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“Accidental stay but good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Galapagos Islands Hotel

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Galapagos Islands Hotel
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Virginia
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83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Accidental stay but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here only one night because our other hotel, Galapagos dreams, overbooked. So we got a great deal ($20 pp) and a room on the top floor, king sized bed, ac. We didn't eat breakfast as we had an early boat. The only thing I would change is the white curtains, while lively and tropical, don't provide much protection from the sun rising at 5:45 am (but we had to be in town at 7 so it was okay).

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank deahh
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here as part of a tour we booked. It was a good place to stay, convenient walking distance to town. It was clean and the staff were quite helpful. They organised breakfast for us early on the days we left before the normal breakfast hours. It was quite a challenge communicating with staff with my limited Spanish but they really put in the effort to understand and help out. I managed to organise some flowers for my girlfriend while I was there too.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank wadja1
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Quito, Ecuador
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We were given a triple room for a double once we checked in. The room and bathroom were very clean. The bed was big and we even got a little balcony. The location is a bit far from the city center but it is a nice walk. There is also plenty of taxis at 1 dollar each way.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Alonsofer
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Curitiba, PR
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

I stayed in the hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz and it had it booked as part of a package. The facilities are simple but rooms are clean, have decent a/c and nice breakfast. Location was also nice, a quiet street but not too far from the port and restaurants. The pool was awful and dirty, but on average it's a good option to stay in Santa Cruz.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bigugelmin
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84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

good: A/C worked,
bad: A/C was an old model that didn't have any digital way to adjust the temperature, just a manual nob that was hard to adjust. also it was really high on the ceiling so we had to get a ladder to actually change the temperature (and i'm over 6foot tall) we were in room 10

good: they have a water purifier and they don't mind you filling your water bottle
bad: some of the staff are a bit rude and there were no black out curtains! a hotel should never have white curtains, come on now.

overall this felt like we were in a motel on a trucker route, and lots of tour groups staying here. it is far enough out of town to be an inconvenience, but it gives you a good feel for some of the other local neighborhood aspects of the city.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kayrez
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Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

While in Santa Cruz we stayed at the Casa Natura, which is changing its name to Galapagos Island Hotel. This is a very well kept hotel. The room we stayed in was spacious and clean. The staff is friendly. They have a nice pool and pool-side bar. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Puerto Ayora.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Orcalvr
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Level Contributor
69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

This seemed to be a "Motel 6" quality hotel. The room was lit with bare bulbs, had indoor-outdoor carpeting and very cheap linens. Only one nightstand for a queen bed. It was clean but very very basic. We expected more.

The desk staff did not seem very interested in helping the guests. One evening, I let them know (in Spanish) that the drinking water on our floor was empty. The next day, it was still empty.

The breakfast was pretty good and the staff in the breakfast room were very nice.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Galapagos Islands Hotel
Address: Petrel y Floreana | Barrio el Eden, Puerto Ayora none, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Galapagos Islands Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galapagos Islands hotel is a new small charming hotel with 15 air-conditioned rooms designed to provide with comfort and leisure for the adventure traveler, including facilities such as pool, bar, breakfast area and different recreational areas. The hotel is located in the residential area of Puerto Ayora, 8-10 minutes away walking distance from the fisherman's pier and the town's main promenade where most of the boutiques, restaurants and art galleries are located. ... more   less 
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