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The Wooden House Lodge
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Stayed here 3 nights during our island hopping adventure. We had the room on the second floor. You can walk to the lava rocks with trails to the left to the hotel and see big sea iguanas for free. Got the breakfast was good, but you can get cook to order eggs or more fruits. Our to was right under the kitchen so we were woken up at six in the morning in everyday by loud walking waiters and cooks so we did not need an alarm clock. The shower had hot water. The important pro let I had was at great service with the service staff, special with the manager, he is a hospitality professional, always with a wonderful smile and beautiful form to help us, in every day. Thank you, " Mr. big ". The meals in the dinner was excelent. However, I still recommend this hotel since it is in a great location and quiet other than the morning dancing on our ceiling.

Room Tip: these rooms are very clean and the beds are confortable !!!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Very nice place. Five minutes walk from harbour (probably the most beautiful harbour I have ever seen) and around ten minutes walk from town. Wooden rooms. Clean. Ensure you do not get a room near the main bar/ breakfast area as otherwise you will be woken up by people coming back late at night or the ladies cooking breakfast early in the morning. Great food - delicious. Area to clean your snorkelling gear and hang it out to dry. No lids on the rubbish bins in the bathroom which is rather grim as you are not meant to put toilet paper down the toilet. Water fountain with purified water in breakfast area which was always full and is great to provide. Swimming pool was empty when we were there (no water). Owner was very friendly and vigilant to ensure you had a great stay.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We stayed with a group of 16 persons 2 nights in this wooden pension. It is about 300 m from the harbour, so we walked with our Luggage over the dirtroad to this place. The rooms are spacious and authentic, though the sanitary stuff needs some renovation. They serve good breakfasts and dinners. It is a nice place to spend the evenings outside in the lounching facilities.
But!!!: Beware of the prices of beer and wine. A glass of wine for $ 8,- is far over the top, even at the Galapagos Islands. Was a bit spoiling the fun we had at this place.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms at the front side with their own porch!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We visited the Wooden House in the middle of a two-week tour and it gave us a great opportunity to relax in more comfort than in some of our other stops.

We loved the wooden panelling and high ceiling in our room & the shower was strong and warm too.

The laundry service was very welcome and probably cut our luggage weight down by a kilo or two after 2 nights muddy camping.

Quality food and very helpful staff.

Situated roughly equidistant to the harbour and main part of the town - this suited us, as they were the 2 places we visited most.

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Room Tip: Rooms over the communal area were spacious with a lounge outside.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

The Wooden House Lodge is a beautiful place to stay at Isabella Island. Especially off season you can get a very good deal on the expensive Galapagos Islands.
Also a reason to pick this place is that it is very close to the harbour, nice if you have to catch the morning speed boat back to Santa Cruz, at 6.00 am! Although breakfast starts normally at 7.00 am, they made us a take-away breakfast the evening before!
The city is only a 10 minutes walk away. The house itself is nicely decorated.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

My husband and I went to Galapagos and it has been one of our best trips so far. We booked an island hopping package with The Wooden House Lodge for 5 days 4 nights. The first night we stayed in Santa Cruz and the rest of the nights in Isabella. It was the best decision we made for this trip. They scheduled all our activities, took care of meals and transportation, and provided the best tour guides. And by the best tour guides I mean the park rangers knew the best times to takes us anywhere so we avoided crowds and were able to enjoy all sightseeings as if we were the only two people there among nature. Once in Isabella, Andres and Vivi received us in the Wooden House. They made sure we had a comfortable and secure experience. The Wooden House works together with Scuba Galapagos http://www.scubagalapagos.com/ . Andres is a certified diver instructor (there is only few certified diving companies, so make sure not to risk your life by going to a "cheaper" diving tour). We went snorkeling with Andres and he was kind enough to swim with me and show me all kinds of underwater life. All meals were fresh, organic and delicious. Everyday we had something new and exotic to indulge. The rooms and bathroom were clean. The lodge is located walking distance to the beach. We didn't have any inconvenience during our trip and I believe it was all because of The Wooden House. They took care of everything and were always kind and helpful. I highly recommend this hotel and the packages they offer.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank anakway
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Overall this was a very nice place to stay. The staff at the Wooden House was great. They were extremely responsive to any issues we had and went out of their way to organize trips and tours for us. Also, because they operate their own tour company they gave us discounts and picked us up from the hotel for our tours. The rooms were very clean, even for international standards. Finally, the food was great! Jorge, the chef, made some pretty phenomenal meals. Definitely a notch up from many of the local restaurants.

The only issues we encountered was noise from scuba tank refilling and the lack of wifi access in the hotel. But both of these problems were fairly easily sorted. The staff made sure to turn of the noisy pump whenever we requested and were aware of the issue. Although their was no internet at the hotel itself, the management will allow you to log on at their headquarters a few blocks away whenever you need access. So, if anything, the solving of these minor issues illustrated how receptive the staff is to its customers' needs.

Would stay here again on a future visit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Steve K
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Address: Av Conocarpus S/N, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
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Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Villamil
Price Range: £86 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Wooden House Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wooden House Lodge, located at Isabela Island, has a capacity for 35 people hosted in 12 different rooms. Our rooms could be booked in standard and luxury accommodation which depends on your request and budget. The Wooden House is an eco-friendly hotel in the Galapagos island with Solar water heaters, and own farm with always fresh and seasonal products, our team is working hard to achieve new green certifications offering you a reliable operation. Enjoy our in-house services while you stay in this beautiful Galapagos Island Hotel. Swimming pool, bar & restaurant. Snorkel gear rental and Island hopping tours. ... more   less 
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