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Brisbane
Reviewed 20 January 2013

'Uncle' Bob and wife Daysi have put together a fantastic Lodge, small enough to be personal and friendly and just large enough to be viable. The rooms are generous in size and appointments. I nearly did not notice the absence of TV, in anty case we were so tired from all the tours, happy with the superb food served at...

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Killaloe
Reviewed 15 January 2013

I know it seems silly to keep repeating the same things over and over again. The beauty, expert guiding, attention to detail, cleanliness, friendliness, eagerness to please, etc etc----there is not one thing that our family of 6 were put off about during our 5 night Christmas stay. Guides came when they were booked for tours, taxis arrived, restaurants were...

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Toronto
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Robert and Daysi's beautiful, tranquil coffee plantation, Semilla Verde, is a perfect base for a Galapagos visit. Robert is a professional guide as well as a fantastic host and created an ideal itinerary for our family of five for day visits to the various islands and sites. Starting off with their fabulous breakfasts and finishing with Daysi's delicious dinners topped...

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Zürich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 December 2012

A taxi driver picked us up right from Baltra airport, as arranged, as we soon found ourselves in a great location in the middle of the island away from the hubbub and touristy "I love boobies" main drag. A taxi ride to/from town is about half an hour, but you'd not want to leave for at least a day or...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Our taxi driver took us to this fantastic B and B , owned by an English fella called Robert , outstanding place they grow there own coffee as well as the hotel, what a great host went out of his way to make me and my wife very welcome , not far from town very beautifull location can't say enough...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 December 2012

I recently spent five nights at Semilla Verde and have nothing but wonderful things to say. There were no glitches at all - from the airport transfers and tours that Robert arranged to the breakfast served by his awesome staff every morning. I especially appreciated the suggestions for getting around town since I don't speak Spanish and traveled alone; I...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 December 2012

A lot of Galapagos touring revolves around boat trips and guided hikes on remote islands. But a tour of the highlands is worthwhile too. Robert, the host and owner of Semilla Verde, is a great guide. He is knowledgeable about the geology, flora, and fauna; and he can explain why you are wearing a jacket at the Equator. The accommodations...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We had a wonderful experience at Semilla Verde. Robert is so kind and energetic, very accommodating and friendly! We were nervous given that we are unfortunately hotel snobs AND on a tighter budget, so we were unsure of what we'd get. The house is so beautiful, and our room was such a perfect place to relax, just a $6 taxi...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Our family of four had both rooms on the kitchen level (rm 2 & 3). Lovely lounge and balcony area to relax in. Property is about 10-15 minutes out of town which made it much more quiet. It was nice to retreat to Semille Verde at the end of the day. A couple of times we hailed a taxi that...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Very relaxing experience yet we were busy with daily tours arranged by Robert in the Highlands with him (a must!) and on the Queen Karen II which as a plus has outstanding food. Since the owner has worked the boats he knows what is the best, so let him plan it. if you insist on doing it yourself, make certain...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 200351, Ecuador (Formerly Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge)
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $283 - $317 (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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“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. ”
 of 5 bubbles Susan_3-1-2011, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Finch Wing is nice and private away from the main building and with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles ppatel415, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms right off the dining area may be less quiet. Room #1 is quiet and has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles cmlc3136, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room on the 3rd floor with the view of the sunset in the afternoon. ”
 of 5 bubbles mfredden, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Amazing views, Incredible host & accommodations!”
 of 5 bubbles nolanp212, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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