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“Bestes Hotel auf unserer Galapagosreise” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Fernandina
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   18 de Febrero & Seymour Street, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Marburg, Germany
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Bestes Hotel auf unserer Galapagosreise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The room was large and clean. It had a/c and wifi in the room which however did not work most of the time we were there. They were helpful in trying to resolve that problem. The staff is friendly. The food was good, just the breakfast could have been better and more variety and they don't turn on the a/c for breakfast and often leaves all doors shut which made the room very stuffy. All in all though it was the hotel with the most conveniences known from more developed parts of the world which made it a very pleasant stay. It is a short walk from town and located on a pretty quiet street.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We were placed here by our tour company and it was great. We had many meals there and they were all excellent, although a little repetitive - fish for almost all lunches and dinners, but very good. The room was the nicest of the 3 hotels we stayed at in the Galapagos, roomy with a very nice bathroom. There was a beautiful pool across the street, as well as a lovely interior courtyard. As in all our Ecuadorian hotels, purified water was available, but in this case, they also had a pitcher for us in our room. They also had WIFI and a computer available and let us use it to check in for our flight and print up our boarding passes.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Very clean, occasional wireless access, frequent hot water and a wonderful laundry next door that is open early and late and has clothes ready and completely dry at the promised time including muddy sneakers and smelly wetsuits. Also Eduardo makes the best happy hour mojito I've ever had. Very nice and helpful staff. The rooms near the side driveway/kitchen are very noisy. Location is superb..

Room Tip: Not near the side driveway or kitchen. Very noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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montreal
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

was impressed for a lowkey hotel, they have internet access in the checkin office, a pool (cold water) good breakfast, nice simple clean rooms, understand well english (++)...nicely located not far from tourist zone, and charles darwin research center...little noisy, close to street; hear cars go by

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Big, clean rooms. Beds comfy to sleep in, quiet neighbohood, only night sounds was the wind in the palmleaves outside. Nice breakfast. A big star for the helpful and friendly staff that speaks english well. It is located about five minutts stroll from the city centre with all the restaurants, shops, bars and tour companys. Though the hotel has a good restaurant and are more that willing to help you book tours. A taxi anywhere to/from the city costs a dollar!

Recomended for everyone!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Royal Oak, MI
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed here for one night after our cruise of the islands. It was in a great location, very close to the main street, but just far enough away that it was quiet. The rooms were basic, but large and very clean. Breakfast was simple, but tasty and filling. It was a perfect spot to stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kelowna, British Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We stayed here for two nights and although very basic room, everything was clean and the service was great. Nice pool across the street. Downtown Puerto Ayora is just a 5 minute walk. The included breakfast was good and the dining area very clean and attractive. Free internet in the lobby.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 de Febrero & Seymour Street, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Fernandina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Fernandina is a warm and welcoming place where you can stay either alone, with family or friends and enjoy your visit to the Galapagos Islands, allowing us to provide you an excellent service as you deserve. We offer 22 rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water and WiFi. We are located in a very quiet residential area just 10 minutes from the Charles Darwin Station and few minutes from the main attractions of the town. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fernandina Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Fernandina Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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