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Estrella del Mar Hotel

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The #1 feature is it's incomparable OCEANVIEW, the rest is up to par for the reasonable rates...but what stands out is the wonderful customer personal service the staff provides specifically both Angel and Luisa who run the place on a day to day basis...thank you guys!!! There are only 5 rooms with oceanview, so make sure you reserve well ahead...

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a comparatively basic hotel but perfectly comfortable. Efficient air con, balconies, some with sea views. Coffee on tap in the restaurant area all day and very nice buffet breakfasts. There's even a pool if you have time to use it. Showers and loos downstairs are handy for use post check out and all the island shops restaurants tortoise...

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Davis, CA
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Two young adult daughters and I shared a three bedroom, 2 room suite facing the bay -- with beautiful views and deck where we could watch the sunset, view iguanas and crabs and other sealife below us, and listen to the waves at night. Comfortable beds, very clean with working hot water for showers. VERY reasonable rate, no breakfast, but...

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1Thank muirfan
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Is a good place for group travellers and shared rooms. You will enjoy the view (outside of the rooms) but the room itself is cheap, beds are old and bathrooms are not well take care. Stay here if you are in a budget, do not stay if you are looking for a romantic getaway.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This Hostal/hotel (it's described as both, interchangeably) gets 5/5 from me just for the location. The rooms are basic and there's no lounge/breakfast included, but it's clean and safe, and the sea view rooms cannot be beaten. On one day we saw sea lions, crabs, marine iguanas, turtles, sharks, pelicans and frigate birds from the balcony outside our room. Possibly...

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1Thank Emilie4eva
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a very basic and simple hotel, as are all on the island. I did a lot of research before booking and the prices are usually $12-$50/ night for hostal/ hotels, or $300 - $500/ night for the more expensive "luxury" hotels. This one has a better view than most of the luxury hotels and has everything you'll need....

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2Thank Gwendalyn A
Toronto
Reviewed 4 August 2016

What would your dream house have? A master bedroom with private bathroom? A balcony overlooking a pristine view of the Pacific Ocean where you can observe sea lions, red crabs, marine iguanas and tortoises in their natural environment? Cool breezes and the sound of surf all night negating the need for the roar of an air conditioner? And maid service...

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Ellon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights, first room was a triple room, very basic but clean, this had the shared balcony over looking the sea, managed to change to the end room, number 10 I think, this was even better as windows on two sides over looking the sea, this is a much better room I think it's the best the...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is a basic hotel with spacious rooms and private bathrooms which is kept exceptionally clean. It is one of very few hotels which has a seafront location and this is by far the cheapest one I could find. We arrived at 08:30 on the morning ferry from Isabela and the hotel had our room ready for us at about...

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2Thank TerriW1984
Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you're traveling the Galapagos on a budget, I don't know how you could beat this place. Right on the water. Air conditioning. Good wifi. They supply drinking water. Try to book a room that has a balcony looking out to the ocean! They will store your luggage if you need them to. Staff while we were there did not...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge

Additional Information about Estrella del Mar Hotel

Address: Av. Charles Darwing y 12 de Febrero | Detras Del Edificio de Tame, Al Lado Del Cuartel de Policias, 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Estrella Del Mar Hotel Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz
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“Reserve with ample time to get one of the 5 oceanview rooms.”
  • Across the bay from a $500 a day competitor, while we got a better view for a reasonable $70.
  • Awesome brease!
  • Amazing sunrises!
rchoi7, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had corner suite upstairs to left facing bay.”
muirfan, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Three rooms on second floor with ocean view and balcony”
Nestuapuguei, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for the rooms with the sea view”
alexandraSilva2015, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see your room before paying.”
HungryThirstyTravelr, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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