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Hotel Gardner

Galapagos Islands | entre Bolivar Naveda y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Towanda, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the Gardner Hotel in a lovely comfortable room with a double and 2 single beds. Air conditioning was welcome as was the fan in room. Hotel staff - Janina, in particular - were incredibly helpful and friendly in a variety of ways from booking taxis to laundry to internet. Recommended.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We found the hotel Garnder by "accident" when our originally planned hotel changed the price at check in. It was the best thing that happened! Janina and her family are the most welcoming people and are top notch when it comes to customer service! The rooms were clean, safe and the terraza was a beautiful place to rest, eat, or... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here on our second pass through Puerto Ayora as it was 10USD cheaper than the Estrella del Mar and still had AC. We tried to have a nap on the first afternoon, but really loud music was playing at a building next door, which came straight through the thin windows and walls. For the rest of the stay,... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff is very friendly and helped us get good deals on activities. For example we payed 125$ for a dive where the price otherwise would have been 150-160$. They also have a large terrace and the location is very close to the harbour and lots of restaurants and shops.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

The room was very dirty, the bed smelled really bad. On the internet is the former hotel still represented as a hotel with prices around 75$ per night for a cuple allthough the government took away theyr licence to run it as a hotel. In the offer they include a breakfast, which you`ll never get, because the old and rusty... More 

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Wonthaggi, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for 3 nights. Here are the pros and cons Pros- Great hot water Good price Great location Great rooftop area Cons- Our room was really dark and smelt quite damp. There was no ventilation in the bathroom and the plumbing wasn't too good The wifi didn't work in our room so we had to go... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I spent several days here while exploring Galapagos. If you want to pay more for places and get a fancier place, the sky is the limit. If you want to spend your money on tours and exploring, and your room for sleeping, this is the place to stay. The price is great. They had a large terrace upstairs with excellent... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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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