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Spondylus Lodge - Ayampe - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (202 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring a fully equipped common kitchen, Spondylus Lodge offers a garden and BBQ facilities in Ayampe. Ayampe beach is 200 metres away and the commercial area of Puerto Lopez is a 15-minute drive away. Providing a tranquil environment, the rooms in Spondylus Lodge feature shared bathroom facilities. The bungalows offer private bathrooms and air conditioning. Guests at Spondylus Lodge can relax in the common in the game room. Complimentary coffee and tea are available during the day. Spondylus Lodge is a 15-minute drive from the bus station and a 3-hour drive from Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport. Free private parking is possible on site.
6.3 Good
Pros: Location is really is good but depending on the room you might be bothered by noises from the highway since it is close by to the back of the hostel
Cons: The bad thing about is they own a lot of cats which are roaming around the common area as well as the kitchen which makes it a bit dirty. Personally it was a problem for me since I am allergic to cats and wasn’t able to enjoy the common areas. It would be nice if they let you know beforehand so you can decide if you want to stay there or not. Also the only guy from the stuff was openly flirting with my girlfriend in front of me which made it uncomfortable for my girlfriend and I
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mariscal is the man!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: In the adorable sleepy village of Ayampe lies this haven of all accommodations. Perfect for relaxing and/or surfing and just having a chill time in general. The staff is what makes this place amazing - they will go out of their way to help you with anything from recommendations, directions to anything concerning your health if you need! Special shout out to Mariscal who took such great care of us when we were there!
Cons: The only reason I didn’t stay longer was because Ayampe was probably a little too sleepy for me (turns out that I’m quite restless!), but that’s hardly the accommodation’s fault and is in no way a reflection of my time there!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Raw nature. Spondylus is great, Ayampe's for real.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is incredible. It is nicely hidden and sheltered from the noisy highway and close enough to the beach to hear the waves breaking. The lodge itself is beautiful and tasteful, very clean and great to relax and enjoy. Mariscal (the lodge keeper) is friendly, thoughtful and super helpful. He greets guests as if we were friends and it is clear that he cares for both guests and the lodge. Great guy. Awesome vibe overall.
Cons: Nothing to dislike.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay because of a lot of little things. For example, every room has its own space in the fridge and the staff could even reserve us a place in the bus from Puerto Lopez to Quito.
Cons: The only thing that could have been better would be a heated Jacuzzi.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was Just perfect, As usual
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved my stay at this charming hostal! Mariscal made me feel right at home from the moment I arrived. The outdoor patio spaces and indoor seating made it easy to relax and interact with the other guests or steal away with a book for some alone time when I wanted it. The location is perfectly central, with the bus stop just up the hill and everything else within a few minutes walk away, including the otra ola café, the beach, and AYAMPE’S restaurants.
7.5 Good
Pros: The staff is very friendly and the location is very close to the beach (less than 5 min walking). Air conditioner in the room.
Cons: The parking area is not convenient and hard to get around when it rains. No breakfast included which is surprising because the prices are high compared to other properties in the area. The room was not very clean. We had to ask someone to clean our bath a second time. No hot water.
Ganso & Búho - Ayampe - Building
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9.6 Excellent (50 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Ayampe, Ganso & Búho has a restaurant, bar, garden, and free WiFi throughout the property. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All guest rooms at the guest house come with a seating area. At Ganso & Búho all rooms have a wardrobe and a private bathroom. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a gluten-free breakfast. Montañita is 26 km from Ganso & Búho, while Puerto López is 19 km from the property.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Super nice property and staff
Cons: Mosquitoes in the room Not quite sea view
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Franziska and Gloria are such wonderful hosts and were constantly checking in to ensure my stay was the best that it could be :) Ayampe is a wonderful tranquil haven and Ganso & Buho is a perfect place to stay. You can watch the ocean while you're having your yummy breakfast and to surf, all you have to do is walk into the ocean right in front of you! What an amazing beachfront location :) My room was spacious and super clean and comfortable. I highly recommend staying here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Franzi was a fantastic host and we really enjoyed every minute of our stay. The rooms are very modern, clean and cozy. The beach is very nice and the waves are right in sight when you have your delicious breakfast in the tidy outdoor kitchen. We would come back right away :-)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owner and staff. Great service and fast to reply and help with recommendations. Nice rooms and good shower and well protected from mosquitoes. Excellent location right on the beach (there's a gravel road in front with basically no traffic). Good breakfast and small but nice garden. Quiet location but good access to everything.
Cons: We came in October which we read was dry season. But in this place it's basically overcast all of October and November with quite a bit of rain. So go in Jan-May which we were told is the best period with sun all day and rain at night.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I loved my room especially as I could see a little pocket of ocean from bed. It’s right on the beach and loved the view at breakfast and from the chairs and tables outside. Also from the restaurant upstairs which had good food. Enjoyed the fresh homemade muesli for breakfast. Also enjoyed the cats and dogs, especially Morena, the house cat
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were very well looked after here - Franzi was a great host and checked in with us regularly to make sure we were having a comfortable stay and to answer any questions. Our room was lovely and one day when it rained, we very happy just chilling out there. Location is great too as it's right beside the beach and a short walk from some lovely little cafes and restaurants. We also enjoyed the breakfast here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our hosts Franzi y Washington are very kind and friendly people. We enjoyed our stay very much. The nice details in the rooms and everywhere and also the beautiful garden invite to relax and enjoy the ocean ... great place to be in Ayampe, many thanks!
Villas Los Olivos - Ayampe - Building
3
9.7 Excellent (36 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ayampe, Villas Los Olivos offers 4-star accommodation with a garden. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. At the hotel, each room is equipped with a patio with pool view. Guest rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. Guests at Villas Los Olivos can enjoy a continental breakfast. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. Guests at Villas Los Olivos will be able to enjoy activities in and around Ayampe, like hiking. Montañita is 26 km from the hotel, while Puerto López is 19 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great facilities. Super kind people
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property has a real family feel. Definitely the best place to stay in Ayampe. Magnolia, Jenica and Julie really looked after us. The place was beautifully made and there was a real personal touch to the whole experience. We’d highly recommend!
