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Casa Opuntia Galapagos

Charles Darwin St. | Playa de Oro, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sn, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014
1sandlover Peoria, Illinois
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    4.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The location of the property is fabulous and the the wait staff is so friendly! The hotel itself needs some help. Junk around the pool, worn rooms. Management/owners spent money embroidering the towels and putting their logo on the highly overpriced bottles of wine (neither of which are important to me as a traveler) rather than into the property itself.... More

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Jacqueline C, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Dear Mr. 1Sandlover, Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Opuntia Hotel! Let us share with you that we have started a maintenance program in our hotel to update the façade, rooms and surroundings, some corrective measures have been already implemented and we will continue this process until we cover every corner. We will make sure to find... More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We booked a room through their website several months ago and received an email stating that they confirmed our reservation for 5/27/2014 and 5/31/2014 at such and such rate for such and such rooms. Upon arrival I presented photocopies of the reservation to help them with knowing which reservation we were. They said we didn't have a reservation and that... More

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Jacqueline C, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Dapperdanarnett, Thank you for your comment. First of all, we would like to apologize for the inconveniences this situation may cause you. However, I believe it necessary to clarify some points related to our reservation process. According to our policies, in order to reconfirm a reservation we request to receive an initial nonrefundable deposit, which is calculated as... More

Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My family and I had an incredible experience staying at Casa Opuntia Galapagos. Everything was first class from the food to the room acamodations to our daily adventures. The guiding was top notch and the tours with Ecuador Adventures were incredible to say the least. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is considering visiting the Galapagos Islands.

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Lovely spot, walking distance to everything. Ocean views. Great breakfast, more than the standard continental breakfasts, eggs cooked fresh. Nice swimming pool out back. Shower in the room not so great, water wasn't always hot and you couldn't adjust the spray so it was a challenge. I would definitely stay here again though. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Not... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed here for one night at end of April. Initial impressions were very good and staff friendly and helpful. Our room (No 7) along with another (6?) was situated on slope under the main building and just below the level of the swimming pool. Arrived back from a local restaurant to find it infested with ants and we did not... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location. On the water front and close to restaurants and the main pier. The staff are helpful. The rooms are pretty basic, we had cracked tiles and peeling paint but I know they were constantly trying to maintain the property as rooms were recently painted and they are adding extra facilities such as wheelchair... More

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Jacqueline C, Customer Service at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Dear JPWRDB, Thank you for choosing Casa Opuntia for your stay in San Cristobal Island! We sincerely appreciate your remarks and we are glad to let you know that we are in current update of our hotel features, unfortunately not all the rooms can be fixed at the same time. This maintenance program will be finished by the end of... More

Kaupanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Three Norwegians should try fishing in the Galapagos for the first time, during our visit we stayed at Casa Opuntia Hotel. We had an excellent service of the staff and enjoyed ourselves very well in the friendly little hotel. The hotel could not be better situated, only 2-3 minutes to the main street and the pier where we our boat... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Our first stop in Galápagos definitely a wonderful place, our room with sea wiew was amazing even had a hammock, had hot water all the time. The meals are delicious and the service 5 stars. The trird day We traveled to Isabela Island maybe at 6:00 am our guide made the wake up call at 04:30 and Alex the receptionist... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

After 3 visits to surf the Galapagos, I have stayed at the Opuntia twice. The view looks at one of the best surf spots on the island. Try to get one of the 2 rooms on the top floor, where the view is perfect. The location of the hotel is close to the pier and downtown. The staff can assist... More

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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

this hotel is very well situated. Has a great view of the bay and a lot of sea lions around. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food was delicious, like a good home cook meal. Fresh juices every morning. They have a good selection of wines and beers. The room was on the second floor, no elevator. It... More

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Address: Charles Darwin St. | Playa de Oro, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sn, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal > Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Casa Opuntia Galapagos Hotel Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Casa Opuntia Galapagos Galapagos Islands/San Cristobal, Ecuador

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Casa Opuntia is a tourist superior hotel, with its 11 cozy rooms is one of the best accommodation on San Cristobal Island. The hotel overlooks the boardwalk and is only a few meters away from Playa de Oro Beach. Casa Opuntia's restaurant features some of San Cristobal's best sea food dishes to be enjoyed surrounded by endemic gardens and perfect ocean views. It has a small swimming pool and an outside bar that are always open to welcome our guests. ... more   less 
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