This is a very peaceful location with very clean rooms. For us having a refrigerator and very large save drinking water bottles in our room was very useful. The owners are very accomodating and took care of all our requests. We wanted a toaster and they got it for us right away. It is true that this does not have a feel of a hotel, but it is not a hotel it is more a bed and breakfast without the breakfasts. However, we had breakfast and sometimes lunch in our room often. We bought bread and cheese and jam at the supermarket as well as cereal and milk and used the toaster a lot.
We asked the owners about getting a private tour for the day to go to Los Gemelos, the tortoise breeding center and garrapatero beach and they arranged it. We were very happy with this tour which lasted from 6:30 am to 4 pm. The driver dropped us off at Garrapatero beach at the end of the other visits and he came back for us 4 hours later. We had a great time and the price was very reasonable for just the two of us.
Everytime we needed a taxi to go to the main dock to catch the boat for Isabela and later San Cristobal we only had to ask the owners and they called us a taxi which arrived punctually. I needed to iron some clothes and all I had to do was ask and they directed my to their laundry.
One of the owners speaks very good english.
It is a bit of a walk to the town, maybe half a mile to the beginning of shops etc and one mile to the end of the street with all the shops. Even though taxis only cost a dollar we walked often especially in the evening when it is fairly pleasant. Taxis do come by often if you need them.
We enjoyed the nice interior garden and the feeling of privacy that you never get in a hotel in the middle of the town. For some been in the middle of the action with discos, shops, bars etc is preferable, but we were able to see all the main things in town including shops and restaurants and return to the peace and quiet of this bed and breakfast.
The owners responded promptly to all our email enquires before we reserved. This is not always the case with some hotels.
In general I would recommend this place for a quite and comfortable stay. My husband stayed in one of those downtown hotels years ago and he said they were quite awful and noisy. OK if you are just staying for a night or so but not for longer stays. They also have good wifi in the rooms if you bring your own computer. I would stay at Mi Caleta Inn again if I were to return to Santa Cruz.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Galapagos most charming guest houses. Located in the most exclusive residential neighborhoods in Puerto Ayora, MiCaleta Inn boasts an inviting residential ambiance that combines an authentic neighborhood vibe with all the modern comforts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mi Caleta Inn Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz