Montanita is a fun place. Right on the best surfing beach in Ecuador and packed with bars and clubs for partying the whole night. It is a very small place but a great place to go for a fun weekend.
If you are there to stay in clubs and bars all night then this hotel is in the perfect location. It is right in the middle of party central. Go to Hola Ola bar for the best night. The other clubs were packed with drug taking hippy travellers. All the locals from Guayquil and Quito go to Hola Ola.
Our room was very clean, had a safe and hot water 24hrs. The staff were also excellent and helpful at all times. The hotel was also very secure.
As the other review said, at the weekend Montanita is a crazy place with very loud music blaring until sunrise. If you want a quiet weekend stay somewhere else like the Kundalini or the Balsa Surf camp as they are away from the town centre.
If you stay at the Majagua expect VERY loud music at the weekend until 8-9am. There are about 5 clubs within 50 metres all competing with each other to see who can play music the loudest!
Bring ear plugs and ask for a room on the higest floor possible at the back of the hotel. This will alleviate the noise to an acceptable level.
But if you are there to party all night and drink yourself stupid then the noise wont affect you as you will be up out until the morning when the music stops and all the beers will ensure you go straight to sleep! Plus you will be glad you only have to walk a few metres to your hotel!