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Casa Opuntia Galapagos
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Ants in your pants!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Stayed here for one night at end of April. Initial impressions were very good and staff friendly and helpful. Our room (No 7) along with another (6?) was situated on slope under the main building and just below the level of the swimming pool. Arrived back from a local restaurant to find it infested with ants and we did not leave a light on! Nobody about and we had to be up early to get the speedboat to Santa Cruz so put up with our lot! Agents said it was best on the island! Certainly not, in our view. Can't comment on much else although they did have a nice light breakfast for us before we left.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location. On the water front and close to restaurants and the main pier. The staff are helpful. The rooms are pretty basic, we had cracked tiles and peeling paint but I know they were constantly trying to maintain the property as rooms were recently painted and they are adding extra facilities such as wheelchair accessible rooms.
Breakfast was basic, limited wine and beer in fridge. There does not seem to be a wide selection of hotels in town so this is a reasonable spot to choose

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jacqueline C, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear JPWRDB,

Thank you for choosing Casa Opuntia for your stay in San Cristobal Island! We sincerely appreciate your remarks and we are glad to let you know that we are in current update of our hotel features, unfortunately not all the rooms can be fixed at the same time. This maintenance program will be finished by the end of this year. When the hotel will be completely refurbished and moreover, we will be able to receive people with special needs, as wheelchairs.

Since the Galapagos Islands are part of a National Park the provision of supplies, wines and liquors are very limited, we try to be well stocked, however there are times where we have shortages. On the other hand, in order protect this fragile environment, we invite our passengers not to consume products that come in plastic containers such as sodas, we encourage them to replace those beverages with natural juices! Please be confident that we will take action in every point advised by you.

Thanks again for your visit and we await for your return to the enchanted islands.

Warm Regards,
Customer Service
Hotel Casa Opuntia
San Cristobal- Galapagos Islands
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Sogndal Municipality, Norway
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78 reviews
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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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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.

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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
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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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Thank Alice K
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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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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
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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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