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“Beautiful Views in an excellent location”
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Hotel Solymar
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Booked this hotel last minute for an extra night in Puerto Ayora. We walked in and wanted a nicer hotel because many of the other places on the island were more run down and low quality. Definitely one of the nicest hotels on the Island. Beautiful oceanfront location with a pool, hot tub, and restaurant/bar right on the water. Lots of animals flying and crawling around with a special Heron (crane type bird) that hangs out at the property frequently. We had room #5 and it had great ocean views and a nice balcony with chairs overlooking the pool. The staff were very friendly and spoke english and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for an upscale hotel that goes the extra mile.

Room Tip: #5 on first floor has great views but pretty much all of the rooms have a similar ocean and pool vie...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Logan M
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HotelSolymar, Departamento de Ventas at Hotel Solymar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear

Thank you very much for your comment and very fortunate that you have chosen us as your destination.
We take care of each detail to make our client feel at home, in addition to our service, the place where we are located is great to contemplate the horizante and the birds that visit us constantly.

We hope to have her back soon.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Hotel is first rate and the best in Puerto Ayora. Centrally located near the open fish market, which I visited daily. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. I really enjoyed the resident seal Wendy.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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HotelSolymar, Departemento de Ventas at Hotel Solymar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

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Thank you for your comment, we are very pleased to meet the expectations of our customers, we hope to have you back soon.

regards

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent 4 nights at this Hotel, had the BEST time! The room was gorgeous, the staff friendly and gracious (meeting us at checkin with champagne), the chef was happy to make me special vegan cuisine.

The outdoor evening dinning was spendid! Lovely view, nice wine choices. Breakfast was also excellent - good coffee!

The location was perfect, and the front desk was very helpful with helping us organize our tours and such.

I would DEFINITELY return to this slice of heaven!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Trummerflute
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HotelSolymar, Departamento de Ventas at Hotel Solymar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear
Thank you for choosing us as a destination to visit the Galapagos Islands.
We are grateful to know that your stay with us was wonderful, thank you very much for your valuable comment we would love to have it back on upcoming opportunities.

regards

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Can't say enough great things about this hotel. The front desk was great. Complimentary drink on arrival. The room was wonderful. We had a fantastic view facing the ocean. Loved it! I think I remember it being a few bucks more, but totally worth it to me. Loved the food in the restaurant and there are plenty of other options very nearby. They don't make a good bloody mary, but the Pina Coladas were awesome.
The pool butts up to the ocean as it shows in the pictures. There is a sea lion that hangs out by the pool so often they've named her Wendy. This place captures the Galapagos beauty and magic. Thanks for a wonderful stay! Wish we stayed longer.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ashley B
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HotelSolymar, Departamento de Ventas at Hotel Solymar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

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Thank you for your comment, we are very happy to fill your expectations, our location makes everything flow in a harmonious harmony with nature as our staff is always ready to provide a quality service to each of our passengers.
We hope to have them back at a future opportunity.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stayed at Solymar for four days and found it to be a very relaxing, convenient and welcoming hotel after days spent exploring. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and the hotel grounds were sunny, airy and spotless. A highlight was the back deck, right on the water, with pool and jacuzzi as well as bar/restaurant. We particularly enjoyed the daily visit to the deck by a sea lion, who liked to lounge in the sun. Another plus is that the hotel is close to restaurants and shops, but still very quiet and relaxing. Overall this was a great place to stay in the heart of Puerto Ayora. My only slight negative was that the breakfasts were fairly uninteresting and could be improved. In contrast, we had very good lunches and dinners at the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Steven F
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HotelSolymar, Departamento de Ventas at Hotel Solymar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear
Thank you for choosing us as your destination.
We appreciate your comments and above all we are pleased to know that they liked our hotel, every comment is very valuable and with them we can make improvements in small details.

We hope to have you back soon.

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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
Amenities:
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: €212 - €323 (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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