The location of this hotel is pretty ideal. Walking distance to the pier where you can catch a water taxi ($0.60/person daytime or $1.00/person night time) to the nearby Angermeyer island for an afternoon cocktail and beach stroll. Sadly, that's the only positive point I have for this hotel.
A pungent odor welcomed us as we entered our room. It smelled like you are living in a closet filled with moth balls. We tried to deal with the smell by blasting the air conditioning, which helped a little bit. Our local guide suggested that we do not shower at this hotel (as well as many cheaper hotels in Galapagos) because of "bad water" so we followed her tip. They have filtered water outside so definitely a smart idea to brush your teeth with that water. We were assigned a room on the first floor, facing the main street. Around midnight, the power went out so the air conditioning as well as our white noise making machine went out. The longest night followed... Without A/C, we were drowning in the stench...literally suffocating. Without the white noise, we could hear drunk locals screaming outside as well as lots of cars and trucks that passed by. It sounded like we were sleeping outside!
Oh, and I guess the receptionist failed to mention to us that there's supposed to be complimentary breakfast for our booking. I had the worst sleep so far in my life at this hotel...never would I return!
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- Hotel Red Booby Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz