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Hotel Mar Azul

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Av. Alsacio Northia y Esmeraldas, Ecuador
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Clovis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

U really enjoyed the stay at this hotel. The people were nice and the breakfast was good and included. The room was clean too. The room has all basic necessities nothing fancy but that is all I ask for when I'm in paradise. I will book here on my next visit.

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Thank 26jorge
Claudia R, Director de Recepción at Hotel Mar Azul, responded to this review

Good Morning Dear. Thank you for you important comment, we will be happy to receive again. Sincerely yours, Claudia More 

Boston
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416 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Hotel Mar Azul is a one story older "island style" facility. A perfect place to stay before a cruise to the Galapagos. Five minute cab ride from the airport. Five to 10 minute walk to the downtown center. Room was nice, clean with stall shower in bathroom. Air conditioner worked well. Small fridge and wall fan. Grounds have plants... More 

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Claudia R, Director de Recepción at Hotel Mar Azul, responded to this review

Good Mornning Dear, Thank you so much for your important comments, we work with love to give our guests the best attention. Sincerely yours, Claudia Román More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This hotel was close to the sea front and all on one floor. The lobby was very attractive and the reception office was extremely helpful. What struck me mostly was the absolute cleanliness of the entire place. The room was exactly like that of the photographs and very clean. Breakfast was included in the very reasonable price and was one... More 

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Thank psychlura
Claudia R, Director de Recepción at Hotel Mar Azul, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Bendon, Thanks a lot for your comment is very important for us to know your opinion. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Galapagos and you come back soon. Claudia Román, Recepción More 

Australia
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431 reviews
153 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Cheaper walk in price rather than online. On a back street parallel to the seafront. About 10 mins walk to the Port & Airport. Very nice family establishment, immaculately clean- they were always sweeping & mopping & painting. Room was comfortable & quiet. Room had small TV with a decent amount of English speaking channels. Wifi although not super fast,... More 

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Thank lost_nomads
Claudia R, Receptionist at Hotel Mar Azul, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hoped you enjoyed your visit in Galapagos Island and we look forward to serving you again. Sincerely yours, Claudia Román More 

Quito, Ecuador
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37 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Stayed here one night before I took a cruise. It's the second time I stayed there. It's nice, very clean, hot showers, internet and a complete breakfast. Roms come with airco as well that you kind of need on the islands.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

perfect location, (about 5 min to airport), close to restaurants ( 3 min walking distance) clean, very attentive staff, rooms are simple, but clean and everything in working order, great value for the money.

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Thank Marina S
Claudia R, Receptionist at Hotel Mar Azul, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Galapagos Islands and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Come back soon!! Sincerely yours, Claudia Roman More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a well located, no frills hotel with friendly staff. Few things to note - the staff speak little or no english and the rooms have windows facing other rooms i.e. not bragworthy views. Would recommend this hotel for a budget, no frills stay.

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miami
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35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Just at a walking distance from the airport, i walked from the terminal to the hotel, Mar Azul is on the main street with some rooms opening on the street. Checking in was not easy as their system was down, they couldn't find trace of my payment but Claudia the receptionist on duty was very courteous and professional, she also... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

After an unfriendly visit of bugs and a cockroach (our only encounter was on san cristobal as there are obviously more), we could easily get another room that seemed free of any unwanted roommates. Other than that rooms were ok clean and a very nice breakfast was included.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful hotel to compliment the beautiful Galápagos Islands. Walking distance to the waterfront where you can laze around watching the sea lions and sunset. Breakfasts excellent and nice communal area. Wifi needs improving, but overall good stay.

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