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Calle 12 de Febrero, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands | detrás del Edificio de Tame, Ecuador
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Estrella del Mar Hotel
Ranked #10 of 17 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I stayed here for two nights before heading to Isabela. Lovely little quiet hotel on the water, and inexpensive compared to the other hotels in town. On December 29th, before I left for Isabela, I made a reservation for tonight - January 2nd. I arrived on the afternoon speedboat to find they had no record on my reservation and the... More

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Highland Village, Texas
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222 reviews 222 reviews
32 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The hotel is a low budget hotel and so I did not expect much in terms of anything a step above a hostel. The reason for the average review is the staff was friendly and when I changed from 3 days to 2 days, prepaid, they refunded me the $50 for the 3rd night without question. The location is on... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were originally staying at another place in Santa Cruz, and we stumbled upon Estrella del Mar. I am glad that I didn't look this place up on Trip Advisor before going, because the reviews would have scared me away. I don't know what they are talking about- we loved this place! We were able to negotiate a very affordable... More

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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed elsewhere on the outskirts of town in the middle of nowhere for our first two nights and paid a few dollars more than the $50 it cost us here for a room with an outstanding view. Room #9 is a corner room with windows along two sides. It has two single beds, a decent size closet (no hangers),... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stayed here twice, before and after our boat cruise. First night was $35,- but when we came back after eight days we had to pay $45,-! The older woman who manages the place is only friendly if she thinks she can make money of you, if not she can be very unpleasant. The rest of the staff is also not... More

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Sydney
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We decided to pay a little extra for this hotel for the view of the harbor and we were told breakfast was included in the rate ($50 for a double). Later when we asked about breakfast times they told us there was no breakfast. I'm hoping this was a communication issue. We decided other hotels offered better value and moved.... More

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Molnlycke, Sweden
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed two last nights of our wonderful Galapagos vacation in Santa Gruz and in Estrella del Mar in January 2012. We didn´t have anything booked ahead and just looked for a place to stay when we arrived. We had some requirements: a sea view with a balcony or terrace and a basic equipped but clean room near the town... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

Stayed there for three nights with my husband. Very basic hotel, but you can't beat the value, views and location. Right in town, on the bay, near all restaurants etc. A little run down but for half the price of most hotels, cant complain. Room #9 has incredible views 180 views of the bay.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2009

Stayed here a couple nights before our ship tour. Location is central and it had an ocean view (same room as in the photos) but it was spars and everything about the place was very basic. It's not a place you're going to want to do much more than sleep in.

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

We stayed here for a few nights as part of a Galapagos tour. The main problem is that no one speaks English here. To get to the hotel you have to walk down a dirt driveway, thus if it rained, you would be dragging your luggage in the mud. Though there are screens on the windows, they had holes or... More

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Address: Calle 12 de Febrero, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands | detrás del Edificio de Tame, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
Also Known As:
Estrella Del Mar Hotel Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz, Ecuador

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