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Hotel Solymar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave. Charles Darwin | Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
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Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at the hotel for 6 nights while on the Santa Cruz Island of the Galapagos. We stayed in the building across the street because they had bigger rooms. Very spacious for the 4 of us. It really does not make any difference for the ocean view because you are 100 ft from the ocean. Breakfast is included nothing special... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel with great views of the ocean. Breakfast was average, but it is an island, so it's OK. Nice to watch sea lions from your balcony. The location is very good for walking in the downtown area to have dinner at one of the restaurants or for shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful location, easy to walk to everythng. Front desk staff so friendly and welcoming! Room was small but nice, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was nothing special but fine. Did not have any other meal. Drinks by the pool were uber-slow, not very good, and really expensive.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Firstly, this review is very late, apologies! Hopefully people will find it helpful though. We stayed at the Solymar as part of our honeymoon last June, taking a Galapagos within your reach package. This meant we were met at the airport, had tours of the island and several other day tours to other islands all included. We chose this option... More

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Leeton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This hotel was booked was for a 3 night stay while visiting the Galapagos. Walking into the lobby and seeing the beautiful view of the sea in front was amazing. The pool at the edge of the sea was lovely for a relaxing swim after a busy day of sightseeing. The room had a water view and had a huge,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed three nights at Hotel Solymar, walking in without a book late one evening upon our return from Isla Isabela. Paula on front reception was excellent, gave us a choice of rooms, and was helpful when we asked about taxis etc. The room was a good size, I thought, for the Galapagos. It had air-conditioning and a balcony. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We walked in without a booking after returning from Isabela late one afternoon. Seasick from the boat ride and having been treated with disinterest at Red Mangrove I was glad to have been welcomed by a very professional, friendly and efficient front desk person here. We stayed three nights. The room was moderately sized but air conditioned, contemporary in design... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Solymar and enjoyed the view to sunrise over the sea, the animals visiting the hotel pool (marine iguanas, sea lions, crabs and all sorts of sea birds) the exquisite hotel restaurant and the most helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended for Galapagos visits, walking distance to all attractions of Puerto Ayora like Darwin station, main... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We spent two nights at Hotel Solymar, after completing a five day boat trip in The Galapagos. It was a perfect way to get back on land and to rest up after five days of non-stop sightseeing, hiking and snorkeling. The setting is charming and the view from our room was spectacular. We enjoyed two dinners and the restaurant, as... More

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

REI Tours booked us in Hotel Solymar for 5 nights as an extension of our 12 day tour of Ecuador highlands and Galapagos Islands. It is a top notch hotel and extremely well located in the middle of the restaurant zone in this city. We used it as our base for 3 days of scuba diving at Scuba Iguana -... More

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Address: Ave. Charles Darwin | Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Solymar 3*
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Solymar Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Solymar Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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Thank you for your interest in Hotel Solymar and our New Extension Isla Sol, located 10 steps from the entrance of Hotel Solymar. We are centrally located in Puerto Ayora’s mainstreet, with ocean access, and a beautiful patio for your guests to enjoy the nature that is Galapagos. Galapagos' only Galapagueño owned and operated first class hotel. Our father, a Galapagos tourism pioneer and legend, Jimmy Perez, opened the hotel in 1960 with eight rooms. It was later completely renovated in 2007 to bring the capacity to 17 rooms with ocean front views.In Hotel Solymar we have 17 rooms equipped with LED flat screen TVs, minibars, air conditioning, hot water, private balconies which allow our guests to appreciate a spectacular ocean view. Guests may enjoy a our jacuzzi, pool, and bar in our open air patio area or enjoy a more formal setting in our dining room, all while experiencing the service of our ultra attentive staff.August of this year, we inaugurated Isla Sol by Hotel Solymar; a new building with 14 modern rooms (6 exterior view – 8 interior view). Isla Sol with meeting space for up to 120 people, ideal for hosting any type of event in Galapagos.As former guides, we know our Islands intimately and can assist our guests with their travel plans, whether your desires be to kayak with sea lions or hike through the highlands to encounter the famous giant tortoises.Our staff speaks English, Spanish and Hebrew. We hail from Galapagos, Columbia, mainland Ecuador, Israel and United States. With our diverse international staff we are proud to provide a level of hospitality and guest service that keeps guests returning year after year.We look forward to welcoming you soon at Hotel Solymar - Galapagos! ... more   less 
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