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Km. 13 Via El Camote A 100 M de Cerro Mesa, 200350 Ecuador
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#10 of 32 hotels in Santa Cruz
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The Galapagos Islands nicknamed the "Enchanted Islands" and described as the "Last Paradise on Earth" is a truly memorable experience. The Pikaia Lodge concept is a luxury land based eco-adventure with the highest level of comfort and services. We offer an experience like no other, in a place like no other, where the guest will encounter some truly fascinating unforgettable moments. Designed for the physically active adventure traveler, who seek close contact with the incredible wildlife, stunning views and the overall beauty that surrounds the Galapagos Islands. At Pikaia Lodge we offer 3-7 night packages, which are ALL inclusive. Complemented by our very own land and marine explorations aboard our exclusive private yacht.
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Richard A wrote a review 16 May
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Simply put, an incredible stay. We were two families traveling together for spring break in the midst of covid. Even before our arrival, Chef Puente reached out to us to ensure our dietary needs would be met -- he even asked what kind of cheeses we preferred. Upon arrival, we were met by our amazing guide, Javier, who stayed with us throughout our trip. Nothing was too much trouble for him, and our kids learned so much. The manager, the front desk staff, and everyone else went out of their way to make sure we felt well cared for. The third night Chef Puente baked a special cake for my sister's birthday. The property itself is stunning on a hilltop. We didn't feel that the drive to the dock was too long, especially since the giant tortoise reserve is on the island. The yacht was incredible, and the crew on the yacht were so welcoming. They had food ready for us after each excursion and again showed so much care for us. We have stayed at resorts around the world, but this one was truly special.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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SLA4532 wrote a review 11 May
Minneapolis, Minnesota75 contributions2 helpful votes
If you are considering staying here look no further. There are no words to describe the tranquil, amazing energy this location and staff provide. Despite recovering from unprecedented times, the people, day excursion guide, meals, spa, service, hospitality and energy are the best of the best. I felt cared for and can’t speak enough praise. I chose the private transfer from the airport. What was amazing about this was after hours of travel I was whisked away into a private lounge to relax while the host grabbed my luggage and dive gear and transported me to heaven. Thank you!!!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Christine wrote a review 2 May
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We had the BEST say at Pikaia lodge, and couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The views are incredible and every inch of the hotel is extremely beautiful! You won't want to miss the spa / jacuzzi views either. The staff was INCREDIBLE. Christopher makes sure to get everything done perfectly, and the staff was very flexible with any adjustments that needed to be made. The restaurant dinner is also fantastic! Make sure to get the dinner rolls! Thank you Pikaia for such a wonderful stay! Our family will be forever grateful for the memories! -The Kanoffs
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Andrew Balfour, General Manager at Pikaia Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Kanoffs family Many thanks for your comment, and I’m very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Pikaia. For us it was a pleasure to have you as guests and witness how you enjoyed our wonderful islands. We hope to see you back soon. Regards
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Pierre-Yves ROMAIN wrote a review Jan 2021
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We stayed at Pikaia Lodge at the very beginning of this year 2021 and enjoyed a magnificent experience : the place and its location are truly fantastic in the heart of Isla Santa Cruz, magnificently designed and arranged, perfectly served by a great team lead by Norman Brandt, including among many other great people, Chef Christian Puente who organized on our first evening a memorable and exclusive under-the-ecuadorian-stars tasting-menu diner that will stay with us as a great local culinary experience! Our room was just perfect, as were the infinity pool, the spa and the bar, all on top of a volcanic crater with a breathtaking view point. The overall experience was terrific and I highly recommend this place
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Andrew Balfour, General Manager at Pikaia Lodge
Responded 31 Jan 2021
Dear Pierre-Yvesromain Many thanks for taking your time to write a review about your recent stay at Pikaia Lodge. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your experience in Galapagos and your time at Pikaia Lodge. I will share your comments with Norman, Cristian and all the Pikaia team, they will truly value your words which give us encouragement for 2021. We hope to have you back at Pikaia Lodge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew
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Tea01 wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington123 contributions44 helpful votes
While, like many, I've not been able to travel much in 2020 , when I dream of going back out to see the world, this is the place I return to. The spectacular views, the lovely pool, the incredible staff and guides, the cruise across to the islands, and of course, the Galapagos themselves. Seeing the tortoises just wandering about the property, and spotting a million finches right out the window of the most comfortable rooms? Nothing else like it on earth.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Andrew Balfour, General Manager at Pikaia Lodge
Responded 31 Jan 2021
Dear Tea01 Thanks for such a wonderful review. Seeing guests arrive at Pikaia Lodge after all that has been happening simply has no words. Your comment is a great reward to all the work and passion our team has for our guests. I hope you are able to travel in 2021, and if so, I hope you get to visit us again. We will be ready for you. Kind regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pikaia Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Pikaia Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Highland View Galapagos (3.0 km) and El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pikaia Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Pikaia Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pikaia Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pikaia Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pikaia Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pikaia Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pikaia Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.