The hotel has the benefit of being right opposite the beach across a sandy 'road', there are palm trees all around and the location is perfect. The square with restaurants is just behind the hotel. Bring lots of cash with you as there are no ATMs on the island and no banks. Only two restaurants take credit cards.
The hotel has a small pool which fortunately doesn't get too much sun as it was very hot while we were there and the shade was welcome. The rooms have high ceilings and excellent air conditioning. The beds are a little hard, but still comfy. We found the buffet breakfast to be ideal and they cook eggs to order. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The only small complaint, as others have mentioned, is the noise from both the cockerel and the football pitch next door. One kept us awake at night, the other woke us up in the morning. Saying that though, when you're in paradise the last thing you want to do is sleep!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albemarle Hotel, spectacularly set right on Cuna del Sol Beach, is a Mediterranean-inspired house featuring a beautiful garden with swimming pool. Each of the large rooms has tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings, a luxurious, marble-accented private bathroom and either sea or pool view. Other amenities include air conditioning, TV and free WiFi. The in-house tour desk can make your travel arrangements around Isabela and other Galapagos islands. The Albemarle Hotel has an excellent location in the heart of Puerto Villamil, a two-hour boat trip from Santa Cruz Island and three kilometers from General Villamil Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albemarle Hotel Isabela
- Hotel Albemarle Galapagos Islands/Isabela - Puerto Villamil