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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 17 January 2012

We had a room on the second floor at the top of the stairs. The room itself is very basic with enough room for a king size bed, very small desk and armour. It had a nice balcony, view of the ocean, and nice size bathroom with a shower. The wi fi is pretty useless as the signal strength on...

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear Divekraz, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and include helpful information to assist in bettering our services. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the lack of water during your stay. At the time of your stay we were awaiting a part for our pump, as it was overheating, throughout the day we would have to...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2012

We stayed here for 2 days at the end of a cruise round the Galapagos on our honeymoon and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were nice. Air con, great big bed and no TV (this made me happy for once- you don't need one with everything else going on!). We had breakfast both...

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Pros: amazing location right on water, lovely staff, clean rooms, delicious breakfast (we stayed at both isla sol across the street and solymar - I'd recommend isla sol, rooms are newer and bigger - you won't get ocean view, but won't be in your room long enough to care) Cons: very basic amenities (no tv, no cllock, very humid in...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Like others, I chose to stay here based on reviews and hotel pictures. And I was not disappointed. The hotel operation was very smooth from pick up to tour, to dinner, to drop-off. The room is clean and new (I stayed at Isla Sol across the street, but they are basically the same hotel). The food was very tasty and...

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear Tavipat, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that your accommodation, tours and transfers were to your liking! Thank you for your comment about the internet, we always try to improve our service and will work in improving this aspect of Hotel Solymar and our new extension Isla Sol. We hope you had a good trip home and...

Salinas, Manabi, Ecuador
Reviewed 16 December 2011

I liked the hotel, it was nice to save some money by being across the street from the main hotel that faced the bay. The room was really big and the bathroom comfortable, it was clean and the staff was helpful.

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Sain remy de Provence
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Location is perfect from of the océan just on the spot to Be in puerto aroya That is the only advantage of this hotel Room is simply a basic standard room with balcony but no décoration at all Simply white not a picture nô tv discount furniture At 180 USD they could make a little effort

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear Pitouprov, Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. We so pleased that the location was to your liking. Thank you for your comments about the decore. We strive to please all of our guests and will work to better this aspect of our brand new extension, Isla Sol by Hotel Solymar. Wishing you the best in...

St Thomas
Reviewed 11 December 2011

My husband and I travel to a different island every year to celebrate our anniversary and this year for our 25th anniversary I surprised him with an extended trip to the Galapagos Islands. We had the privilege of staying at Hotel Solymar and Isla de la Sol for a total of eight days and seven nights before travelling on to...

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dearest Abbie and Bob, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your review. It was so touching to know that we brought such joy to your wonderful occasion. We would like to thank you for making us a part of it. The warmest wishes for all your anniversaries to come, Sincerely, Allison Perez

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed 24 November 2011

warm welcome,exelent service and food,beautiful view and sealions as friends at the bar, comfortable clean airconditioned rooms. We are looking foreward to the next school vacation to go again.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 November 2011

We were very pleased with our stay at Hotel Solymar. It was arranged via Galapagos Alternative Travel, but we felt very well looked after by the hotel staff and room, bed, location and service were excellent. Breakfast was also superb - love their spread. The wildlife on site is a real bonus too.

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear jharrisfosf, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking your time to give us feedback. We look forward to seeing the photos on flickr! Sincerely, Allison Schaffer de Perez Social Media Manager

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 8 November 2011

wonderful location very friendly personnel excellent breakfast

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HotelSolymar, Owner at Hotel Solymar, responded to this review

Dear Sergio, Thank you for your comments! We will be sure to share them with all that form Hotel Solymar and our extension Isla Sol! Sincerely, Allison Schaffer de Perez Social Media Manager - Owner

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thank you for your interest in Hotel Solymar and our New Extension Isla Sol, located 10 steps from the entrance of Hotel Solymar. We are centrally located in Puerto Ayora’s mainstreet, with ocean access, and a beautiful patio for your guests to enjoy the nature that is Galapagos. Galapagos' only Galapagueño owned and operated first class hotel. Our father, a Galapagos tourism pioneer and legend, Jimmy Perez, opened the hotel in 1960 with eight rooms. It was later completely renovated in 2007 to bring the capacity to 17 rooms with ocean front views.In Hotel Solymar we have 17 rooms equipped with LED flat screen TVs, minibars, air conditioning, hot water, private balconies which allow our guests to appreciate a spectacular ocean view. Guests may enjoy a our jacuzzi, pool, and bar in our open air patio area or enjoy a more formal setting in our dining room, all while experiencing the service of our ultra attentive staff.August of this year, we inaugurated Isla Sol by Hotel Solymar; a new building with 14 modern rooms (6 exterior view – 8 interior view). Isla Sol with meeting space for up to 120 people, ideal for hosting any type of event in Galapagos.As former guides, we know our Islands intimately and can assist our guests with their travel plans, whether your desires be to kayak with sea lions or hike through the highlands to encounter the famous giant tortoises.Our staff speaks English, Spanish and Hebrew. We hail from Galapagos, Columbia, mainland Ecuador, Israel and United States. With our diverse international staff we are proud to provide a level of hospitality and guest service that keeps guests returning year after year.We look forward to welcoming you soon at Hotel Solymar - Galapagos! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Solymar

Address: Ave. Charles Darwin | Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: €375 - €397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Solymar Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Solymar Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora
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#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Ayora
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Ayora
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“Be sure to get a room on the pool side. The view is the best from there.”
 of 5 bubbles Roydan, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Seems as if all rooms would be good. Each has it's own small balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Jim-Queens-New-York, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we were on the second floor right down the far end away from the noise of the pool, it was wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles warnerl, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Very rare design, elevators are too far and don't stop on every floor”
 of 5 bubbles George2902, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles Zearmando, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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