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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Hotel San Vincente is very nice. I would consider it a budget hotel although it was supposed to be an upgrade. Like everywhere on the Galapagos Islands, we were advised to never drink the tap water and asked to never flush any tissues or toilet paper in the toilet but to use the baskets provided. My husband decided not to heed the advice about the tap water and brushed his teeth with it anyway and ended up have the runs the next day. Lesson learned. They provide huge water dispensers to fill your personal water bottles and in the heat of the day, 2 bottles are usually needed for personal use. The hotel does not have a bar but they do sell beer, pop and water. This hotel is not situated in a very touristic area so bars were not easily found. For us, that was not a problem. We never found a liquor store and arriving on a Sunday, there was not much available around us. On Monday, most stores and restaurants are closed also. Most places close shortly after lunch then reopen around 4 pm. The meals provided were included in our tour. There did not appear to be any other tourist eating at this hotel. The meals were very good although there was no choices to be made. One meal was prepared for all. Breakfast consisted of hard boiled eggs, bread, cereal, liquid yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, coffee, juice. For lunch and dinner, it was soup, a protein (either fish or chicken), rice, vegetables and a dessert. A different kind of juice at every meal. On the day we climbed the Sierra Negra Volcano, we made ourselves tuna sandwiches, an apple and juice for lunch. I have absolutely no complaint on the food – it was always excellent. For vegetarians, the cook was more than happy to accommodate. Our room was on the 3rd floor (no elevator) room #16, it had a king bed and a twin bed, AC, and a large screen TV. There was no coffee maker, hair dryer, mini fridge or radio/alarm clock. We did have a balcony with 2 chairs but never actually used it. The towels were a little used – same with holes and stains. Bed was clean. The bathroom was OK. Shampoo dispenser was not very good and even though they ask you to conserve water, it took at least a minute of running to get hot water. Beach towels are avail on request. Wifi was available but only in the terrace area, not in the room. They have a hot tub but you need to tell them you want to use it and they will prepare it.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank AMFMooseCreek_On
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

I stayed at this hotel (10 minute walk from the beach) for a couple of days and will enthusiastically recommend it.
The manager (from the UK, who has now made the Galapagos her home) is a very friendly and well-informed lady.
The rooms are very comfortable and clean.
A small breakfast is available every morning and there is Wifi.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Thank peripateticously
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went to Galapagos two weeks ago, and the three days there, were really peaceful, and relaxing, everything seems to be conected to the enviroment, the chef prepared delicious ecuatorian food, if you want to taste the real local food, you have to go there. The rooms were clean and nice! And the service was excelent.

Room Tip: book the superior rooms, worth it.
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Samuel P
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Hotel was a basic, decent hotel with good AC. It had good access to the downtown restaurants and activities. We were able to get laundry done nearby. The 11 mile hike to the volcano was amazing but muddy on way down. Try to do activities in the morning as it seems to rain in the afternoon.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
Thank MarySt54
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed here as part of an intrepid tour. My roomate and I had a large double room on the ground floor (a double bed each and room to spare). Was it basic - yes but it was clean and pretty comfortable. Buffet breakfast available in the morning. It's a short walk to the beach, supermarket and main street restaurants. Laundry ladies and bike hire options nearby.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Thank 514rebeccac
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