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Hotel San Vicente Galapagos
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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Exactly what we needed- simple rooms, outside sitting areas and relaxed environment. Rooms were nice and clean, close to the centre, good breakfast and they offered dinner with soup and a main course that was much cheaper than other restaurants in town. Staff were helpful with booking tours, this is a great place to enjoy Isabela.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Shmeytan
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HSanVicente, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel San Vicente Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear Guest

Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad your stay on our hotel was so enjoyable. We have been improving our cooking at the hotel and we are happy to learn it was of your liking. We shall pass to our staff regarding your good comments.

I hope the rest of you stay on Galapagos was as good as it Isabela. Thanks again for talking the time to review us.

Best regards!

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

I first stayed at this hotel 6 or 7 nights, and I was so thrilled with everything about the place I came back a week later to spend a few days more.

The rooms are perfectly clean and cosy, the food is of very good quality (thank you Mario!), you can eat inside or outside in a nice courtyard, and the hotel proposes very good activities and tours, with good guides and coordinators (thank you Rodolfo!).

Great place to meet people from all over the world.

The Spanish-speaking staff may seem a little rude sometimes - though I really enjoyed practicing my Spanish with them and I had a great time with them.

Caroline, the English woman who works there, is truly fantastic. She is always available for you, trying to answer all your needs and resolving any of your concerns, if there are. Her service is excellent, and she definitely contributes to your feeling at home in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. What a nice feeling! Also, she knows a lot about wild-life and she has all sorts of stories to tell you about sea lions, turtles, iguanas... A passionate woman who loves her job and her island!

Very good location too. Drinking water fountains (tap water is not potable on Isabela). Close to a supermarket and to the beach.

I was completely satisfied with my stay at this hotel!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank clelia1001
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HSanVicente, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel San Vicente Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear Guest

We are thanks full you took that time to write you review of our hotel. We are always happy to learn we contributed to make someone’s stay on Isabela so pleasant. I hope you enjoyed the other islands equally.

It is a good thing to learn that food was good and tasty, as we have been working on improving our meals, so it seem to be working good : ) . Thanks for mentioning the guides, as we this let us know that they are getting along very well with the travelers. Most of our staff does not speak English indeed, but they try to compensate that with service, we are glad you could practice you Spanish with them.

We shall pass your comment to Caroline to let her know what great job she is doing too! She really lover her job and the island, as she certainly loves to share that passion other visitors.

Best regards!

PS. Thanks for the recommendation on the water; this is indeed useful for future guests.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a nice hotel and I had my meals here as well. The room was very good and the shower had the best showerhead I have ever experienced. The food was great as well-buffet style with different meats and vegetables. I would say the only bad thing is the rooster out back. Understandably there are roosters all across the island crowing at 4:30am, but the one in the back sounds like he's standing by the bed due to thin walls (not that thicker walls would help with that as he is so loud!) My friends who stayed in the front side of the hotel did not even hear him so definitely request for a front facing room. The tours provided by this hotel are very good as well! I would pick this hotel again-but instead, stay in the front side.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

The hotel is owned by Nature Galapagos and Ecuador, it is of average standard, but it is sufficient. If you go with Nature Galapagos and Ecuador tour, the hotel is very convenient as they are the starting point for almost every tour. There is a convenience store or supermarket nearby and everything is within walking distance. Food was nice on some days and it was ok on other days.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

there is no 5 stars hotels in puerto Villamil...so people used to more be advised...i travel not often in less than 4 stars hotels but this one was really cozy and enjoyable...i would rate it a 3 stars...the only thing is the roosters waking us up at 4h30 in the morning...but it's ok! food was great, host were very friendly...would sleep there again for sure, or would try their other hotel:la laguna...more recent and closer to beach, but must be more expensive.

Room Tip: Room 16 seems to be the largest one, nice ceiling...third floor!
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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HSanVicente, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel San Vicente Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2012

Dear Guest
Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are most glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel.

We are sorry for the rooster next door, we actually hear that a lot, but it belongs to our neighbors and we cannot really do much about that. Still, sorry for the inconvenience, I am glad it wasn’t that much of a bother. We do try our best to make passenger feel cozy on a familiar environment. I am glad you like our meals, we shall pass that compliment on our chef! We would be pleased to have you visiting us again if you come to Isabela Island.

Hope Isabela and Galapagos treated you well…. Thanks again for your comments.
Best Regards

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