Cons: The only thing that could have been better is the location in terms of distance to the beach. This is easy to check via google maps so it wasn’t a surprise. It also wasn’t a problem as the walk was only a couple of minutes. We’d still stay there over any of the other properties in Ayampe.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent, i couldn’t ask for more. Fireplace, the pool, the bedrooms... everything was perfect.
Cons: Everything was perfect. Thank you so much to Magnolia and Yuli!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Magnolia is a legend :) She was so nice. att. Marcela
9.2 Excellent
Pros: nicest place in the area, very high quality construction and attention to detail, lovely landscaping, 3 fun and friendly big dogs (I'm a dog lover), super friendly and attentive staff...oh, and cool pool!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Definitelly, Villa Los Olivos is the top place In Ayampe!! Magnolia and Jenica are the best hosts all o ver the word. We spent great time there.
Cons: I have nothing bad to say
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff friendliness. Went out of their way to make you comfortable.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service by staff and owner
Cons: Suggested to put some chairs in each room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a perfect hotel. The design, staff and beautiful location are all fabulous. The rooms are beyond comfortable and the black bottom swimming pool is such a treat. Jenica, Magnolia and Julie took amazing care of us, making sure we always had everything we needed and going out of their way to cook us delicious vegan breakfast (the French toast was perfection, Magnolia)! If you are thinking about staying in Montanita or Puerto Lopez, don’t do it! Stay in Ayampe instead. It’s very close to both of those towns but it’s so much prettier. Ayampe is the jewel of the Ecuadorian coast and there isn’t a more amazing place to stay anywhere in Ecuador.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved everything about it - Magnolia and Jenica and Julie were awesome. Loved the dogs, the breakfast and hospitality, the rooms, the property and set-up, the views, the bedding! A perfect 10!
La Buena Vida B&B - Ayampe - Building
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9.2 Excellent (81 reviews)
Overview Reviews
La Buena Vida B&B offers accommodation in Ayampe. The bed and breakfast has a terrace and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the snack bar. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. A flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD player is provided at the common area. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. La Buena Vida B&B offers surf lessons with qualified instructors, and surf board rentals. Montañita is 20 km from La Buena Vida B&B, while Puerto López is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Manta Airport, 81 km from the property.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This is a really nice place to stay in Ayampe. It's close to the beach (but not on the beach) and the staff is super friendly. The room and bathroom were probably the nicest we had in all of Ecuador. The breakfast was also really nice and fresh. We were there during the transportation strike and the staff helped arrange for us to make it to the airport which was very kind.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous, big breakfast with fresh fruit, coffee, juice and a main dish. Comfortable beds and free wifi. The owners and staff were super friendly and accommodating. Plenty of great restaurants within walking distance and the main beach is a short stroll away.
Cons: La Buena Vida delivers exactly what they advertise: a quaint B&B in a quiet beach town with comfortable rooms, great breakfast and a short walk to the beach. We really cannot think of anything we didn't like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay here. The room was really comfortable, the staff were awesome, breakfast amazing and just an overall amazing experience.
Cons: There was some road noise during the night but we were able to sleep through it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable place, lovely staff, and wonderful location. They go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. The breakfast is amazing and the walk is 5 minutes to the beach. Great surfing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a good time at the Buena Vida B&B. The place is nicely decorated and we had a comfortable bed and a great night's sleep. The people are friendly. Breakfast was delicious and varied. The location is perfect, close to the beach and some good restaurants. Everything you need for a good holiday. It was the best place we stayed in Ecuador during our trip, that's why a 10!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Everything was very good, maybe a little too many cats.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities and landscaping is beautiful. The hosts and operators are so gracious and accommodating- the breakfasts are delicious! Super clean rooms and relaxing atmosphere.
Hosteria Guachapeli - Las Tunas - Building
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9.5 Excellent (35 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Las Tunas, Hosteria Guachapeli is by the ocean, within a 15-minute drive of Ayampe Beach and Machalilla National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The small-family business atmosphere and customer service provided by Sebastian and his family, spectacular view from the balcony, cleanliness and safety of the property AND Las Tunas Beach, the excellent, complimentary breakfast, delicious meals that can be ordered on site, their original Margarita, the BIRDS! - honestly...everything! Cannot wait to go back and will definitely recommend to friends and family members. Additional Note - By mistake we took the keys to the room in one of our bags when packing. Sebastian was patient, flexible and accomodating in how we could get the keys back to him. Could not have been more thankful for this as it was late and we were already on the road when we discovered the error.
Cons: We always prefer a place RIGHT on the beach; HOWEVER, the ocean view from our room was great, we could hear the waves crashing from inside the room, and the walk to the beach was short, pituresque and pleasant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gave me ride to ayampe to get a surfboard
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place , beautiful yard and nice location a short walk from the beach. Owner super friendly and accommodating, when he found out our sons were skateboarders he took them to his friends place who had a skateboard park in his back yard!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly atmosphere and great location
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly hosts who shared useful information about the coastal area, excellent hospitality. Quiet location just above a beautiful beach.
Cons: It would help to have a bell or contact directions posted for night arrivals. Also a bedside lamp in the room.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Spacious family room with excellent hosts! Sebastián helped arrange surf lessons for the kids. The site is just a short walk to the beach.
Cons: Some guests had a dog that barked all night long on Saturday night. :( Luckily they left after one night & Sebastian gave us a discount on one of our meals to compensate.
