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“Very nice and peacefull hotel”
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Redmangrove
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Puerto Villamil
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Reviewed 8 December 2010

It is an amazing place to visit!! Very cozy, clean and very good service!!.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 December 2010

We booked an 8 night package with Red Mangrove, which allowed us to see all 4 of the inhabited islands including 2 nights in the lodge on Isabela. It was an amazing trip, and whilst at the time seemed like a lot of money, this is the galapagos - it's worth every cent. The best part about booking with Red Mangrove was the staff - all the hotel staff were extremely helpful, and our naturalist and diving guides were great.

The lodge in Isabela was very comfortable - the rooms are not 5 star, but comfortable and more than adequate for the stay - you don't come to the Galapagos to stay in-doors anyway!

The lodge is well located in Puerto Villamil - one afternoon we borrowed some bikes and were able to cruise around and see all of the town very easily (could have walked if we liked). It was the first night of opening the lodge bar while we were there so that was nice. The food they served was always fresh, tasty and plentiful. Best part of Isabela though is of course the wildlife - tons of sealions, marine iguanas, birds, a nice walk where we got to sea a heap of reef sharks resting in a little canal, and great diving.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2010

The rooms are right on the beach and the lodge is close to town. The restaurant food was wonderful! The staff is great and very friendly. Our guide Raphael made sure that everything went smooth for the week we were staying in the Galapagos. He is helpful and professional.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

I was so happy with our whole trip to Galapagos through the Red Mangrove Tours. All ouf hotels and all the staff were amazing. In Isabella though, they went a step beyond. Our room was amazing, the staff extremely friendly and because we were on honeymoon - they decorated our room with fresh, local flowers, candles and candies. We also had a beachfront special dinner for two. The chefs were so gracious and attentive. It really was the most romantic night of our whole trip. Thank you Red Mangrove! I have recommended this tour to ALL my friends.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2010

I really enjoyed my stay at Red Mangrove! The hotel is small but is big on service! The staff is always willing to help in any way. I stayed 3 nights and loved listening to the ocean at night. The food was superb! I though I was in a 4 star restaurant as the plates were artisticlly done and taste even better than they looked! Red Mangrove does a superior job of setting up the diving in the morning and tours in the afternoon. The guides they used were very knowledgeable.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

From start to finish the people of the Red Mangrove tours made my time in the Galapagos Islands exceptional. Specially our guides Alberto and Jimbo they where knowledgeable and personable. Also the staff in Isabela, Floreana and Puerto Ayora was great, they where aprocheable and friendly with all guests.

The hotels where nice and confortable, food was always fresh and with great presentation. We had plenty of land based and water based activities that were well coordinated and planned. Highlights included snorkeling with baby sea lions, sea turtles... On land, we saw amazing beaches, lava formations and tubes, pirate caves, giant tortoises, and beautiful scenery. I highly recommend this tour service.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

For $200+ you would think this would be the lap of luxury. Although they do have some of the nicest looking rooms on the island, they don't match the price tag. We were given a beach front room that didn't have a view of the beach...just mangroves. The bed sheets hadn't been cleaned after we pulled back the covers to find black hairs and sand in the bed. Thank goodness there were two beds in the room. The room had no TV but did have AC. The rooms are located right next to a bar which plays their music until at least midnight. Bring earplugs. The breakfast was very good, but... that was all that was offered as far as food and drinks throughout the day. There are many other alternatives for less than $100 all along the beach which will give the price conscious traveler other viable alternatives. If you have tons of money, disregard this review.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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OpManager, Manager at Redmangrove, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2010

Dear Fannonland,

Thank you for your candid feedback. We always appreciate honest and frank reviews by our guests. We would have hoped that you could have brought any issues to our attention while at the hotel so we could have addressed and corrected any issues on the spot.

We do not consider ourselves a luxury hotel, we are a private lodge with a spectacular private spot on the beach. With regard to the small row of Mangroves you mentioned, these are protected specieces of endemic plants and what our company is named after, many guests enjoy this piece of nature so close for you to enjoy.

Indeed, there are other hostels and motels with prices much cheaper, it all depends on your taste and every budget, and you are correct, in this lodge we have no TV .. and as many guests who have visited us say .. its better that way .. to sit and watch TV in such a beautiful island… I am sorry but I don’t’ really have a response for that.

Finally, on the bar you mention, we have already taken action in this matter to get them to comply with the noise standards established by the Municipality.

Sincere and Kind Regards

Roberto Dager
Lodges Operations Manager

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Additional Information about 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: £114 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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