I don't understand the poor reviews of this hotel - we had a great stay. It's a wonderful location, right beside the beach. We had a ground floor room, the view is probably better from the upper floor, but the ground floor has doors opening practically onto the beach. There were no ants, no noise (maybe the bar has moved, or isn't open in July?) and the breakfast was very nice. The staff were very helpful, arranging breakfast when we arrived on an early flight, and co-ordinating with tour guides, making recommendations etc. The Wifi was good, though the signal was clearer in the public areas than our room, and it went down one day (no problem, the Galapagos is isolated!). The bathrooms look great, very modern, but I'm not a huge fan of the "wet room" layout because you tend to get just that after a shower - a very wet room. The water is hot and the shower pressure good. The pool is small, mostly for kids, but who needs it with a beach outside? My only criticism was that we couldn't tell how to contact someone in case of emergency when the reception was unmanned late at night (though we may have missed directions on check-in). Overall very friendly and efficient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albemarle Hotel, spectacularly set right on Cuna del Sol Beach, is a Mediterranean-inspired house featuring a beautiful garden with swimming pool. Each of the large rooms has tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings, a luxurious, marble-accented private bathroom and either sea or pool view. Other amenities include air conditioning, TV and free WiFi. The in-house tour desk can make your travel arrangements around Isabela and other Galapagos islands. The Albemarle Hotel has an excellent location in the heart of Puerto Villamil, a two-hour boat trip from Santa Cruz Island and three kilometers from General Villamil Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albemarle Hotel Isabela
- Hotel Albemarle Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador