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Hotel Albemarle

3.5 of 5 Las Fragatas Street, And Los Jieles Avenue, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Covington, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room 101 is an afterthought to an otherwise nice hotel. It is a dungeon that instead of water torture has an old air conditioner that will crank up every 30 minutes or so destroying any hope of a night's sleep. The only view is from a little window that looks right onto the breakfast table of a morning guest. One... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Stayed here 3 nights in september. The staff must be specially commended for helpfulness. A few of our party fell seriously sick from food posioning, and the young lady at the front desk dropped everything to walk them to the hospital. She then went and checked on them regularly, and even brought home made chicken soup ! As for the... More 

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Los Angeles
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The hotel is not quite as luxurious as the website photos might appear, but still a wonderful place to stay. And if I had it to do over again, I would still stay there. The location is on the beach, right behind the main street and plaza in town (the town is not very big. Only 2000 people). None of... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here as the rooms were large and comfortable, the breakfast was varied and plentiful and the staff were friendly. The hotel is on the beach front so we spent some lovely evenings walking around the rocks searching for iguanas. The staff were friendly and helpful whenever we asked anything. There was free wifi in the... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The hotel has the benefit of being right opposite the beach across a sandy 'road', there are palm trees all around and the location is perfect. The square with restaurants is just behind the hotel. Bring lots of cash with you as there are no ATMs on the island and no banks. Only two restaurants take credit cards. The hotel... More 

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Thank goodness for this hotel! It salvaged our time on Isabela. Before arriving, we had already organized lodging for the week. Unfortunately, that initial hotel was subpar…we had to leave after the first night. Walking around the dirt roads of Puerto Villamil, we wandered in to Hotel Albemarle. We had not expectations of getting an affordable room, but we were... More 

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washington dc
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I will agree that it seems that new management has taken over the hotel and I found all the front desk staff cheerful and helpful (and spoke good English). I would rate their helpfulness at 5 stars. My big issue was with my room. I had paid extra to upgrade to a beachfront room but got a room on the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were fortunate to have ocean front room. Being able to sleep with the balcony open and hear the ocean all night is an amazing experience. The room was great. Caroline who picked us up from the airport was informative and very helpful. You are in walking distance of all of the restaurants and the beach is in front of... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

So....first is you must be upstairs in this place. If you are downstairs you are literally on the road (which is sand in front of the beach) or you are walking into the very crowded area that breakfast is served from your front door. The pool was empty when we arrived and obviously had been for some time and no... More 

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HotelAlbemarle, Manager at Hotel Albemarle, responded to this review

Dear windsurfer5230 Many thanks for you for your review & comments, they are very helpful for impoving our services and facilities. Regarding your comments about the empty pool, unfortunately this was due to the heavy rains which caused inconveniences with the purity of the water in the pool and did not allow us to offer this service, as the pool... More 

New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Walking distance to the beach, about 100 feet. Great staff and management always very attendant. Internet works ok, hey but you are in the Galapagos. Good food in the morning and many great restaurants feet's from you. Many local cuisines at very low prices. The Hotel accepts credit cards but not all establishments will. Cash is a must on this... More 

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Address: Las Fragatas Street, And Los Jieles Avenue, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Albemarle 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Albemarle Hotel Isabela
Hotel Albemarle Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador

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