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“Excellent value for the money” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mar Azul
2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Av. Alsacio Northia y Esmeraldas, Ecuador   |  
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“Excellent value for the money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Very clean and comfortable. 5 minute walk to airport or to the waterfront shops and restaurants. We paid $40 with AC and fan (a must in Galapagos). Good wifi in lobby. Electric hot water shower with good water pressure..

Room Tip: Rooms away from the street are very quiet. A few front the street and can be noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We booked this property via a reputable agent before starting our cruise in from San Cristobal. I needed to choose a property that was more affordable and I had read the review for this hotel in the Lonely Planet. I had previously tried to reserve a room via email, but did not hear back from the owners.

The property was being promoted as being a 2-3 star rating. I paid 70 USD for this hotel through the agent for 3 people, and that did not include breakfast. The room was dirty and had not been cleaned in a long time. The shower was equipped with an electric heater, and was not sufficient. The bathroom was also not clean. The only positive point I have to say about this place is that the air conditioning did work. The owners were also not very friendly.

Room Tip: If you are not going to reserve a more expensive property, negotiate when arriving on the islands
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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Mar Azul

Address: Av. Alsacio Northia y Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 Specialty Lodging in San Cristobal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mar Azul 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Hotel Mar Azul San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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