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“Luxury on Isabela island”
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Iguana Crossing
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Puerto Villamil
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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Luxury on Isabela island”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We stayed in Iguana Crossing for four nights. A beautifull situated hotel located at the egde of town. We received perfect service from the staff, especially Daniël. You van actually sit by the pool and see the iguana's, pelicans and frigat birds. The rooms are very comfortabel and very clean. Isabela is a relaxed island and has long sand beaches and plenty to do and see on land and sea. We recommend going to Isabela and especially staying at Iguana Crossing.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, 16 January 2012
Dear JWM68:

Thank you for your very possitive comments about the hotel and its service. We´re very committed in completing and trying even to enhance the amazing experience of visiting such an outstanding and unique destination as Isabela island, for all our present and future guests.
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

We stayed at Iguana Crossing as part of our Duvine Tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos. We were met by Daniel, who was the general manager, and he was great. The service was fantastic and the staff was really nice. The pool and hot tub on the roof was great, especially after a long day of hiking around. The food was very good, but not outstanding. The wine selection was weak and they often run out of the wine we liked. The rooms were very comfortable, but the windows need screens as there were many annoying flies buzzing around. That being said, the hotel is far and away the best hotel on Isabella and is an easy walk to town.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, 16 January 2012
Dear NHtravellers41:

It was great to welcome you at our hotel as well.
Thank you for your comments and for suggesting what we can do better. We´ll work hard in improving for we also share your passion for fine cuisine and wine!
Greetings from Isabela !!
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed next door and wish we had stayed at iguana crossing. We enjoyed n amazing dinner and evening at the lovely property. The staff were unbelievably nice - Daniel made sure everyone was welcomed whether or not they were guests of the hotel. Delicious meal and drinks - truly five star experience. A must on a visit to Isabela.

  • Stayed January 2012
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, 8 January 2012
Dear Keightat8 and Sandy_B001:

We are very happy to have had the opportunity of welcoming you at our hotel. We thank you deeply for your possitive comments about our house and it´s cuisine. Hopefully the next time you´ll grant us the pleasure of having you as our in-house guests.
Cheers from Isabela and thank you for your visit to the enchanted islands.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We went to Iguana Crossing for dinner on our last night in Isabella and instantly regretted not staying there. The staff was incredible and really managed our expectations. The waitress explained that our food would take a 1/2 hour and invited us to relax in the bar until it was ready. Daniel was the best - so kind and made sure we had a great experience. The food was beyond delicious - fresh and flavorful!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

I stayed here with REI Travel for 3 nights. The hotel is right on the beach. Most of the rooms overlook the ocean with roomy balconies to enjoy the views. The hotel is walking distance to town. The food was delicious. The staff, especially the manager Juan, were extremely accomodating. Would love to return ASAP!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, 25 December 2011
Dear Francine:

ASAP come back!!
We thank you for your words, we enjoyed very much your visit to this wonderfull island.
We´ll work to leave our future guests as pleased as you so kindly have reviewed.
Merry christmas and happy new year from Iguana crossing´s staff
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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Really amazing, luxurious hotel right on the beach. Extremely kind staff, beautiful views. Make sure to get an ocean view room. 5 min walk to restaurants in the (small small) town. A great place to return to after a long day in the wild of the Galapagos!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, 23 December 2011
Dear Towhatend Guests:

We thank you deeply for your very possitive comments about our hotel and work.
We´ll keep on working as hard as we can, in order to meet and exceed our present and future guests expectations.

Greetings from all of our staff !!
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

We recently stayed here as part of our honeymoon trip to the Galapagos islands. The rooms are lovely and clean, and extremely comfy, as is the rest of the hotel.

The staff were always helpful, and the hot tub on the roof is a real gem.

Only very tiny negative comments are that the breakfast is not that extensive in choice, and the evening meal menu has the same problem, especially if staying there more than 3 nights. However this did not detract from how great this hotel is, we have stayed in many around the world, and this one on the beach with iguana's all around is up there with the best.

Room Tip: Get a sea view!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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juandanielco, Gerente at Iguana Crossing, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
Dear Mike H:

Thanks for sharing this very special time of your lifes with us. We try to keep Iguana Crossing as romantic as it´s beatiful location...
As well we deeply thank you for your kind suggestions, as we inform you that we are working hard to improve both our breakfast and menu,.
We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us!
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Property: Iguana Crossing
Address: Av. Antonio Gil, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
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Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Villamil
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Iguana Crossing 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Iguana Crossing is Isabela's newest and most innovative hotel. Its minimalist design and superior service offer guests a privileged experience on this scarcely populated island. Iguana Crossing is located in between Isabela's extensive white sand beaches and directly behind a wildlife-filled lagoon. Iguana Crossing offers an oceanfront swimming pool, Jacuzzi, 12 fully equipped rooms and a master suite. ... more   less 
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