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Casa Opuntia Galapagos
Sogndal Municipality, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Fishing trip”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Three Norwegians should try fishing in the Galapagos for the first time, during our visit we stayed at Casa Opuntia Hotel. We had an excellent service of the staff and enjoyed ourselves very well in the friendly little hotel. The hotel could not be better situated, only 2-3 minutes to the main street and the pier where we our boat where moored. We would not hasitate to recommend or go back to Casa Opuntia Hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Denver
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Our first stop in Galápagos definitely a wonderful place, our room with sea wiew was amazing even had a hammock, had hot water all the time. The meals are delicious and the service 5 stars. The trird day We traveled to Isabela Island maybe at 6:00 am our guide made the wake up call at 04:30 and Alex the receptionist was before our departure with hot coffee and milk, it was amazing because was a raining morning

5 stars service, grat location WONDERFUL
highly recommended

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

After 3 visits to surf the Galapagos, I have stayed at the Opuntia twice. The view looks at one of the best surf spots on the island. Try to get one of the 2 rooms on the top floor, where the view is perfect. The location of the hotel is close to the pier and downtown. The staff can assist with any land or sea excursions. The pool is great, the rooms are large and the breakfast and coffee are the best.
Enjoy.

Room Tip: top floor has a perfect view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

this hotel is very well situated. Has a great view of the bay and a lot of sea lions around. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food was delicious, like a good home cook meal. Fresh juices every morning. They have a good selection of wines and beers. The room was on the second floor, no elevator. It was ample and very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and had plenty of hot water. The hotel has a swimming pool on the back. We ate on the front terrace overlooking the bay. I will not hesitate to recommend or go back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Davis, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

the hotel is in a great location, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. The dining area is outdoors with a view of the ocean.
Our room was large and quaint. I really loved staying here and recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Daniela M, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Alice,

Thank you very much for your comment. On behalf of our team, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Opuntia. It is a pleasure to serve you. We work hard to make our guests' experiences unforgettable, and we are glad that we could help make your Galapagos trip a great one!

Thanks again for your good reference. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Kind Regards,
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

My elderly dad and I stayed here three nights. This hotel is very well located, right in the heart of San Cristobal's main tourist areas and pier. You can walk to all the stores as well as the Interpretation Center, and a couple of small beaches. The pier where the cruise ships come in is a few minute walk. Even the Airport is only a 5 min ride. The views form the breakfast area and the rooms facing the waterfront are spectacular. The breakfast was amazing.. felt like we were staying in someone's home.. served various courses and with much care. During breakfast, the finches and warblers come perch at your table (either endearing or annoying depending on your perspective). Also, sea lions sit right on the hotel's steps, providing great pic opportunities. The staff, especially Santiago was wonderful and provided us much help with our luggage and even got our boarding passes for our trip since he happened to be on the same flight to Quito. Of the three nights, we had the entire place to ourselves for two of the nights (bonus of going off peak season- don't be fooled, the place (approx 7 rooms) is often sold out). Our room was beautiful and we had two balconies. The bathroom was very large. Truly a memorable stay!!! Highly recommended!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Gulfport, Florida
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64 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We stayed at this hotel as our first stop on our tour of the Galapagos Islands. The hotel manager was very helpful in contacting our tour operator since our guide failed to meet us at the airport. He was also agreeable to serving our breakfast outside normal hours when our tour left too early for the regularly scheduled breakfast included with the room.

The first night we were assigned a different room from the one we had confirmed with the tour company; the manager was unable to change the room that night, but by the following night we were able to occupy the room we had reserved.

The rooms were airy and comfortable; the beds were firm, and the rooms were clean. The view from the room was wonderful! We could see the dock in the harbor from our balcony. We could also see the multitude of sea lions that inhabited the boardwalk (especially when they reclined on the benches!). The location was wonderful, right on the boardwalk and in walking distance of many interesting restaurants. We also walked to a local beach to sun with sea lions, as well as snorkel alongside them. A bit more walking brought us to a museum, as well as a set of stairs that climb to a local viewpoint platform, and to an additional beach for snorkeling.

The only downside was that when the wind was blowing strongly in the evening, we had to open a window a crack to keep it from howling through the small gaps in the doors. Once we solved that problem, it was quiet and snug.

I would definitely recommend this hotel, and would willingly stay there again!

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have the best views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Opuntia Galapagos 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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 
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