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“Awesome Stay on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador”
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Mi Caleta Inn
Ranked #7 of 53 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
Quito, Ecuador
1 review
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“Awesome Stay on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

A group of friends from study abroad and myself recently took a trip to the Galapagos. Mi Caleta Inn was an awesome place to cal home during our time there. We had the whole downstairs to ourselves. There was a large kitchen/dining room where we were able to cook "family" meals and avoid the costly restaurants on the island. With TV and A/C in the rooms, the nights were very comfortable in the humid climate of the Galapagos. This place is tucked away a little bit inland in a nice neighborhood, and if the walk is too much for you (its not bad), taxis are $1 anywhere on in Puerto Ayora. I highly recommend those staying on Santa Cruz check this place out. It is definitely VALE LA PENA!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Mi Caleta Inn in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island in the Galapagos. We had a little kitchen with table and separate bedrooms. We had a front porch looking onto the garden. This place is one third the price of the hotels. The Inn is located just on the edge of town in a quiet neighborhood very near the Darwin Center. You walk past the basketball court and pocket park to get there. I am not a water person and wasn't interested in being on a boat everyday and night with the same people to experience the Galapagos. We did a one-day boat tour which was great. Other than that, we took a taxi tour of the lucsious Highlands to see the indiginous huge turtoises, how sugar cane was made into rum, the lava caves, coffee farms etc. Most islands are desert vegetation but Santa Cruz has all the vegetative areas combined on one island. The owner, Rod, of MiCaleta Inn spoke perfect English, is president of the Tourist bureau, helped us set up every experience. We hiked, biked, snorkeled, kayaked. The town is so unpretentious, made up of really sweet, kind local people. I would highly recommend Mi Caleta Inn.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We stayed three nights in Mi Caleta Inn and it was great. Rod is a friendly host who explains everything about the island and plan great tours. There is no need to organize anything, because Rod manage all for you. The transfer from the airport ist very easy and the day tours perfect. We slept very well in the nice quiet room and love our stay. If you want to feel like at home and you want to have nice days on the islands go to Mi Caleta Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Beautiful, serene compound in a quiet neighborhood that is steps away from anything you might need, as well as a very short walk from the main tourist areas. From the enthusiastic Zumba class in the park every evening to the local bakery, you can see the way the locals live as well as enjoy the restaurants and local attractions. A fun neighborhood for walking, easy access to taxis, and a peaceful retreat when you just want to relax. The quiet rooms, courtyard, and lovely sitting room all contribute to the ambiance.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Athens, Georgia, USA
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

I stayed at Mi Caleta with a large group (~10) of scientists, and it was great to have the kitchen and living room available to get together and talk, but also to have private bedrooms to retreat to! The bedrooms were large and clean with comfortable beds. A nice quiet neighborhood and the staff was friendly and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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New York City, New York, USA
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

In a quiet neighborhood, with spacious and comfortable accommodation. The full kitchen is a great plus. Ideal for families or for groups.

Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

On my first trip to the Galapagos I was fortunate to have booked reservations at this charming establishment. Several of the people in our group stayed at Mi Caleta and it was as warm and inviting as my own home. The bed was comfortable and the facility was exceptionally clean. Having a kitchen was a real perk. I travel extensively and have stayed in many hotels and bed and breakfasts and this had to be one of the most comfortable and inviting of all. The location of the hotel, in walking distance to down town, was another plus. The housekeeper even picked up my pile of dirty laundry, washed it and folded it one day. Now that’s service! Don't miss Mi Caleta on your trip to these enchanted islands.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Mi Caleta Inn
Address: Daphne y Petrel | Barrio El Edén, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mi Caleta Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Galapagos most charming guest houses. Located in the most exclusive residential neighborhoods in Puerto Ayora, MiCaleta Inn boasts an inviting residential ambiance that combines an authentic neighborhood vibe with all the modern comforts. ... more   less 
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