A guidebook reviewed Casa de Judy (formerly Hotel Galapagos) positively as a good place to stay for budget-conscious travellers. The book said it was a good option because of its relative proximity to the main strip. Looking for accommodations, my husband and I decided to visit, and were won over by Judy's warm personality and the simple, but beautiful design of the place. Two rooms were available on short notice: one in the courtyard (by the pool), the other on the third floor, which Judy recommended (a little pricier).
Despite knowing that we would spend most of our time scuba diving and sight-seeing, we opted to splurge on an ocean view room on the third floor. I'm happy we did. The view was beautiful, and it was nice to have the privacy. Rooms by the courtyard tended to have many people walking by, and it was a bit louder there.
We enjoyed our stay at Casa de Judy. The room was clean, and tastefully decorated, with two comfortable Queen beds. More importantly, it had air conditioning, and hot water.
Wifi was available in the courtyard area, which we were happy to use. Finally, breakfasts were included in the cost of the room. They were lovely, composed of all the breakfast goodies: warm bread, eggs, coffee, sliced fruit, and fresh fruit juices.
We definitely felt at home there, and would recommend it to others looking for a nice, and relaxed place to stay in Puerto Ayora.