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“Great Experience at Lobo de Mar Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Lobo del Mar
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12 de febrero y Avenida Charles Darwin, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #27 of 34 Hotels in Galapagos Islands
San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Great Experience at Lobo de Mar Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

This is a very nice hotel with a superb location. This is not a luxury hotel by any means, but it allows you to experience the real Galapagos. Owned by locals, and operated by locals, unlike many surrounding hotels, it offers clean rooms, decent food and a very welcoming atmosphere. Walking distance, you will find a variety of restaurants, the market and the central plaza. I recommend a trying a Concha Ceviche and going to the plaza in the evening as you will be able to interact with the local people. it is also walking distance to the Charles Darwin Station, the pier, and everywhere you'd want to go.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

This hotel couldnt find any ice, has no elevators (4 floors, so plan on schlepping your bags up to your room, and has a bar but is not staffed. Rate it 1/2 star , I'd rate it lower
but they did change the sheets evewry day.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Miami
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8 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

For $210 per night, this is one of the worst hotels I ever stayed in. There was no elevator to the room, I had to carry all 4 suitcases up 3 flights. The bathroom was horrible, it smelled like feces all the time. I asked the bath tub and sink to be cleaned, but it still looked bad. It looked like it had a lot of deferred maintenance. During her sleep, my wife was bit (no mosquitoes in the room), next day found little black bugs in her bed. One night we got back from a cruise, and there was no hot water, I asked the receptionist, and she said nothing could be done until the next day, because the handyman was gone. I complained to the owners, and got it fixed in 20 minutes. The staff had no idea of how to help the tourists in their hotel. Breakfast was very basic. I would definitely not stay in this hotel again, Couldn't wait to leave this flea bag hotel.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — dirty bathroom smell
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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New York
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32 hotel reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2007

This hotel was included as part of a package. It was a great location - our room overlooked an alley, so no noise issues, and had a balcony with a vew of the ocean. One woman at the front desk was incrediby helpful, and made several calls on our behalf to confirm the arrangements for airport pick up; another merely told us to be available from 7 am on, even though it turned out we were to be picked up at 9:45(!?!). The hotel mostly caters to groups, so my husband's and my room had 5 single beds, and my son's room had 3 - we were also offered other rooms, which were similar. The rooms were all large, with modern baths and air conditioning. Our room had a missing toilet seet. Breakfast was included, and was quite complete. I would say this is best suited for groups of unrelated people traveling together, such as school groups.

  • Liked — One woman at the front desk
  • Disliked — Number of beds per room
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, WI
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2007

We stayed here for 2 nights in Jan '07 while day tripping to different islands. The room we had was clean, had air conditioning, and a large bathroom. It was a expensive which makes it less of a value but I wouldn't think twice about staying here again.

  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 de febrero y Avenida Charles Darwin, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands
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Ranked #27 of 34 Hotels in Galapagos Islands
Number of rooms: 276

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