We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Sir Francis Drake

Av. Baltra y Charles Winfort, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Hotel Sir Francis Drake
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    7
    16
    19
    5
    9
See reviews for
7
27
6
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (56)
  • Mar-May only
    (16)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (16)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
Oxford
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only stayed here for one night thankfully. There was no wifi and no hot water. We had to move our bed each time we wanted to leave the room. The kitchen was absolutely filthy. 10 minute before check out we had a member of staff knocking on our door telling us to leave. Only redeeming quality is the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falls Church, Virginia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I stayed here for three nights in May and had a room on the lower floor with windows facing the backyard. It was nothing fancy but good enough. Clean, decent sized room. The bed was ok and clean. I didn't want an air-conditioned room, but my room had a fan on the ceiling; That was good enough to keep a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naxxar, Malta
Level Contributor
65 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I arrived at Puerto Ayora without a hotel booking, but it wasn't difficult to find one. The lady at Sir Francis Drake hotel was outside the building promoting it! We paid $30 per night for a fan room, with ensuite shower, tv and including wifi too. Unlimited drinking water was available all the time from the reception... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
96 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's actually pretty good. It's in a great location, the rooms are clean, and they clean them every day. The bathrooms are good and the showers fine. The beds are comfortable as are the pillows. Really can't complain about this place, especially for the price ($15/person but you can negotiate down).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wheeling, West Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I chose to stay here after seeing their sign for air conditioning. We were not expecting much but were very pleasantly surprised. We paid 50$ a night for a room with air conditioning and fans. The room was spacious, there were two twin beds (we just pushed them together), the bathroom was clean. The sheets and blankets... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) stayed here for $40 a night. We had TV, AC, clean rooms, towels, etc. the beds were horrible but for the price you pay I guess you have to have a negative thing to say. The owner is nice and the boy that's around to help is very friendly. The wifi... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I stayed at this place for a few days taking day trips to islands nearby. The rooms are big, airy, clean and the beds are comfy and the showers nice and warm. The garden is quiet and fresh, great to take a break, there is purified drinking water always available at the entrance. It's family run and the staff is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sussex, England
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Myself and partner stayed in room 15 at the back of the hotel. The room was pretty good, very clean and spacious for two of us and two big windows making it light and airy. No noise except the occasional dog barking. The hot shower worked well and they cleaned the room every day. The only thing which was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manchester
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Thankfully only stayed for 1 night in Aug'14. Wished I had red reviews beforehand... The hotel is located directly on the main traffic road. Windows only have a fly-net but not any glass and the front of the hotel is open-plan, so basically it's incredibly noisy and you can hear the cars running by day&night. My room had two single... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Puerto Ayora hotels

Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very clean hotel. Prices in rooms were based on the number of people occupying it so for two the price is US$25 PER PERSON (you might be able to haggle down to 20 per person if you stay enough nights). We got clean towels including a bath mat and hand towel every day and the room was cleaned and bed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Puerto Ayora hotels
0.1 mi away
Galapagos Island Hotel - Casa Natura
0.5 mi away
Angermeyer Waterfront Inn
Angermeyer Waterfront Inn
#1 of 14 in Puerto Ayora
4.5 of 5 stars 226 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Solymar
Hotel Solymar
#4 of 14 in Puerto Ayora
4.0 of 5 stars 334 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Hotel Pelican Bay
Hotel Pelican Bay
#7 of 14 in Puerto Ayora
4.0 of 5 stars 66 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Fiesta
Hotel Fiesta
#5 of 14 in Puerto Ayora
4.0 of 5 stars 190 reviews
0.4 mi away
Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge
Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge
#3 of 14 in Puerto Ayora
4.5 of 5 stars 506 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities