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Hotel Espana

Tomas de Berlanga and Islas Plazas, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
#20 of 33 hotels in Puerto Ayora
119 Reviews 3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed my stay at this cheap and cheerful hotel close to the center of Puerto Ayora. Reception staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the downstairs open lobby with the hammocks and couches is a great place to sit and relax. Room was small and basic but bathroom was adequate with hot water so no complaints from me!

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Hasselt, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were kind of hesitant about this hotel after reading the reviews, but it was one of our better cheap hotels on a 6 month trip. Our room (and the hallways) felt renovated, and was quite spacious. Yes you do need to walk the stairs, but come on, it's only 3 floors max. The receptionist Daniel is VERY nice, speaks... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice simple hotel located downtown puerto ayora. Staff is nice and prices négociable. Wifi is weak generally speaking and the breakfast really simple... The other guests were nice and quiet. The hotel is decent and clean but be ready to climb stairs :)

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Guayanquil
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have a room numbered after 9 be prepared to walk up LOTS of stairs without any assistance with luggage. I was first given room 31. After climbing approx 10 flights if stairs the aircon in the room was so unbelievable noisy I had to ask to be moved. I was moved to room 9 which was marginally better.... More

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Menlo Park, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent staff, location, and price. The room was clean and the shower worked fine (always a possible iffy feature in a low cost hotel). Free breakfasts were enough to keep us going until lunch. Although we didn't take advantage of this service, I think it would be a good place to arrange tours.

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great location being only 2 blocks back from the main esplanade and restaurant street. After complications with our ferry to san Cristobal of an afternoon, we had to change our plans and stay over night at hotel espana again. Walking in on late that afternoon, the male receptionist was super friendly and organised a room for us. Forgetting that we... More

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Cairns, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
28 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

For $40 a night for two people in a private room with bathroom this is a bargain. Rooms are very clean, spacious with two beds and fresh towels and soaps are provided. Bathrooms are clean, huge and hot (good pressure) water is also available. Air conditioning is installed. Location is ideal only two blocks down from the water (about 5... More

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Paris, France
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118 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I stayed one night in a single bedroom with private bathroom Pros - Wifi in the common area - Hot shower works well (not so common in Galapagos ^^) - Good location in the city center of Puerto Ayora - English speaking staff Cons - I payed 40$ for a single room and it doesnt worth it. You can find... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were a little worried about staying here, because of some of the reviews. But we liked our stay, the rooms were nice, a fine bathroom with hot water. A lovely common area with hammocks and tv, wifi was good, but only in common area. The price was 50$ for a double one night. It is a good price for... More

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38 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was fine for our one night stay. We reserved the rooms at $61 per night which was collected as soon as we checked in. The stairways are narrow and curved so it will be a challenge bringing up large pieces of luggage. The seating area downstairs was comfortable, there's a hammock, restrooms, a small restaurant open during breakfast hours,... More

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Address: Tomas de Berlanga and Islas Plazas, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
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Hotel Espana Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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