We stayed at the Mainao Inn with our tour group and found it to be lovely and unique. The inn consists of several connected 2 to 3 story buildings around a courtyard.
There are several sections and each room appears to be different. Some are small, while others are quite large. Many are on the 2nd or 3rd floor, accessible only by stairs.
My daughter and I had a very large room with twin beds, a kitchenette and a tree table. The curved staircase to access it was a bit steep, but it added to the charm.
The air conditioning was effective and, unlike some hotels in Puerto Ayora, we had hot water in the shower (but not in the sink.)
Breakfast was fine: juice, cereal with yogurt or milk, eggs and bread.
There a computer in the courtyard that was slow, but it was convenient and free.
The family that runs the inn were very friendly and always willing to get us extra towels or bottles of water.
The inn is a block off the street that goes along the bay so it is convenient to restaurants and shops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MAINAO HOTEL offers its customers a range of services with a green vision that suit their requirements and needs, giving our guests the best quality experience in the Galapagos Islands. We present 19 comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot water, TV and air conditioning. As well as 3 comfortable suites with mini fridge, writing desk, chair and a private balcony overlooking the sea. It Includes 1 complimentary wine and soft drinks in the room. Ability to normal accommodating 54 people and up to 61 guests in multiple accommodation. bar-lounge with a map of the islands for talks. Library with free internet. Wi-Fi in our facilities. Safety deposit boxes in the rooms. Luggage Storage. Reception / 24 hours. Laundry. pleasant areas for relaxation in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere in harmony with nature. We support the environment by using biodegradable products We also have a room especially suitable for people with disabilities, it has all the doors; both entry into the room and the bathroom and closet doors that open horizontally sliding for easy access to a person in a wheelchair. So the bathroom has all regulatory measures to facilitate access and provide all the bathroom fixtures and assurances to facilitate the experience for our guests with special needs. We have all access to social areas and restaurant, it´s arranged for easy wheelchair mobility . This room is for 2 people and the rate is identical to a standard room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mainao Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz