Our experience at Casa del Lago proved to us that it is indeed possible to find a nice hotel on the Galapagos without any advance booking, even in late July. We walked into the hotel, which is just two streets away from the harbour and were offered 3 nights for the price of 2. And as we arrived at 11 a.m., we were even offered a free breakfast with excellent coffee, a tasty omelet and fresh blueberry juice. It was a very nice welcome.
The first two nights we spent in the room on the corner of the building. It was very spacious and had its own kitchen and a big supply of filtered water. Since this room does not have glass windows, but only insect screens in the window frames, we were happy to have brought earplugs to be able to ignore the cars passing by and the neighbours' party. As there were holes in the insect screens, our bug spray also came in very handy. We were also greeted by a friendly lizard one morning.
The last night we had to move as our first room had been booked by another group. We were given a much better room, on the ground floor next to the owner's residence. It had glass windows and our bed was placed in a second room at the back, far away from the street. Unlike the first room, it also had a separate bathroom. It was by far the best room we had during our stay on the Galapagos.
Big plusses: the awesome, homemade breakfast, the friendly staff and the discount you can get by just booking on the spot. Minuses: the noise from outside, and the internet only works within a one meter radius of the computer in the restaurant (which is closed in the evening, so you will have to stand outside).
The staff have a day off on Sundays, but will serve you breakfast if you ask for it. Make sure to inform them in advance at what time you want to have breakfast that day or they may be a bit late and you'll go on your trip with an empty stomach!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CASA DEL LAGO LODGING HOUSE (THE LAKES´HOUSE) locate at 40 meters of the beautiful Nymphs Lake, 40 minutes of Tortoise bay beach the most beautiful beach we have near town, Is a house with gardens and terraces, constructed with reciclyng materials. Magic site for pairs, families and friends ,equipped kitchen, private bathrooms hot water FROM SOLAR PANELS, potable water dispenser in the reception area , private terraces with gardens, great location in town , wifi-Tv-cable, air conditioners. Coffee place are open from 7a.m. till 1p.m and from 4 pm. till 7 p.m with the unique aroma of the organic and filter coffe from Galapagos and vegetarian food, book exchange corner is available too. We speak English and we help you to make your tours inside / outside the island. And finally because your visit in CASA DEL LAGO is already part of this paradise call GALAPAGOS ISLANDS!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Casa Del Lago Lodging House Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz