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Hosteria Mandala

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boston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are planning a trip to Puerto Lopez (I suggest you do!) there is absolutely NO DOUBT that you should stay here. The owners Maya and Ariel, are the nicest people on the continent and the hotel is mint! Each "room" is an individual cabin with private bath. You will not be "roughing it"! The location is perfect, directly...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately the weather was very cloudy and grey while we were in Puerto Lopez and this no doubt affected our enjoyment of the town and the beach. The town is still recovering from the recent earth quake so some restaurants were not open. Those that were open were mediocre at best.

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1Thank Beverly M
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 1 November 2016

While Puerto Lopez is a typical Ecuadorean fishing village this hosteria (a hotel with less than 40 rooms is labelled a hosteria) is quite unique. The "rooms" are two level cabanas with a dwelling on each floor. The balcony is situated in such a way as to offer privacy, while sitting at a lovely wooden table and chairs or lying...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 October 2016

From beginning to end, our stay at Mandala was great. The hostel itself is beautiful. The buildings and grounds are amazing. The cabanas feel high-end with comfortable beds and all the amenities you could want. There is no AC but we had no need for it when we visited. Just keep the windows open (there are screens) and turn on...

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Seattle
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Everyone raves about this pkace, and it is wonderful. The art, plants, trees, and ornate woodwork are all stunning. Rooms are nice. There is a gorgeous stretch of beach just in front. Food was delicious. Only drawback is that it is 3km out of town.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing hostal, they truly thought of every little detail and it SHOWS! Hot water, beachfront, kind staff, service tip included in food, bunches of outlets in cabanas, and super relaxing vibe. Aurelio and Maya are great owners and made sure our stay was wonderful. As well as David, Fernando and the two other male servers we had. All were phenomenal...

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Reviewed 3 September 2016

What a wonderful place to end our Ecuador-journey!!! Perfect location, great rooms (with hammocks on the balcony), delicious breakfast and top service. If i visit Puerto Lopez, I will definitely come back!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were here 4 years ago, and returned this week. Most of the place was exactly as we remembered it, though there are now a couple new deluxe suites near the back. We stayed in one, and heartily recommend it. Spacious, with multiple fans (it was pleasant enough we did not need them), fridge, strong wifi, decent restaurant.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We spent our last 4 nights of our travel of 7 months in this heaven! The rooms are big, the bed is comfortable and the staff are the best! Good breakfast and food in general aswell! They do everything to make your stay perfect! Thank you and would recommend it to everyone!

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NEW BADEN
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I read the reviews in the Lonely Planet and decided my fiance and I needed to see this place when he came to visit me. It was everything I could have hoped for! I loved the hammocks on our deck, the fans were a godsend in the heat, and there were tons of fascinating details around the place. I loved...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Hosteria Mandala

Address: Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
Price Range: $90 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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Hosteria Mandala Hotel Puerto Lopez
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“Calibri (hummingbird) suite is our favorite”
 of 5 bubbles MindStorm00, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a refrigerator in the room. No A/C, so you'll need to keep food somewhere.”
  • This was the patio for our room. We paid for one of the $65/night suites.
 of 5 bubbles 918RachelS918, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our friends and I stayed in 2 different rooms (Iguana was mine) but they were both equally as nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 955jeannettas, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had two rooms and they were both excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 457janey, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Many types of rooms and cabins. We havent been that much to know all rooms or cabins”
 of 5 bubbles ricardocN1867JS, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
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