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Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

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13/05/2017 14/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$175*
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best customer service. The rooms are really nice and clean. Great scenery and you can see turtles the big one walking around the property. Highly recomend this hotel. Went to isguana crossing in isabela island and semilla verde blows then out the water. I'm from Miami so I know good hotels. Don't miss this place its great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Semilla Verde for our honeymoon and it was literally the best decision we made. Most people choose hotels in town but as soon as I saw this property online, I could tell it was special. It is away from the hustle and bustle in a lush, tropical environment with amazing views, lots of wildlife and peaceful surroundings. The...

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BeachyKeen, Thank you very much for your review of Semilla Verde. We're so glad that your experience exceeded expectations, and we'd aim for that to be the case for everyone. Luna is our oldest dog and is rather lonely after the passing of Rusty, her companion for the last 14 years. I'm sure she really appreciated your taking such...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The property is stunning with lots of wildlife for you to enjoy right there. I would even have omitted the half day highliand tour that included the tortoise farm because you get to see so many tortioises right on Semilla Verde. The cat and dog and puppies were bonus as were the cows in the adjacent property. The service of...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 77-year old mother and I stayed here recently as part of a 15-person group, just before we headed out on Galapagos boat trip. Wanted to stay longer! The host/owner Katia was very friendly and accommodating for our 24-hour visit. As were the two adorable lab puppies, Coal and Sava. We enjoyed 2 meals here, which were delicious and the...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly recommend our stay in Semilla Verde. It was absolutely amazing! We were 2 adults and 3 kids. Robert recommended 2 rooms right next to each other which worked out perfectly. They were rooms 4 and 5 downstairs. Very private. If the kids were loud, the entire place didn't have to hear them. My husband and I had...

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the glowing review of Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel. We're glad that you found the room arrangements to your liking, Rooms 4 & 5 are certainly a good option for families with younger children for the privacy and relative noise insulation they provide! And thanks to the kids for keeping Coal and Saba entertained!...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Semilla Verde on a yoga retreat and it was a great base for all our excursions and the yoga studio is beautiful. Katt was amazing!! I work in the hospitality industry and she tried her best to meet the needs of each and everyone of us. She even argued with our cab driver for a better rate...

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jak, Thank you for your review of Semilla Verde and for noting our privileged position in the green fertile area of the island, in the middle of giant tortoise territory, home to our most well known visiting tortoise, Oscar! We are very conveniently positioned between Puerto Ayora and the canal that joins with Baltra Island and the airport; the...

Fairfax County, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I didn’t want to go island hoping in the Galapagos on a cruise ship like a lot of people do. It’s just that cruises are not our thing. We wanted a nice, comfortable, away from tourists, but close enough to town, place that we could use as our base and do excursions from there. Boy did we...

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your glowing review of the Galapagos Islands and especially your stay at Semilla Verde. The wonderful location that we have, microclimate, the property itself, our staff, and pets and not least the giant tortoises that wander wild and free through the property make it a very special place to arrive home after a...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best time. The hotel was so helpful planning our stay, arranging tours, and so helpful with our food restrictions. My family, 3 adults and 2 kids ages 13 &17, count this as one of our top five trips of all time. The hotel was beautiful. We stayed in the finch wind where we had our own private...

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It's our great pleasure to host kosher travellers from around the world. I would better describe Semilla Verde as a 'kosher friendly' hotel as we are able to prepare meals and packed lunches according to your specific requirements and using vegetarian and vegan ingredients and fresh scaled fish caught and bought from the local fish market. We have...

London, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a big American hotel then this hotel is not for you but it is definitely one with a lot of heart. The owner Robert who was very responsive with emails lives on the mainland and the hotel is run by hotel manager Cattya who was very attentive with all of our needs (and who is...

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joanna, Thank you for your very thoughtful review of Semilla Verde. We are most certainly not like any large American hotel that you will find at home. Rather a small boutique affair that aims to adhere to the customs and levels of personal service that you would find in a traditional guesthouse. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience...

Golfito, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Our chance was to come for the lunch. We wish we had stayed. This is a wonderful home with lots of surrounding acreage. The surrounding guest houses have multiple floors with views of the jungle. There are potential views of the coast from the upper floors. The interior is modern but with rich hardwood features, very thoughtfully designed. The grounds...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for such enthusiasm to visit the hotel and we're glad that it met with your approval. We have a special climate 300m above sea level that is much cooler and less humid that the coastal zone. However we do have more rain but that in turn provides us with such lush, fertile vegetation and an agreeable...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"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 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 builidings 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. betwen 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

Address: Km 12, via a Baltra | Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador (Formerly Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge)
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $247 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Semilla Verde Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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#1 Green Hotel in Puerto Ayora
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“I stayed in Room 9 , upper level which has a King and a single. Very nice room.”
drsherma28, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room #1 - all the way!”
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BeachyKeen15, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Top rooms have better views”
_pedoden, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We really liked our room #9 in the Finch wing. It was a quiet location on the top floor of the Finch wing.”
joannaluvschubby, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean View room upstairs is spacious, nicely appointed and equipped, and spruced up every day. The bathroom is about twice the size of mine at home and features a great shower and tub and a counter and mirror-appointed sit-down space away from the sink. ”
Susan_3-1-2011, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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