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Thank you for your interest in Hotel Solymar and our New Extension Isla Sol, located 10 steps from the entrance of Hotel Solymar. We are centrally located in Puerto Ayora’s mainstreet, with ocean access, and a beautiful patio for your guests to enjoy the nature that is Galapagos. Galapagos' only Galapagueño owned and operated first class hotel. Our father, a Galapagos tourism pioneer and legend, Jimmy Perez, opened the hotel in 1960 with eight rooms. It was later completely renovated in 2007 to bring the capacity to 17 rooms with ocean front views.In Hotel Solymar we have 17 rooms equipped with LED flat screen TVs, minibars, air conditioning, hot water, private balconies which allow our guests to appreciate a spectacular ocean view. Guests may enjoy a our jacuzzi, pool, and bar in our open air patio area or enjoy a more formal setting in our dining room, all while experiencing the service of our ultra attentive staff.August of this year, we inaugurated Isla Sol by Hotel Solymar; a new building with 14 modern rooms (6 exterior view – 8 interior view). Isla Sol with meeting space for up to 120 people, ideal for hosting any type of event in Galapagos.As former guides, we know our Islands intimately and can assist our guests with their travel plans, whether your desires be to kayak with sea lions or hike through the highlands to encounter the famous giant tortoises.Our staff speaks English, Spanish and Hebrew. We hail from Galapagos, Columbia, mainland Ecuador, Israel and United States. With our diverse international staff we are proud to provide a level of hospitality and guest service that keeps guests returning year after year.We look forward to welcoming you soon at Hotel Solymar - Galapagos!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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This excellently located hotel offers a pool, air conditioning and an ocean view - there is even a seal that occupies a sunbed and swims regularly in the pool! However since my husband and I arrived there has been been no hot water. After three days of complaining we were
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Response from HotelSolymar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Solymar
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Nicola, We appreciate all your comments as it makes us improve our service. As result from several power outages on the Island, our water heater got broken and to replace it we had to wait until the new water heater comes from Guayaquil on a ship that takes around of 4 days from the mainland to the Galápagos Islands. Then to begin with the installation of the water heater and to take the approval of the Fireman Station who also are installing water sprinklers and testing the water pressure as a normal regulation from the Galápagos National Park. That is part of the experience of being in the Galapagos, this is a sustainable destination, which makes our main interest to share that experience with our guests. As a result we provided quality service regulated by ecological standars. We are glad that beside this inconvenient you could enjoyed our installations and the beauty of this natural paradise. Ventas & Reservaciones I Hotel Solymar.
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We checked into our hotel Solymar Galapagos which is very nice and thus we are giving it a 4.1 hinge rating. The hotel (about 20 years old) with pool, hot tub, bar, restaurant is right on the waterfront of the town, and there are large well-appointed newer rooms just across
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Response from HotelSolymar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Solymar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Tommy, Thank you very much for choosing us as destination in the Enchanted Islands! All the opinions of our clients are very important to us. We are very pleased to know that the experience lived with a Hotel Solymar and its staff has met your expectations. We always strive to ensure that our customers keep the best memories of their stay in this place, and so our visitors (Wendy sea lion) who also come together for the experience at the Solymar hotel will be unforgettable. We hope to have it back on a next occasion Best regards, Maritza Muñoz Sales & Reservations I Hotel Solymar
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From its central location in Santa Cruz to its fine restaurant, the Solymar proved to be a winner for us when we spent four nights there last week. The hotel staff is friendly and accommodating, the rooms are clean, and views from the deck are fantastic. We enthusiastically
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Response from HotelSolymar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Solymar
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear, Thank you very much for choosing a destination place in the Enchanted Islands! All the opinions of our clients are very important to us. We are very pleased that in our facilities and services. We hope to have it back on a next occasion Best regards, Maritza Muñoz Sales & Reservations I Hotel Solymar
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We were looking for a hotel with a swimming pool and, when we came to the front desk to enquire, mentioned this as being very important. When we asked if the pool was working properly, we were told “yes” and so, we checked in. We then changed into our swimsuits, came out to the
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Response from HotelSolymar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Solymar
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear, Thank you very much for choosing a destination place in the Enchanted Islands! All the opinions of our clients are very important to us. We regret that we have had an unexpected with the pool, Galapagos is a National Park where marine species occupy their territory in which we do not have to take them out of their hands, who enjoy swimming with them or just take pictures The cleaning of the pool area has a schedule for the same act for the use of all our clients. We hope to have her back on the next occasion Best regards, Maritza Muñoz Sales & Reservations I Hotel Solymar
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We recently stayed at Hotel Solymar and we loved every minute that we spent there. From the spotlessly clean rooms, to the beautiful ocean views, we truly enjoyed this wonderful place. The sea lions also love it there. This hotel is in a great location in the heart of Santa
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Response from HotelSolymar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Solymar
Responded 11 Jan 2019
Dear Denise Thank you very much for choosing us as destination in the Enchanted Islands! Thank you for taking the time to highlight our services we are very pleased that your stay has been pleasant. We hope to have her back on the next occasion Best regards, Maritza Muñoz Sales & Reservations I Hotel Solymar
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Our room did not face the ocean but the lagoon behind the hotel. We had windows but no balcony. Not sure what type it was called. I think all rooms facing the ocean had balconies. ( also facing pool as some have mentioned)
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Yes, directly across the street is a very helpful travel agency specializing in excursions. We booked 2 excursions with them and enjoyed both.
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Do I need an electrical adapter?
Jim's answer is correct
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What is the smoking policy for the hotel and the town?
The hotel is non smoking, our public spaces like bar and patio areas are designated smoking areas. There is no smoking ordinance in effect for the Island, each business owners decides what they feel is best for their hotel/restaurant or bar.
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They were very accommodating! I don't think it would be a bad idea to reach out to them first prior to planning your trip!
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"A center-corner room on the first floor would be best."
"Booked through AAA/Geo Reisen tours - excellent!"
"2nd floor has better balconies"
"Ask for water view"
"#5 on first floor has great views but pretty much all of the rooms have a similar ocean and pool view."
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PRICE RANGE
US$240 - US$400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
solymar hotel puerto ayora
LOCATION
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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