Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Kati from Portland, OR
You definitely stay here for the locationPosted Jun 7, 2014
Location: Lots of things to do within walking distance; Charles Darwin Research Center, marina where day trips leave, Tortuga Bay Beach
The location is great; on the Main Street within walking distance to food, shopping, beaches, Charles Darwin Research Center and marina where all day trips leave. The room is basic- nothing special, but I guess you aren't really in it much! The air conditioning is a must and not all lodging has it. The bar/restaurant staff were amazing, always remembering your drink or special requests as soon as you sit down. The front desk staff was not helpful and assumed I could not understand what they were saying about me in front of me. The breakfast had a great selection of food. The restaurant was priced a little too high for what it was but the drinks were in line with other places. They offer an airport pick up with tour that is way overpriced for what it is and can be done on your own for less than half the cost. Follow everyone else onto the bus and water taxi, then take a taxi to the hotel- you can have the driver stop at different locations on the way.
for Couplesby Spiderman from Murrieta
Great stay comes with Great Hotel like SolymarPosted Apr 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
This is the best hotel in Puerto Ayora I bet. When u enter the hotel u have a nice view of the ocean and they have a cool bar with great view. We had our welcome drinks on arrival after a nice long ride with the short stop to checkout the giant turtles, craters and a brief look at the lava tunnel. We were there for 2 nights and we had dinner both nights there in the hotel cool bar which had amazing view filled with ocean waves breaking, saxophone playin, dim lights around with candle on our table. View from our room was nice too and we enjoyed sunset everybody from our room sipping coffee/cocktails. Overall we had a great time. I will recommend this hotel to anyone who want s to have a great time :)
by Ming from Melbourne VIC, Australia
Lacking in character and overpricedPosted Aug 5, 2013
Pros: Waterfront pool and jacuzzi with iguanas and heron
Cons: Rooms lacking character, poor plumbing and not soundproof
Location: Close to many good restaurants
We stayed 3 nights here in Puerto ayora after a cruise of the islands. The hotel was quite disappointing. We booked a non-waterfront room for $200 USD a night. The rooms are quite large but essentially all they have is a bed in them. Thus it feels somewhat like living in an unfurnished home or even an office. The complex of non-waterfront rooms is very echoey and not very sound proof. During our stay, there was no hot water one day. The hotel didn't handle this very well. Initially they said there was plumbing maintenance and it would be ready in 15min. 4 hours later there was still no hot water. We had to actively ask for an alternative to shower and it only at this point were we offered a shower in a spare waterfront room. No compensation offered. The breakfast was also quite disappointing - the buffet spread was not fresh and eating off dirty, grimy placemats is not exactly appetising. Eggs are made to order though.
for Couplesby Natalie
PerspectivePosted Jun 10, 2013
Pros: The pool deck and oceanfront seating.
Cons: No in-room fridge, breakfast ends at 9am
Location: Literally in the center of Puerto Ayora - a short walk from everything.
When visiting the Galapagos, you don't exactly make the journey for the hotel room. Ours was exactly what we needed for our stay. The staff was very helpful in organizing tours for us, though we later learned that they could have been booked less expensively when booked directly through the agencies. Breakfast each morning was fantastic, though the 9am closure was sometimes unmanageable. Extending hours would be very helpful. In terms of room amenities, I think a mini fridge would also be a nice upgrade. We stayed 8 days, and the convenience of being able to get a few items from the grocery store to keep in the room would have been great. Overall, it is probably the nicest hotel in Puerto Ayora, I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to a friend with the listed precautions.
by Carol from Calgary, AB, Canada
Boring and expensivePosted May 24, 2013
Pros: Ease of booking
Cons: Lack of character
Location: Across the street from the interesting part of the hotel
We stayed in the tower portion of the hotel across from the main seaside hotel. Boring, boring, boring is how to describe it. A stone structure with nothing in the way of decor, no carpet, no picture, no TV, no view just an alleyway. Breakfast was also boring, juice terrible. It was, however, safe, clean, comfortable and in a good location.
for Everyoneby Anne from Australia
Galapagos stayPosted Mar 11, 2013
Pros: Location and the ever present wildlife....
Location: Waterfront and in centre of town so easy stroll to restaurants and shops
The hotel has a fantastic location and afternoons can easily be spent beside the pool relaxing. Sea lions really do swim in the pool and hang out in the bar . Reception staff very helpful and attentive but bar staff a little slower and in attentative considering not busy. Rooms are large and well appointed but beds were very hard for us. Staff dealt very efficiently when we had a problem with our room air conditioner. All in all the problems were minor and we would definitely not hesitate to stay at this hotel again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
It was okayPosted Mar 3, 2013
Expensive for what you get. When I booked, I wasn't expecting a room in the hotel across the street. I was expecting to be in a hotel with an ocean-front view. In the newer building (across the street), I was an overlarge room that seemed quite empty given its size. The service was good. Staff was friendly. It just wasn't quite what I expected for the money I paid.
for Couplesby FORTIN
Posted Mar 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
210$ FOR THIS. Does not worth it at all. The pictures on the web shows an hotel close to the sea. This was not is what we were provided. We were in Isla Sol a recent 3 stories building on the opposite side of the street. No view at all:the window looked in the common area (stairs and hallway) You can't even see the sky from the room. More it smelled damp (humid). Even with the air conditioning it continued to smell very bad. On a dark door we coulkd see fungi that were probably all over the room. Only good point is the personnel in the lobby that were nice. I would not recommend this hotel.
Likely the best in the IslandPosted Feb 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
While this is likely the best in the whole Island it is pretty low ranking at most hotel and definately not what you might expect for the money. Staff was nice and definately working to get better. Breakfast was fantastic! Room was very limited, a bed and cheap chair. No TV, though TV's reception are on island. Pool and hot tub had water changed daily. All food in local area exactly the same, so really doesn't matter where you go to eat. Scuba Iguana best in the island, would highly recommend them!
for Everyoneby Meryl from Sydney NSW, Australia
Simple, modern comfortPosted Dec 31, 2012
Pros: The pool with iguanas
Cons: Wifi is slow on the islands
Location: Close to the main restaurants and the dock for day trips
We were in the tower, across the road from the pool and restaurant, which didn't create any problem, except that the road was being re-laid. The staff did everything to minimize the inconvenience, with wooden walkways and mats. I suspect the closed road made the room much quieter at night. The pool is modest, but any pool is a novelty in the Galapagos, and there is the added interest of the iguanas who sun themselves around the edge. The setting of the pool and bar is very pleasant with views over the harbor and the fishing boats. The room itself was generous, clean and simply furnished with a modern bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful.