We were prepared for the bad reviews on Trip Advisor so we were surprised enjoyed our stay of 5 days.
The excellent service from owner Max Murray by e-mail has been important for us. We had cancelled at the last minute because of work and money last year from completely credited us our money for this year. He informed us also of the special Emetebe a small plane that made the Baltra-Isabella road.
Cost: $185, a bargain for several months the best price I got was $ 275. I informed M.Murray that my husband did not want to take a taxi boat.
Rooms with view on the beach have an extraordinary view.
Yes, it is outdated, but we are to the Galapagos to live outside, we enjoyed the balcony with chairs and chairs front the beach. We have full of tours and great walks on the beach. In December the bar on the beach was quiet good except a bit of noise on Saturday night and Max had left at the reception to us this night.
Least: the internet was working well in the restaurant but not in the room. The reception did not know the password, an employee who reported us it after 3 days.
Unfortunately the hotel has more restaurant for the evening. Restaurants are cheap in the city but it is not very varied and the hours are limited in December.
For ants, many are talking about, I think that it is impossible that a hotel directly on the beach, feet in the sand are not ants. We have learned over the years of travel near the deserts oceans and leave our shoes away from the House, have a other shoes the room and have a bottle of insecticide that we aspergeons at the entrance of the door. The room service is average so therefore try not to overdramatize and wasting his time.
Conclusion: I would have put 3 stars for the hotel but the exceptional service of Max Murray I've unfortunately not met during our stay deserves a star more. Like many here say has so much potential but it's also much more expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albemarle Hotel, spectacularly set right on Cuna del Sol Beach, is a Mediterranean-inspired house featuring a beautiful garden with swimming pool. Each of the large rooms has tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings, a luxurious, marble-accented private bathroom and either sea or pool view. Other amenities include air conditioning, TV and free WiFi. The in-house tour desk can make your travel arrangements around Isabela and other Galapagos islands. The Albemarle Hotel has an excellent location in the heart of Puerto Villamil, a two-hour boat trip from Santa Cruz Island and three kilometers from General Villamil Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albemarle Hotel Isabela
- Hotel Albemarle Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador