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Calle Charles Darwin Lote 3 Sector Playa de Oro, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 200150 Ecuador
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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
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Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Modern
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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19Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Seatim wrote a review Jul 2022
Seattle, Washington58 contributions23 helpful votes
I spent 2 nights at the Golden Bay Galapagos in June and it was a great stay. The staff members could not have been nicer or more welcoming. They made me feel right at home. The room was comfortable and nicely appointed. The breakfasts were ample and delicious. And the view--the vista looking over the beach with sea lions and blue footed boobies diving in the water was perfect. Splurge on a room with a balcony if you can. The hotel is located at the edge of the main part of town so it's close to everything. I would highly recommend staying at the Golden Bay Galapagos when on San Cristobal Island.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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sealcoater wrote a review Jun 2022
Coral Gables, Florida305 contributions178 helpful votes
Golden Bay Galapagos is not to be believed. If you pick a room facing the beach you have the most incrediable view of Sea Lions that you will ever have in the entire world. The rooms are quite nice and bathrooms OK. The food that is served for BK and Dinner is excellent. This is a must stay at hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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michele z wrote a review Jun 2022
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Incredibly beautiful views as you eat the freshly prepared breakfast included with the room. Fresh fruit, eggs, breads, basically anything you want! The staff bend over backwards to make your stay as enjoyable as they can, always smiling
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The dock for the boat that will bring you to the island is a 2 minute walk, yet the hotel remains...
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DavJo12 wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom338 contributions168 helpful votes
We liked the Golden Bay hotel, which is modern, and situated just outside the town centre, although within easy walking distance of the restaurants and bars in the town. It is relatively easy to navigate the seals that lay across the footway that leads to the town. We had a problem with our original garden room with a vibrating noise which was coming from plant on the roof. They relocated us to another room after our first night, although you could still vaguely hear the noise, which is something they need to address. We both had a massage whilst we were there from Frankie, the relatively newly appointed spa manager, which was very very good. Frankie was also extremely helpful with suggestions and recommendation for sightseeing and dining on the island. The breakfast was good and selected from a menu, with eggs on demand. We chose not to have dinner at the hotel because the menu didn’t suit our dietary requirements. This is probably the best hotel on the island. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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DewOnTheRoad wrote a review May 2022
Sacramento, California346 contributions97 helpful votes
Situated on the bay away from town, this property is beautiful. Traffic noise is not an issue because there are no roads running adjacent to the property. The view of the bay from the bar/restaurant at the front of the hotel is simply gorgeous. There are many sea lions hanging out in the bay and do make a lot of noise. The hotel common area is large and inviting. Coffee, tea, filtered water and oh-so-good cookies are available 24/7. Our garden view room and bathroom are comfortable and average in size. The staff speaks English and is very helpful. The hotel is a short walk from the pier (day tour departure point) and restaurants in town.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Stephanie O wrote a review Mar 2022
Orlando, Florida17 contributions6 helpful votes
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We loved our stay at Golden Bay Hotel. The staff and rooms are amazing! Dinner and breakfast at their restuarant was delicious. Definitely book an ocean view room. One of our favorite things was to sit on the balcony and watch the Sea Lions play along the beach.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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plasalle wrote a review Jan 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota102 contributions95 helpful votes
We picked this hotel as our first stop in the Galapagos based on its reputation and location. We weren't disappointed. In the Galapagos, you can travel frugally or you can splurge a little. This hotel is definitely marketing to upscale customers. We choose a courtyard room which is part of the hotel's lowest price category and loved it. Our room on the second floor was quiet, clean, and comfortable. We were not concerned with the view because when you leave the hotel the view is everywhere. The hotel's breakfast was excellent. For our first evening dinner, we dined on the hotel's veranda and would definitely recommend the hotel's restaurant. The hotel provided the guests free drinking water, coffee, tea, and cookies all day which was a nice touch. Although we enjoyed this hotel very much, there are competitive hotels that offer similar accommodations, most likely at lower prices, so we recommend shopping around.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dru Ludwig wrote a review Oct 2021
Seattle, Washington7 contributions1 helpful vote
This property aspires to be luxury and does it quite well. The location along the shore is perfect - not located in the middle of town where noise and privacy would be sacrificed, but instead at the end of the main boardwalk where the only people walking by your room are fellow guests or occasional far-wandering tourists. Other highlights were the 24 hour refreshment center, professional staff, focus on environmentalism, and crystal-clean room.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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sayer2019 wrote a review Sep 2021
Houston, Texas25 contributions35 helpful votes
We had a wonderful experience staying at the Golden Bay! The property is located right on the beach with all the sea lions resting or playing on the beach. The restaurant and bar below are right on the waterfront with spectacular sunsets. We can easily walk to town, the pier or the beaches. The staff were very cordial and took good care of us. They followed all current protocols and made us feel safe during this pandemic. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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j b wrote a review Apr 2021
tenafly60 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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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 Muyu Galapagos, Midori Sushi, 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 have airport transportation?
Yes, Golden Bay Galapagos offers airport transportation 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.