at the hotel was very accommodating. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. I'm a picky eater, but found the food to be surprisingly good.

We were there as part of a Red Mangrove Darwin's Triangle tour. Overall the tour was amazing. The guides were extremely knowledgeable about the area. The activities were fun and the seeing the wildlife up close a once in a life time experience.

I highly recommend both the Isabela Lodge and Red Mangrove tour.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

The lodge was located on the beach. There were lounge chairs outside by the restaurant that you can sit and relax, you can hear the sound of the waves few meters away...what a perfect background sound to sleep. The room was average size, clean and has basic amenities. The bathroom is small but clean and toiletries were provided. There is no TV in the room. Free Wi-Fi but no connection in the room, only in the restaurant area and has slow connection. We had an all-inclusive package and Adventure activity package and a naturalist guide provided. The food in the restaurant was very good. Bottled water was provided daily. The lodge staff were very nice and helpful and attentive to our needs. Isabela Island has a typical island ambiance, no shops, buildings or restaurants, just simply an island environment. We had a nice Coco Loco drink at Beto's Bar by the beach, 10 mins walk from the lodge. We hiked the Sierra Negra Volcano up to the caldera, about 12 Km back and forth, what a spectacular view. We saw many plants and trees endemic to the island. We did snorkeling in the bay by the Los Tintoreras islet. We saw sea turtle, sea horse (7 inches long), colorful schools of fish, magnificent frigate birds, penguin (small, so cute !), marine iguanas and sea lions swimming with us, Sally lightfoot crabs, and other birds endemic to the island. What a wonderful stay we had in Isabela Island staying at the Red Mangrove lodge.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

This place is very cool and the manager and his staff were incredibly nice and accommodating. We stayed at the Red Mangrove lodge(s) in March and the Isabela location was far better managed and customer focused then the Santa Cruz location. The hotel is right on the beach and you have beautiful views and sunsets to watch. There is not much in Isabela other than wildlife and it is really peaceful at night and early mornings. Clean rooms and nice staff. I would definitely go back to this lodge.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

In early March 2014, my wife and I were at the Red Mangrove on Santa Cruz and Isabela. Although other than the 'suite pequena' at Santa Cruz the room were generally sufficient but not exceedingly up-market. However what was commendable were the first class guides who were both helpful and knowledgeable. There were Duncan and Luis from the Red Mangrove. But the special guides at each location generally also went the extra mile to make us, a not-too-young, couple comfortable and relax even on the more physically demanding, at least for us, activities.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Mitchell, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Red Mangrove staff at Isabella was very pleasant and accommodating. The tours that are offered have very knowledge staff and ensure you have the opportunity to see all of the wildlife that is there. We stayed both at Isabella and Santa Cruz and both were nice, but my favorite was Isabella.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Spent 2 nights here as part of the 7-day/6 night package. Nice beach location to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Meals were great and good service. Rooms were large and clean. Good tours as part of the package.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Fairly basic but charming, right on the beachfront. Only eight rooms, probably all the same but only two on the beach front and the rest behind. We probably paid extra for the beachfront but it is worth it to hear the sound of the waves at night. One queen bed and one single bed. Adequate bathroom but the tiled floors can be slippery. The meals served in the restaurant are surprisingly good, better than at the Red Mangrove in Santa Cruz. Get out early in the morning to see all the wildlife on the beach and nearby rocks. All part of a Darwins Footprints tour booked through Columbia Travel. A bit of pot luck with the guides, some good some very difficult to understand. The trip to Los Tuneles is a must but you could pass on the Sierra Negra walk as it can be very misty and raining and you may not see a thing. We didn't but it was good exercise.

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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:3 star — Redmangrove 3*
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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