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Hotel Solymar
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This hotel has pelicans above the open air bar and seals visiting the pool.
It is in a lovely part of Santa Cruz close to the Darwin centre.
The staff are really kind and helpful.
We only stayed two nights but could have stayed much longer.
Many thanks to Jennifer from Explorer Ventures who recommended we stay here after our wonderful Liveaboard on the Humboldt Explorer.

Room Tip: All rooms look to the sea.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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HotelSolymar, Departamento de ventas at Hotel Solymar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017


Thank you very much for choosing us. It is our pleasure to serve you.

We like that you liked the facilities of our hotel.

Thank you for your visit.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is the best hotel to visit in Puerto Ayora. Whether you are staying in their amazing rooms locations in the best possible place in Puerto Ayora (right on the water) or just visiting for food or drinks this place is a must. The staff is incredible and the views and wildlife interactions - amazing!!! Make sure to stop by the Hotel Solymar if visiting Santa Cruz and Puerto Ayora!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Nice central location, walking distance to restaurants, pier, sites including Charles Darwin centre.

Pool is visited by sea lions!
Basic breakfast provided, slow wi-fi (problem in all of Galapagos), friendly staff, clean room with good ocean views. Only Spanish TV channels available

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank goony51
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We are currently staying here and are very happy with it. Our room over looks the water. It may be the only hotel on the island with a water view.

The restaurant has some delicious food. I would highly recommend the ceviche. Breakfast is included and has many options as well.

It is only a block from the center of town and the fish market.

They have a sea lion that seems to love hanging around the pool deck area.

The Front desk staff speak English and are very helpful.

We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Our room was very clean and comfortable, and the provided plenty of drinking water (if you felt the need) in the hallways (those 5-gallon jugs). Nice little balcony overlooking the pool. And a FABULOUS place for a drink with friends. Be sure to ask for this (ocean side room) if you want it. Half of the hotel is across the street. Very centrally located; easy to head out to dinner or shopping. The staff was great. Breakfast buffet was plenty and American-friendly. If I were ever to return, I'd happily return to Solymar.

Room Tip: If you want water view, be sure to ask for it.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Solymar

Address: Ave. Charles Darwin | Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Ayora
Price Range: €210 - €321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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 
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Also Known As:
Solymar Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Solymar Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora

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