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Galapagos Safari Camp

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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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new jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel/camp is beautiful. The common areas are incredible - very peaceful. The food is excellent and they are able to accommodate for kids as well. We went after a cruise so the activities were redundant at the hotel. I would just confirm what you will be doing on the cruise to make sure you have enough to do at... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The location and service at this property is ideal. It is within hiking distance of the Giant Tortoise reserve and has an amazing sunset deck. The meals are awesome and it is hard to believe your luxurious bathroom and bedroom is in a tent. I only wish I could have stayed more than two nights. It is very close to... More

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Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic safari camp on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos. The location is perfect away from the main town of Puerto Ayora - an oasis of calm. It is set in the beautiful and lush Highlands. Stunning views to the west overlooking Daphne minor and major islands as well as Santiago and on a good day Isabela. It is on... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Daily interactions with Catherine, the manager, made this a special place. She took time for every guest including personally driving a sick child into the village to see a doctor. The tents have hardwood flows and full bathrooms and are serviced three times a day. The pool is lovely and sell cared for. Catherine arranged for us to have a... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The good news is that this is a great place to stay. The bad news is we only stayed one night, and wish it would have been much longer. Other reviews have documented what a wonderfully unique place this is, and we totally agree. You have the treatment and services of a luxury hotel, with the personalized attention of a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

You can tell by the five-star rating that I loved it, but I want this review to be practical, so you know exactly what you are getting. First, the location. You are up high, and and least when we were there usually among clouds. That means it can be very damp, so forget about drying your clothes outside at the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

What can I say....GSC is absolutely awesome! Its been a dream to go to the Galapagos and GSC was definitely the icing on the cake. The tents are super luxurious with queen beds (2twins pushed together), your own private batheroom with a great hot water power shower, fantastic vistas out the beach and sea - don't miss having a cocktail... More

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Tomball, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My friend and I stayed at the Safari in November 2013. I would not stay there again if they gave me a free week and a round trip airfare. There was very little hot water and we had 4 meals there and 3 out of the 4 were fish. There was no choice in what you ate they served you... More

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GalapagosSafari, Owner at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Galapagos Safari Camp strives to constantly improve and we take feedback seriously. While there are management issues brought to light that are indeed our responsibility, there are also many unfounded accusations and assumptions related to our business in this review. We are writing directly to our guest to clarify matters. We sincerely hope that the encouraging positive feedback we have... More

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Incredible island retreat and best way to unwind after the boat cruize around the islands. Fantastic camping tents that are far more luxurious that 'tent' implies, amazingly helpful and polite staff and unbelievably good food. Crossing the threshold at the end of the day immediately dropped your shoulders and helped you to unwind. Definitely recommend it to anyone for a... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We've stayed in hotels all over the world, and this experience was unique. When I say "tent" you may think camping. This was anything but. Free wifi, airconditioning/heating, electricity, shower, and our own deck with an amazing view. The young staff went out of their way to be friendly and accommodating. Breakfasts were fresh and yummy and dinners were beautifully... More

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Also Known As:
Galapagos Safari Camp Hotel Santa Cruz
Galapagos Safari Camp Hotel
Galapagos Safari Camp Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz, Ecuador
Address: Finca Palo Santo, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 Specialty lodging in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GSC provides an authentic inland experience by offering 9 luxury safari tents – all with oceanview balcony- in an exclusive natural environment, both as an alternative or in addition to a sea-based travel itinerary. Tents are spacious with private bathroom and hot water. Guests gather by the fireplace in the main room to view the sunsets, taste our chef´s creative dishes in the panoramic dining room or enjoy the tranquility of the infinity pool. ... more   less 

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