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St. Louis Park
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room at the Casa Opuntia was nice with a lovely view of the ocean. One should be prepared for typical remote island living. One may not flush toilet paper down the toilet, no hot water from the bathroom sink and we were under the impression from a review that we had read that there was an excellent restaurant in...

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Dear Beckscheig.- Thank you very much for your review. We are always trying to give the best service at the Opuntia Hotel to our guests. We appreciate all of your comments in order to improve some small details regarding the bathroom gear. Also, please note that we only have a small breakfast area, but not restaurant. Greetings

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great 3-star option located right on the water in Puerto Morena. It is close to the restaurants, little shops, Tijertas, Puerto Chino and the interpretation center. There wasn't a staff on overnight while I was staying there, but they let us know and made sure I had my key to the front entrance. The breakfast was lovely...

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Things are expensive in Galapagos, but this hotel is extremely overpriced. The room was comfortable yet nothing out of the ordinary, with no TV in the room. Although the hotel has wi-fi, it only does so in the reception area, which makes it somewhat pointless. Breakfast was ok, and people were nice enough. In the end, I was quiet annoyed...

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Daer Roberto, We truly appreciate that you took the time to send us a detailed review or your stay at our hotel. First of all we would like to extend our most sincere apologies for the unpleasant situation you had to go through regarding the payment. The Telephone line that connected the credit card payment devise got damaged as it...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I am still in disbelief this can not be the same hotel that I read about in the MOON book on the Galapagos or the reviews I read on trip advisor. Staying at this hotel was more like camping to me. The shower heads were rigged up like something you would see on Gilligan's Island not kidding. The beds uncomfortable...

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Dear Gaye, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to send as a review, we are very concern about the quality of the services that we provide and all these comments will help us to improve. It is important to mention that we no longer provide restaurant nor bar services, we are sorry if...

Wellington
Reviewed 18 September 2016

So pleased we stayed here after 4 nights on a boat. We spent 3 relaxing days here & thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel is very handy to everything in the town & having an oceanview room was wonderful. Loved waking up to the glorious view & hearing the sealions & birds nearby. The balcony allowed us to have fabulous sunsets...

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Carolina H, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Fist of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are certainly very happy to hear you had a pleasant stay at out hotel and enjoy the ocean view. Our staff is totally committed to provide the best service! Hope to have you back soon! Cheers, The Opuntia Hotel's Team

Gibraltar
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A neat and acceptable small hotel, quaint and relaxed in a very central location a minutes walt from the islands maiin street or boulevard. Rooms were OK! WIfi excellent but thats be asue we stayed right next to the reception. I think coverage in rooms further away may be a bit poor. Nice settting, breakfast table outside in the warm...

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South America
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The locations was good, close to lots of cafés and with a great view of the dock. The staff were nice and helpful. We celebrated our son's birthday there and the hotel even left a surprise birthday present and balloons for him in the room!

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Carolina H, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. The hotel is indeed in a privileged location close to the pear and at walking distance from nice cafes and shops! Our staff is very keen to offer the very best services to our guest in order to make their stay unforgettable! We are really happy to hear...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Casa Opuntia on San Cristobal for just one night after a few days on Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) and a 7 day naturalist cruise on MY Grace, before returning home. Our cruise ended at San Cristobal - the other cruise passengers were going direct to the airport, all to have layovers at Quito or Guayaquil on their...

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Carolina H, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you decided to stay at Casa Opuntia for your last night in the Galapagos Islands. The hotel has a preferred location with a great ocean view and our staff is always ready to provide the best services to our guests. We certainly hope to have you back soon! The Opuntia Hotel's Team

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our tour with G Adventures. We stayed for 2 nights. The view is spectacular from the outdoor dining area. I spent my mornings watching the sunrise with a cup of their fresh coffee available in the outdoor area where they had a water cooler and a refrigerator of cervezas and sodas (using the honesty...

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Carolina H, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Dear Rey, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the ocean view form our dining area. The honesty policy of listing what you take from the fridge works really well for us all our guests love it! It is true that the pool tiles are...

Nassau, New Providence Island
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Looks great on the Internet. I went in person to book a room and was quoted twice the price than booking online. But after my initial glimpse I liked the appearance and after visiting a few other hotels I booked a room here. When it came to check in we found that out room was pretty average, in the building...

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Carolina H, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are always trying to improve our services and value all the options we receive. The hotel has a privileged location near Playa de Oro in front of the board walk a few steps from the sea! We offer 3 types of accommodation and of course the rooms...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The legendary Casa Opuntia is our landmark hotel in San Cristobal Island. We offer 13 comfort class rooms, some with ocean front balconies, as well as a common seating and lounging area overlooking the boardwalk. You are only a few meters away from Playa de Oro Beach and from the small, lazy port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Take a refreshing dip in our small, fresh-water swimming pool while you enjoy a cocktail before sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Opuntia Galapagos

Address: Charles Darwin S/N | Playa de Oro, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 179217, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal > Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Price Range: £78 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Opuntia Galapagos 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ocean View”
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“I had room # 4 and friends had room #1 both with views of the water and marina”
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