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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Watertown, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We greatly enjoyed our stays at Solymar. The rooms over the pool were attractive with a great view. Food on the deck was excellent for lunch and dinner. Location convenient. Staff was particularly helpful and friendly.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

breakfast: the novelty of the lizards around the pool quickly wore off, but seeing the shocked look on each persons face as they walk in to see the skimpy morning breakfast was always entertaining. the breakfast is pathetic considering the room rates. hygiene alert: birds come in and help themselves to the same cereal, nuts, etc that guests are eating,... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Solymar for one week. The people were very friendly, the room was always clean. An ideal address to start from if you want to experience the Galapagos !! It was only a pity that some of the personnel speak only Spanish.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value hotel in good location, right on the water. Rooms good and clean, and wifi worked! Breakfast Buffet was good with some very unusual fruits as well as all the usual, and the coffee was great. The staff, especially reception were very friendly and so helpful, thank you for such a good welcome.

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a great place right on the water with a great view. The rooms are clean and a decent size. The pool is right by the ocean, jump in one or the other or both! They even will serve you cocktails in the hot tub. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had originally booked to stay at Red Mangrove (for $655+ per night). We had an awful experience and as a result ended up finding a new hotel - Hotel Solymar. Where we paid $303 per night. My biggest regret was not booking here in the first place. We stayed here for 3 nights. The rooms were so clean and... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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8 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

From the time we stepped foot in this hotel the staff were welcoming, courteous, informative, and accommodating. Within the first hour of our trip to the Galapagos we had already seen tons of marine iguanas and blue footed boobies, swam with sea lions, and had amazing views of Pelican Bay, all from the hotel. Rooms were clean, modern, comfortable, and... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We were booked into the Hotel Solymar for a few days while we took excursions to a few of the islands in the Galapagos during the day. the hotel is in a beautiful setting, looking out on the water and with a beautiful pool complete with marine iguanas and the odd sea lion hanging around. The hotel was very clean... More

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear smt499, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed our privileged location and laundry service, which is espcially helpful when one is travelling. The internet situation in the Galapagos is quite unfortunate, as the islands recieve internet via satellite the internet strength island wide is quite weak and slow. Though our... More

Hoi An, Vietnam
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were so excited when we arrived and saw a sea lion, iguanas and birds all enjoying themselves next to the hotel swimming pool - it was kinda surreal! We stayed 2 nights at the beginning and 2 nights at the end of our Galapagos adventure. We were a group of 3 adults and 1 child and found the hotel... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My family (2 kids and 2 grandparents in their 80s) recently spent a terrific 4 days at the Hotel Solymar. Great view. Great restaurant. This hotel is clean and kid/grandparent friendly. The pool helped cool us off after a day of touring with the informative guides the hotel provided. Best of all the hotel has a stellar staff - friendly,... More

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Also Known As:
Solymar Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Solymar Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Address: Ave. Charles Darwin | Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Solymar 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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