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“At Home on the Ocean” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Casa de Marita

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La Casa de Marita
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Puerto Villamil
Certificate of Excellence
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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344 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“At Home on the Ocean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We stayed 4 nights in the Lilla Room (2nd floor oceanfront). What a great view of the Pacific!!! The room was spacious, plenty of room in the bathroom and the porchdeck in front was great. We experienced a little noise from the restaurant upstairs in the morning (otherwise very quiet), but we were up anyway getting ready for our day's adventure (our activities were arranged thru Galapagos Alternatives). Breakfast was really good. The grounds are beautiful and everything is very clean. The staff are all excellent and ready to help out with anything you may need. Marita does an excellent job. We loved every minute of our stay and highly recommend it to you. This offers the most beautiful view and is a great place to see Isabella!!

Room Tip: Ask for 2nd floor oceanfront, it's a view you'll never forget !!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael S
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Buraschi, Gerente at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 27 July 2013
Dear Mrs. Michael:
We are very happy to receive your comment, we are glad to know that your stay on the island was wonderful, always try to provide the best stay for our guests sorry for the inconvenience caused also thanks to your suggestions we achieve improvement. Hope to see you again.

Best Wishes
Marita Zechettin,
Gerente General,
La Casa de Marita
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Beijing, China
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayed at this beach-front hotel for three nights. The view and easy access to the beach is wonderful and worth the two-hour bumpy peed boat ride from Santa Cruz. The room itself is very basic but clean. Breakfast in the morning was good and clean. The staffs were friendly and helpful even though not all of them can speak English. We were not able to get our iPads connected to the hotel wifi. Wish they would do something to improve their wifi connectivity.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dchen1668
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Buraschi, Gerente at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Dear Family Chen:
Thank you very much for your comment. It is always rewarding to know that our guests have had a wonderful experience. I am very sorry that you could not get good service with the wi-fi. But most important, is the feedback we can receive, and that we can use to improve our service.

Best regards,

Marita Zecchettin
General Manager
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Lovely tiled entry way greeted us. Staff was friendly and spoke English well. Ceramic water dispenser was available in lobby for drinking water at all times. Room with computer was available in lobby area for free internet use. Enjoyed the triple room with 3 twin beds (1 downstairs & 2 upstairs) which accommodated myself & my friends. Traveling as a group of 3 was not a problem & wheeling in a rollaway bed was not necessary as is often the case. Bathroom was large, tiled & clean. Rooms faced the oceanfront & upper room had a nice wooden porch which we enjoyed & used for hanging up wet bathing suits. Had a delightful restaurant on the upper level which served excellent food. First day there ran out to the lava rock & photographed amazing iguanas. Did yoga on the beach & watched a feeding frenzy of boobies the second day. Convenient walk to town for additional restaurants & to rent bikes. Charming, relaxing, loved it!

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Buraschi, Gerente at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Dear Mrs. Wheterall:
We deeply appreciate so detailed description of us; we stand out your skill for noticing the details in our decoration. Such comments like yours increase the motivation of all the staff performing. Hope you could visit us again.
Best Wishes,
Marita Zechettin
General Manager
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Union City, California
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

We stayed in two rooms facing the beach and there were only 30 yards to reach the water. The sunset view was incredible. Tables and hammocks are available to just sit around reading or drinking. Dinners were wonderful with fish and shrimps. The staffs were very friendly and helpful; they advised us how to take taxi and how much they cost and even made us box lunches when we had to leave early in the morning.
Keep up the good work.

Room Tip: Make sure you get the rooms facing the beach
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NinhDzoan
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Buraschi, Gerente at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Dear family Dzoan:
Receive greetings from all our staff. We are very happy to receive your comments; we are committed to give the best service on this Paradise Island. Helping you to have a wonderful stay, give us joy and motivate us to keep up with our job.
We are looking forward for a new visit as soon as possible.
Yours sincerely,

Marita Zecchettin
General Manager
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Bishop, California
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59 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Lovely place, right on the beach. We stayed upstairs in the Mango room, which was spacious and comfortable, with an outoor patio looking out to the ocean. The food was excellent, and the staff was terrific - so friendly, helpful and kind. Thanks to everyone at La Casa de Marita for the wonderful hospitality.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LJEBishop_CA
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Buraschi, Gerente at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 15 May 2013
Dear Guest:

All the staff appreciates your considerate comment about us and the hotel, as well. We agree with you, the room has a wonderful view and cozy ambience for all our guests. If you decide to come back, please let us know, La Casa de Marita and the perfect beach environment of Isabela are waiting for you.

Marita Zecchettin,
General Manager.
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Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

We used this hotel as our base in Isla Isabela. We spent three nights there. The rooms are big with an amazing balcony overlooking the beach. The staff is extremely friendly and the service is great. We loved the peace and quiet of the area. The living room/lounge area is very comfortable and we particularly enjoyed the lounging chairs and hamacs outside. THe hotel is literally on the beach. When the tide is low, the rocks create little pools which were perfect for our toddler to enjoy the water. Breakfast was good. We enjoyed talking the short walks to the village for dinner. We would go back without a doubt.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rborie
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Buraschi, Gerente at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
Dear Guests:
We appreciate so positive comment about our hotel and the service. Thanks for so well detailed description about us, we always give our best in order to create a cozy and calm rest near the sea. The hotel will always be a familiar place; you will feel just like home.
Please, contact us as soon as you are ready to visit Isabela again.
Best Regards,
Marita Zecchettin
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Its not easy to find 5 star accomodation in the Galapagos. 4 stars at best which means that this hotel is not far off from as good as it gets. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. What it lacks in sophistication however it makes up for in restaurant quality, service and location.
If going to the Galapagos then Puerto Vilamil (on a different island to the main airport island) is probably the best option although I would reccomend the small charter flight rather than the 2 hour boat trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Griffin257
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Buraschi, Gerente at La Casa de Marita, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for staying with us taking your time to perform this fine opinion. We really appreciate your honest feedback. This is very helpful for us, as well as all the travelers that visit this web page. We will keep working to maintain the 5 stars service and try harder to reach another 5 stars on Accommodation and Restaurant.

We are looking forward to welcome you again soon.

Best Regards,

Marita Zecchettin,
General Manager.
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Additional Information about La Casa de Marita

Property: La Casa de Marita
Address: Conocarpus S/N, 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
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Villamil
#2 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa de Marita 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marita’s house is a first class hotel in which you can enjoy the natural charms of Isabela Island, because it is located on the white sands of Puerto Villamil, offering an incomparable view of the colorful beaches of Galapagos Islands. Marita’s house combines harmonically the standards of the best quality hotels with a cozy familiar, hospitality to offer a pleasant and comfortable stay. Quality and warmth characterizes the services of lodging, restaurant and recreation that Marita’s house offers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Casa De Marita Hotel Puerto Villamil
La Casa De Marita Galapagos Islands/Isabela - Puerto Villamil

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