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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Staff: I was warmly welcomed by the young hotel manager and his mother. The Hotel Manager spoke fluently english and was very nice and obliging. Since he is also a tour organiser he could give me valuable tipps about Santa Cruz and the environment. They were all so nice and hard working and made me feel like home. The Hotel:... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

During our stay in Puerto Ayora we've stayed in this "castle". Our room was as specious as a ballroom. The whole hotel feels like a castle. The bathroom had a good shower with hot water. The wifi was good and the breakfast (not included) was very nice. The hotel is a bit outside the city center (20 minute walk) but... More 

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Reviewed 5 August 2015

We book this hotel for one night before starting a tour of the Galapagos. The owner is extremely welcoming. They give access to the kitchen and allow guests to take fresh fruit all day long. The rooms are large. It is not a luxury hotel but it offers good value for money. It is like staying in someone's home.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

A gorgeous little castle run by a family of bright and friendly people! We were here for four nights and had such a relaxing stay! The rooms are spacious and have unique funky designs! We had bikes to use as transport around the small town in Santa Cruz and were given free laundry services and a decent, healthy breakfast each... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 11 February 2015

We stayed two nights in Puerto Ayora at this enchanting and wonderful place. From a hug at check in to incredible breakfasts (they have fruity pebbles) we were won over by this unique hotel. You never expect to stay in a place that has two 30 somethings on their honeymoon giggling that they are staying in a castle. Our room... More 

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Pleasanton, California, United States
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

Our stay at El Castillo was both wonderful and disconcerting. We were treated very well by our host and her family. They were helpful throughout our stay and didn't disappear once we were past the check-in desk. Our room was quite enchanting, shaped like a castle turret with a loft and rounded doors and windows! We had an interesting view... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

We ended up here for our third night in Puerto Ayora because we could not get the boat to San Cristobal on January 1. It was an absolute delight. Owner and his wife were extremely friendly and helped us plan our day trip to the beach. Room was extremely clean and the hotel really does feel like a castle. Wish... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

This place is amazing. The owner is amazing. EVERYTHING was amazing. No but seriously, cool play to stay. Easily the best place on the island, and we looked at a bunch. First, the place is a castle. Initially I couldn't really tell from the pictures on tripadvisor & other sites if the place was nice or a hole in the... More 

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Unionville, Ontario, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

El Castillo in the Galapagos was terrific and we had a wonderful experience! The staff there was absolutely incredible and there was nothing they would not do for their guests. We had the same experience with Alejandro that other customers had, he did everything possible to accommodate our needs; Set up surfing lessons and even arranged personal tours to ALL... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We spent at El Castillo 7 nights. The biggest asset of the hotel is Alejandro, the young owner, who will do anything he can to accommodate your needs. Galapagos is NOT a typical western hemisphere location. We really loved the place, which was fairly priced, and at a great location. Hasta luego Alejandro....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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A lovely place, built in volcanic stone, local travel agent and everything you'll need to guarantee satisfaction on your stay ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Castillo Galapagos

Address: Barrio Pampas Coloradas, Calle Isabela, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: €68 - €138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Castillo Galapagos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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