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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013
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maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We booked an incredible Galapagos vacation through the Galapagos Travel Center (based in Quito). We chose an oceanfront room at the Solymar, and I have no idea how much of our total cost was related to lodging. We were pre-paid for scuba diving, dinners at several restaurants, and our room at the Solymar. We greatly enjoyed this hotel - and,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Very helpful staff, location close to everything. Sea lions and iguanas right next to the pool. Warm breakfast everyday. We loved our 6 day stay over Thanksgiving! They helped us with planning our trips and answered all questions. They got in touch with our hotel on Isabela when we had some questions. Nice, relaxing place. We hope to visit again... More

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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

But were received efficiently and friendly, our slight irritation due to tiredness neutralized. We weren't very nice, they were. Whatever we needed, the hotel staff tried to provide it. They were courteous, charming, reliable and helpful throughout. We stayed in the Isla Sol part of the hotel which was a little less fun because there was no view of the... More

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear RosemaryLima_Peru, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We were so glad that your check in experience helped change the tone of your day. Our receptionists understand that our guests travel from far and wide to arrive here and that can be tiring. Thank you for the comments about our terrace, our baby iguanas have made... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stayed when the seaside part of the hotel was under construction (so we stayed in the other part). The staff, Jonathan in particular, were super friendly and amazingly helpful! The owners were around all the time, and amazing and helped ensure we had a great time. The rooms are perfect, the food is great and overall amazing experience!

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear bxx2013, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our founder, Jimmy Perez, spend countless hours serving our guests and his sons have the same philosphy. Our front desk supervisor well be so pleased to hear that he made your stay special. We hope you enjoyed a safe... More

Tisvildeleje, Frederiksborg, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We arrived after lunsh and left after an early breakfast. A warm and friendly welcome, a very good room with seaview (close to the outdoor bar - but no noise during the night!) and a very good breakfast. We would have liked to stay longer ---

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North Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The food is good. The entertainment from the pool.oceanside iguanas and the seagulls is priceless. I cannot think of anyplace more delightful to have a burger and fries Service is also excellent. Waiter and bartender was quick to refill drinks. Very convenient location right in the heart of Ayora

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Moretown, Vermont, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The hotel is very nice, but I need to factor in the price. I spent three days on San Cristobal with hot water, so out of desperation, I booked the one place I was sure would have it for my return to Puerto Ayora. I had a lovely view of the ocean, the breakfast was exceptional and my room was... More

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy L, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that your stay was enjoyable. At the moment we are renovating our ocean view tower changing our decor to better compliment the Galapagos atmosphere, they'll be completed November 1, 2013. On your next visit we look forward to inviting you to stay... More

Guildford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed here for 3 days INSTEAD of a cruise and would recommend it to anyone.You will see almost as much wildlife as anyone on a cruise in five minutes at this hotel. We had a seafront room and so could sit on the balcony and watch the it get light . We spent 3 hours over breakfast watching the... More

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear xyzGuildford, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Choosing a land based vacation in Galapagos definitely has its benefits as cruise schedules can be quite strict and don't allow for a leisurely 3 hour breakfast. We strive to keep our staff informed and well educated... More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Centrally beachfront hotel in Puerto Ayora, friendly reception, small rooms with nice view,so heavily priced, acceptable breakfast and good cocktails with complicated happy hour rules,best inform before ordering. Best about the hotel is the terrace with swimming pool with a fantastic seaview and fishmarket view, plus sealion on the terrace who occasionally takes a dip in the swimmingpool, sea iguanas,... More

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear guzui, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! Our front desk will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service that you recieved. Our rooms are not the largest, though, we offer larger rooms in our Isla Sol tower across the street, for those guests who need more space, though they do not offer the... More

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed here 3 nights after finishing a cruise of the islands. The hotel straddles Darwin ave and is close to many good restaurants and cafes. We stayed in a room on the non-water front building, which was cheaper ($200 vs $300/night). The room rate does not unfortunately reflect the quality of the hotel. I'm prepared to pay this rate in... More

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear travellingurolfellow, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Most hotels in our category offer similar pricing as having a business and providing services on an island comes at a cost, as compared to hotels in mainland Ecuador. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, close to restaurants and overlooking Pelican Bay. As we... 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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Also Known As:
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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