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Estrella del Mar Hotel
Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This will always be our first choice in Puerto Ayora because of the location and view. The hostel staff is awesome during the week and totally vacant on the weekend (which is a problem when the wifi and hot water fail and nobody has any idea how to fix anything). Still, the view is more than worth it. The sounds of ocean waves generally drown out the noise of even the rudest fellow hostelers. Rooms number 12 and 9 (2nd floor corner units, facing the ocean) are spectacular, and you can't beat the price-per-value here. Central location is also unbeatable.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The #1 feature is it's incomparable OCEANVIEW, the rest is up to par for the reasonable rates...but what stands out is the wonderful customer personal service the staff provides specifically both Angel and Luisa who run the place on a day to day basis...thank you guys!!!

There are only 5 rooms with oceanview, so make sure you reserve well ahead of time.

Be warned that the entrance is humble in nature and a little messy with scattered pebbles and dirt on an unpaved road.

Room Tip: Reserve with ample time to get one of the 5 oceanview rooms.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a comparatively basic hotel but perfectly comfortable. Efficient air con, balconies, some with sea views. Coffee on tap in the restaurant area all day and very nice buffet breakfasts. There's even a pool if you have time to use it. Showers and loos downstairs are handy for use post check out and all the island shops restaurants tortoise breeding centre and quayside all within walking distance. didn't see any mosquitoes there either!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Two young adult daughters and I shared a three bedroom, 2 room suite facing the bay -- with beautiful views and deck where we could watch the sunset, view iguanas and crabs and other sealife below us, and listen to the waves at night. Comfortable beds, very clean with working hot water for showers. VERY reasonable rate, no breakfast, but there is a refrigerator and grocery stores nearby to buy items for mornings, and many good cafes nearby. Hotel staff loaned us spoons and a knife for cereal and bread and jam that we purchased. Centrally located, yet on the beach! Internet was free, but not great -- however that was not a hotel issue, was same for entire island.

Room Tip: We had corner suite upstairs to left facing bay.
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Is a good place for group travellers and shared rooms. You will enjoy the view (outside of the rooms) but the room itself is cheap, beds are old and bathrooms are not well take care. Stay here if you are in a budget, do not stay if you are looking for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Estrella del Mar Hotel

Address: Av. Charles Darwing y 12 de Febrero | Detras Del Edificio de Tame, Al Lado Del Cuartel de Policias, 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
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Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 8
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Estrella Del Mar Hotel Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz, Ecuador

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