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Hotel Albemarle
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Puerto Villamil
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 April 2007

Hotel Albemarle is newly opened and run by a young friendly Anglo-ecuadorian couple. It's located in Puerto Villamil on the south coast of Isla Isabela, the largest of the Galapagos Islands, and definitely the best place to stay ... if you'r looking for a big comfortable bed, free laundry service, a helpful British-speaking owner and a spectacular ocean view! All rooms have an ocean view, and there's a terrace on the roof. When you read this the hotel will be ever better, as the pool and restaurant weren't open when I stayed there (April 2007). The suite has a jacuzzi, and a combined kitchen/livingroom where we could prepare our own breakfast.

The location is perfect: Hotel Albemarle lies on the lovely long white beach AND in the center of Villamil, with a handful of nice restaurants just a block away (go for a gigantic plate of fresh seafood at restaurant La Choza, or ask for recommendations at the hotel). The village is small and calm, with only a couple of thousand inhabitants. It seems not many tourists have found their way here yet. In the evenings, you can see the sun set behind the majestic volcan Cerro Azul.

I would gladly spend a whole week or more here, there's plenty of things to see and do. You can stroll along the beach, rent quality GT mountain bikes at Carapachudo and go for a ride along the beach road, or go up the Sierra Negra volcano. Or you can take a rest at the Campo Duro camping/tortoise breeding center and then turn and go home, like we did... You need a guide and a whole day if you want to go all the way to the top. If you prefer to visit the underwater world, you can go snorkeling in Las Tintoreras if you hire a guide and a boat. Or at the best place, Los Túneles, with lava tunnels and arches both under and above water (it's an hour away, and accessible if the sea isn't too rough).

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Address: Las Fragatas Street and Los Jieles Avenue, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Villamil
#4 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Villamil
Price Range: £131 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Albemarle 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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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Albemarle Hotel Isabela
Hotel Albemarle Galapagos Islands/Isabela - Puerto Villamil

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