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“Warm hospitable hosts - Jan & Kat” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Silberstein
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Warm hospitable hosts - Jan & Kat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Silberstein for 3 nights. The hotel is basic but charming, with a lovely outdoor restaurant (and indoor) serving fresh heathy food that was aesthetically presented and well prepared.

Our hosts, Jan & Kat, went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our time there. In particular, Jan helped us plan a kayaking / hiking / touring / biking adventure around the island, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

If you're looking for a friendly, hospitable place that's well located, we would highly recommend Hotel Silberstein.

Jo-Lynne & Peter

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed 4 days/3 nights at this hotel. We had a package that included all meals and day excursions. I first must say that the food at the hotel was phenomenal! We were very impressed! Next, the owner and his wife (I'm forgetting their names!) are super nice and very accommodating. The lobby and outside areas are very nice and enjoyable. The only thing I would say is that the rooms could be updated. You can tell the bathrooms are recently renovated as they are very nice. I feel this is very minor though because everything was exceptional. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! The location is great too!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank shaauub
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Essex County, NJ
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53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

I stayed at Hotel SIlberstein for my 3-night visit to the Galpagos Islands. I found the location to be great - walking distance to Charles Darwin Station and to "downtown" Puerto Ayora.

First, about the hotel:

The hotel grounds are very pleasant, with the rooms surrounding a small (though large enough) swimming pool and courtyard. My room faced the street, but there is not much noise in Puerto Ayora at night. The room itself was nice - very clean, A/C, king-size bed, desk, and closet. No television, but tha twas fine with me. The bathroom was small but clean. The restaurant/bar at the hotel was very good and reasonably priced. There is also free wifi in the common spaces of the property. I found the staff at the front desk to be very friendly and helpful.

Next, about the town:

I found Puerto Ayoro to be pleasant. Being that is the only real town on Santa Cruz Island, you really have no choice but to stay here. The main street has a ton of souvenir shops and restaurants. I walked around day and night and felt very comfortable. Once you leave the main drag the neighborhoods look to be a bit run-down. The town definitely allows you to feel like you are on an adventure (not your typical Caribbean Island port town - quite a bit rougher around the edges).

And do yourself a favor - ask for direction for the walk through town toTortuga Bay. It is roughly 30 minutes from downtown, but worth every step. This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, anywhere in the world.

All in all, I would recommend Hotel Silberstein as a base for seeing the Galapagos Islands.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nershi
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Orlando, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

I did not stay at the hotel, but the restaurant had such charming ambiance as I passed by, I ventured inside the hotel to look around, and decided to have dinner there in their outdoor garden restaurant. The grounds are just lovely and romantic, covered with flora surrounding a pool privately nestled in a trove of exotic flora. It is on the route to the Charles Darwin Center. Restaurant prices moderate, service attentive, food fresh and good.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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East Molesey
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is not a five star hotel but value for money was as good as any. Idea for trips out. located in the centre of the town it is close to the Charles Darwin Centre, fish market and port.
We were a group of 8 and this style of hotel was ideal for us and the staff did everything to make our stay comfortable. Using bottled water for cleaning teeth and washing was a bit of a chore but filtered water was provided.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Johnatjasperlodge
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durham
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed at The Hotel Silberstein for one night before joining our yacht to sail around the Galapagos Islands. It was chosen by our excellent Holiday Company 'Imagine Latin America' who selected this lovely hotel, really close to The Charles Darwin Centre, that we had told them we wanted to visit.

The hotel is pretty with rooms situated around a lovely pool.

The rooms are basic but very comfortable.

Free use of a laptop in the reading room was an added bonus.

It was perfect for the overnight stay with a smart restaurant with tasty food and a lovely breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank suzymallow
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Chicago, Illinois
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177 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We enjoyed our room at this hotel. They provided lots of filtered water, to keep us for needing to buy our own, including tooth brushing water, which was truly appreciated. Our room was basic, but clean and comfortable. The water pressure was extremely low, which was the low point of our stay, making showering impossible at times. We liked the lack of tv and phone (and stand-in brass bell, in case of emergency). We used the laundry service, which was efficient, and appreciated the proximity to the Darwin Center, especially on our last morning, when we were able to go one last time, and got to see the tortoises eating, before our 9 am ride to the airport.
We had the full meal plan, which we would not choose to do again. By our third meal in the restaurant (lunch, dinner, then dinner again) we were tired of the limited choices on the menu. The restaurant completely revamped it for our third night, and we were super excited, until we had to wait close to 2 hours to be served our entrees, due to a glitch in the order entering system... My salad came undressed and warm, my husband's appetizer was on par with 7-11 snacks, and our entrees were bland and unremarkable. The change was nice, but the wait, for mediocre food, was unacceptable. A large tour group, which was seated after us, was served and had left before we received our meals, and a couple the manager knew were also given priority. (The management came up with a lot of excuses about why this happened, but it all left a very bad taste in our mouths for our final night at the property.)
The management did have a great system of keeping track of people's tours: posting it on a large white board in the lobby area. It helped us to remember when we were getting picked up each day for our tours.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mary P
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Additional Information about Hotel Silberstein

Property: Hotel Silberstein
Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Seymour | 100 Meters From the Monument of Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Ayora
#4 Family Hotel in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Silberstein 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In 1991 family Silberstein bought the former Residencial Angermeyer from the long Galapagos inhabitants Angermeyer. It was known to be the No.1 Destination for information about the Islands. Today it has been rebuilt with all amenities to fulfill the expectations and beyond of our guests from all over the world. Our 24 comfortable rooms are all equipped with individual air condition and have a private bathroom with shower and permanent hot water, heated environmentally friendly by the sun. Our Restaurant offers international food and local specialties prepared by our professional team. For a complete vacation we offer any kind of tours, such as Diving with our attached Dive Center and Daily Tours, as well as airport transfers and in between the different islands. Contact us for more! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Galextur Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Silberstein Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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