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“Quiet corner and providing the basics”
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Hotel Fiesta
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Quiet corner and providing the basics”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Situated on a quiet street (about 5 mins walk away from the end of Puerto Ayora's main road) and at the edge of a mangrove lagoon (which one can visit round the corner for free), Hotel Fiesta is a simple outfit run by a lady manager; who speaks mainly Español. A small swimming pool is also there if one needs a little dip or a workout. Another touch that I like is the free flow of hot milk that is provided as part of the breakfast set.

However, Hotel Fiesta suffered from little idiosyncrasies like the ceiling light would flash throughout the night after being switched off. And the air-conditioning in the room tended to turn on and off very quickly but unlike other air-conditioners, it did so with a heavy loud thud; which can be rather annoying. I told the Front Desk but nothing seemed to have changed.

The unstable hot shower temperature is also another irritant; as it kept fluctuating. My hand had to keep turning the knobs to adjust the temperature during each shower.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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hotelfiestagps, Gerente at Hotel Fiesta, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
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Muchísimas gracias por sus favorables comentarios sobre la ubicación de nuestro hotel, la piscina y el desayuno.

Lamentamos mucho el inconveniente ocurrido con el aire acondicionado de su habitación, del cual inmediatamente que tuvimos conocimiento fue solucionado.

Esta experiencia nos servirá para evitar situaciones similares en el futuro.

Atentamente,

ROSSANA HERRERA
GERENTE PROPIETARIA
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

since i bought my hotel through booking.com, they did not accept credit card. The staff is friendly, but the room was disappointing; the air conditioner doesn't work very well and makes the sound of a helicopter, the internet is pretty bad (but it's like that in all hotels) and the breakfast was served to you, so they just give you a fruit, granola yoghourt and eggs without even asking you what you want. anyways just because it has a small pool that no one ever uses, they should charge that much.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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hotelfiestagps, Gerente at Hotel Fiesta, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
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Lamentamos mucho el inconveniente ocurrido en su habitación, esta experiencia nos servirá para evitar situaciones similares en el futuro.

Nuestro objetivo está dirigido a que los pasajeros que llegan a nuestro hotel se lleven el mejor recuerdo de Galápagos, recalcando que dentro de las políticas de nuestro hotel publicadas en la página Booking.com se encuentra especificado que no se aceptan tarjetas de crédito.

Atentamente,

ROSSANA HERRERA
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Nether Heyford
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Wife and I booked this hotel to celebrate our arrival in Galápagos, as a treat we thought, but upon arrival we were a tad disappointed considering the value spent per night.

Everything about this hotel was basic but comfortable, in our opinion it just didn't live up to the price tag.

Staff polite and helpful, breakfast was good, but overall to us the hotel just didn't offer value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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hotelfiestagps, Gerente at Hotel Fiesta, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
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Nuestro objetivo está dirigido a que los pasajeros que llegan a nuestro hotel se lleven el mejor recuerdo de Galápagos, lamentamos mucho que no haya ocurrido así.

Esta experiencia nos servirá para evitar situaciones similares en el futuro.

Saludos cordiales,

ROSSANA HERRERA
GERENTE PROPIETARIA
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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Truly exceptional care about their guests

Resort style hotel close to Puerto Ayora harbor

All staff was very friendly but the director went well above and beyond by upgrading us to a bigger room for free so that we had more space for our two babies.

The hotel is well maintained despite of the limitations of a remote location like Galapagos

Location is good to use a base for all your trips around Galapagos

Rooms are comfortable and well maintained with free wifi all around the hotel
There's a swimming pool and common areas with bar, billiard, table tennis, computer room etc.

Fresly cooked breakfast included, I wish they also do lunch/dinner

We had a great time with the kids thanks to them

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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hotelfiestagps, Propietario at Hotel Fiesta, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
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Con mucho agrado hemos recibido su comentario.

Nos anima a seguir con nuestro trabajo y nos compromete aún más en continuar esforzándonos para poder cumplir con sus expectativas.

El paraíso de la isla Santa Cruz y nuestro Hotel espera recibirlos de nuevo, y así poder compartir una muy grata experiencia.

Atentamente,

ROSSANA HERRERA
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Newcastle
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102 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We decided on a land based option to explore the Galapagos. Chose the Fiesta and were very please with the choice. Lovely pool, Quiet area away from town, but only a five minute walk to the main harbour. The rooms were a good size. Water hot, beds comfortable, and the air conditioning worked well. Nice sized TV in the rooms, but very little in English. Some of the tiles were a little cracked, but the place is in reasonable condition. One of the young women spoke very good English (much better than our bad Spanish) and was very helpful. Breakfast was good, and they made an effort to change the options each day. Very good value for the price.

Room Tip: The end room No 42 is nice and quiet, and has a lovely view of the mangroves when opening the curtai...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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hotelfiestagps, Propietario at Hotel Fiesta, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
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Es un placer para nosotros, el saber que todo estuvo bien y que pudo disfrutar de su estadía .

Todo nuestro equipo siempre trabaja al máximo para que hasta el último detalle sea de su agrado. Gracias por su visita a nuestra hotel, fue un total placer haberlos tenido aquí.

Saludos Cordiales,

ROSSANA HERRERA
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2014

This was a bit out of the main town but only a 10 min walk from the port, the owners were very friendly. They offered a wonderful breakfast, the rooms were clean. Well worth the visit, I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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hotelfiestagps, Propietario at Hotel Fiesta, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
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Agradecemos su comentario y nos alegra que hayan disfrutado su estadía en el Hotel Fiesta. Siempre estamos dispuestos a ofrecer lo mejor de nosotros y nuestro servicio; la ubicación que poseemos es sin duda un plus muy importante para nuestros queridos huéspedes.

Saludos Cordiales,

ROSSANA HERRERA
GENERAL MANAGER
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england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We booked a room with a view and ended up with a room in the corner facing a wall. The air conditioning kept failing and the bathroom stunk horrible. Luckly there was a public toilet near the restaurant which we used instead. Our room, number 21, was next to some kind of 24 hour generator/fridge/pump which kept us awake all night. I understand that some people may have a completely different opinion depending on the room they were allocated, but this room and others near by were practically uninhabitable. We checked out after 2 days and went to stay at the Pelican Bay Inn, 10 dollars per room cheaper and a much better bet, see my review of this hotel.

Room Tip: Don't leave it to chance book another hotel
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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hotelfiestagps, Propietario at Hotel Fiesta, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
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Estimada señor:

Lamentamos el inconveniente ocurrido durante su estadía en nuestro hotel, su comentario nos servirá para evitar situaciones similares en el futuro.

Nuestro objetivo está dirigido a que los pasajeros que llegan a nuestro hotel se lleven el mejor recuerdo de Galápagos.

Atentamente,

ROSSANA HERRERA
GERENTE PROPIETARIA
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Property: Hotel Fiesta
Address: Moises Brito y Juan Montalvo, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fiesta 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Galapagos Fiesta Hotel, located in the ecological neighborhood of Puerto Ayora ​, adjacent to the beautiful lagoon of the Nymphs, spacious and comfortable for its great infrastructure, and large green spaces​We have 33 rooms of which 6 of them are beautiful family villas for up to 5 people in two interconnected environments. All rooms feature the following amenities: air conditioning, private bathroom, hot-cold water, cable tv, wi-fi ​. Besides the spacious recreation areas like the pool, game room will make your stay a pleasant one.​We must not forget the island delicacies prepared by our expert che​f in the Fiesta​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​restaurant can be enjoy.​Check the warmth feel to stay in one of the most renowned hotels in Puerto Ayora, feel the personalized attention of our highly trained staff.​Fiesta Hotel a place were the magic flows in the air.Were the Hand Made Hospitality begins ...​ ... more   less 
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