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Estrella del Mar Hotel

Calle 12 de Febrero, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands | Detras Del Edificio de Tame, Al Lado Del Cuartel de Policias, 200350, Ecuador
Estrella del Mar Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rockport, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was a perfect spot for us. We travel independently. The location was very convenient and close to restaurants , stores and harbor. Ask for rooms facing the bay. Beautiful views of the water, anchored boats . It is quiet because it's off the main street down a short alley. The owner was helpful and gave good recommendations for... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This hotel was not as bad as I thought! The best part of this hotel is the great ocean view! The room was clean and there was free wifi, too! The wifi was still bad, but sometimes it was as good as watching a video on ipad. In my room, there were one queen bed and two single beds. There... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My friend and I went scuba diving to the Galápagos Islands and we did not want to spend that much money in a hotel. This is why we booked Estrella de Mar. It was a very clean hotel and the owners were very friendly. She was really good with recommending us what to see and where to go, while also... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

ESTRELLA DEL MAR HOTEL IN PUERTO AYORA ON SANTA CRUZ ISLAND IN THE GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR 1) Awesome ocean view 2) Awesome price (because nobody knows where hotel is?) 3) How to find it 4) Google map links 5) Pros 6) Cons 7) More specifics on view 1) AWESOME Pelican Bay views from the end rooms!! I spent hours and hours... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

By Galapagos standards, this hostel (not a hotel) is fairly cheap (50-60USD a night depending on how you book). Rooms are clean, beds are very firm, pillows are thin-non existent. Some rooms open out directly onto a sea view, but most are on a central corridor with a sea view only if you stick your head out of the window!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The room was very clean, firm mattress, safe area, and we had an ocean view. There was no breakfast but several places offered breakfast for 5 or6 dollars for eggs, bread, fruit and juice. The owners were polite and the place was quiet. The ac worked great and the wifi was good as well. I would stay again.

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Estrella del Mar is down a small lane very close to the centre of town but feels quiet. I had a room with a view of the ocean and a spectacular sunrise for a very reasonable price - more than I usually pay for youth hostels but excellent value. Very comfortable room with air conditioning (a must in Puerto Ayora!)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We stayed in Santa Cruz for a week. We booked this hotel for 2 nights and whilst being there, decided to stay more. There was no room available for 1 of the nights we wanted and the owners called other hotels to try to help us find another accomodation. In short, the other hotels were all more expensive or fully... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Right in the middle of everything, yet in a quiet private area in front of the bay lays the Hotel Estrella de Mar. If you are on a budget, but you do want a nice place to stay in, then this is the place for you. Very confortable rooms, very clean, hot water, wifi, cable tv, mini fridge and ac.... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This small hotel is right on the bay with a fabulous view and in the middle of downtown - great location! The furniture is not brand new but they were in good shape and there was AC, mini fridge and numerous wild life just off the balcony! There are plenty of sea lions, marine iguanas and red crabs. We even... More 

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