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“Its a shame they don't so they care, just a little.” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Miconia
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in San Cristobal
Tauranga
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73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Its a shame they don't so they care, just a little.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Don't enjoy writing negative reviews, but this place has gotten to me.
The good for starters; room, reasonable, compact.
The disappointments; the fridge doesn't work. Seems new.
Asking for help 2x yeilds nothing.
Room sleeps 3, only one glass provided.
Ask for ice, as no fridge - will not give ice.
Ask for another glass, after 2 requests recieved, but rather ungraciously.
TV, maybe my in adequacy, but seems to have a complicated process, beyond me.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I almost never write a bad review but I feel that I must in this case. The room we were shown was like a dungeon, cinder block, dark, one small window. It had been divide in three, with one space (I can hardly call it a room) for a double bed, but no window. Another space had another double bed and a window. A third space had room for two small chairs that looked suitable for children. I didn't even want to go into the bathroom. Enough said. Its location on the harbor is not a reason to choose it! Stay away. We left! (and had a marvelous stay at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol)

Room Tip: Go to another hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Norman, Oklahoma
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168 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This is a comment about the hotel Miconia restaurant. We are there twice for lunch and we liked the service. They have a so called economical lunch for $8 which is good value. you can have fish or chicken with rice, fries or patacones (fried green plantains). We are there twice for lunch and the fish was consistently good. The small personal pizza was also good and for $7 a good value as it can easily feed 2 hungry people. In general I would recommend the hotel miconia restaurant for lunch.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Whidbey Island
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172 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Galapagos Alternative reserved our room at Miconia. We spent three nights there upon arriving in Galapagos and one night at the end. First we had Room 11 upstairs facing the inner courtyard, and Room 7 on the ground floor (weird feng shui) on the return. Beds were comfy and rooms extremely clean. The location was great- right across from the gorgeous harbor and the sea lions lounging everywhere...it's a good thing they weren't allowed in our room! The breakfasts were not very good, though the restaurant has an incredible water view. We had one dinner there... a chicken and a veggie crepe... and they were quite good. The staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

We stayed for three nights at the hotel, which is on the sea front in Puerto Moreno, a perfect location. The hotel itself is okay, the food is quite good for lunch and dinner, although the breakfast is limited in choice. The bedrooms are of a reasonable size and are in generally in good order. The bathrooms are also okay, although if you look at the showers and the maze of wiring and fixes, you realise that the hotel has a major problem with water pressure and supplying hot water to the rooms. The shower in both our rooms was pitiful, cold and lacking in pressure. The loos don't always have enough pressure to flush properly either.

You also need to like loud 80's music being played in the gym each night for a couple of hours. Quite a few of the locals use this hotel as their gym.

Overall we would not recommend staying at the Miconia as we felt it was to expensive for the facilities and the service, which was average at best. They need to give the hotel a spruce up as well, the reception area and restaurant need decorating. Lastly, they should be made to turn the large screen TV off in the restaurant, as none of the guests are interested in Ecuadorean TV! This hotel relies on its location and the lack of decent local competition too much.

Room Tip: The top floor is the least noisy location in the hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Damp, dark, dirty, rundown. We booked the "presidential suite" on the top floor (up 5 flights of stairs). The only good thing about that room was the patio overlooking the bay. The rugs were filthy: stained and full of dirt and dust. So bad that I had to roll them up and put them under the bed. There were piles of dead insects in the corners. Food was terrible -- breakfast, which was included, was inedible. And you could look into the bathrooms of all the rooms adjacent to the stairs as you were going up and down!!! This place reminded me of a set from a horror flick.
I don't mind staying in budget accommodations - but this place was hugely overpriced and filthy. Avoid at all costs!

Room Tip: Avoid staying here!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Curitiba, PR
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

Our stay in San Cristobal island during 2009/2010 new year's eve was one of the top trips of our lives (my wife included), and Hotel Miconia played and important part in the great experience we had. Good accomodations (not luxurious, but indeed good), good staff (specially Mrs. Kathy Espinel), good food, great location right in front of the harbour. In summary: Hotel Miconia has got what you need - at a reasonable price - to enjoy what I consider one of the most gorgeous places on earth.

And particularly if you're focusing on the surf, like I did, having breakfast with the 2 main surf spots in sight (Cañon to the left and Carola to the right) is an experience any surfer will appreciate. All you have to do is take a look and choose which one you'll be surfing that day. It's a 15 min walk to both spots.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Miconia
Address: Av. Charles Darwin | Malecon, 200150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in San Cristobal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Miconia 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a 3-minute walk away from Oro's beach in San Cristobal, Hotel Miconia offers an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site seafood restaurant and free WiFi access. A free daily American breakfast is served. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a TV, a minibar and a private bathroom with a shower. You will also find a desk, a safety-deposit box and bed linen. Hotel Miconia offers a fitness centre, a tour desk and laundry facilities. A 5-minute drive will get you to a variety of restaurants and Mann Beach. Shipwreck bay is 300 m away and La Loberia beach can be reached after a 15-minute drive. San Cristobal Airport is just 5 minutes away by car. We speak your language! ... more   less 
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Hotel Miconia San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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