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Casa Opuntia Galapagos

Charles Darwin S/N Playa de Oro, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 179217 Ecuador
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#4 of 7 hotels in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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The legendary Casa Opuntia is our landmark hotel in San Cristobal Island. We offer 13 comfort class rooms, some with ocean front balconies, as well as a common seating and lounging area overlooking the boardwalk. You are only a few meters away from Playa de Oro Beach and from the small, lazy port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Take a refreshing dip in our small, fresh-water swimming pool while you enjoy a cocktail before sunset.
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Public wifi
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Free breakfast
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Private check-in / check-out
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Harbour View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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elainemccrorie wrote a review Feb 2024
Reykjavik, Iceland31 contributions7 helpful votes
on arrival at Casa Optunia Galapagas , we were met by the manager who greeted us very well and told us about the hotel. at first we were told the rooms were not ready so we were going on our tour, but just as we were about to leave our room became ready ! we got the keys and shown to our room ! which on arrival was very nice , ground floor by the pool ! the room itself was 2 single beds and a double , we chose to sleep in the room with the 2 single rooms as it was too hot ! hotel only served breakfast but was very good and staff were very friendly and helpful ! if we ever needed anything they went above and beyond their duty to help us !
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 14 Feb 2024
thank you dear Elaine for your kind words, they certainly keep us motivated and grateful at the same time! thank you for taking the time to write this review and for noticing the attributes of Casa Opuntia saludos from the enchanted island of San Cristobal
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morfiychupi wrote a review Jul 2023
Switzerland75 contributions16 helpful votes
Hotel well placed and that’s it Only very hot water for shower, no way to regulate with cold one in a place where was 32 degrees celsius 🤬breakfast dissapointed. Bathroom very old. To sum up very expensive for the quality
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Tatiana Jijon, General Manager at Casa Opuntia Galapagos
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Hola dear guest, we are very sorry to read this review, as we have a front desk , that is readily available to assist you with any special request or need. We offer a special breakfast menu to our guests with special dietary restrictions, we are trained to assit with vegan, lactose free, halal, vegetarian, celiac and gluten free diets. Regarding the shower temperature regulation, we could not assit you since you never approached the reception. We can only wish that you talked to us regarding your observations, in order to give us the opportuny to solve it promptly. Thank you for your comments, as we are always looking forward to hear our guests feedback, Saludos from tthe enchanted island of San Cristobal
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RappToronto wrote a review May 2023
Toronto16 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed here for three days for our first time in the Galapagos. Tatiana was amazing and was able to accommodate a very early check-in. The accommodations were very clean and well kept. Our room had an ocean view and air conditioning. Nice breakfast every morning on the open air patio and the staff will give you a breakfast to go in case you leave for a tour before breakfast hours. The hotel is steps away from the waterfront and all the shops, restaurants, and sea lions. There are 2 swimming pools if you want to cool off. We left laundry with them in the morning of our first day and it was ready by dinner!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 May 2023
Thank you very much Mr. Rapp, for your amazing review! It means the world to us, to start our week with your fantastoc comments Muchas gracias from all the staff members at Casa Opuntia, saludos from the enchanted island of San Cristobal
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GazzaTravelling wrote a review May 2023
uk153 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice hotel with very helpful and friendly staff. Great breakfast and good location, restaurants, shops, bars and beaches in easy reach. Hundreds of sea lions very close by. Noisy dusty building work going on by the small pool was a bit annoying though. Would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 May 2023
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the hotel´s attributes. Such as its location and vicinity to beaches and wildlife, friendly staff members and breakfast facing the ocean. We are sorry about the noise form the small construction nearby. Saludos from the enchanted of San Cristobal.
