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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 October 2012

My boyfriend and I decided a bit last minute to do a trip to the Galapagos. We were a bit overwhelmed by the choices - island hopping cruise versus staying in one place, and if so, where - and in the end we decided to give Semilla Verde Lodge a try based on the good reviews here on TripAdvisor. I'm...

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Semilla Verde is located in the highlands of Santa Cruz down a dirt track a few hundred metres from the main road. It is a very peaceful location, with wonderful views down to the coast, when there is no cloud cover. The house sits in a beautiful garden and next to it's own coffee plantation, which you will be pleased...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 15 September 2012

My husband and I travelled to Galapagos Islands in May 2012 and stayed at Semilla Verde for 11 days. We found this beautiful place through Trip Advisor and we knew this was going to be the best trip ever. Robert was extremely helpful in organizing our itinerary and was wealth of information. Semilla Verde is absolutely beautiful, peaceful and you...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I travelled with a friend to LatAm in June 2012 visiting Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands. We decided to do a land based tour and found this wonderful lodge / B&B Semilla Verde at Baltra Island via TripAdvisor. With hindsight, our choice couldn’t have been better: 1/ excellent basis to visit all the islands, 2/ the hosts are fantastic...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I stayed at Semilla Verde during the last part of a 2 week medical mission I was doing in Quito. Having never ventured into South America nor traveled solo, I was quite nervous about what I was getting myself into. I found Semilla Verde on a website for environmentally friendly lodgings on The Galapagos Islands as it was very important...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 September 2012

My husband and I traveled to the Galapagos Islands with my brother and his fiancée (who, as a fluent Spanish speaker, made things very easy for us). It was my brother who found Semilla Verde on the Internet and we made sure to thank him because it turned out to be a lovely, very comfortable place and quite different from...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 August 2012

My wife and I absolutely loved Semilla Verde. If you want to stay somewhere relaxing, convenient, and exciting then Semilla Verde is the perfect choice. We visited in late May and the weather was excellent in the highlands. The time of the year also made us lucky enough to see every single type of animal we had on our Galapagos...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 29 August 2012

My new husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had the most amazing experience. The Galapagos Islands are an incredible place to visit and Semilla Verde is the perfect place to stay. From the minute we contacted Robert he was super helpful, he set up an itinerary that was perfect for us. There was plenty of tours and...

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melbourne, australia
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Semilla Verde is several kilometres ( a short taxi ride) from the nearest township (Peurto Ayora), and one must be grateful for that. Whereas the town is hot and humid, Semilla Verde is located higher in the hills and much cooler and far more comfortable. Sleeping accommodation is good, breakfasts are adequate, mine host Robert is both affable and knowledgeable,...

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I stayed here for about a week in July 2012 and enjoyed every minute of it. The property is fantastic -- a few miles from town, but the distance from the touristy town of Puerto Arroyo was much appreciated. I took several day trips throughout the islands and always looked forward to my return back to Semilla Verde to relax...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Semilla Verde is an exceptional hotel with the customs and personality of a traditional guesthouse." We believe your experience in the Galapagos Islands should be as unique and natural as you are. So, here at Semilla Verde we offer you the chance to stay somewhere far removed from your busy life and the standard hotel offering you may be used to. We invite you to step into another world, the original Galapagos, the true and enchanting islands. And, to experience the wonders of a rural forest dwelling and life alongside the unique wildlife you came so far to see. Your stay will be based in an original and idyllic rural retreat where peace, privacy and Galapagos wildlife abounds. You will enjoy one-to-one personal service, traditional home cooking, panoramic views from private terraces and exclusive access to nature trails through twelve acres of private forest where giant tortoises lumber freely and native birds thrive. At night, gaze up into the unspoilt majesty of the milky way. Nine comfortable en-suite bedrooms with AC, WiFi and DVD just 15 minutes taxi ride from Puerto Ayora town, costing just $7 e/w. All in all, an authentic and genuinely friendly and authentic land-base for your Galapagos adventure and an all encompassing alternative or add-on to a traditional cruise ship experience. Semilla Verde works with a local tour agency to offer complete hotel & tour package options too. You will visit outlying islands and local sites with qualified naturalist guides and experience first hand the beauty of Galapagos and it's unique flora and fauna - from giant tortoises and lava lizards to marine iguanas and playful sea lions, from volcanic landscapes to cloud forest. Return to the hotel at the end of an incomparable day and share your travel stories around the main dining table with other guests, whilst enjoying dinner freshly prepared in our kitchen. Indeed we don't work from a fixed menu rather we generally prepare one recipe for the group, but each guest receives a serving according to their individual preferences. The location is secluded but convenient and very safe. There is not another residence within hundreds of meters of this oasis. Semilla Verde remains true to the philosophy on which it originally built for good friends and family, ensuring a level of intimacy, small number of employees offering very personal service and home cooking your will only find in a traditional guesthouse. Semilla Verde comprises two hotel builidings some 100ft apart - the Semilla Verde Lodge (Rooms 1-6) and the Finch Wing (Rooms 7-9). They can work in unison or as separate entities for separate parties. betwen the two there is a fully equipped yoga studio where you can enjoy individual or group practice. Galapagos is famous for it's volcanic landscapes and unique wildlife, but it can also be somewhere for you to rediscover your true and unique nature, somewhere you can feel yourself again. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

Address: Km 12, via a Baltra | Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200351, Ecuador (Formerly Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge)
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: €203 - €226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Semilla Verde Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora
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“Ocean View room upstairs is spacious, nicely appointed and equipped, and spruced up every day. The bathroom is about twice the size of mine at home and features a great shower and tub and a counter and mirror-appointed sit-down space away from the sink. ”
 of 5 bubbles Susan_3-1-2011, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Finch Wing is nice and private away from the main building and with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles ppatel415, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms right off the dining area may be less quiet. Room #1 is quiet and has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles cmlc3136, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room on the 3rd floor with the view of the sunset in the afternoon. ”
 of 5 bubbles mfredden, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Amazing views, Incredible host & accommodations!”
 of 5 bubbles nolanp212, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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