Hosteria Tsafiki - Puerto López - Building
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9.3 Excellent (47 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Styled with thatched roofs, wicker furniture and country-style décor, Tsafiki Inn is located right on the beach and it is surrounded by gardens. It features free WiFi. Hosteria Tsafiki offers comfortable rooms with plenty of light and private balconies. All of them have private bathrooms with hot-water showers, hammocks and sea views. Picante Restaurant features Ecuadorian cuisine, bread, ice cream and home-made sweets. In addition to dining in the restaurant guests are welcome to request room service or service in the beach area. Machalilla National Park, Agua Blanca and Los Frailes beach are all within a 20-minute drive. Puerto Lopez in Las Tunas is a 15-minute drive away while Montañitas is situated 30 minutes' drive from the property.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect, also the rooms, all with oceanview. The owner was also very friendly and the food very delicious also. The area of the swimming pools is also fantastic, you can have your breakfast with an ocean view. I think this area should be more shown in the pictures, its really a nice and comfortable area. There were also nice green areas and the breakfast was superb.
Cons: The only thing it is that I think that the owner should put more strict rules regarding the use of the rooms after certain hours, for example after 10 pm. If this is a place to relax, music and conversations after certain hours should not be allowed. There was a night that I woke up due to there was a couple talking at 4-5 in the morning and listening to music in the rooms next to us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property is a true find. It's located on a long clean beautiful beach..lots of space for those long beach walks. I loved starting my day with a delicious breakfast which included a fruit plate, fresh juice, coffee and home baked bread , along with my choice of an entree from the menu.....all included in the price of the room. Lots of space for lounging around the pool if that is one's choice or spending some time in the hot tub, which was great after a day on the beach. I had dinner at restaurant at Tsafiki nearly every evening. The food was delicious... my personal favorite was the Seafood Pasta in White Wine Sauce with homemade Garlic Bread. My room was comfortable, housekeeping and linen changes daily, good hot showers with excellent water pressure. There were clean towels in my room, with towels available for the pool and for the beach. And probably the best part of this wonderful hostel is the owner, Lori and her ability to make everyone feel like special guests. Thank you Lori for everything you did to make my vacation fabulous.
Cons: The day I had to leave .....
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the breakfasts were great! Lori, the owner, even made whale watching reservations for us, and packed a lunch for the kids to take. she went above and beyond for us, what a nice surprise from the norm!
Cons: nothing could have been better
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lori was very accommodating and helpful in arranging a day trip to the national park. The outside patio, pool and beach hut were very nice places to hang out, and having the restaurant at the hostal was great, since the other eating options in the area are very minimal. If you are looking for an uncrowded beach location away from tourists and the city, this place is great.
Cons: The location was a bit too isolated for our purposes. At least on the day we were there, the surf conditions were not good for surfing or snorkeling, If you don't have a car, you pretty much need to take a fairly long cab ride to any kind of other activities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Facilities , staff attention
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hostess Lori was wonderful and inviting and her staff were great. Her fluent English made it easier to understand what the local attractions were all about. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Beach was amazing - if you're a rockhound you will find an abundance of agates and cherts on the beach.
Cons: nothing comes to mind
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with a nice pool and it's right on a gorgeous beach. It comes with a nice breakfast and the on-site restauraunt was quite good. Huge Palapa on the beach with tables, chairs and hammocks, makes for,a great place to hang out.
Las Cabañas de la Iguana - Ayampe - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (44 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Boasting a garden, Las Cabañas de la Iguana is situated in Ayampe. The inn features both free WiFi and free private parking. At the inn rooms come with a desk and a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is available each morning at Las Cabañas de la Iguana. You can play table tennis at the accommodation. Montañita is 26 km from Las Cabañas de la Iguana, while Puerto López is 19 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Sandra & Sandra are the best!!! And so are the cats. We loved our experience here and hopefully we can return soon!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very lush grounds. Lots of flowers and you feel like you are in nature. Very quite! Sandra is a great host! Close to the beach just a short 2 min walk down the path.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The place is fantastic! It's just a 4 minute walk to the beach. Location is great. The owner and staff were lovely, and provided invaluable help for local information and tour planning. They also are nice companions for conversation. Inside the compound (which is large and spacious) we enjoyed the beautiful rustic finishes that blend very nicely with the abundant vegetation. We felt perfect isolation from our busy lives and were brought into the calmness of nature with beautiful accommodations and very useful common areas. We found it very handy to have access to a common, fully equipped kitchen (with a nice fridge to keep our every-day food). This allowed us to prepare snacks or even fully balanced breakfast for the entire family. It is also a great place to talk to other guests and pet the local cats.
Cons: There is really very, very little we didn't like about the Iguana. We thoroughly loved the place! Our only minor (and it actually is VERY minor) complaint would be that, for longer stays like ours (7 days), the lack of any shelves or drawers in the room required constant moving back and forth things from the luggage. This was specially true for wet stuff like bathing suites, so we ended up using the furniture. This in no way prevented us from enjoying the place and being comfortable all through our stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location, the staff, the ambiance, it is very nice and peaceful
Cons: The pillows were not comfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautifully maintained, quiet and lush green garden all around. 2 minute walk to an amazing beach with great waves if you like to surf. The staff are wonderful and always very attentive. Once you get there, it is hard to leave. 10/10
Cons: For me it was perfect in every way.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: The location is great only 2 minutes to the beach. The room was spotless and fresh with a nice size bathroom with hot water and good pressure. There are a few covered camping spots and a communal kitchen and a large commomspace where you can hang out . Each room has two chairs outside where you can relax and enjoy the huge garden area.
