This hotel is very conveniently located just across the dock. If you are arriving by water taxi it is very convenient. Aside from that the location is great because you have ocean views and you are right next to the malecon (walkway next to the ocean).
I received a quick response from the owner when I contacted them online and based on the reviews we booked 3 nights. Unfortunately the owner seems to be gone a lot and the daughter (s) are the ones running the place. The service in general was not very good. The beds were the most uncomfortable beds we had on our 13 day trip in Galapagos (we did land based-no cruise). The maid would not even refill the toilet paper even though it was clear we were out of toilet paper. Electricity failed a couple of times (perhaps not the owners fault). However, the last day we did not have water and when we asked the daughter she said she would check something and then we had water shortly after that. Breakfast is not that great and you have to wait until 8 am which for us was just too late since in order to avoid the hottest part of the day during our hikes we usually left by 7 am.
The hotel is in a bit of a noisy location especially on weekends and I had to use ear plugs most of the nights we were there.
In general this is a place where you don't really feel you are in a hotel, you never see anyone incharge as the reception is one floor above many of the rooms and you have to always ring a bell for them to appear.
In general I would not recommend this place, I may have to pay a bit more, but get better service somewhere else. There are other hotels nearby and for a longer stay it may be worthwhile to pay a bit more but get better beds and service. I would not return to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Blanca is an original and artistic Bed & Breakfast located in San Cristobal Island,Galápagos, just in front of the touristic pier and the seafront boulebard. It has six rooms and one suite (dome)with ocean view, an art gallery downstairs and breakfast included at the cafeteria of the house. Each room has its own character and hand made details of the islands. Personalized attention and heplful information for the guests who are always welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Blanca Galapagos Islands/San Cristobal