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“Delightful Cottage near Tortuga Bay”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

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Stella B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Delightful Cottage near Tortuga Bay”
Reviewed April 24, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We have just returned from a blissful stay at the Galapagos Cottages in Puerto Ayora. The cottage was well equipped and spotlessly clean and it was a real bonus to be able to take a swim in the pool after a day under the intense Galapagos sun. The complex is small and friendly and well positioned - 5 minutes walk to the path to Tortuga Bay and 5 minutes to the port where the boats leave for excursions to other islands. We chose to self cater a lot of the time and our only issue was the lack of fresh supplies at the main supermarket next to the port -but this is clearly not the fault of the owners. Just be prepared for some inventive recipe preparation if you go down this route!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: The comfort, look and feel of the complex
Liked least: A shared outside BBQ for guest would be a good addition
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Storysear...
Barrie Ontario
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Amazing hosts wonderful place to stay. 5 stars!”
Reviewed February 16, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Charles and Maria are very attentive and congenial hosts. They will go above and beyond to address any need. They have great advice and will support any trips you may wish to take. The location is perfect and far better than a tiny hotel room. The pool and bar area shared with only three cottages is lovely and private. The place is kept immaculate by Rosita and I wish I could have taken her home. She will even do your laundry and have it folded and waiting on your bed. She is a gem. It is the closest location to Tortuga beach which is so unbelievably pristine it looks like a travel advertisement. This is the best place to stay on Santa Cruz and we are all very happy with our choice. I cannot access the star system on my iPad it five stars for sure.
Ask for the Wittmer family history book to read when you are there it is very interesting.

Trip Advisor however was a total pain they need to improve their vacation rental process.ngood example the star system won't work on mobile devices even with the app. The trip advisor website for this is terrible,' you appear to have nothing booked even after paying as it is a different category and mobile apps do not support the 'rental mailbox' through which all communication must flow and there is no phone contact for questions. Reponse time is five days by email and it is not a comprehensive reply by any stretch of the imagination. Book directly through Galapagos cottages.
Brenda

Date of stay: February 2015
Traveling group: Friends
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Patricia...
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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