We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our land based tour with Nature Galapagos. The hotel was a 10 minute walk to the beach and restaurants which wasn't too bad and the hotel itself was conveniently located close by to a supermarket for picking up snacks and drinks. A word of warning when visiting Isabela Island - there are no ATM machines so ensure that you bring cash with you if you are staying for a longer period of time. To add to this, most restaurants only accept cash and not cards.
We had the front room upstairs which had 3 beds in total so it felt a bit crowded and as our room overlooked the road, similar to someone else's review we could hear people talking as they walked by and were awakened every morning at 5am by a rooster. A dog also constantly barked in one of the houses behind the hotel during the day which was a bit of a nuisance but if you are out partaking in activities then this shouldn't be an issue.
In terms of the beds, they were reasonably comfortable and we had air conditioning which was effective and much needed in the intense heat.
We were told that the hotel had wifi but we really struggled to get a connection because the signal was so poor. However the staff were very sweet and offered for us to use their laptop.
There were lots of insects, mostly mosquitos on Isabela and whilst they weren't an issue in the room, there were lots outside on the balcony and in the communal areas so ensure you bring lots of insect repellent.
The food was very basic and was served buffet-style and we felt that there was not enough food for all the guests and the plates were not always replenished.
In reception there was a water cooler where we could fill up our water bottles for free which was very convenient.
We found the staff lovely and so friendly and helpful despite our basic Spanish.
Overall the hotel was very basic and good value for money if you are on a budget but there are other options for the same price overlooking the beach which are worth looking in to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel San Vicente Galapagos is dedicated to provide the highest quality of service and comfort to each and every of its guests. We like to complement your visit to the Galapagos as perfect as possible. We are proud to say that Hotel San Vicente has become one of the most popular of the Galapagos hotels on Isabela Island, which we believe is due to our standard of excellence and personal commitment to our guests. From our Galapagos hotel you can arrange a variety of land tours that are sure to leave you breathless. The natural beauty of the islands will amaze you while you enjoy a comfortable and superior service from the friendly staff of our Hotel San Vicente Galapagos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel San Vicente Galapagos Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador