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Hotel Gardner

Galapagos Islands | entre Bolivar Naveda y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were really happy to find a room here with no reservation. Great price and clean room with wifi and tv. There was a nice terrace on the top floor where we could enjoy some sun or sit and relax and surf online. Hot water isn't a given in this part of the world, so it was nice to have... More

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Milton Keynes, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 nights in total on two separate occasions. The rooms are bit old fashioned but clean with private bathrooms for $15 a night per person. Wifi worked well and the rooftop area was a nice bonus. Well located close to the main town, just a few minutes walk to the pier. Overall good value for where... More

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Houston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a few problems here, mostly due to noise when on the lower floors, but it's still the most reasonably priced place we've seen. Unfortunately, that noise comes from the hotel next door, so there's nothing Gardner can do about it. The young woman who runs the desk in the morning is incredibly kind and helpful.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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465 reviews 465 reviews
90 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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