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“Small hotel, personal service!” 4 of 5 stars
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Galapagos Suites
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Cucuve y Floreana, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #1 of 46 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Small hotel, personal service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Room was clean & basic. Breakfast was simple. Owner extremely nice and even loaned her sunblock and a jacket. Warning, they do not take credit cards so bring cash. They take wire transfer before arrival but obviously I am not sending money to an unknown entity. Convenient location, walking distance of shore. Taxi super cheap $1 from hotel to shore. Shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Hotel only has 5 rooms. Very personal service.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony. All have hammocks for a nice nap.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, ON
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Our room was beautiful and clean - the bathroom was great with this fantastic shower. Location is perfect. Joseline is an amazing owner - she was waiting for us when we arrived, and was actually worried because we were late (we got a little lost on our own...). She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and provided us all the information we needed. We were going scuba diving and she had confirmed the time with the scuba company before we even arrived!! She also makes fantastic breakfast - I cannot say enough nice things about her or this place.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Joseline does an excellent job - she is constantly concerned that everything is perfect for you. The breakfast brownies were superb. The room was spacious and well thought out. It is a 2 minute walk from town and near the walk to the Charles Darwin Centre. She arranged a trip with a private guide for us to some of the island's sites and it was outstanding value. We had a bit of a broblem with the hot water but mentioned it to her and it was fixed straight away - as far as I am aware it is an island wide problem and she has a back up system. I would be surprised if Galapagos Suites isn't the best value for money accommodation on the Galapagos. :-)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Varazze, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Our room was very clean and spacious. The breakfast was good and the staff very helpful.
It is not on the sea front (very close to) which could be a disadvantage for somebody but this guarantees more peace and quiet

Room Tip: Take the rooms facing south on the second or third floor
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Galapagos Suites was the best possible place that we could have stayed. Josy and her mom were the best hosts ever. Josy knows everything and everyone on the island. She is super friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, and very fun to hang out with. Her mom makes amazing breakfasts and is super hospitable. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Room Tip: All rooms are great!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Galapagos Suites is the perfect place to stay on Santa Cruz. The hotel is bright, clean and comfortable. The staff goes out of your way to make sure you have everything you need - and more! The included breakfast was convenient and delicious. Located close to all the shops, restaurants and tourist activities, I'd recommend this hotel to anyone!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Fabulous place to stay! Josyln made our stay worthwhile! Friendly, clean, accomodating, welcoming! You will love it here!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Galapagos Suites

Address: Cucuve y Floreana, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Galapagos Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galapagos Suites is a lodging place that offers personalized first class service. We strive to provide a unique experience at our hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of the waterfront which allows our guest to experience the richness of the local culture, cuisine, shopping and beaches. Galapagos Suites has 5 rooms, each with private bathroom, hot water, air-conditioning, safety box, balcony area and American breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
Galapagos Suites Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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