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Hotel Fernandina

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. 12 Noviembre y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Ranked #10 of 13 hotels in Puerto Ayora
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a few days after being spoiled rotten with the service on an 8-day cruise. When we checked in, we were told that we were booked into a small room with a twin bed. Ha! We asked to be put into a bigger room; the only one available had 3 beds (a queen and two twins). Unfortunately,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked at this hotel by our tour company. When we checked in , we noticed that there were flies in the room. Hotel is located 2 blocks from the sea, so no sea view. On an island, i guess you would expect some sea view or to be closer to the beach. Our room was at the third... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved pulling up to this place and seeing the two parts of the hotel across the street from one another , and we loved the turtle keys for each room. We had reserved 14 rooms for a school trip and everyone seemed very happy. The water pressure was nice, the towels were nice, and the AC was great! The... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

In order to post this review I had to give this "place" one star. Zero rating is the proper one! Recommended for persons that need a room to stay if they can tolerate, rat droppings, no hot water, dirty bed coverings (what looked like,urine stains, hairs etc.) limited lighting, no A/C, small to no windows in the rooms. Multiple stairs... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I continued to reassess my opinion of this dump in light of comments of others. Maybe there is another Fernandina in another galaxy. Consider these facts and draw your own conclusions. We (all 8 of us in 4 rooms) found the following: pubic hair on sheets; what appeared to be urine stains on blanket; no air conditioning; warm tap water... More

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

WE spent a week in Puerto Ayora, and Hotel Fernandina. The courtyard is beautiful, and the office staff was very friendly! We were in room 13, tucked away from most of the rooms, but it was very large, clean and offered excellent internet access. The breakfast buffet was fresh and delicious every morning! The pool and hot tub are right... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The hotel is nice and well kept. It is also conveniently located: with a quick stroll one can reach the Darwin Center, a quiet beach, the fish market, and a lot of restaurants and shops in Puerto Ayora. We have been given two rooms: both were big, airy and very clean, with a private bathroom and air conditioning. Breakfast was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights before our cruise. We had an enormous room on the top floor with a huge window for great fresh air. We were very comfortable. Breakfast was substantial and good. Staff were all friendly and helpful. I think people wouldn't complain about some irregularities if they remember where they are. Galapagos is remote and it is... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We landed at Hotel Fernandina courtesy of the travel agency that arranged our one-week trip. We (family of four divided into two rooms) had a pleasant stay. Here's why. Hotel Fernandina is a low-rise (two level) hotel on a quiet street, about 3 blocks from the "bustling downtown" of Puerto Ayora. We encountered two managers, one a friendly and accommodating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed here 3times The 3 time because we had many troubles with a cruise bzw agency from Guayaquil. The owner was very helpful and all are so friendly there. I can really recommend this hotel. On my First stay i forgot to close my window and nothing happend also there is a safe in the room. Its near the... More

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Address: Av. 12 Noviembre y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Fernandina 2.5*
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Fernandina Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Fernandina Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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