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Livermore, California
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Hotel Mainao is a great 3 star hotel in Puerto Ayora, that offers a nice place to stay at a convenient price. In general, Hotels in Galapagos are priced a lot higher than hotels in Mainland Ecuador. This means that for the price of a 4-Star hotel in the mainland, you will find a 3-star hotel in Galapagos. The same...

5Thank PSchicke
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed here as part of our tour. The hotel was nice and in a great location. We were within walking distance to the fish market, great restaurants, Charles Darwin station, and the wharf with the baby sharks. The breakfast was good as well. Our only complaint was that we were given two single beds for a honeymoon. We moved...

Thank willowtigris
East Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Loved this quirky hotel with it's colorful mosaics and Spanish styling! Staff were incredibly helpful and happy to help in any way. Room was very spacious and bed extremely comfortable. Breakfast was OK and the kitchen staff very attentive to your needs. Location is excellent, with everything within easy walking distance. Wifi in restaurant was good but not working in...

2Thank Natandymac
Belmont, California
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Mainao Hotel is centrally located. The rooms are clean and spacious. The staff are attentive and kind. Breakfasts are made to order (eggs, yogurt, bread basket, different juice, fruit, and coffee). They offer luggage storage and they have a public computer to check internet. I would recommend Mainao Hotel for your stay.

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Very pretty hotel. The room was so clean and we enjoyed hot water shower. Building itself is so stylish and lovely. Only one thing we disappointed is that there is no elevator, so it is very hard to bring all heavy buggages up to our room. The hotel building structure is so complicated and was sometimes difficult to reach our...

Thank m0m0rin
Reviewed 27 September 2013

From outside it definitely evoke memories of Barcelona and beautiful park Guell. From inside – very nice and spacy rooms, providing all you might need. Position itself may be considered as its strongest side: It is situated exactly 2 minutes’ walk from Pelican bay – place to enjoy not only pelican's company but also kind of unusual fish market. It...

2Thank nik-tik
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Loved the look of this hotel, somewhat Gaudi-esque. It's in a great spot, quiet but with easy access to the town, the room we had was huge, with a lovely very large balcony with hammock. It was a little dark inside because of darkened glass in the windows, but this maintains privacy and keeps the heat down. The breakfast was...

1Thank TripAway7
United States
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We were booked here through our land-based Galapagos tour with cometogalapagos.com (which was a great way to see Galapagos. They were fantastic!) This was a great hotel. Wonderful sit-down breakfast each morning, with eggs made to order. Clean, large rooms with a fabulous shower. Internet is courtyard area only (not in rooms.) Easy walking distance to downtown for restaurants and...

1Thank Thyme8
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 5 days in Puerto Ayora and it was excellent! It's location is just a stroll from the main street and yet, it's a very quiet location during the nights. I like finding hotels that have character and they aren't just hotels to make someone richer. You can tell that this hotel was build by...

Thank randomEX123
Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We stayed here for three nights after our honeymoon dive trip. The ladies at the reception were very nice and friendly. We arrived way too early but they tried their best to get the room cleaned up as soon as possible. The room was basic, but had everything we needed - we were glad to get a fridge :-) Spacious...

1Thank KaridelCaribe

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MAINAO HOTEL offers its customers a range of services with a green vision that suit their requirements and needs, giving our guests the best quality experience in the Galapagos Islands.  We present 19 comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot water, TV and air conditioning.  As well as 3 comfortable suites with mini fridge, writing desk, chair and a private balcony overlooking the sea. It Includes 1 complimentary wine and soft drinks in the room.  Ability to normal accommodating 54 people and up to 61 guests in multiple accommodation.  bar-lounge with a map of the islands for talks.  Library with free internet.  Wi-Fi in our facilities.  Safety deposit boxes in the rooms.  Luggage Storage.  Reception / 24 hours.  Laundry.  pleasant areas for relaxation in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere in harmony with nature.  We support the environment by using biodegradable products We also have a room especially suitable for people with disabilities, it has all the doors; both entry into the room and the bathroom and closet doors that open horizontally sliding for easy access to a person in a wheelchair. So the bathroom has all regulatory measures to facilitate access and provide all the bathroom fixtures and assurances to facilitate the experience for our guests with special needs.  We have all access to social areas and restaurant, it´s arranged for easy wheelchair mobility .  This room is for 2 people and the rate is identical to a standard room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Mainao

Address: Matazarnos and Indefatigable Street | Acacias neighborhood, Puerto Ayora EC00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $126 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mainao 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Hotel Mainao Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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“If you don't like stairs, ask for a main floor room”
 of 5 bubbles JMP_in_TOToronto, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors have the best view of the ocean, but there are no elevators, so be ready to walk up spiral staircases.”
 of 5 bubbles 195saraq, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“For people with difficulty climbing stairs, ask for a lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles mce99, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Lolobou, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Be aware that some of the rooms are 3-4 flights up and there is no elevator. So if you have challenges with stairs, ask for a room on the ground level. I did not enquire, but I did notice signs which indicated wheelchair access, so worth asking about.”
 of 5 bubbles ER722, 1 May 2014 | Read review
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