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Blue Marlin Hotel

Av. Alsacio Northia y Espanola, Ecuador
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Ranked #8 of 17 San Cristobal B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Odd place - huge rooms with unused space (a chair/couch would be nice). Clean, all tile throughout with no rugs, even in the bathroom - there was a plastic green bath mat and when the shower leaked we did ask for more towels and the reception gave us more and a bath mat - don't know why we had to... More

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Empoli, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This hotel close to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno waterfront, is a good budget place to stay. The rooms are large and well equipped, there's a pool and a Jacuzzi and the breakfast is good. There's free wifi connection and free drinkable water to fill your bottle.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in January. The room was basic but clean and thankfully I did not see any Harry Potter-style spiders as noted by another reviewer. The Wifi worked in my room most of the time but there were outages. There are apparently a large group of roosters housed adjacent to the hotel. The roosters are very... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The hotel provides the basic services properly (clean, quiet, safety and communications). The staff is courteous and attentive to any request. Don't expect amenities like in any chain hotel. Assume this hotel as a base for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. If you plan to spend your time in San Cristobal IN a hotel, I suggest not to... More

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This hotel is nice, well kept and clean. We especially like the pool. It is a great place to cool off and relax after a half- day of snorkelling at the beach under the equatorial sun. Although the staff speaks no English, they are friendly and seem to do their best to accommodate guest requests. The problem is the hotel's... More

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London, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed only one night in this hotel while on tour with G Adventures. I loved the set-up of a central courtyard. It felt very secure and homey. The rooms are very large and clean. I found the staff present and very helpful. They spoke little English but why should they? We are in their country... I had no problem... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

After a month of great experiences in the Galapagos Islands, it was disappointing to end it at this place. I booked the hotel for my dad and myself after our cruise thinking that it would be nicer than the hostel where I stayed since it cost more than twice as much. Boy was I wrong. The rooms were bigger, there... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

First of four islands in the Galapagos that we stayed on - a welcome start, to recover from the long trip from the UK - and to take in all around us. Perfectly pleasant breakfast and attentive staff. Nice room and good shower - nice and clean

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Dover, Delaware
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and was not at all impressed. The room was big, but a little dirty, several spiders, and there was no cloth mat or rug for the shower, just a rubber pad. No matter how hard you tried, water leaked onto the bathroom floor from the shower and there was no rug to... More

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Quito, Ecuador
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed a week in february and loved the hotel. Clean and modern rooms, hot water, and even wifi...pretty good for galapagos. Staff was all very nice as well. There are not many options for hotels in galapagos and hard to find better at this price point.

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Address: Av. Alsacio Northia y Espanola, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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