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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was the first hotel we stayed out on our way around the Galapagos islands. The bar/cafe/reception closes at 3pm (it opens again at around 5pm) but the owner had very kindly stayed behind knowing that we would be arriving around this time. We were given a large room with its own little terrace. It was clean and well equipped...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I stayed here a couple of years ago and never wrote a review then. I'm going through my journal now and realized that I should write something. Elena was amazing. She fully accommodated us, set us up with tours, fed us amazing local food (she even let us have tomatoes from her garden for our salad!), she showed us around...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We'd been on Isla Isabella for 4 nights before arriving in Puerto Ayora, so we were spoiled. Very spoiled. Puerto Ayora is a very busy town - the biggest in the Galapagos - and there is a lot of activity. When we first arrived at the hotel, we were tired, grumpy, and very hot. At first glimpse, we were disappointed...

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Reviewed 17 February 2015

Great location for the town--wonderful hostess and unique atmosphere in a recycled new world design that was the rage in the 80's in Canada. We had the room right above the restaurant which was a charming airy glass and lace curtain green house. Right on the corner which is surprisingly such a busy corner in the morning. The room is...

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Veneto, Italy
Reviewed 26 January 2015

3 facts about everything: 1) The road at early morning is busy, because it is the access to the harbor from which ALL excursions departure. All rooms overlook that street and the soundproofing is non-existent. Some rooms are really dark, without air conditioning: check them before you pay (the fair price is about 25-35 USD / room / night) (see...

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Elena A, Propietario at La Casa del Lago Lodging House, responded to this review

Dear guest Thanks for your comments, i just want to give answer to the 3 points mentioned for you. 1.- about noise. The ISland of Santa Cruz is the most populated Island with only two main or principal avenues as you saw probably ,and our street were many hotels are around certainly some hours are busy for the same turistic...

Reviewed 11 January 2015

We were delighted to stay at Casa del Lago in early January 2015. We stayed 2 nights and had 2 rooms, a corner double above the restaurant( gorgeous , unique , character filled , romantic with its own porch) and a triple with air conditioning for our teenage daughters. Both rooms had a mini kitchen and fridge. We were most...

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Reviewed 16 December 2014

The hotel is in an ideal location, five minute walk from town centre but much quieter than the main streets. Supermarket, ATM, jetty for trips, bars and restaurants all close by, plus laguna de las ninfas is behind hotel. Elena and staff are delightful, helpful and obliging. Good breakfast. Rooms and dining area all individually and tastefully designed by Elena,...

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Elena A, Propietario at La Casa del Lago Lodging House, responded to this review

DEAR GUEST First able let me tell you I am really sorry for the bad experience in Galápagos and in my place. Finally I have only some thinghs to mark out. You arrive to my place with reservation for only one night I proceed to show you the suite inside, bathroom, kitchen the bed, I explained clearly about how to...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Casa Del Lago is charmingly decorated and well located. However, as several previous visitors have indicated on Trip Advisor, there is an ant problem. The problem is not as much in regard to the ants, as it is on how the management handles it's customer and attempts to resolved the problem. We stayed there in Oct. 2014. Within an hour...

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Elena A, Propietario at La Casa del Lago Lodging House, responded to this review

DEAR GUEST First able let me tell you I am really sorry for the bad experience in Galápagos and in my place. Finally I have only some thinghs to mark out. You arrive to my place with reservation for only one night I proceed to show you the suite inside, bathroom, kitchen the bed, I explained clearly about how to...

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We stayed here for three nights as part of a small group that was traveling together. The room was charming and interesting (as well as clean), with lots of space and a nice porch overlooking the garden. The breakfasts were excellent, and several times they allowed my wife to eat later in the day when she wasn't hungry early -...

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Elena A, Propietario at La Casa del Lago Lodging House, responded to this review

Hi Paul Really was a pleasure to have you here !!!!! And for us was not a problem to serve you food at late.... is more important to have you happy ... and food is part of that happyness. Thanks for your positive opinion , that make us happy too. My regards Elena

Petaluma, California
Reviewed 20 August 2014

My son and I stayed here for three nights in July 2014, and we arrived without a reservation. There was only one unit available and it was for four people, however, the owner kindly offered it to us for the same price as a two-person unit. The hotel and rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated - great AC too. The...

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Elena A, Propietario at La Casa del Lago Lodging House, responded to this review
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Estimado huésped de Casa del Lago Muchas gracias por su tiempo y su comentario positivo para nosotros. Para mi fue...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CASA DEL LAGO LODGING HOUSE (HOUSE OF THE LAKE) locate at 40 meters of the beautiful Nymphs Lake, to 40 minutes of Tortoise Bay the most beautiful beach we have near town, Is a house with gardens and terraces, constructed with reciclyng materials. Magic site for pairs, families and friends. All apartments are with equipped kitchen, private bathrooms hot water FROM SOLAR PANELS, potable water, wifi-Tv-cable, air conditioners. Coffee place are open from 7a.m. -7p.m. with the unique aroma of the organic and filter coffe from Galapagos and vegetarian food, book exchange corner is available too. We speak English and we help you to make your tours inside / outside the island. And finally because your visit in CASA DEL LAGO is already part of this paradise call GALAPAGOS ISLANDS!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Casa del Lago Lodging House

Address: Moises Brito y Juan Montalvo | Entrance to the Ninfas lake (corner), Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: €80 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Try and get on the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles X8654SLdavidb, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“As gorgeous as the corner upper room is--chose a room more central in the building for quiet from the corner road noises and cooler (I would think)”
 of 5 bubbles 230erikb, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The "best" room is named "camera del Lago": 3 windows in 3 walls! Whow!! (fair price: US$ 30). Poor service and noise from trafic still remains.”
  • Eternit roof (over porch and rooms)
  • definitely it's not a window
  • No air cond (of course: even if just paid)
 of 5 bubbles Alberto1974, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ask for air conditioning if you feel the heat.”
 of 5 bubbles RoSteve, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you're going to cook any meals yourself, ask for cooking equipment in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles 206philipd, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
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