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Hotel Gardner

Galapagos Islands | entre Bolivar Naveda y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Ranked #12 of 13 hotels in Puerto Ayora
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
NaiomiMollie Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a hostel not hotel, this has been set up incorrectly on Tripadvisor. We stayed here recently as a group of friends sharing a large 5 bed room. For $15 each per night for bed, wifi and hot water we didn't think was too bad for Galapagos. The wifi works best on the rooftop terrace. No breakfast included despite there... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After shopping around for a while looking for a mix between central location, affordablility and room quality, I choose for Gardner. They offered me (as a single) a large high floor triple bedroom with lots of windows, so there was a bit of a view and a breeze at night thanks to which I didn't needed to use the aircon.... More

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California, USA
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413 reviews 413 reviews
87 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I booked a tour from a Quito Travel Agent with a Hotel and they put me in this Hostel instead of a Hotel. Legal issues pending. Rooms 6, 5 and 4 are an extension of the reception and day and night people walk by yelling and laughing. I was in room 4 where you can NOT lock the windows to... More

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Memmingen, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

One of the cheapest hotels on santa cruz, so don't expect too much. Rooms are a bit shabby, bathroom always wet, air conditions outside make a lot of noise all day long. Though, its in the city centre, people are nice and water pressure of the shower's good! You get what you pay for!

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Shelby Township, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I stayed at the Gardner for 4 nights. I had room 3, which had a ton of natural sunlight. The bathroom was big, but always wet. The staff didn't speak ANY English. Our AC broke one of the nights. I left a pair of studs on a shelf while scuba diving and they were gone when we got back. I... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This hotel is ok. It's quite clean, the rooms are big. The location is great, everything is in walking distance. But the wifi doesn't work and the staff doesn't speak English. This hotel is one of the cheapest in puerto ayora. So for this price it's quite ok what you get.

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Mompos, Colombia
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to stay at Hotel Espana next door as we had stayed there previously and it was immaculate. Unfortunately they were full so we went next door. We had the exact same problem as a previous reviewer. We were in room 5 near reception which smelt strange on first arrival but the actual extent of the smell and mould... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have been travelling/back packing for 7 months now and I am fairly sure this is the worst place we have stayed at - a big acheivment. We were only going to be in Puerto Ayora one night to meet friends who were staying there before going to Isabella. We were in room 6 (nearest to the reception area). When... More

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Bondi, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

For some reason your options for budget accommodation on Santa Cruz are limited. We found gorgeous places on Isabela and San Cristobel for $30 a night. But in Santa Cruz, everything is pretty nasty at that price. Pros We found the staff and volunteers to be very friendly and helpful Cheap Large room The bed was comfortable Wifi in the... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

i've now stayed in a 6 different hotels in ecuador so i'm trying to judge it on ecuadorian standards. but this still gets a poor review from me. good: the people who work there are friendly and try to be nice. bad: they are inconsiderate and trying to cut corners. examples: * they have a water jug to fill your... More

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Address: Galapagos Islands | entre Bolivar Naveda y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
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Gardner Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Gardner Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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