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Calle Charles Darwin Lote 3 Sector Playa de Oro, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 200150 Ecuador
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#1 of 5 hotels in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Golden Bay Galapagos is situated in privileged location on the Playa de Oro (Beach of Gold) on San Cristobal Island, directly in front of the sea, where sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and other animal citizens of Galapagos are seen. We are the only hotel on the island registered and approved by Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism and awarded five stars. We are located less than ten minutes from the archipelago’s best airport, with daily flights from Quito and Guayaquil. Furthermore, San Cristobal is well connected with the other islands, by flight and by sea, for those who wish stress-free interisland travel. We offer 21 rooms which permit our guests the possibility to feel themselves a part of the earthly paradise in a magical environment and in high standards of quality while inside the planet’s most famous national park. Our style is based on the concept of “Luxury without Ostentation.” We create an environment of absolute comfort under international standards of hygiene and presentation.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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English, Spanish


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j b wrote a review Apr 2021
tenafly54 contributions1 helpful vote
Best Resort in the Galapagos! We just returned from Golden Bay and had the trip of a lifetime! We were a group of 9 - 2 families traveling together. We cannot say enough about the resort and the staff. The location was ideal, you can walk to town, the beaches, the pier and the amazing restaurant and bar are right on the waterfront. The exceptional staff: Marco, Paulo, Pablo, Gabriela and all the other amazing staff member were second to none. Due to the Covid pandemic they are very meticulous regarding protocols and we felt extremely safe. The also helped us arrange private Covid testing to return to the US which made our travel home a breeze. Do not wait now is the time to visit the Galapagos!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Ninogue1 wrote a review Jan 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our stay at Golden Bay Galapagos and would love to go back! The property itself is new and beautiful offering unparalleled views of the ocean, the sea lions playing or sleeping on the beach right in front of the hotel and spectacular sunsets. In reality the hotel is even better and more beautiful than the pictures! When we arrived we were greeted by very friendly and professional Marco, he was extremely helpful recommending tours, arranging taxis for us and recommending restaurants. He even walked us to the restaurant he recommended! Marco is such a professional, everything we asked for, he was there to help us and did it with a smile. We met the owners Pablo and Luciana, can not thank them enough for their hospitality and their help during out stay! They made us feel at home and we enjoyed their company! Pablo arranged an unforgettable diving trip to Kicker Rock on a beautiful boat and another full day boat trip around the island. After meeting Luciana, a world class chef with experience from a 3 Star Micheline restaurant Alinea in Chicago, we can not wait to come back when the restaurant is open and try her creations! Breakfast on the rooftop patio is delicious with freshly made breads, jams and pastries. The island felt very safe during Covid. If you are traveling to the Galapagos stay at this hotel and you will fall in love with it as well! Luciana, Pablo, Marco - Thank you for your hospitality!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Luis N wrote a review Jul 2020
Panama2 contributions
Due to Covid-19 we had to cancel our trip. Per hotel rules we had already cancelled 100% of the cost. The hotel never offered a detailed cancellation policy and even with the covid crisis and our request, they dis not process a refund. They just left our reservation “open” until we finally decide to visit. Horrible follow-up and customer service
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Date of stay: July 2020
Humanergy wrote a review Mar 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands3 contributions
We had an enjoyable stay in this beautiful hotel. The suite is very spacious with the best view on the harbour, sea lions and wonderful sunsets! Good healthy food that surprise you and tasty cocktails. A place where you can just be and relax. The crew is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. In times of the Corona virus they did everything they can to help and make you feel at home. The hotel is also helping the people and environment of the Galapagos in the way they run the hotel, admirable. Staff, thank you all and take care in these times! Hope to see you soon this year.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: The suite with sea view is an one in a lifetime opportunity!
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CarS27 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom113 contributions65 helpful votes
This hotel is so good because of its staff. They were so friendly and helpful in every way possible. We stayed here 3 nights and each day we had a slight problem regarding our tour, nothing to do with the hotel, and they were a great help with phone calls etc. The room was large with a great view and large windows. Quite minimalistic, but has everything you need. The food was excellent and service great. Thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Bay Galapagos
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Bay Galapagos?
Nearby attractions include Playa Mann (0.3 km) and Catedral Inmaculada Concepción (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Bay Galapagos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Bay Galapagos?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Bay Galapagos?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Bay Galapagos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresco Cafe, Muyu Galapagos, and EL DESCANSO MARINERO.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Golden Bay Galapagos?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Golden Bay Galapagos have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Golden Bay Galapagos offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Golden Bay Galapagos offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Golden Bay Galapagos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Golden Bay Galapagos have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Golden Bay Galapagos accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.