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Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
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The award-winning hotel enjoys a peaceful and magical beachfront location in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. The 21 Garden View-rooms and 6 Ocean View suites hotel makes the ideal base for exploring the natural diversity and attractions of the island – including Tortuga Bay beach – and for taking day-trips to nearby islands, aboard its own, specialized yacht. The hotel also implements best practices in sustainable tourism.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Lagoon View
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Had an amazing stay at finch bay. The staff kept it beautifully clean and we’re so friendly. Took all their recommendations of food and drinks and was not disappointed. Spent too much time at the bar overlooking the pool but it was just too relaxing to leave!
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My sister and I spent 4 nights at Finch Bay and found the service incredible. We were so sad to leave the staff who, by the way, all knew us by name. The accommodations were good but both the overall service and food was simply outstanding. We've traveled to all continents and
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We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and property was simply stunning. The hotel was modern, clean and had a fantastic restaurant. However, there was some confusion with the tours and arrangements we had made through the hotel. Different staff members gave us different
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Very disappointed. More than 1000 USD for the smallest hotel room I’ve ever seen, no TV, no fridge and very poor WiFi. You have to walk for 10 minuets to go to the dock where you can take the taxi boat to go to the city. No service at all... nobody waited us in the airport or
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Response from Javier G, Gerente at Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Alinadkna, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. We value guest feedback immensely, and we take each and every opinion very seriously to help us improve our services. Given the Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park, we proudly abide by the strict regulations that govern this one-of-a-kind archipelago and make tremendous efforts to be as sustainable as possible. As such, we try to keep our energy consumption at a minimum in order to help preserve the archipelago – one of several reasons for why we do not have mini-fridges or TV’s in our rooms. It is worth mentioning that we do have a large, flat screen TV in our Business Center, available for our guests to use. In spite of the fact that the Galapagos Islands are an extremely remote location, we have invested a substantial amount into having the technology necessary to provide our guests with an optimal level of wireless internet speed throughout the hotel. We do our best to provide the best internet available given our isolated location and the strict National Park guidelines in place with respect to telecommunications in the archipelago. We are very sorry that, given our location and circumstances, the internet offered at our hotel was not up to par with your expectations. The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel also prides itself in being the only beachfront property in all of Santa Cruz Island. Nevertheless, such a dreamlike location does have its minor setbacks, one of which is the need to be slightly separate from the main city itself. However, this small tradeoff is well worth it when you consider that the Finch Bay’s location is devoid of the noise and bustle of nearby Puerto Ayora, and again – the only beachfront property on the island. We have also recently remodeled our rooms and bathrooms to satisfy the high-quality standards of our guests, which are always our main priority. Regarding your transfer: Unfortunately, we did not receive your reply when we wrote to you on several occasions to arrange for it. In order to organize these transfers, the hotel requires that our guests provide us with specific information in a timely manner. If we receive said information, we always, without fail, pick our guests up on time and provide them with excellent service so they can have a great experience the moment they set foot in the Galapagos. We are deeply sorry to hear that the Enchanted Isles as a destination, and the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel as your accommodation option, were not what you were looking for. Time and time again, guests choose to stay at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel due to its unbeatable location, superb service, food, and amenities, along with its prestigious title as a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. We truly hope that you decide to return to this unique destination and really appreciate everything it has to offer. If you come back in the future, we would gladly treat you as honorary guests. Please, do not hesitate to contact me directly at: manager@finchbayhotel.com Warm Regards, Javier Gómez General Manager Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
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We loved our stay here as a home base for touring the Galapagos. Everything was wonderful. A few tips of first timers... 1) The food is AMAZING - we totally didn't expect it would be as good as it was. Get there early for breakfast before the dining room fills up to get
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Dear Guest, We thank you for taking the time to write your question regarding your interest to visit the Finch Bay Hotel. We are pleased to assist you with your enquires. Enquiry We receive visits during all the days of the year but maybe the best time to visit is from March to August because it’s a usual the sunny days. We offer a concept complete trips, we offer “Complete packages” that means trips with all the services originated like transfers, accommodation, three meals in the day, land and yacht excursions. We are in capacity to offer packages from 3 to 7 nights and we can make customized options according every requirement. Thanks again for considering us the best place to stay in Enchanted Islands Have a great day. Best regards, Finch Bay Family
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Dear Guest, We thank you for taking the time to write your question regarding your interest to visit the Finch Bay Hotel. We are pleased to assist you with your enquires. We have several dates option in May, I will be more than glad to assist you with a quotation for the beginning of this month. Please Kindly provide me your email address in order to send you the best option possible for your trip. The Finch Bay Suites (Ocean View) can be the best option in case of light sleepers because they are in two different locations of the hotel and we did an update in this category of rooms to reduce the noise out of the suites. Thanks again for considering us the best place to stay in Enchanted Islands. I will be looking forward your contact to assist you with a quotation. Have a great day. Best regards, Finch Bay Family
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Dear Ms Vela; kindly please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Victor Toledo, and I am the Commercial Manager for the Finch Bay Hotel. Thank you for choosing the Finch Bay Hotel for your upcoming visit to the Galapagos Islands. We truly appreciate your preference. With regards to your question, and reservation experience, I am deeply sorry to read your comments and very concerned about the situation. Kindly please accept our sincere appologies for the inconveniences, and notice that we have a meeting with our General Manager and Quality Assurance & Guest Service Manager; regarding on this situation, because for our guests satisfaction always come first for us and is our top priority. Again, I am so sorry if we gave you a wrong first impression, but we would appreciate if you could give us a chance to make it up for you and revert that, in order to offer you a solution for your requirement, so you could have a great experience in your trip to the Enchanted Islands, staying with us at the Finch Bay Hotel. I would appreciate if you could write to me directly and I will be pleased to assist you in order to solve this matter, and provide you with all the information that you need with a top notch personalized service to match your requirement and offer you a hassle-free trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands. I will be looking forward to hearing back from you soon, and certainly we will be honoured to have you staying with us next February. Kind regards, VT
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Dear Sir, Thank you ver much for contact us. Let us clarify your doubts: To get from Baltra to the Hotel you must first take a bus that takes you to the Itabaca channel (it takes 10 minutes approximately), then a ferry that crosses the other side (it takes about 5 minutes), then a taxi that will transport you to Puerto Ayora (approximately 45 minutes) and finally our water taxi to reach the Hotel (5 minutes). Then walk down a path (10 minutes) to reach Finch Bay. Our staff will help you with your luggage as long as you give us the arrival information of your flight. We recommend you hire the transportation service with us. We hope this information helps you. Please let us know if there anything else that we can assist you. Sincerely, Finch Bay Staff
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"Not sure about a larger room, if this is important"
"Make sure that your room is one which has been recently refurbished (October 2018)"
"I had a lesser expensive room and it was fine."
"Ask for an ocean view room."
"The suites with ocean view are fantastic. The garden rooms are smaller."
US$479 - US$711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Finch Bay Eco Hotel
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