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Km. 13 Via El Camote A 100 M de Cerro Mesa, 200350 Ecuador
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The Galapagos Islands nicknamed the "Enchanted Islands" and described as the "Last Paradise on Earth" is a truly memorable experience. The Pikaia Lodge concept is a luxury land based eco-adventure with the highest level of comfort and services. We offer an experience like no other, in a place like no other, where the guest will encounter some truly fascinating unforgettable moments. Designed for the physically active adventure traveler, who seek close contact with the incredible wildlife, stunning views and the overall beauty that surrounds the Galapagos Islands. At Pikaia Lodge we offer 3-7 night packages, which are ALL inclusive. Complemented by our very own land and marine explorations aboard our exclusive private yacht.
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Christine wrote a review May 2
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We had the BEST say at Pikaia lodge, and couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The views are incredible and every inch of the hotel is extremely beautiful! You won't want to miss the spa / jacuzzi views either. The staff was INCREDIBLE. Christopher makes sure to get everything done perfectly, and the staff was very flexible with any adjustments that needed to be made. The restaurant dinner is also fantastic! Make sure to get the dinner rolls! Thank you Pikaia for such a wonderful stay! Our family will be forever grateful for the memories! -The Kanoffs
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Andrew Balfour, General Manager at Pikaia Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kanoffs family Many thanks for your comment, and I’m very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Pikaia. For us it was a pleasure to have you as guests and witness how you enjoyed our wonderful islands. We hope to see you back soon. Regards
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Pierre-Yves ROMAIN wrote a review Jan. 2021
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We stayed at Pikaia Lodge at the very beginning of this year 2021 and enjoyed a magnificent experience : the place and its location are truly fantastic in the heart of Isla Santa Cruz, magnificently designed and arranged, perfectly served by a great team lead by Norman Brandt, including among many other great people, Chef Christian Puente who organized on our first evening a memorable and exclusive under-the-ecuadorian-stars tasting-menu diner that will stay with us as a great local culinary experience! Our room was just perfect, as were the infinity pool, the spa and the bar, all on top of a volcanic crater with a breathtaking view point. The overall experience was terrific and I highly recommend this place
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Andrew Balfour, General Manager at Pikaia Lodge
Responded Jan. 31, 2021
Dear Pierre-Yvesromain Many thanks for taking your time to write a review about your recent stay at Pikaia Lodge. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your experience in Galapagos and your time at Pikaia Lodge. I will share your comments with Norman, Cristian and all the Pikaia team, they will truly value your words which give us encouragement for 2021. We hope to have you back at Pikaia Lodge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew
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Tea01 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Seattle, Washington123 contributions44 helpful votes
While, like many, I've not been able to travel much in 2020 , when I dream of going back out to see the world, this is the place I return to. The spectacular views, the lovely pool, the incredible staff and guides, the cruise across to the islands, and of course, the Galapagos themselves. Seeing the tortoises just wandering about the property, and spotting a million finches right out the window of the most comfortable rooms? Nothing else like it on earth.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Andrew Balfour, General Manager at Pikaia Lodge
Responded Jan. 31, 2021
Dear Tea01 Thanks for such a wonderful review. Seeing guests arrive at Pikaia Lodge after all that has been happening simply has no words. Your comment is a great reward to all the work and passion our team has for our guests. I hope you are able to travel in 2021, and if so, I hope you get to visit us again. We will be ready for you. Kind regards
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CarS27 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom113 contributions65 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were very nicely presented with great views, comfortable beds, very good bath and shower rooms although the water pressure in the shower could have been better. The tours offered were good, although the drive to and fro was a bit tiresome. The thing that let it down for me was the menu. The lunch menu was always the same, quite a bit of choice but sometimes what you chose was not available. The dinner menu was very limited and there were apparently 3 menus which changed every other day. So if you had a problem finding something you wanted one day the next day was impossible. The food was good but I don’t think the choice was adequate for this standard of hotel. The staff were professional and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Andrew-D-Balfour, General Manager at Pikaia Lodge
Responded Mar. 12, 2020
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Swash, On behalf of our team we want to thank you for choosing Pikaia Lodge over all other options. I am pleased to know that Pikaia Lodge and Galapagos became the eco-luxury adventure you were looking for. On the other hand, we regret that your experience in our restaurant wasn’t equally perfect. Our menus consist in 4 starters, 4 main courses and 3 desserts, our dinner menus change every two nights, therefore offering plenty of options to enjoy during the stay. Unfortunately, it seems you arrived at the very transition period where old recipes where no longer served. Despite this inconvenience we are relieved to hear that you enjoyed the food served. Thanks for the comment and we look forward to seeing you back in Galapagos Kind regards
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Nancy L wrote a review Mar. 2020
New York City, New York24 contributions26 helpful votes
Excellent way to see the Galapagos! Pikaia used to be a cruise ship, and a few years ago they agreed to give up their cruise ship license to have a land lodge instead. They still have the ship however, so when you go out for day trips, you get your own state room. They take you all over the islands for snorkeling and short walks to see the flora and fauna. The only drawback is that it takes about an hour drive to get to the water each day. Back at the lodge, they have beautiful facilities and are very accommodating in terms of food. Great for active people of all ages!
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Date of stay: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pikaia Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Pikaia Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Highland View Galapagos (3.0 km) and El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pikaia Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Pikaia Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pikaia Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pikaia Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pikaia Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pikaia Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pikaia Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.