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Hotel el descanso del Guia

3.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMalecon5 min drive
    Popular LocationCharles Darwin Research Station6 min drive
    Popular LocationPlaya de los Alemanes9 min drive
    AirportIsla Baltra (GPS-Seymour)107 min drive

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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • 236 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 678 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed and 4 Large Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Quadruple Room, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 430 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Large Twin Beds and 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Quadruple Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, 2 Double Beds

About this area

Puerto Ayora

Located in Puerto Ayora, Hotel el descanso del Guia is in a national park and by the ocean. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Galapagos National Park and Tortuga Bay Beach. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tortuga Bay Beach - 4 min drive
  • Malecon - 5 min drive
  • Charles Darwin Research Station - 6 min drive
  • Las Grietas - 7 min drive
  • Playa de los Alemanes - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportIsla Baltra (GPS-Seymour) - 107 min drive


  • Burger House — 15 min walk
  • KF Williams — 4 min drive
  • La Casita Green&seafood — 4 min drive
  • Los Kioskos — 4 min drive
  • Sol y Luna — 4 min drive
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About this property

Hotel el descanso del Guia

3.5-star Mediterranean hotel, walk to Galapagos National Park
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli are onsite. All 12 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include dining areas and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Hotel el descanso del Guia offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas and include desks. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Puerto Ayora hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–8 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate dining area
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business center


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe



Check-in from 11:30 AM - 6 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 40 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Hotel el descanso Guia Puerto Ayora
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el descanso Guia Puerto Ayora
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Descanso Del Guia Puerto Ayora
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Hotel el descanso del Guia Hotel Puerto Ayora

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel el descanso del Guia have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel el descanso del Guia?
As of Jan 24, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel el descanso del Guia on Jan 26, 2021 start from $75, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Hotel el descanso del Guia pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel el descanso del Guia?
This hotel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Hotel el descanso del Guia?
Check-in is from 11:30 AM - 6 PM.
What time is check-out at Hotel el descanso del Guia?
Check-out is at 9 AM.
Does Hotel el descanso del Guia provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 40 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is Hotel el descanso del Guia located?
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Galapagos National Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Tortuga Bay Beach. Malecon and Playa de los Alemanes are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 52 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 52 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 52 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 52 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 52 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Had a problem with expedia reservation change and hotel which cost alot of extra time - not very happy about that. The poor girl at the front desk tried her best. Rooms was sufficient and rooftop breakfast was nice. Should not be a charge for hot tub usage (and should be warm so guests could actually use it).
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
is a bit far away form the busy area of Puerto Ayora, however the taxi ride is only 1.5$ each way, the rooms are nice, with a nice view of the bay, internet works fine, and staff is very helpful & nice. A minimarket is right next door to the place.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms were elegant and clean, staff were always minded to help us; which I didn't like was the shower temperature, it was kind of difficult to reach the desired temperature
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Out of town but nice place to say..
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel room was spacious, and the outdoor pool was a nice touch. However, the hotel was located on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora, so every time we wanted to head downtown, we had to call a taxi for $1.50. The surrounding areas were relatively run-down compared to the downtown area. In addition, the complimentary breakfast is only available beginning at 7 am, but the inter-island ferries depart at 7 am, so we had to buy breakfast near the harbor instead.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

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