Cons: Crockery and cutlery could be upgraded.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The beach
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Garden, location, staff
Cons: Nothing
El Manglar Cabañas - Las Tunas - Building
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9.1 Excellent (79 reviews)
Overview Reviews
El Manglar Cabañas is a beach-front property located 14 km from Puerto López town. It features a private beach area, surfing service and a garden. Free breakfast in included. The bungalows offer wooden furniture, a fan and wardrobe. The bathrooms are private and come with shower. Guests can enjoy regional food at the on-site restaurant. It offers stunning sea views. Services such as kayak rental, snorkelling, horseback riding and fishing are offered. This property is 102 km from Eloy Alfaro International Airport and from Manta City Centre.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extremely comfortable room, right on the beach with the best hosts that made our stay enjoyable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Near to Las Tunas and far far away from the noise of Montañita. If you want to enjoy the whole beach just for you in front of the ocean with a cold one, this is the right place for you.
7.5 Good
Pros: Las Tunas is always perfect
Cons: The room Was too small for 5
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything about the property. Great location, cool cabins and amazing family running the place.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hosts, wonderful food, perfect distance from the water, comfortable beds/linens/pillows, hot shower with perfect pressure, delightful view, everything about this place is perfect. The hosts are the epitome of hospitality and kindness.
Cons: Absolutely nothing
5.0 Okay
Pros: Beach front
Cons: No facilities Too expensive
Victor Hugo Hotel - Puerto López - Building
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8.9 Excellent (399 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located right in front of the waterfront in Puerto Lopez, Victor Hugo has comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi. Salango Beach is 5 km away. At Victor Hugo Hotel guests can book rooms with balconies, sea views and air conditioning. Some rooms feature rustic wood furnishings and all of them are equipped with private bathrooms and showers. Frailes Beach is 12 km away and Tunas Beach is 18 km from Victor Hugo. Manta Airport is 110 km and private parking is free.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The location was good really close to the beach, be careful cause some rooms have view to the hall and we guess others do have ocean view
Cons: One of the staff members, the receptionist was really rude. We asked for an early breakfast and it was not ready when we arrived at was not made fast, the staff was rude with us. The towels were dirty and we asked her to change them and they didn't
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great choice of hotel, Victor is very nice and social with nice welcoming staff.
Cons: Nothing bad to say.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location , friendly and welcoming staff , great food and drinks
Cons: No TV in room and slightly musty smell
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We loved the location. We would never stay there without an ocean view. You can hear the waves. It's very tranquil. The service was excellent and they also spoke English well. The restaurant was excellent too. Very good Fajitas and reasonably priced.
Cons: The list of amenities wasn't complete. No TV or DVD player in the room as described. Also a bit of a musty smell.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff very friendly. Great food lovely location
Cons: The wall between rooms were wooden so could hear your neighbours
9.6 Excellent
Pros: An amazing hotel, probably the best hotel I can recommend in Puerto Lopez. It's just 10 minutes walk by the centre of Puerto Lopez, so you can enjoy the quite and tranquility of the town without being too far from downtown. The hotel has built all by bamboo wood, and is very charming! Rooms immaculate, staff and owner impressively welcome you warmly. Is the perfect stay in Puerto Lopez! Next time I will spend more days there!!
Cabañas Playa Sur - Puerto López - Building
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8.9 Excellent (336 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located on the beachfront in Puerto López and featuring a garden, Cabañas Playa Sur has free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the inn also offer a garden view. Speaking English and Spanish, staff are ready to help around the clock at the reception. Montañita is 46 km from Cabañas Playa Sur, while Puerto Cayo is 32 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great personal service even though I arrived late in the evening. I had a computer crash and they generously loaned me one of their own! And always a friendly smile.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bungalows next to the beach, at night the sound of the waves and the hospitality of Louis ;). A big thank you.
Cons: Nothing!
6.7 Good
Pros: Cheap and basic. Wifi was OK. Good if U just want a bed U suppose. Clean as it could be given the materials used in the building, staff were helpful and easy going. Laundry nearby.
Cons: Would not like to be there in peak Mosquito season. The Cabanas while a great design they were only of a basic build quality. E.g. the roof was literally just weaved leaves. No insulation, lots of holes in walls and roof for mozzies to get in. Bed nets provided were not perfect either. No food, but plenty near by. Puerto Lopez itself isn't very nice but plenty of restaurants nearby... Just not my type of town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kindness of Mr. Luis very helpful and Always at your disposal. Room clean and well equipped. Very good position in front of the beach.
Cons: Notthing
7.9 Good
Pros: Location, quiet but I was just n bungalow with no common and wall ( like)rustic furniture nice Brick oven pizza , pretty good
Cons: They apparently chain the front gate till 7 Am, can't exit prior too without permission. No like
8.8 Excellent
Pros: there's a certain charm to the place, they clean the cabins every day and give you fresh towels and soap (a lovely touch but unnecessary) and Luis is very friendly and accommodating so all in all I loved my stay here.
Cons: this place will not win any beauty contests. cabins are basic and they've made no real effort in the communal area (there are hammocks and a reading area with sofas but there's a vast expanse of bare soil at the back which had potential)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful place to stay for a couple of days. We had the private Cabana with private bathroom and it was very lovely. The Cabana was very clean and we got a new towel every day although we didn't request it. Also, Luis was a wonderful host.
Tuzco Lodge - Puerto López - Pool
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8.9 Excellent (206 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tuzco Lodge in Puerto Lopez, you'll be just steps from Machalilla National Park and Rio Pital. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a library, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very courteous, and very accommodating. Breakfast was delicious.
Cons: Everyone was amazing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities are very comfortable, and the staff very helpful, Thanks to the owner Julio G. Salazar, for all the attention and information about the town and the points of interest.
Cons: n/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was one of the best hotel stays I’ve had in any place in the world. I got sick during my stay and luckily the owner of the hotel is a doctor with a small office right around back. He saw me immediately and helped with my stomach issues. He and the rest of the staff displayed amazing hospitality. I never eat breakfast, but since it was included in my rate the staff would bring me fresh fruit whenever I was ready to eat. The hotel itself is an amazing property with many beautiful areas to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. There are plants and art throughout the property. The pool is across the street and is very beautiful as well. The beach is a short walk down the street from the hotel. I can’t say enough good things about the staff and property. If I return to Puerto Lopez it will be based on this hotel’s availability because the experience was that good. (If you don’t speak decent Spanish I recommend downloading google translate or some other form of translation as this can be very helpful to make communication with the staff and anyone else in the town very easy)
Cons: There’s nothing not to like about this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to town. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A very nice , clean and well maintained Lodge. Beautiful and very kind people. Safe and closed car park. Nice restaurants at the seafront.
Cons: The only point coming to my mind is decoffinated instant coffee, so you can say it was a perfect stay in a nice location
6.3 Good
Pros: The first room I stayed in was spacious and comfortable. Good matress and bedding, all very clean. Shower was hot in the morning. Staff were very polite and tried to help with any requests.
Cons: I extended and was moved to a much smaller room for the same price. The floor was covered in termite dust, sawdust. I cleaned it up, but it was back within 2 hours all over the bed side table from the window above. I asked for wifi and a desk in the room, and the wifi was none existent. I only saw hot water once come out of the shower. On the weekend the hotel was very noisy. Also the roosters are a pain at 5am. For the price, they should invest in decent wifi to cater for the many rooms they have.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent breakfast. Owners are very kind people and very knowledgeble about the area, not only Puerto Lopez but other places near by. The environment and the colors of the hotel are very attractive.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Awesome family run hotel. It's managed extremely well and the staff are all professional and accommodating, all of them smile and greet you. The hotel itself is very beautiful, spacious with little tables to sit in front of your room. The pool and garden are gorgeous, especially in the evening when it's all lit up. My room was clean, with a very big and comfortable bed. I had a great sleep both nights. Air conditioning modern and efficient. Bathroom is clean with hot water (you have to run it for a couple of minutes to heat up), good pressure. Plenty of nice smelling towels. They changed my pillows as the ones I had had stains inside them, there was zero issue changing them when I asked so really a minor detail, it happens. Breakfast was nice with fruit, eggs (perfect fried eggs), bread and jam and coffee. Very relaxing stay.
Cons: Not the best location if you're scared of dogs, there are lots on that road, not violent but intimidating if you're scared. Obviously not hotel's fault.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, very friendly staff.
Cons: Very satisfied especially for what you pay.
7.9 Good
Pros: The swimming pool. Good breakfast. Polite members of the team.
Cons: Ants in beds. Smelly bathrooms
Hostal Mirada al Mar - Las Tunas - Building
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9.3 Excellent (32 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Facing the beachfront in Las Tunas, Hostal Mirada al Mar has a bar and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The inn offers a terrace. Guests at Hostal Mirada al Mar will be able to enjoy activities in and around Las Tunas, like cycling. Montañita is 29 km from the accommodation, while Puerto López is 16 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Hostal Mirada al Mar is my favorite location to stay on the Costa Negra. It's central to Puerto Lopez, short trips to Montañita or Ayampe are doable, but it still (for now) retains its honest Ecuadorian character. Quiet quiet beach, good food in walking distance (on the beach) and a good simple breakfast option available.
Cons: The accommodations are rustic and simple - this is not something I personally have a problem with, but those who want luxury accommodations should look elsewhere. This is no muss, no fuss space at a good price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The warm welcome we received the moment we got out of the taxi. The couple we're warm and inviting which continued through our entire stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole family running the place was so kind generally,bit especially when I got stung by a stingray. They helped me so much, taking care of the wound and me. Apart from their empathy and care, the place is amazing. You have an amazing view,right by the beach,a hammock on the terrace,great wifi, peace and quiet,empty beaches just for you. Although I recommend buying some general things before coming cause the amount of shops around is limited,there are cars with fruits and vegetables that come around every now and again. Amazing place,so tranquil. Plus the shower always had hot water.
Cons: I liked everything.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very welcoming and friendly staff. They don't speak English, so it was a good opportunity to practice my Spanish. The single room with the private bathroom was great value for money ($11.50). The shower was amazingly powerful with hot water! There is a rooftop with hammocks to relax & downstairs they sell cheap beer, soft drinks and snacks. They don't have a restaurant but there are places to eat nearby. I also like that it's right by the sea.
Cons: The WIFI was not very strong. My bedroom door was very difficult to open. The windows didn't quite meet the walls so mosquito could enter easily, and there was no mosquito net.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best hostel we stayed at so far in Ecuador, after travelling for 6 weeks! Can't recommend enough to anyone - family, solo, couple, absolutely anyone. Perfect location looking straight out to sea, and from Las Tunas you can travel anywhere up the coast within 30-40 minutes. Spotlessly clean, spacious rooms, comfortable bed, friendly helpful hosts and excellent value for money.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: very friendly lovely family.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very lovely owners, spectacular view at the ocean and super cosy cabañas. The bar is also very nice. We walked to Ayampe along the beach within 40 minutes, just beautiful!! All in all a super relaxed and amazing place to stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is a gem directly in front of the beach in an otherwise quiet, small town. The shower is hot, the wifi is good, the fan works, you can use the kitchen 24/7 and the staff is great. The best part is the view of the islands from the hammock in front of the room.
Cons: There could be a screen stapled to the window to let the air in and see outside without letting mosquitoes in. There was no mosquito netting.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The place: calm, facing the sea, rooftop Run by a family Getting a towel, soap and shampoo sample Bed was comfortable 15aminutes by bus from Puerto Lopez (0,75$), 35minutes from Montañita (1,5$) Small restaurants on the main road with Almuerzo for 3$
Cons: Kitchen: a bit dirty and not really organized while small
Hostal Los Orishas - Ayampe - Building
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8.9 Excellent (98 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Hostal Los Orishas features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Ayampe. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. At the guest house every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Montañita is 26 km from Hostal Los Orishas, while Puerto López is 19 km away.
