We were recommended Semilla Verde Lodge by a family friend.
Our family of five with three children aged 20 18 and 14 booked for a 4 night 5 day stay at the Semilla Verde Lodge on Santa Cruz which was great value and well run by Rob, Daisy and the staff. The lodge located in the Highlands was similar in format to skiing lodges we have stayed in - large spacious rooms with en-suite facilities - a warm friendly atmosphere and excellent service. The food was excellent and featured local cuisine-breakfast was fruit, cereals and cooked eggs and bacon if desired-evening meals were chicken and rice and freshly caught fish. Taxi to the town centre were ordered over the phone and arrived in ten minutes. Trip to the town was 10 minutes and the taxi rank in town meant an easy return to the lodge.Rob organised all the boat trips and transfers and as a qualified guide was both informative and knowledgeable. In the mornings the buses that took you to the day boat trips passed the front door and had picked everyone else up prior to stopping for us and dropped us off first on the return journey-which was convenient.
We met young professional couples travelling around South America who were delightful company.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Semilla Verde Lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- !!! NEW IN 2015 !!! In addition to our yoga studio the mini-spa will offer our guests facial and body treatments, massage and sauna. Semilla Verde Lodge offers complete hotel & tour package options. You will visit outlying islands and local sites with qualified naturalist guides and experience first hand the beauty of Galapagos and it's unique flora and fauna - from giant tortoises and lava lizards to marine iguanas and playful sea lions. Your stay will be based in an original and idyllic rural retreat where peace, privacy and Galapagos wildlife abounds. You will enjoy one-to-one personal service, traditional home cooking, panoramic views from private terrace, spa services and exclusive access to nature trails through twelve acres of private forest where giant tortoises lumber freely and native birds thrive. At night, gaze up into the unspoilt majesty of the milky way. Comfortable en-suite bedrooms with AC, WiFi and DVD just 12 minutes taxi ride from Puerto Ayora. All in all, an authentic and genuinely friendly land-base for your Galapagos adventure and an all encompassing alternative to a traditional cruise ship experience. Semilla Verde Lodge & Spa. Your Natural Selection for Adventure, Relaxation & Revitalisation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Semilla Verde Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
- Semilla Verde Lodge & Spa Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz