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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The rooms are budget style. The bed was comfortable. It sits on the water as well as being close to the all of the restaurants and shopping in Puerto Ayora. The view is nice of the bay. You can see sea lions and iguanas and an occasional turtle from the balcony area. The way the waves crash against the shore... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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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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172 helpful votes 172 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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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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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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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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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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