7.9 Good
Pros: The room was rustic, as shown in the pictures, in harmony with the beach atmosphere and quite spacious. The staff was nice and helpful. The restaurant on site serves good pizzas.
Cons: Unfortunately while I was there, there was the Pueblo fiesta, and the speakers were blasting all night long in the street just behind the room. It was so loud that earplugs were just efficient enough to prevent me from driving my head through a wall. :) So if you go to Ayampe for la tranquilidad as I did, just check beforehand. It can get quite hot in the room, and the fan was not strong enough to cool things down. On my last morning there, I got stucked with soap on me cause water stopped working in the middle of my shower... Appearantly there was a power shortage in town.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Its super relaxing with hangmats everywhere. Unfortunatly we've been there on a wendsday when the restaurant is closed, but it looks reallly nice! The rooma are very clean and super cute prepared with towels and soap and drinkable water and a mosquitonet. To the beach its more or less 30 seconds :D We really liked and enjoyed our stay here!
Cons: Unfortunatly to expansive for our low budget tour, but worth any penny!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and cosy place to stay.  They have about 6 private rooms, lots of hammmoks and a nice roof top common area where you can sea the waves. The room has its own private bathroom and is very well decorated. They even have a net in the bed. There is a fan, which for me was enough. The room is cleaned everyday. Water to drink for free available all the time. Recommend it.
7.5 Good
Pros: Great location near the beach in very nice and easy going Ayampe. The restaurant had the very best Italian food for diner!
Cons: The beds were not comfy and they did not change the bedding during our 5 day stay and it was very hot in the room. no descent ventilation, no airconditioning and the fann was really bad and not working correctly. the staff was not present during the day so it was hard to ask questions.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Vladimir, the owner/manager is so devoted to his guests. He really makes sure you have a good time, and indeed I had a wonderful stay. Such a peaceful place nearby the beach only 1 min walk, Los Orishas is the place to be in Ayampe, that's for sure!
Cons: It can get really warm without AC, but that's Ecuador's weather! I asked for a second fan and got it without any problem :) It would have been nice to have access to a kitchen as well to prep my own meals, but I have the say the food they serve at the restaurant was delicious.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great host!! Beautiful property with the best restaurant in town!! Breakfast was great and the pizza and pasta are fantastic!
Hosteria Mandala - Puerto López - Outdoors view
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9.2 Excellent (32 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hosteria Mandala in Puerto Lopez, you'll be 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Machalilla National Park and 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from Los Frailes Beach. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Mandala never disappoints, beautiful surroundings, lovely gardens, nature, friendly dogs, sea, hammocks, what more could you want.
Cons: Would have to be really picky to answer this question, nothing comes to mind.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a fantastic facility on a quiet access road with beautiful beaches in a delightful town. We loved Machalilla- Isla de la Plata, los Frailes and Agua Blanca and felt that we were in an enchanted paradise!
Cons: We wanted to stay longer! Can't complain about anything. Even the weather was perfect!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I loved the lush gardens, the rooms, the staff and the three beautiful Great Dane dogs
Cons: I didn't like that there is a lot of dog poo on the beach, where the tide does not clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A wonderful stay, I would recommend this hotel to everyone. I could not have asked for a better experience in the hotel, the staff we all incredibly helpful, the food was fantastic and all very convenient. My room was perfect, and I was able to relax completely
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely owners and staff, great location at the end of the beach, good breakfasts and snacks/desserts, love the family dogs roaming around, and the hotel is dog-friendly!
Cons: Can hear very easily through the bungalow walls, there was a bit of a sewage smell floating around the property (think something was going on with the septic system).
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great Location, good recommendation for restaurant for dinner; nice room; stored our luggage.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful gardens and right on the beach.
7.5 Good
Pros: The property was tucked away on the far side of town, allowing for true peace and quiet, but still an easy walk to restaurants and night life. The gardens were incredibly beautiful and the staff and owners were so friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious, as was the rich gelato and desserts. And the owner’s three Great Dane doggies were so sweet and gentle. We could sit on the porch and listen to the waves all day! So relaxing!
Cons: Everything was wonderful! Because of the lush gardens, there were bugs, but that is to be expected. All the rooms had screens on the windows and mosquito nets over the beds so it was quite manageable.
Guest House Machalilla - Machalilla - Building
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8.8 Excellent (106 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Guest House Machalilla is set in Machalilla and features a garden. There is a barbecue and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. The units at the guest house come with a seating area. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Guest House Machalilla also have a garden view. Guest rooms feature a wardrobe. Puerto López is 11 km from the accommodation, while Puerto Cayo is 21 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay near Machalilla park. Carlos is a wonderful host, who made sure everything was taken care of for you.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Carlos is super friendly! The house is close to Los Frailes beach. We would advise to bring some groceries to Machalilla if you plan to cook your own meals. There are only a few small shops in the village..
Cons: We had a great stay! The bugs didn't bother us that much, we consider it part of the climate...Just quickly sweep the floor every day...The road was actually more quite at night than I would have expected based on some reviews...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Carlos was so welcoming and nice. He told us things we could do near of Machalilla. The house is really near of the beach and it takes like 5 minutes to go to Los Frailes.
6.3 Good
Pros: Carlos is a visionary about the potential for Machalilla to host travelers who come to explore Machalilla Nationals Park. Carlos’ Machalilla Villa has a beautiful view and his property is slowly taking shape with new plantings in the garden. So many young plantings of beautiful flowered. His guest house is a labor of hard work and love. He is a wonderful host. For young travelers the villa is an excellent price.
Cons: The highway noise and the bed was too small for us.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Carlos, the host is a super nice guy! As being a former mountaineering guide, he has lots of tips to offer - not only what to do right in the area but also in other parts of Ecuador. The hostel kitchen is basic but has pretty much all you need to cook a basic meal. Carlos is rescuing dogs and takes care of them on his property - but no worries they are all super nice!
