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Hotel Fernandina
Ranked #15 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Big, clean rooms. Beds comfy to sleep in, quiet neighbohood, only night sounds was the wind in the palmleaves outside. Nice breakfast. A big star for the helpful and friendly staff that speaks english well. It is located about five minutts stroll from the city centre with all the restaurants, shops, bars and tour companys. Though the hotel has a good restaurant and are more that willing to help you book tours. A taxi anywhere to/from the city costs a dollar!

Recomended for everyone!

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed here for one night after our cruise of the islands. It was in a great location, very close to the main street, but just far enough away that it was quiet. The rooms were basic, but large and very clean. Breakfast was simple, but tasty and filling. It was a perfect spot to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Emactravels
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We stayed here for two nights and although very basic room, everything was clean and the service was great. Nice pool across the street. Downtown Puerto Ayora is just a 5 minute walk. The included breakfast was good and the dining area very clean and attractive. Free internet in the lobby.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Ghosttown22
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Very clean hotel. It is about two blocks from the main road. It is close to the Darwin Research Center and also a small beach area for swimming. The hotel supplies nice, thick beach towels to be used at their pool or off site. The breakfast consists of juices, coffee, breads, cereal, eggs and meats/cheeses. The pool is located across the street from the hotel. Not a large pool, but quite refreshing. There are no tv's. Wifi is accessible in the rooms. Laundry service is available next door. If you go at this time of the year BRING LOTS OF BUG SPRAY!!!! Also lots of suntan lotion. Walking down the street and you get a sunburn. Taxi's are quite inexpensive. It costs $18 from airport and $1 around town. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lczar
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is NOT a luxury hotel, it is a family run hotel that offers clean, neat and comfortable rooms for up to 4 people, it includes breakfast, with a variety of fruit, bread, eggs, coffee, cocoa, there is something for everyone, it has a pool, a jacuzzi and a bar across the street. The rooms do not have a coffee maker nor a television or a radio, so if you need any of these comforts from home, you better pack your computer, I Pad, e-reader, books, or similar and take advantage of the free wi-fi.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank colombianfoodie
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

This hotel was one of the few hotels on Santa Cruz that has a swimming pool which was very refreshing after a day of sight seeing on the island and the nice thing was that there was a seating area around the pool with an area for reading and relaxing with lots of shade. Just ensure that you wear insect repellent irrespective of what time of day you are there as there are lots of mosquitoes around the pool and on Isabela Island as a whole.

The staff were incredibly helpful and very genuine in terms of offering assistance to us during our stay and always checked that everything was ok.

Breakfast was very nice and there was lots of choice with lots of fresh fruits, cereals and hot food buffet-style which was replenished readily.

Our room was very clean and modern with air conditioning. The only criticism with our room, number 8 was that as it was at the back, it gets very little light and so it was quite dark with a slight damp smell which disappeared once the air con was on.

The hotel was also a little bit further out from the main street, about 10 minutes but the advantage of this is that it is quiet and we were able to have peaceful sleep at night.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Biffro
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Great place to stay. Nothing fancy but very comfortable. Rooms are basic and ok. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Everytime you turned around someone was cleaning. The place was spotless. Nice pool area. Approx 5 minutes walk from the main area. We stayed here twice during our trip and would gladly return.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Fernandina

Address: Av. 12 Noviembre y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $193 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Fernandina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Fernandina is a warm and welcoming place where you can stay either alone, with family or friends and enjoy your visit to the Galapagos Islands, allowing us to provide you an excellent service as you deserve. We offer 22 rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water and WiFi. We are located in a very quiet residential area just 10 minutes from the Charles Darwin Station and few minutes from the main attractions of the town. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fernandina Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Fernandina Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

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