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Hotel Solymar

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Ave. Charles Darwin | Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fab hotel, comfortable, great airconditioning ( quite ferocious infact) lovely rooms over looking the pool and the water where you can have a beer on the balcony and check out the resident sea lion " wendy" who lies on a bench downstairs. Breakfast buffet was one of the best I have had and the reception staff spoke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience was awesome good, includung the honesty of the room service lady, security and every single employee. There are no words for describing how great was for my wife and I to stay here for a week. However, there is no words for descibing how bad they made us to feel in the bar near to the beach each... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a fantastatic experience to spend some days in Galapagos. A confortable hotel , good location and warm sfaff make this experience unforgetable. The room is not that big, the breakfast is not that good, but they will take care of you and here, a nice smile makes the difference, cause everything else, You can find during your tours in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bad experience with the service, specially with a waitress called "kelly" or "kerly" (don't remember) whose service and attention was too bad. She doesn't know where she is! (neglected&lazy). She first started being kind & nice person, later she behaved like rude or angry so disgusting! the food and the view of the restaurant (close to the waves) were amazing!... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all the staff at this hotel were very warm and helpful throughout our 4 day stay. Our room had a waterfront view (not sure if this is true with all rooms) of the bay with a small terrace which we enjoyed in the evening. The room was clean and well appointed for what one needs on a slightly... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My now husband and I traveled to the Galapagos Islands for our two week honeymoon and boy was I glad that we did! We were well taken care of and the staff was beyond accommodating. Due to the checkout time, the front desk staff even watched our luggage for us so we could explore around the island more. Also, the... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Where do I start? The Hotel Solymar is the perfect place to stay to enjoy everything the Galapagos has to offer. We made this hotel our homebase for two trips to the Galapagos and could not be happier with the experience. The location of the Hotel Solymar is ideal for experiencing Porta Ayura as well a diverse offering of land... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This was our second time returning to the Hotel Solymar and somehow it was even better than the last. The unparalleled locations gives the Galapagos Islands experience every waking minute, the staff are all extremely helpful and really know how to maximize your time with experiences. The food is amazing and the amount of life you can experience onsite makes... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Everything exceeded my expectation at this hotel. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Their demeanor was also very genuine. The facility and rooms were kept very clean. The location was very good right in the center of everything in town with amazing views of the water. High marks for breakfast, which had some variety and was delicious. Breakfast wasn't... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Great location in Puerto Ayora! On the water, sea lions in the pool (and on your chaise lounge if you are not quick) Great food! Great staff! Make sure you get a room with balcony overlooking the bay and Santa Cruz island. Start here for your Galapagos experience!

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thank you for your interest in Hotel Solymar and our New Extension Isla Sol, located 10 steps from the entrance of Hotel Solymar. We are centrally located in Puerto Ayora’s mainstreet, with ocean access, and a beautiful patio for your guests to enjoy the nature that is Galapagos. Galapagos' only Galapagueño owned and operated first class hotel. Our father, a Galapagos tourism pioneer and legend, Jimmy Perez, opened the hotel in 1960 with eight rooms. It was later completely renovated in 2007 to bring the capacity to 17 rooms with ocean front views.In Hotel Solymar we have 17 rooms equipped with LED flat screen TVs, minibars, air conditioning, hot water, private balconies which allow our guests to appreciate a spectacular ocean view. Guests may enjoy a our jacuzzi, pool, and bar in our open air patio area or enjoy a more formal setting in our dining room, all while experiencing the service of our ultra attentive staff.August of this year, we inaugurated Isla Sol by Hotel Solymar; a new building with 14 modern rooms (6 exterior view – 8 interior view). Isla Sol with meeting space for up to 120 people, ideal for hosting any type of event in Galapagos.As former guides, we know our Islands intimately and can assist our guests with their travel plans, whether your desires be to kayak with sea lions or hike through the highlands to encounter the famous giant tortoises.Our staff speaks English, Spanish and Hebrew. We hail from Galapagos, Columbia, mainland Ecuador, Israel and United States. With our diverse international staff we are proud to provide a level of hospitality and guest service that keeps guests returning year after year.We look forward to welcoming you soon at Hotel Solymar - Galapagos! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Solymar

Address: Ave. Charles Darwin | Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $401 - $452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Solymar Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Solymar Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Ayora
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Ayora
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