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“Good location, swimming pool”
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Hotel Red Booby
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Hotel with open-air patio and roof swimming pool located close to the main stree and the port. You get your own outside door key, so no problem with returning at night. Good service, but rather poor breakfasts (like most Equador hotels).

Room Tip: Better street then patio (specially if there are youth groups)
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stayed a week at the Red Footed Boobie on Santa Cruz island in the Galápagos Islands. The hotel staff were extremely engaging and we felt that we had made new friends. The hotel was lovely with several beautiful common sitting areas. We especially enjoyed the roof top pool. We were walking distance of several sights and walking distance to shops and restaurants. The room was clean, quiet and air conditioned. Breakfast was included and was excellent. I would stay here again!!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

A large group (32+ people) stayed here for several nights as part of a tour. My husband and I had a twin room just off the main reception area on the first floor (behind the hammocks) - it was clean, but quite spare. No shade on the overhead bulb and no light at all back in the dark corner with shelving for luggage/belongings. I loved the firm platform beds - very comfortable with clean sheets daily. We kept the A/C running pretty much all the time, partly for fresh air (our window opened into the reception area, which was often noisy, so we kept it closed) and partly for white noise. The bathroom was good-sized with a nice shower (always hot water when we wanted it). The toilet did break down (bad flushing mechanism) during our stay, but the staff worked quickly to put together a temporary repair and then a better fix first thing in the morning. The bathroom window also opened into the main reception area - one must be careful with the noises one makes (and we closed the bathroom door at night to minimize noise levels from the outside).

The staff spoke English well enough and were always responsive and attentive. We had a number of breakfasts there (scrambled eggs, pancakes, "sausage", breakfast rolls, cheese, sliced meats, fruit) - hot food not very hot, but all pretty good anyway.

Probably our biggest issue was the difficult-to-access and very slow internet connection - we had to sit right outside the office to get a signal and competed with everyone else for bandwidth to post an occasional photo to FB. They could definitely work on that.

The Red Booby is located just a few blocks from the major shopping district along the bay, so easy to walk everywhere. (It's also easy to get lost, though, because streets aren't on a straightforward grid and it's almost impossible to find street names at intersections, so be prepared to do some wandering around in Puerto Ayora).

All in all, I would recommend the Red Booby as a nice place to call home while visiting Santa Cruz - is is comfortable and convenient with a staff who is striving to be of service.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed several nights here. 2nd floor, room 10. Expect street noise until 10-11:00 p.m. Overall loved this place. Little English spoken. But, breakfast included, location is central (big factor) - you can walk the main town, pool on the rooftop, laundry facilities, filtered water available to refill your bottles, clean rooms, nice staff. Hammocks, covered tables, etc... on the property. Though I paid via PayPal in advance for the room - I was asked to pay THEIR PayPal fee upon arrival. They don't tell you this in advance that I could find - so beware. I paid it. There may be less expensive places to stay ($110 per night), but I think on this island you get what you pay for ad far as se vice and location.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Sherri T
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Staff have no English (but who cares) but very nice. Rooms are comfortable with tv, wardrobe and bathroom is simple but generously sized and clean.

Amenities!!!!! Shampoo, conditioner and soap in their own adorable packaging.

Nothing in turn I'd far from one another but it's centrally located. Only bad thing was the terrible breakfast although the fresh juice was nice. Eggs were really salty.

Otherwise recommend!

Stayed: May 2016, travelled solo
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Address: Avenida Plazas y Charles Binford | Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
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Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Price Range: €87 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Red Booby 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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