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Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

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Km 12, via a Baltra Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador See on map
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Bar/Lounge
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Swaying gently in a hammock on the balcony of our room watching the sun set, overlooking a wonderful canopy of green forest, with giant tortoises moving slowly across the grass below, was a truly magical experience. Semilla Verde is no ordinary hotel - it is...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Kat and her staff at Semilla Verde welcome you like family to a stunning property nestled among lush vegetation over a sprawling 12 acres with nature trails, a pool, yoga studio, and two main buildings. I was fortunate enough to stay here seven nights for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending a week on a cramped liveaboard scuba diving we wanted a special place to relax a little and still experience the real Galapagos feel without having to do a bunch more touring. Semilla Verde delivered above our expectations. Cannot recommend this place enough....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is really nothing we can say that is negative about this hotel. Really nothing. Food, room, service, cleanliness - all excellent! It is quiet, serene, well kept, comfortable, clean, private. We had room 5 and we were thrilled with it. Large, roomy, one of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay in Semilla Verde was indescribable. From the views of the forest from our room, the giant tortoises roaming the ground to the home made meals we had the a great experience. Cattya will arrange tours and trips to town to make your stay...More

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"Semilla Verde is an exceptional hotel with the customs and personality of a traditional guesthouse." We believe your experience in the Galapagos Islands should be as unique and natural as you are. So, here More at Semilla Verde we offer you the chance to stay somewhere far removed from your busy life and the standard hotel offering you may be used to. We invite you to step into another world, the original Galapagos, the true and enchanting islands. And, to experience the wonders of a rural forest dwelling and life alongside the unique wildlife you came so far to see. Your stay will be based in an original and idyllic rural retreat where peace, privacy and Galapagos wildlife abounds. You will enjoy one-to-one personal service, traditional home cooking, panoramic views from private terraces and exclusive access to nature trails through twelve acres of private forest where giant tortoises lumber freely and native birds thrive. At night, gaze up into the unspoilt majesty of the milky way. Nine comfortable en-suite bedrooms with AC, WiFi and DVD just 15 minutes taxi ride from Puerto Ayora town, costing just $7 e/w. All in all, an authentic and genuinely friendly and authentic land-base for your Galapagos adventure and an all encompassing alternative or add-on to a traditional cruise ship experience. Semilla Verde works with a local tour agency to offer complete hotel & tour package options too. You will visit outlying islands and local sites with qualified naturalist guides and experience first hand the beauty of Galapagos and it's unique flora and fauna - from giant tortoises and lava lizards to marine iguanas and playful sea lions, from volcanic landscapes to cloud forest. Return to the hotel at the end of an incomparable day and share your travel stories around the main dining table with other guests, whilst enjoying dinner freshly prepared in our kitchen. Indeed we don't work from a fixed menu rather we generally prepare one recipe for the group, but each guest receives a serving according to their individual preferences. The location is secluded but convenient and very safe. There is not another residence within hundreds of meters of this oasis. Semilla Verde remains true to the philosophy on which it originally built for good friends and family, ensuring a level of intimacy, small number of employees offering very personal service and home cooking your will only find in a traditional guesthouse. Semilla Verde comprises two hotel buildings some 100ft apart - the Semilla Verde Lodge (Rooms 1-6) and the Finch Wing (Rooms 7-9). They can work in unison or as separate entities for separate parties. Between the two there is a fully equipped yoga studio where you can enjoy individual or group practice. Galapagos is famous for it's volcanic landscapes and unique wildlife, but it can also be somewhere for you to rediscover your true and unique nature, somewhere you can feel yourself again. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Onsen
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$190 - US$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge
Also Known As
Semilla Verde Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
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Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Location
Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$190 - US$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge
Also Known As
Semilla Verde Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
,
Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Location
Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
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PhilInzinga
April 15, 2018|
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Response from UncleD-MD | Reviewed this property |
Room 9 had walk-in shower.
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Steven N
February 2, 2018|
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Response from SemillaVerde | Property representative |
Dear Steven, Thank you for choosing Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel. The hotel can organize a private transfer for up to four people for $60- e/w. That includes a driver who will be doing an almost 100km round trip from... More
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October 28, 2017|
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Response from Robbie F | Reviewed this property |
We had a yoga session that was arranged for our group. Just email Robert and he can answer your questions and help you arrange whatever program meets your needs.
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"set an alarm, because you will sleep very well. "
IngramG
2 weeks ago
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"I recommend ground levels because of tortoise sightings."
Sunsequitur
2 weeks ago
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"Ocean view room was lovely. Room number 1"
acat959
Aug. 6, 2018
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"Room 9 is fantastic, with a view of the hotel compound (with tortoises!) and the sea."
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Jul. 29, 2018
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