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BethS wrote a review May 2023
Milwaukee, Wisconsin11 contributions1 helpful vote
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The minute we stepped into the open air lobby of Casa Opuntia we were greeted with the warmest welcome! It was clear that this bubbly woman loved her job and loved the Galapagos. This quaint hotel had spacious rooms (2 twins and a queen). The rooms were quiet, air conditioned and clean! The buffet breakfast of eggs, yogurt, juices, rolls and endless coffee was set up on the patio so we could enjoy the sunrise and sounds of the seal lions. This quaint hotel had easy, safe access to the main street and close to delicious restaurants. We stayed for two nights and felt safe and rested when we departed.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 5 May 2023
Thank you so very much for writing this review and mostly for feeling at home at Casa Opuntia! For enjoying all the aspetcs of the hotel : staff members, location, condition, breakfasts and its natural surroundings. saludos from the enchanted island of San Cristobal
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Alexa B wrote a review Feb 2023
New York City, New York12 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here for several days for our first time in the Galapagos. Tatiana was amazing and made sure we had everything we needed! The accommodations were lovely- everything was very clean and well kept. Our room had an ocean view and even a hammock on the balcony! Nice breakfast every morning and the staff will give you a breakfast to go in case you leave for a tour before breakfast hours. The staff at the front desk called the local cabs for us when we wanted to go on excursions that are only accessible by car. The hotel is steps away from all the shops, restaurants, and sea lions. I highly recommend staying here if you want to be centrally located and have the best Galapagos experience possible!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 5 minutes from the airport
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Responded 2 Mar 2023
thank you so very much for the fantastic review ! we are very happy to know that you enjoyed everything about the hotel: location, staff, facilities and breakfasts. saludos from the enchanted island of San Cristobal
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MollieGrimsby wrote a review Feb 2023
Grimsby14 contributions4 helpful votes
At the end of an amazing tour of Ecuador and the Galapogus this little hotel was just perfect. Welcoming , clean, complementary products in the bathroom and our first hotel with 24/7 free tea and coffee facilities in reception. We had bedroom 1 with patio doors onto a balcony with seats and a hammock overlooking the bay. Highly recommend a stay here .
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Mar 2023
hola dear Mollie thank you very much for noticing the details durong your stay, such as the free tea and coffee facility and the bathroom amenities. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Opuntia, saludos from the enchanted island of San Cristóbal,
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Kim wrote a review Feb 2023
10 contributions6 helpful votes
We have just had four wonderful days at casa opuntia. Tatiana, all the in house and Exoticca staff were wonderful. Friendly and helpful. Tea making and cold water facilities in the lobby were an added plus for us. The breakfast area has a wonderful position overlooking the sea, enhanced by the visiting finches that shared breakfast with us. There wasn’t an awful lot of choice for breakfast but for us it was fine, the view and position fed us. The room we had was in the old sector of the hotel, ours was probably one of the least appealing rooms as we were on the ground floor at the back. This was also near where the food was prepared in the morning so could be noisy as the kitchen bustled into life ( not the staff’s fault) The bed was very clean, comfortable, spacious. For us the pillows were a little too hard. The bathroom was small, very tired and dated and oppressive ( I am a bathroom person ) The shower was not pretty but was powerful and hot, great smelling shower gel. We would stay there again but request a room in the new block. Overall a very homely, warm hotel, Well situated.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Mar 2023
thank you very much for taking the time to write the review and noticing the staff attentiveness and willingness to assist our guests, the great location and the birds´company during breakfast ( Darwin finches and yellow warblers ). We are very grateful that you chose to visit the Galapagos islands and stayed at Casa Opuntia, saludos from the enchanted island of San Cristobal
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Ian D wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom135 contributions52 helpful votes
A lovely hotel located overlooking the island’s bay. Large rooms, clean and comfortable. We had a first floor room with a balcony and view over the bay. Two small but functional pools and a 30 second walk down to the harbour and along to restaurants and bars. We were provided with a takeaway breakfast on an early departure and breakfasts were good.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Jan 2023
hola Ian, thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Opuntia, its views, location and facilities. Saludos from the enchanted island of San Cristobal,
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Globetrotter24 wrote a review Dec 2022
Durham61 contributions29 helpful votes
This was a delightful hotel in a fantastic location, right on the seafront. The staff were excellent however breakfast was very basic and there wasn’t a lot of food to go round which was disappointing. There is a pool and a water cooler and a locked fridge that you can use during office hours. My room was on the ground floor and it had a hammock. What I particularly liked was falling asleep and waking up to the sound of sea lions. Magical! Would definitely recommend staying here - there are plenty of restaurants to have breakfast nearby if you want,
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 9 Jan 2023
hola Lesley, thank you for your kind words. We are very hapy to know that you enjoyed the staff hospitality and the hotel´s location. We do offer a buffet style breakfast in our ocean front garden, and indeed there are also many options of delicious local restaurants for breakfast nearby on the boardwalk. thank you for choosing Casa Opuntia saludos from the enchanted island of San Cristobal
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Opuntia Galapagos
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Opuntia Galapagos?
Nearby attractions include Playa Mann (0.3 km), Catedral Inmaculada Concepción (0.3 km), and Dark Ink Tattoo Studio (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Opuntia Galapagos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Opuntia Galapagos?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Opuntia Galapagos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Muyu Galapagos, Midori Sushi, and EL DESCANSO MARINERO.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Opuntia Galapagos?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Opuntia Galapagos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Casa Opuntia Galapagos have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.