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Hotel Silberstein

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Charles Darwin y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 13 hotels in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013
CeciliaLapertosa Sao Paulo, SP
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We didn't stay at the Silberstein hotel, but as the Finch Bay was notoriously overpricing the day tours, we hopefully found Carla at the reception desk. She was of most help to us, explaining all the details of each day tour, sharing her personal preferences and booking them for us. She also helped with the dive center just across the... More

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We visited the Galapagos Islands in July 2013 and stayed at the Hotel Silberstein in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. The rooms were very clean. There is water that has been purified and safe to drink put fresh in your room every day. The pool and grounds are clean, lovely and relaxing. The food in the restaurant is superb.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in early july bathroom was dirty,mold in shower,floors with hair,ants everywhere, thought i was doing a mexican hat dance,asked for mgr. Not here, asked for owner out!. If greyline books you @ this dump run!!!

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JSilber, General Manager at Hotel Silberstein, responded to this review

Dear heccom, Thank you very much for your review. I am really surprised about your feedback. In the dates you visited our Hotel Silberstein I was on the Island and present in the hotel from the morning to late in the evening. There was no approach from your side, though I could be identified easily and work always front of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Galapagos and I got to know Puerto Ayora rather well. Hotel Silberstein is well located in the village and a welcome place to return to at the end of the day. The rooms are extremely well maintained and the staff is extremely conscientious. Our room included breakfast which was something to look forward... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Exultant hotel, good food. My room on the ground floor was basic but comfortable. No telephone or tv which I didn't mind about. The manager and all the staff where very nice and helpful. Lovely pool but I didn't have time for a swim. I only spent 4 nights there and wished I could have stayed longer. Some nice shops... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were only visiting one island, and Puerto Ayora seemed the best choice. We felt very fortunate to find a hotel so near the Darwin Research Center. We're no "spring chickens" and knew the Center grounds were going to be enough walking about for our energy level. A taxi, by the way, can only take you as far as the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great little hotel. The food is outstanding! We had a land-based Galapagos tour, so we stayed here for 5 days. The rooms are clean and the staff is really friendly. But the food was the highlight! Also located right in the center of town, so you can walk up and down the main street in the city really easily. Thanks... More

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This wasn't our first stay at the Silberstein; we returned because the hotel is pleasant with a beautiful garden, nice pool and a pretty good restaurant. It's conveniently located--just a short walk to the Darwin Center and the downtown waterfront. But beware booking travel through the hotel's front desk! Our first tip-off should have come when we checked in and... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We traveled with Princess Cruises on a side excursion to the Galapagos Islands. This was the hotel they booked. What a great place! It is very quaint, reasonably priced, and centrally located in town to walk to the Darwin tortoise sanctuary and the harbor/downtown area. The rooms were clean but this is definately not for people who want fancy accomodations.... More

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New York, New York, United States
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11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

we used this hotel as our home base for our trip. It was very clean, nice looking, great pool and helpful staff. WE got the full package. I recomend getting a breakfast package but not the full food deal. I missed trying some of the local resturants. The restraunt is Very nice. THe pool is a great treat at the... More

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Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Silberstein 3*
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Also Known As:
Galextur Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Silberstein Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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In 1991 family Silberstein bought the former Residencial Angermeyer from the long Galapagos inhabitants Angermeyer. It was known to be the No.1 destination for information about the Islands. Today it has been rebuilt with all amenities to fulfill the expectations and beyond of our guests from all over the world. Our 24 comfortable rooms are all equipped with individual air condition and have a private bathroom with shower and permanent hot water, heated environmentally friendly by the sun. Our Restaurant offers international food and local specialties prepared by our professional team. For a complete vacation we offer any kind of tours, such as Diving with our attached Dive Center and Daily Tours, as well as airport transfers and in between the different islands. Contact us for more! ... more   less 
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