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Galapagos Safari Camp

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Finca Palo Santo, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stunning hotel set up in the mountains is a wonderful way to feel closer to nature. Keep in mind it's a long way from town and that there is animals but only a few birds so don't expect a whole safari. It takes it's concept from the African safari camps and each tent is totally luxury with running water,... More 

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BelenT29, Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank You JonnyDodge for your wonderful comments and your good advice. It is correct that the day yacht trips to surrounding uninhabited islands need to be booked with us in advance and that including these makes for a more complete Galapagos experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share your satisfaction with the TripAdvisor community. More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place and sorry we were there only one night. Great location. Beautiful and very comfortable accommodations, which I understand, to my surprise, are being upgraded. Good food and very warm hospitality.

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BelenT29, General Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your contribution. We wish you were able to spend more time with us also. Yes, we are in fact doing a complete refurbishment and upgrade of all the tents in September, which will dramatically enlarge both the living area and patio, upgrade the bathrooms with ceramic tiles and also include a sitting area and ceiling fans. You... More 

New York City, New York
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me first start off by saying the Staff especially Katrien was absolutely great. Katrien was there 24/7 to help us with anything that we needed. She is a real gem.. If I knew that the weather ( because it is in the mountains ) would be raining and foggy almost 100% of the time we would not have opted... More 

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BelenT29, Guest Relations Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Ann- We thank you for taking the time to share your experience and sincerely wish that you would have left as pleased as your friend Amanda that referred you. As you already mentioned about the weather, March (when Amanda was here with her family) is a very dry and mild time of year, as is most of the year... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in July 2015. The accommodation, food (apart from a slight, uncharacteristic glitch on the third night) and idea are excellent. Katrien is a professional and friendly host. The bread - home baked - was voted by the family as possibly the best we have had. Cocktails, the Lodge and the service were also highlights. The... More 

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BelenT29, Guest Relations Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Chris- Thank you for your contribution. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. If I remember correctly, you did not have any "activities" or excursions planned with us on arrival after disembarking your cruise, but we were able to provide last minute solutions for you when you expressed interest in being more active. Some get... More 

Buckinghamshire
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second stop in our Ecuadorian adventure. We chose the safari lodge as I don't enjoy boat travel very much. Plus it offered very similar accommodation to our African safari's After a relatively short flight from Quito we landed on the island of Baltra then a short drive & ferry crossing to Santa Cruz. From there we were met by... More 

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BelenT29, Guest Relations Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Nette- Thank you for your very descriptive review on your stay. We appreciate it. Yes, the tents will almost double in size in September and add sliding glass doors, ceiling fans, remodeled bathrooms, etc. We are really excited about the changes we are about to make. Again, thank you for your contribution to the TripAdvisor community. More 

Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed at the Safari Camp for 3 nights after a three night cruise. It was a really nice change being in the highlands and the lodge and our tent had a great outlook over the island and sea and distant islands. The tents are comfortable - beds are a little firm but the staff are happy to add a... More 

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BelenT29, Guest Relations Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Go55- Thank you for your kind feedback. We love the enthusiasm. We do know how wonderful our Katrien is and also our chef Wilson was very proud to hear your comments. Combining a short cruise with a stay at Galapagos Safari Camp is such a wonderful way to see a different side to the islands and to not allow... More 

New York
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife and I took our 3 kids on a trip to the Galápagos Islands and had to decide between going on a cruise or staying on land and doing daily excursions. Because of a number of reasons, including having sons that are 6'7" and 6'8", we decided that the ship idea wouldn't be the best. We are glad we... More 

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BelenT29, Guest Relations Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Evan- You win the award for the tallest family we have ever hosted! We are flattered that you enjoyed the food so much that you would put it on par with a nice NYC restaurant. If you keep this kind of talk up, we might loose our chef! However, we agree Wilson is fantastic and he does a great... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We decided to make day trips out to explore the Galapagos. This hotel was one of the best reviewed and unique kind of stay which is why we decided to spend our time in the Galapagos here. Since your room is a tent there is not much luxury (to me at least) as others mentioned. The bed was comfortable, I... More 

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stephmes, Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you for your review and are thrilled to hear you were satisfied with our service and food. Our team is dedicated to creating memorable experiences preempting our guest's needs. In September we are fully renovating our tents and adding an extension which will make them roomier and will add a lighter feel to them. Being the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed at the Galapagos Safari Camp for 4 nights in April this year and wish we would have stayed there the entire time in Galapagos. The setting is beautiful, peaceful and quiet, relaxing and the staff led by Katrien is courteous and catered to our every whim. They took care of our every need from first aid, travel plans,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Camp is a delight situated privately in the hills, The tents were luxury (similiar to our African experiences) The FOOD was absolutely the best, fresh and prepared by the staff. Katrien Bauters the manager is a delightful person, friendly, organized and a great ambassador of the Galapagos, she looked after our every need, coordinated our activities and excursions and... More 

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