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Hotel Galapagos Suites
Ranked #1 of 54 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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el cerrito, california
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124 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Enjoyed a very pleasant stay here”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Galapagos Suites is a very nice place in the middle of town, just a few blocks from the main drag, the Avenida Charles Darwin. Josie, the very helpful owner, gave us arguably her best room, a separate pavilion on the side of the main structure. It was spacious, with skylights for more natural lighting, and actually designed for handicapped access. The furniture was attractively modern with an Italian touch, influenced by her daughter who had studied in Italy. And there was free Wi-fi with good connection.
Breakfast, in the outdoor patio, was excellent, with lots of fruit and eggs cooked to order. There were fruit juices, toast with marmalade, etc. Josie can also get a taxi and arrange a tour for you to a turtle “ranch” and to a lava tunnel; she has two taxi drivers she usually calls upon. But neither of these two drivers speaks English, so be forewarned. If you speak some Spanish these guys are very nice, informative, and helpful. For more information, check my travel blog at
http://travelswithhok.com/Galapagos/Entries/2012/12/7_III__Puerto_Ayora.html

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Charming spacious rooms and super friendly helpful staff, nice breakfast. I highly recommend Galapagos Suites. You can find less expensive places if you shop around once you arrive, but I was very happy with my choice to stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

i mirror all of the other positive reviews. a great experience to say the least! Josy was excellent and very accommodating. she even packed me a breakfast on a day I had a very early dive time! truly a very well-run outfit.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Galapagos Suites is run by Josy who is absolutely lovely. She was great to work with getting the reservation and transfers worked out. We were picked up at Isla Baltra Airport and transferred to Galapagos Suites with ease (while others waited and waited in long lines for their transportation).

Our room was spacious, immaculate and had a terrace with a hammock and seating so we could read outside. Breakfast was served on the lovely downstairs terrace - fresh homemade cake was included every morning. Josy gave us good tips on where to go for eating and booking trips. Galapagos Suites is close to the main road where you can find shops and restaurants - it leads to Puerto Ayora's town center. Also close to Darwin Centre.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Royston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

A wonderful base from which to explore the Galapagos Islands. Clean, light spacious rooms in this simple lovely small hotel which is perfectly positioned a short walk from the town of Puerto Ayora with it's port, shops and restaurants. Also near to the Darwin Centre. Breakfast was excellent and Joseline, the owner is a delightful lady who is a mine of local information and recommended some great trips out. Would recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again if visiting the Galapagos

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Josy was very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and beautiful. There was a hammock on the balcony, which was a good bonus. It was such a short walk to the main road that runs along the beach, where all the shops and restaurants were located. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thornhill, Canada
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had a fantastic time at this hotel and in the Glapagos Islands. We really felt that we were at home.
The room was very nice with a lot of space and it was clean every day. Breakfast was also very delicious and lots of variety of food.
We have no complaints and want to let everyone know that this is an amazing hotel with great service, and is very affordable for the Galapagos Islands.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Galapagos Suites
Address: Cucuve y Floreana, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Galapagos Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Galapagos Suites is a lodging place that offers personalized first class service. We strive to provide a unique experience at our hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of the waterfront which allows our guest to experience the richness of the local culture, cuisine, shopping and beaches. Galapagos Suites has 5 rooms, each with private bathroom, hot water, air-conditioning, safety box, balcony area and American breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Galapagos Suites Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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