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Spondylus Lodge Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented the apartment, which was located in the top floor. Two bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, a spacious living room, a large bathroom with hot water and a beautiful outdoor space which is sorrounded by beautiful trees. The problem? To begin, the place was filthy and throughout our stay, cleaning was very minimal if at all. All the kitchen wear...

Thank csgobeil
Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I stayed with my husband and girl (1,5) years old for 6 nights in Spondylus lodge and really liked it. We had an appartement that was clean and nicely decorated. It had a little kitchen but we usually used the kitchen of the main house. Everything was cleaned every day and the garden looked beautiful. What I liked the most...

Thank anna_ravensbergen
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Breakfast was poor, coffee machine broke down. They gave us a room that wasn't the one we looked on bookings.com gallery, sleeping on a King Size bed (BUNK BED) was awful and uncomfortable. We run out of fresh water in the middle of the night till next day AM. There was no good privacy from the room, as the door...

1Thank Luis A
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Spondylus for four nights and everything was awesome. I didn't pre book, but when I arrived I was very well taken care of. The room was big and very clean, nice comfortable bed and hot water in the shower. There is a shared kitchen with everything you need, and coffee/tea to drink whenever you like. Outside is...

1Thank Bodil L
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a magical place where you can really disconnect from everything!! Very comfortable and cozy rooms with big commun areas. THe best place in Ayampe to relax and have a great time while you make new friends from all over the world. Very helpful staff and about just one step from the waves!

Thank emilianopita
Luis V, Director General at Spondylus Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments! Looking forward to see you again!

Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Spondylus hotel is a very nice and comfortable hotel ever! The rooms are very clean, have A/C and hot water, the hotel has a communal kitchen so you can cook your own food, is a very quite place is you want relaxing, is 5 min or less walk to the beach, you can use the jacuzzi and they have a...

Thank Deeanaec
SpondylusLodge, Gerente at Spondylus Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the comment! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

First time visit to Ayampe. Booked a room as we had been traveling all day to get there and had not been to the place. Only stayed one night but can recommend the place. "Serg" the on-site contact was wonderful, accommodating, and made us feel at home. The property is immaculate. The communal kitchen one of the cleanest I have...

Thank robert e
SpondylusLodge, Gerente at Spondylus Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to see you soon!!

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely peaceful simple place to stay very helpful staff will recommend to friends and hopefully return one day. They don't serve food but you can eat nearby. The rooms are very pretty and comfortable and staff couldn't be nicer. Close to the beach . The place felt safe

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This hotel is obviously very attractive, best beds, modern bathrooms, great mosquito nets, aircon, gorgeus garden. There is ZERO service. Its hard to find anyone working at the hotel, nobody there to answer your questions. They rent boards but there is no one there to rent them out, they have a kitchen but I couldn't figure out how to turn...

Thank Juana G
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We had a lovely matrimonial room with air conditioning! Which is a must as it is quite hot in April/ may. Beautiful gardens and the living area and kitchen are kept immaculately. We arrived super Late and they just left he key for us so we could let ourselves in. Really relaxing and such good value for money! I will...

Thank Pablo g

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spondylus Lodge is a small lodge ownered and operated by an Ecuadorian/German couple. It offers six modernern rooms each with a private balcony. Four rooms are air conditioned and two have fans. We have a large common area where guests can watch TV, play table soccer or just sit on the couch in front of the fireplace and read a book,listen to music or play a board game. A modern community kitchen is also available for guests to use. Each morning fresh brewed coffee or tea and fruits are available at no charge. Nature lovers, surfers and travellers of all kinds are welcome here year round. During our high seaason, December through May, discounts are available to guests staying six or more days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spondylus Lodge Hotel

Address: Ruta del Spondylus KM 86, Ayampe 00001, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Ayampe
Price Range: $35 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Number 1 and 2 are our favorites”
emilianopita, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a bottom bunk if you're doing the dorm room thing.”
R0b1n123, 30 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room nr. 1 facing the garden in the main building was great. Good internet connection and beautiful view from the hammock on the private balcony.”
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  • garden
KarelB181, 28 May 2014 | Read review
“The rooms in the main house are just as nice as the bungalow, although the bungalow feels a little more private.”
Cornishcarp, 2 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Room 1 and 4 are right by the Wi-Fi. Room 1 overlooks the beautiful garden.”
  • Sunny morning in my room
574MarkP, 9 Jun 2013 | Read review
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