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Avenida Armada Nacional y Juan Liger, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 200150 Ecuador
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#11 of 17 Specialty lodging in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Boasting panoramic views of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Bay, Mare Mio Guest House is one of San Cristobal's only beachfront accommodations. This spacious and peaceful place is the perfect choice for exploring the most beautiful island of the Galapagos. Join us and we'll make sure you have a stay of a lifetime!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Beach
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Non-smoking hotel
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KevinM wrote a review Dec 2021
20 contributions9 helpful votes
The Galápagos Islands are wonderfully unique and this house is the perfect fit for your trip to San Cristobal. The house is very spacious with all the amenities you would expect… refrigerator, stove, microwave, washing machine and most importantly there is A/C in each room. Understand that this is not a modern new build home but a quaint older home that has everything you need. The most important part of this house is the host family… the Cox family. Whitman and his family are the most gracious hosts you could ever imagine. They are just amazingly wonderful people. They go out of their way to make sure you have the best experience not only in the house, or in their cafe but on their island. They are very proud of this island and are happy to talk with you about its history, give you some pointers on where to go and even direct you to the right adventure guide if you need it. The best guide you can find on the island is Whitman. You will not find anyone more giving with his time and more proud and knowledgeable about San Cristobal and the Galapagos. If you need a five star hotel, this is not for you… if you want a five star experience than you will not go wrong booking Mare Mio Guest House.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Marie400nl wrote a review Nov 2019
The Netherlands147 contributions26 helpful votes
I stayed a couple of nights here in the room with a private bath. I was greeted by Alejandra upon arrival, though she seemed uncertain which room would be mine. Her mother (I believe) showed up a bit later with a "guest" who apparently was working at the affiliated restaurant? I'm not sure. It was a bit confusing who lived there, stayed there, and was just visiting. I did not get much of an intro to the property, just that I could use anything. There were no rules, information, or guidelines other than to wash one's feet before getting into bed. I would have loved to do laundry (mentioned in the listing) but the machine was full most of the time I was there and there was nowhere to hangs things up that were in there. The back garden is a bit dirty and dusty. I tried hanging my wetsuit on a gate, seat, and table and each surface was dirtier than the previous one. The room was clean and spacious, though the in-room safe (mentioned in listing) was not functional and not attached to anything; even if I could lock it, someone could walk off with it. There was no housekeeping service during my stay, though it was included in the price (through booking dot com). The breakfast is at a location a few blocks away, closer to the center and the docks. It's fresh, made-to-order, and substantial. You can also pay for your room there (cash only). The "airport shuttle" (mentioned in listing) is non-existent. I requested information about it when I booked (through booking dot com), and it never came. When i was there, I asked the proprietor at the restaurant and he said you can walk, or call a cab, or come here and there are cabs all up and down this street. It was about a 20-minute walk, which is fine, but for those who are counting on a shuttle, know that it doesn't exist. The location is across the street from the beach and little hard to find as it says it's a private residence and looks a bit abandoned. Bring your ear plugs -- it's noisy at night with goats, chickens, and seals all singing the songs of their "people." Bring your eye mask, too, if you want to sleep in a dark room. The other bathroom is attached to this one and there's a glass window up high that lights up your bathroom and bedroom when someone is in there. There are also lights in the back garden and only sheers for curtains. Speaking of the bathroom, don't try to adjust the shower head. You'll get an electric shock. Every time. I learned in subsequent properties on this trip that this was the heating mechanism for the water that I was touching. In other properties it was grounded so one did not get a shock.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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ruthandvern wrote a review Mar 2019
Wilton, California14901 contributions1206 helpful votes
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We booked through Booking.com but they failed to notify the staff. On arrival we were fortunate the en suite unit was available for the week. The owner, Mr Cox, and his family were wonderful and provided great information on the things we'd want to see while there. The room was very comfortable. The location was terrific as across the street is a segmented area off the sea lion beach where a lot of smaller sea lions frolic. A new café/bar opened on site while we were there, quite handy.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vanessa Angelina wrote a review Mar 2019
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
I absolutely loved staying at Mare Mio Guesthouse. The Cox family is one of the kindest I have ever met. Their daughter Romina met me for check in and showed me around the house and provided some local tips on places to visit in San Cristobal. She is extremely knowledgeable of the area and was always available to help with changing the water bottle or any other questions I had. The location of the guest house cannot be beaten! It is right in front of the beach and I regularly saw iguanas, mantas and heaps of sea lions right outside the property. They also have bikes and kayaks available for hire. The house itself was clean and tidy. The rooms were super comfortable, as were the beds. The aircon kept the room cool. I also really enjoyed that the Cox family is very environmentally conscious, and they make sure to pass on that message to their guests. As a conscious traveler, I always try to make these places a priority when choosing where to stay. All in all, I loved staying at Mare Mio Guesthouse and it is the only place I will choose to stay when I'm back visiting San Cristobal in the future!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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campGrenoble wrote a review Aug 2018
Grenoble, France130 contributions111 helpful votes
We booked in february two rooms for august in this B&B. The day before we were supposed to check in, the owner confirmed our booking...and the day of our arrival, she cancelled the reservation with barely an excuse ! As we saw on booking.com, it was not her first time. She didn't inform booking.com of the cancellation so that we had to inform them to avoid the payment of the rooms... As we reserved in another place (hostal cann's house ; see on booking : beautiful place to go), we passed through mare mio, the place is not fancy and the location not so good : away from the best part of the harbour. Definitly don't go there !
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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luv2ride wrote a review Jan 2017
Maryland601 contributions143 helpful votes
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Booked a room as a bed and breakfast through another site. Reservation process and communications with owners family was very smooth. They arranged for someone to pick us up at the airport, gave us a quick orientation to the facilities and both room and house keys, then left us to settle in. The whole house was clean and airy with local furniture, shared bath and nicely equipped kitchen. As part of the orientation we were shown the conservation practices, which were further clarified by strategically placed information signs. Room was furnished with 2 double beds, a built in closet and shelving and a large curtained window overlooking the back yard. Quick freshen up and we were ready to explore the town of Puerto Baquerizo, which is small enough to cover on foot. Right across the street from Mare Mio we were on the harbour beach treading our way between sea lions by the dozens! Fantastic experience. The naval base was to one side and the city to the other. We walked around the harbour, figured out where to meet our ship the next day and returned to find one of the family members (Whitman, the father) had stopped by to check that everything was in order. He also provided a nice snack, interesting conversation and an offer to show us around. Since he us a licensed naturalist guide, we took him up in his offer and were able to visit some areas and get an understanding about the islands' history and economy from a local perspective. Whitman returned the next morning with some fresh bread and made us a nice breakfast. We followed that with a trip to another part of the island and returned in plenty of time to freshen up and meet our boat. Highly recommend staying at Mare Mio if you like simple uncomplicated stays and getting to know your hosts and the local area.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mare Mio Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Mare Mio Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Catedral Inmaculada Concepción (0.4 km), EL Barquero (0.2 km), and Swordfish Fountain (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mare Mio Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Mare Mio Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mare Mio Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Midori Sushi, EL DESCANSO MARINERO, and Cri's Burgers.
Does Mare Mio Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Mare Mio Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mare Mio Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.