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“run down, but ok budget option”
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Hotel Ninfa
Ranked #13 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Reviewed 29 September 2011

We were booked into this hotel by EC Travel, but the actual tour company was Ninfa Tours. It was dirt cheap, so I wasn't expecting a 5 star hotel. The location is right by the port, so very convenient for leaving for morning tours.

Rooms are small, bathrooms are worn, but are cleaned well each day. There was no hot water while we were there. One night, there was a great deal of noise from the town and it was hard to sleep. On Sunday mornings, the church crowd will definitely wake you up. But, you'll probably have a tour to go on, so I guess that doesn't matter.

There were tour briefings every night by a man who spoke Spanish quickly and would not speak any English. He was not friendly and quite abrupt. Tour guides were ok, but spoke limited English. The boats they took us on were of good quality.

Food was simple, but very fresh and healthy. Kitchen staff were always very friendly and hard working.

The pool area was really nice. So nice, that it seemed out of place with the run down rooms.

I recommend this hotel if you are willing to sacrifice luxury and comfort for a low price.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

We spent 5 days on a tour at Ninfa in a suite. We enjoyed a lot our stay and were very happy of the accommodation. As we selected the tour, punctuality was the keyword including for the meal time. The food was basic but tasful and the waiters were friendly as soon as you speak spanish... The hotel has a very slow internet connexion but a very enjoyable bar closed to the swimming pool. The guided tours were very interesting and well organised. If you want to spent an agreable time in Galapagos for an affordable price, this is the good option !!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank Marie_Guns
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

We stayed for 4 nights at La Ninfa. We had several problems: no hot water on the first day, unfriendly staff, the pool was used by (veeeery loud) kids from the elementary school nearby and breakfast was very basic (fruits, eggs and juice).
It was OK as a base for our diving excursions and we also enjoyed the free billiard table as well as the sundeck. I think there are better options to stay at Puerto Ayora.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank elfarolillo
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

Old building should be torn down; cracked tile floors; floor always wet due to water from shower on bathroom floor; dust webs on door frames; electrical wires hanging from walls; door locks not secure; screen only on bathroom window; rusty refrigerator; barely functional toilet; always damp, even when we had air conditioner on. Photos available on request. We saw the rooms in the new building - nice rooms, (they call them suites, but they aren't what we call suites), but they are $60 extra plus tax.
Breakfast poor; pool water very cold; bar often not open; difficult to communicate what you needed due to not having any staff member able to speak English; no internet access. Location to main street is good.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Calle Los Colonos y Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 593, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Price Range: £73 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ninfa 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ninfa Galapagos, located in the heart of Puerto Ayora, is more than just a hotel. We are pioneers in Galapagos tourism. No one is better equipped or has more experience to help you fully enjoy your adventure on the Enchanted Islands. Stroll along the harbor, visit the shops and galleries, or simply lounge around in our comfortable atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Hotel Ninfa Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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