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Reviewed 16 December 2015

This place was fantastic. It has everything: location, view, service, etc, etc. It was expensive, but it was worth it. The day trips in the galapagos are really tough, it's really nice to have a relaxing place to spend the evenings.

We were greeted with a welcome drink on arrival, and some free snacks in the room. We had some issues with the wifi, and the staff jumps to their feet to help. The hotel restaurant is great... the view of the bay from the room is wonderful, and it's great to be right in the middle of the man tourist street, without having to worry about noise or anything like that. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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3  Thank MCarson699
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Great hotel at a beautiful location next to the fish market on the beautiful island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos, restaurants, shops, pier and Charles Darwin Staion at walking distance. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well equiped. The view is very beautiful, and you get cute Sea Lion visitors by the pool

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Flexair
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HotelSolymar, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Solymar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Dear Flexair,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel!

The fish market that is a 2 minute walk from Hotel Solymar is a great spot to snap pictures of visitors' favorite animals, the sea lions. Brown pelicans are quite frequent visitors to the dock as well.

We are glad you enjoyed the daily visit of our sea lion Wendy. Sometimes she'll jump from the sea up to our patio, other times she crawl up the steps to bask on her favorite lounge chair. Our rooms were built with the guest in mind, functionality is key offering mini-bars, flatscreen televisions, large comfy beds and balconies in our ocean front rooms.

Hope you can visit us again in the near future!

Sincerely,
Allison Perez

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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We spent a week here! Location is priviledged, restaurants, shops, pier and Charles Darwin Staion at walking distance. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well equiped. The view is very beautiful, and you get cute visitors by the pool. A+

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
2  Thank maggiemandinga
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

This hotel is at Puerto Ayora main street, location is good.
Good view! There are sea lions at pool side.
The room is clean. Amenity : No bath tub, only shower. shampoo, conditioner, body soap, TV, refrigerator, hair drier, water saver, etc.
The staffs can speak English and are very kind.
The meal is so-so. There are many restaurant near this hotel.

Puerto Ayoraのmain streetに面しています。立地としてはかなり良いと思います。
海沿いで景色良し。プールサイドにアシカなどの動物がいたりします。
部屋も綺麗です。バスタブなし、シャワーのみ。シャンプー、コンディショナー、ボディーソープあり。テレビ、冷蔵庫、ドライヤーあり。ウォーターサーバーあり。
スタッフは英語OK(タクシーや店によってはスペイン語のみだったりする)、かなり対応もよく親切にしてくれます。
食事は普通です。近くにレストランはたくさんあります。
1階だったのですが、子供たちが遅くまで遊んでいたりするので若干うるさい時間帯もありました。なので総合評価はgoodとしました。

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Naoya O
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HotelSolymar, Supervisor de Ventas at Hotel Solymar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2015

Thanks for choosing us and for the observations. We're glad you liked our facilities.

Emiko Morio

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is a solid option in Pto Ayora. It is a rather small hotel with everything you can expect in this remote place. Good restaurant, good size rooms, consistent hot water, decent Wi-Fi, good breakfast buffet, clean, small pool with a hot tub, good service and they even have a sea lion that regularly visits!!!. It is right on the main street and faces the ocean - all 20 or so rooms face the ocean (there is a sister hotel across the street in a different building so don't be confused). Staff is helpful and are receptive to your questions, they provide beach towels for your daily excursions (BIG plus for Galapagos).
As long as you don't expect a 5 star experience your expectations would be satisfied. Keep in mind that this is a small hotel and remember where you are - this is Galapagos not the South of France. So rooms face the ocean but don't expect a awesome beach right in front, it has a swimming pool although it is small (you didn't come all this way to sunbathe by it), and so on.
Unless they show me a better option I would go back to this simple, no frills, decent hotel, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

Room Tip: Only two floors, second floor better because of the view
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank AEPP1961
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Management response:Responded 6 October 2015

Thanks for choosing us and for the observations. We're glad you liked our facilities.

Francisco Hurtado

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