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Hotel Albemarle

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Las Fragatas Street, And Los Jieles Avenue, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Puerto Villamil
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stayed just one night, with two kids and we paid for a triple with a double bed a really good price considering the size of the room and the amenities. We stated in puerto Ayora on a not that nice hotel paying twice as much. I booked by phone a couple of days before and the staff was really... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have no idea why this hotel is listed so low on tripadvisor - our stay from beginning to end was fantastic. I have read that they have undergone a change of management recently and maybe the older reviews are referring to this period of time. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by a very helpful lady at reception... More

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St. John's, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I loved being a guest at The Albemarle Hotel! Jessica, the hotel manager was so helpful. From booking us taxis to tours and arranging any and every detail we needed, she did it. The hotel is also a superb location, right on the beach. Our room was spotless and the comforters were cozy. Air conditioning in the Galapagos heat is... More

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Atlanta, Ga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I island hopped in the Galapagos and did not go on a cruise. I stayed at Hotel Albermarle for 3 nights and I was very pleased. When I initially booked my hotel, Max offered to book our speed boat ticket from Santa Cruz, too. He booked them for us and emailed us a copy of the tickets and did not... More

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San Jose, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Had read the reviews, especially the poor ones. Our tour company set this one up for us so we were wary. The first room the air conditioner didn't work, no tv which wasn't a big deal but, and there were no amenities in the room at all, like they had just put us into a room someone had just left.... More

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HotelAlbemarle, Owner at Hotel Albemarle, responded to this review

The Albemarle Hotel is now under new management. The issues you raise have now been resolved. The Albemarle hotel has improved significantly. 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*
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Also Known As:
Albemarle Hotel Isabela
Hotel Albemarle Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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