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Hotel Ninfa

Calle los Colonos y Av charles Darwin,, Puerto Ayora 593, Ecuador
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Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Puerto Ayora
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Rooms are OK, but in many cases, you must like privacy so much. There is a swimming pool and a bar. Staff is extremely nice and helpful and willing to help you. Price is OK if you book there. Location is great. The nice we slept at this hotel, there was an "Armada" concert till 2am in the main square... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The hotel was recommended by a Dutch couple, whom I met at the Darwin Station, for them it also was a 2-nd hotel. And I needed to flee Deja Vu (see my review).. Well, the hotel, which is half a block from the port, is in a perfect location and has a very nice court yard and a swimming pool.... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My friend and I had a wonderful experience at the Hotel Ninfa for the three days we were in the Galapagos. Our room was lovely, clean and comfortable. The included breakfasts were great, and the hotel planned excursions for us each day, which were all wonderful. The location was perfect to get to the dock or shopping along the malecon... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed three nights at the Hotel Ninfa in mid April. The staff was helpful, the pool was great for the teenagers, and the location is convenient. The rooms varied widely, from very nice remodeled rooms, some with air conditioners, to small and dingy rooms, one with the sink pulled out from the wall, roaches under the beds, and a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed at this hotel during a school tour I was running. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. The students enjoyed the pool and the gate locked at night to see who was entering the leaving the area. The food in the restaurant was acceptable and we had access to a 5 gallon water cooler to fill... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My friend's aunt who is from Ecuador got us a great rate for 3 nights. Included in our fees were rooms, a few tours and breakfast. Rooms: The rooms were clean, but the shower plumbing was somewhat clogged and water pressure was inconsistent. It didn't bother us too much so we didn't do anything about it. Staff: They were helpful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I booked this for my parent's trip to Galapagos because I would be working and wanted a place with a good location. My parents are in their 70's and speak no Spanish. The staff was amazing to them. Their suggestions for activities were exactly what my folks wanted. The rooms were clean and modern. The location is steps from the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Go Elsewhere We stayed in over 50 hotels and guesthouses over the past year. Ninfa rates last in our experiences. The staff is unfriendly to downright nasty, excluding the dining room staff, who are very nice. The rooms are moldy (we had 4 rooms, each of which suffered from mildew stench and visible mold). There is construction going on, so... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Great location. Looks nice with courtyard, pool, pool table. Free breakfast daily and the food workers were very cordial. Check out your room beforehand. Smallest bathroom ever and felt like crackden. People were helpful though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Was on a business trip in October 2012 and stayed in the newer portion of the hotel, which they called a suite. The nightly rate was about $ 135 + tax. The room was on the second floor, no elevator. It had rained slightly so the steps up were very wet and a little slippery. Had to carry my suitcase... More

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Address: Calle los Colonos y Av charles Darwin,, Puerto Ayora 593, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
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Hotel Ninfa Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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Hotel Ninfa Galapagos, located in the heart of Puerto Ayora, is more than just a hotel. We are pioneers in Galapagos tourism. No one is better equipped or has more experience to help you fully enjoy your adventure on the Enchanted Islands. Stroll along the harbor, visit the shops and galleries, or simply lounge around in our comfortable atmosphere. ... more   less 
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