Cons: The location makes it a bit difficult to buy supplies such as groceries. The next real supermarket is in Puerto Lopez (10km), but it is reachable by taxi.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice and welcoming owner in a really beautiful hostel right around the corner of Los frailes beaches
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Kitchen was filled with everything necessary to cook. Location was walking distance away from entry to park. On main road making it easy to grab transportation- buses, taxis, tuk tuks and friendly people who offered rides. Sleepy fishmans town with quiet beach and close access to agua blanca. Carlos the owner is very kind, helpful and knows the area very well. Understand that this is a humble and easy going location- for easy going and humble people.
Finca Punta Ayampe - Ayampe - Pool
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8.7 Excellent (207 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Finca Punta Ayampe in Ayampe, you'll be 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Ayampe Beach and 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from Puerto Lopez Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Pros: The employees are friendly
Cons: No wifi in the rooms to many stairs
4.6 Okay
Pros: The bungalow was clean and comfortable .
Cons: The restaurant area was dirty and looked like it really need proper cleaning ! , food is average but takes forever to arrive , breakfast is dull and boring .. nothing special at all , it seems they need to train their staff in proper hospitailty services.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great views! Shower was amazing, hot and powerful! Room was nice clean and big, the hammock outside was a great bonus. Staff were helpful and food in the restaurant was delicious!
Cons: Lots of bugs around but can’t really be helped due to location. Lots of steps and a fair walk from the centre.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: View was amazing, little paradise with ocean view. Amazing staff, super friendly & helpful. And the food was delicious, very healthy and diverse. We actually went there every night for dinner.
Cons: View to the ocean was great but it was a bit of a walk down the hill and into the village. We didn’t mind that
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Finca Punta's location is awesome. The staff were so friendly: Eric in particular was super helpful. Being able to watch the beach sunset from the pool or your bed/hammock was unreal. The food was also quite good! Included breakfast was delicious.
Cons: There are quite a few stairs so keep that in mind. The rooms are a ways away from the reception/restaurant area so if you plan to eat meals there prepare for a short walk. The road to the hotel is also not brightly lit on parts of it, so if you're coming back late at night, just make sure to have your phone light or a flashlight.
6.3 Good
Pros: Staff were great, location was beautiful.
Cons: Showers didn’t work properly, no hot water intermittently. Beds didn’t have mattress covers on them. We were charged more than the booking.com price and extra $68 USD then they added a 8% fee for using credit card to the final bill price. No other hotel in Ecuador that we have stayed in has done this. None of this was in the property’s pricing policies on line. Additionally they added the 12 % IVA tax to the final amount, yet in the quote it was meant to be included in the booking rate. I estimate we paid over $200 USD extra over the stated rate. I’m trying to resolve this with the property manager. But not impressed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's a beautiful finca with a stunning sea view and a very cosy lounge area with sofas, hammocks, chimney and an all-day kitchen service. Food is always fresh, good quality and really delicious. The rooms/cabañas are perfectly protected against mosquitos, the bed is big size and comfortable. The whole stuff is very friendly and helps to fulfill all your wishes. We can absolutely recommend this place!!!
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We went there for relaxing and could not ask for a better place. Excellent bungalows with a spectacular view of the ocean.. we traveled with our dog and it was all perfect, the whole atmosphere is wonderful.
Cons: nothing
Mantaraya Lodge - Puerto López - Building
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8.7 Excellent (183 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Puerto Lopez, Mantaraya Lodge is within a 5-minute drive of Rio Pital and Machalilla National Park Museum. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet and tranquil, with viewpoint of ocean below. Dinner and breakfast delicious
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice facility, located outside Puerto Lopez town, provides pace and quite. Excellent food, freshly prepared to order for us every day. Breakfast is included and other meals are very reasonably priced. Service in a hotel is excellent as well. Staff is really caring and going extra mile to help you with anything. Hotel has nice size swimming pool and jacuzzi. All the units are equipped with nice balconies or patios. Few different beaches are accessible with just a short drive. We have really enjoyed our stay at Mantaraya Lodge. Spanish and English are spoken there as well
Cons: I wish we had more sunny days during our stay (we were there in the beginning of October)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The service was excellent.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very accommodating
9.6 Excellent
Pros: View from the bedroom was amazing to wake up to, and the staff were very accommodating!
Cons: The A/C couldn't quite keep up in the room I was in and was a bit loud, but with earplugs and no sheets it was no problem.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: perfect and incredible friendly service. we liked everything there and will come back.
Cons: we liked it all
4.6 Okay
Pros: this was the one place in Ecuador where we did not feel welcomed...they didn't seem to really be ready for guest....the pool was not clean nor was the common areas downstairs...they only had the wifi in the pool area..not in any of the rooms...they seemed ..un natural....
Cons: the food was terrible..the empanada were un cooked..actually raw...we ordered on fish dinner and one ceasar salad...two fish dinner came...no salad ever showed up..the cost of food and wine was extremely high in cost and low in quality...we complained about it..but paid anyway...the most expensive place we stayed...it was too far away from anything to actually go anywhere so we just hung out and enjoyed the quiet...left in the morning...once they cleaned the pool it was nice to swim in and the view was nice...
Hostería La Terraza - Puerto López - Pool
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8.7 Excellent (157 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hostería La Terraza in Puerto Lopez, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Machalilla National Park and Rio Pital. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality, nice view
Cons: Poor water drain in the shower
5.8 Okay
Pros: Disappointment... We stayed one night in this hotel. Being the most expensive hotel or our trip (about 100 $ double room), we expected better. Positives: very nice pool with nice ocean view, friendly staff. We arrived early for the check in with the intention of just leaving our bags but we were able to access our room anyway. The negative points are : -Toilets clogged on arrival (the water flows badly) -> we talk about it to the staff who tells us that we used too many toilet papers (not possible because the first toilet flush was paperless and the result was the same). -No curtain or shutter, if the light wakes you in the morning be careful, but beautiful view by the way ... -complete room but very small -the bed is good but the bedding was bad, just a bed cover type blanket ... - very average breakfast with a very thick fruit juice stringy and poorly mixed, tasteless coffee ... -the jacuzzi: total absence of jet and the temperature was cold as the pool We didn’t try the restaurant, you have to warn in advance if you want to eat. In summary a beautiful view and a beautiful pool but a level of comfort below what is expected for the price of the room. In comparison some hotels at 60 $ for a night, tested during our trip, were much better.
Cons: Above.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view is outstanding
Cons: It's not easy accessible, because of the condition of the local roads
6.3 Good
Pros: The view was spectacular.
Cons: Not inviting or friendly. Felt as if I were a burden to owners. Never told about any amenities (if even any) other than complimentary breakfast from 8am-10am. I had an engagement at 7/7:30 ish in town and asked if I could just get a coffee before I left and would not be having breakfast. Not possible to get coffee before 8:00 when breakfast is served, as she would be too busy preparing breakfast. It was only a two night stay, but wish I had chosen another place in town.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: excellent breakfast, lovely owners!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean Everything well kept and functioning very well (German maintenance) Organized trips for us which worked well Great views Nice, big infinity pool and garden
Cons: Though distant from main roads quite noisy during the day due to position on a hill overseeing the city High price compared to other accommodations in town Food was OK, but breakfast quite boring (always the same) and portions quite small German efficiency, but lack of latino feeling. Good for people who do not speak Spanish.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place. The rooms were clean, comfortable, great view to the ocean, pool was clean. Staff maintains the rooms clean and change towels. Locations was great away from the noise, yet close to walk to the malecon. The staff was beautiful, accommodate any request and surrounding neighbors are friendly. We will definitely return to this little hidden Paradise
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Setting, accommodations and food - all excellent. Very secluded spot up on the hill, surrounded by mountains and overlooking the village & ocean.
Cons: Blankets were comfy but small. Need two sign byside to cover a full sized bed & two average size adults. Towels a tad thin.
Vistamar Guest House - Ayampe - Building
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9.1 Excellent (31 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Vistamar Guest House has a garden, BBQ facilities and terrace in Ayampe. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a patio with a garden view. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Vistamar Guest House also boast a river view. At the accommodation, rooms have a seating area. Guests at Vistamar Guest House will be able to enjoy activities in and around Ayampe, like hiking and cycling. Montañita is 27 km from the hotel, while Puerto López is 19 km from the property.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice accomodation! Great atmosphere and nice views on the ocean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was perfect in every way imaginable! Hot water was HOT and not just lukewarm. The kitchen area was wonderful to use. The hammoks were so comfy. The view was incredible. It was quiet and private. We had the place mostly to ourselves. Everything was amazing! We'd come back here in a heartbeat!!!!!!
Cons: We had to leave so soon and couldn't enjoy it more.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Vista Mar was beautiful! It is a very small guest house with only 4 rooms set on a quiet street with estuary and ocean views. Our room was just as we expected and lots of care was put into the detail of making this beautiful retreat. There is lots of common hang out space outside the room so it was very comfortable. Paula was incredibly helpful and friendly.
Cons: The weather during July is very cloudy, windy and cold so not fun for the beach but Vista Mar was a cozy place to relax away from the beach.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Was very impressed with Paula who was running the place. Rented surfboard and made travel arrangements with her.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location and the property are really nice.The view. Beautiful home.
Cons: When we went to bed on our first night there was blood on the sheets from previous guests.I complained about it and we got the sheets changed. But when Paula asked the young male cleaner about it he said it was from aloe vera plant. I am a woman and I am a cleaner with 18 years experience in housekeeping and this was period blood. It’s not cleaned very well either. We stayed for 4 days and was supposed to get a daily service. We didn’t get one until 3 day. It is way overpriced for what we have experienced in the whole of Ecuador. I wasn’t going to write this but I feel cleaniless is more important when staying at a hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great small boutique hotel! Only four rooms, community kitchen, near the beach. Views are lovely, and a nice breeze. A safe a friendly place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place! Perfect location, nice building, it looks like it was made with love. totally recommended
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely stunning views over the lagoon to the sea. Matteo, the owner, built the house & it’s full of personal touches - hand-built bed & bottle glass bathroom windows. The roof terrace is great for hanging out and whale watching. Useful to have the kitchen too. Beautifully fitting stay for peaceful Ayampe.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Matteo is a super nice and Uncomplicated host. He runs the Hostal since a couple of years and soon upon your arrival you’ll notice that he built this place with so much love for the little details. The room was super comfy, the view at the second floor extraordinary and the location very quiet. Can recommend the cooking class they offer, for only little money you can have an experience with a local you’ll never forget!
Hostería del Parque - Machalilla - Pool
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8.8 Excellent (69 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hostería del Parque in Machalilla, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Los Frailes Beach and Machalilla National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: The pool and the beach right next to the hotel.
Cons: There is no sign at the hotel entrance so it is easy to get lost.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The place is very clean and confortable. Very quiet and proper to relax
Cons: The beach outside the hotel is not suitable to swim and a little dirty
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is situated right on the beach with a very nice pool and jacuzzi. The staff was very accommodating and the rooms were large and comfortable. There is a tour operator and 100 mts. Away that will take you fishing and whale watching on his panga for very cheap. His name is Alex and located on the corner to the south. The chef makes great food. Very good for families.
Cons: If you are arriving, there is no sign. Look for the tall white walls with a security guard.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kind and gracious staff, beautiful views, manicured grounds, perfect location for Pacific coast travels.