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Hotel Sir Francis Drake

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Av. Baltra y Charles Winfort, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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  • 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 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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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

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had originally booked at another hotel nearby in Puerto Ayora which was too small and very broken down. For less money we found Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Great location, close to the authentic food stalls and right by the docks for tours. Lots of restaurants and convenience stores nearby. Clean, comfortable rooms. The best deal in this area. Be... More

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Nether Heyford
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120 reviews 120 reviews
75 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Wife and I stayed for just one night, so limited exposure to services. Room was okay in terms of size and cleanliness. Shower and Wifi were weak. No breakfast offering. The hallway light was on a sensor was flicked on and lit our room completely.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I just came back from Isabella where i had a Great Big room directly on the beach for the same price. The bathroom where really dirty when I arrived the room is really smal and dark the wifi is Sooo slow there are much more bether places for the same price I can't recommend this place

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SF, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed only one night because we did not find this place sooner. We asked for one of there less expensive rooms and enjoyed the peaceful privacy of a room in the back downstairs, B3. The room itself was large enough but we did get a laugh from the fact that we had to step over the toilet to get... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

It went all wrong from the beginning. We got to the hotel, and there was no one at the reception. Later on we discovered that was the way the hotel worked. There is never someone at the reception. People would have to shout for someone to give them their room keys. The room was nasty. There was human excrement and... More

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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were on a stopover to Isabella and came across this place.The hotel is very central to the town. The room was clean, bed comfy, clean sheets, the room was smallish, average 1m around the bed, bathroom was newish and the rooms appeared to be renovated a few years back. It felt newish not a dump. We paid 40 for... More

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Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were a group of people for whom rooms were ordered at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. My recommendation is simple: stay away from this place! It is indeed cheap and on the main street, and 150 meters from the pier in the harbor. But there is almost nothing else that I can... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

What can I say, we wanted to leave as fast as possible. We were recommended this hotel by my uncle because he somehow knows the owner (I am from the US and my wife is from Ecuador). My uncle made a reservation for us that was supposed to be $70 for a double and a family room. The owner put... More

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Address: Av. Baltra y Charles Winfort, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Also Known As:
Hotel Sir Francis Drake Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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