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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

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GlobeTrot...
1 review
“Great Family Option”
Reviewed October 15, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This cottage was a great place to stay for the Santa Cruz portion of our Galapagos vacation! The location is perfect - easy walk to main streets, food kiosks, market, piers and Tortuga Bay. The pool was nice to enjoy at the end of an active day for the kids. The owners were gracious and helpful, the place was very clean and it was nice to have a kitchen. It fit our family of 5 perfectly. We were located at the front which did get a bit noisy at times, but it helped to get up early anyway to get a jump on all the day's activities! Would definitely recommend this place.

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Bennyl3
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Definitely recommend :)”
Reviewed July 3, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

It was a great experience. The hosts are very nice, warm and helpful. The place and facilities are also great, comfortable and clean. The place is about 7 minutes walk from the center of the town and at the same time very quiet in the evening.

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Nikkieeag...
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed June 8, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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If you have the opportunity to stay at Galapagos Cottages I would highly recommend you do. My husband, myself, and our 3 children had a fantastic stay. The cottages are large, comfortable, clean, and Charles and his wife are amongst the friendliest, most helpful, hosts I have experienced in over 25 years of traveling the world. They were constantly happy to book taxis for us, and were even present at 6am to ensure there was no problem with the taxi arriving etc. We were able to walk to town, watch the animal wildlife at night in the ocean, eat some amazing food, and explore the area in full.

Your age range 35-49
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Janeal195...
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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147 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great Galapagos Hospitality!”
Reviewed November 28, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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person found this review helpful

Beautifully designed collection of apartments hosted by most welcoming and accommodating couple. Highly recommend.

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Liked best: The aesthetics!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lindaslot...
Rye, New York
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“Wonderful place to stay!!”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We loved our stay at Galapagos Cottages!! The owners Charles and Ximena are very warm, friendly and so helpful with advice about the islands, etc. Their property and units are spotless, cozy and comfortable with 24hr access to filtered water. Our young adult daughters enjoyed the pool and we took advantage of being so close to the lovely walk to Tortuga Bay beach, which is gorgeous! Walking to the many restaurants and stores is very easy as well and yet their location is very quiet. Charles also arranged a driver to pick us up at the airport, take us to see the giant tortoises and have lunch at El Rancho Manzanillo on the way to Puerto Ayora cottages, which was great! We highly recommend staying here, taking the bay tour where we snorkeled with sea turtles, swam at Las Grits, and as well as seeing sea lions, iguanas.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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StellaWed...
London, United Kingdom
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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!

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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
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Storysear...
Barrie Ontario
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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

Traveling group: Friends
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