Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge

Address: Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel is located on Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora.
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          • Restaurant
          • Bar/lounge


          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Air-Conditioning
          • Beverage Selection


          • Suites


          • Shuttle bus service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Room service
          • Continental Breakfast
          • Kids activities or Babysitting
          • Laundry

          TravelPod Member ReviewsRed Mangrove Aventura Lodge Puerto Ayora

          Reviewed by louisatroy

          Do not book under ANY circumstances.

          Reviewed Dec 22, 2015
          by (2 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          I rarely write a bad review and I consider writing one a big responsibility - it is after all peoples businesses and livelihoods you are dealing with but there is no way I can recommend this group to anyone.

          What I didn't realise when I booked is that RedMangrove is a chain with a number of properties. Where you end up appears to be the luck of the draw.

          The property we stayed in Red Mangrove Aventura was in Santa Cruz. Our problem was that we paid five star prices for the trip and really the standard of food and accommodation was barely better than a good back packers hostel.

          It was on our trip to Isabella that it really all fell apart. There are two properties run by Red Mangrove there. The first is accommodation of a similar standard to Aventura ie good backpacker lodge. The second is called Hotel Cally - a block of rooms unfit for habitation.

          We had no running water from 3pm. The loo wouldn't flush and no one came to fix it for six hours. Then the air-conditioning stopped working in both our rooms. Temperature must have been a very humid 40. The whole block appeared to have the same issues and several families were outside - all understandably incendiary.

          We found a room where the air con was working but this didn't have a lock that worked. We dragged our mattresses from our other rooms and all slept in the one room. My husband slept in front of the door as the lock didn't work.

          Following morning we got ourselves back to Santa Cruz and had a meeting with management. They agreed a sum of 500 U.S. Dollars to contribute towards the cost of rooms at Eco Finch. Once at Eco Finch they reneged on the deal and offered 350 dollars. After some negotiation they put it back to 500 dollars and promised the money would be given to us the following morning. The next day they were not contactable and no money emerged. I was only left to conclude that this company is entirely disreputable.

          Certainly Red Mangroves Hotel Cally is a disgrace to the Galapagos.

          And after promising compensation, shaking hands on it and then completely failing to deliver, the whole company of RedMangrove is a disgrace to the Galapagos. Damian (senior within the organisation) is not a man of his word and nor is Elizabeth a woman of hers.

          This company is a disgrace.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by samueltroncoso

          Very good host, such a wonderful people and sight at landscape.

          Reviewed Sep 14, 2013
          by (1 review) Puerto Montt , Chile Flag of Chile

          I stayed 6 days at Red Mangrove. It was amazing. The first day we stayed at a room very nice. In front of the restaurant you can see the sky-blue color and seawolf asking for their place. Very nice stay.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by sasi_lassies


          Reviewed May 20, 2011
          by (1 review) JR - Carlisle Western Australia & SMcL - Upwey Victoria , Australia Flag of Australia

          We couldn't have asked for better service - Jimmy our Tour guide and Marlon our Naturalist provided an excellent service that catered for all of the group - not to forget Sylvia on the last day and Omar on Isabela Island. The staff at all venues - Santa Cruz, Floreana and Isabela - were fantastic and very eager to please. The accomodation was very clean and comfortable and the meals pffered a great variety for all clients - no one should go hungry. Couldn't recommend the place highly enough.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          TripAdvisor Reviews Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge Puerto Ayora

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

          Travel Blogs from Puerto Ayora

          We crossed the ditch........ to Santa Cruz

          A travel blog entry by sasi_lassies on May 20, 2011

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          Off to the airport at 7.45am to get through the morning traffic rush to the airport. Another 2 hours of waiting around before boarding the flight to Baltra - Galapagos Islands. We are both looking forward to this.......

          On arrival we are met but our naturalist guide and driver along with another young couple from Texas (origin Indian with …

          They're right there, RIGHT THERE - Galapagos!

          A travel blog entry by pcandjd


          ... crashes onto the shoreline rocks. Our final stop was the Interpretation Centre on San Cristobal Island where we learnt about the discovery of the Galapagos, Darwin's visit, attempts at colonization and its time as a whaling port, prison and strategic military post. There was also plenty information on the challenges and solutions as the islands battle to move towards a sustainable system that can serve the rapidly expanding population, economy and popularity as a ...