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Estrella del Mar Hotel

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Is a good place for group travellers and shared rooms. You will enjoy the view (outside of the rooms) but the room itself is cheap, beds are old and bathrooms are not well take care. Stay here if you are in a budget, do not stay if you are looking for a romantic getaway.

Thank matheojim
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This Hostal/hotel (it's described as both, interchangeably) gets 5/5 from me just for the location. The rooms are basic and there's no lounge/breakfast included, but it's clean and safe, and the sea view rooms cannot be beaten. On one day we saw sea lions, crabs, marine iguanas, turtles, sharks, pelicans and frigate birds from the balcony outside our room. Possibly...

Thank Emilie4eva
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a very basic and simple hotel, as are all on the island. I did a lot of research before booking and the prices are usually $12-$50/ night for hostal/ hotels, or $300 - $500/ night for the more expensive "luxury" hotels. This one has a better view than most of the luxury hotels and has everything you'll need....

Thank Gwendalyn A
Reviewed 4 August 2016

What would your dream house have? A master bedroom with private bathroom? A balcony overlooking a pristine view of the Pacific Ocean where you can observe sea lions, red crabs, marine iguanas and tortoises in their natural environment? Cool breezes and the sound of surf all night negating the need for the roar of an air conditioner? And maid service...

1Thank Nestuapuguei
Ellon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights, first room was a triple room, very basic but clean, this had the shared balcony over looking the sea, managed to change to the end room, number 10 I think, this was even better as windows on two sides over looking the sea, this is a much better room I think it's the best the...

Thank jeffreybstrachan
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is a basic hotel with spacious rooms and private bathrooms which is kept exceptionally clean. It is one of very few hotels which has a seafront location and this is by far the cheapest one I could find. We arrived at 08:30 on the morning ferry from Isabela and the hotel had our room ready for us at about...

Thank TerriW1984
Reviewed 28 October 2015

If you're traveling the Galapagos on a budget, I don't know how you could beat this place. Right on the water. Air conditioning. Good wifi. They supply drinking water. Try to book a room that has a balcony looking out to the ocean! They will store your luggage if you need them to. Staff while we were there did not...

1Thank Rachael D
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 14 October 2015

this is the place to book if you are after affordable and reasonable accommodation, the hotel is located a few minutes from the main pier and the restaurants. over all the hotel was clean, the beds were comfortable, the bathroom have hot water, and a few rooms have an amazing view, but there is an accessible balcony that everyone can...

Thank alexandraSilva2015
New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 September 2015

If you're looking for reasonably priced accommodations on Santa Cruz, this is the spot. Estrella is centrally located to all the main attractions on Santa Cruz. It about a two to three minute walk to/from the pier and all the restaurants. The hotel was clean, the bed was comfortable, and there was hot water. There is a little noise from...

Thank Simone A
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed ourselves at this hotel. We had a room on the ocean side and the views overlooking the bay are fantastic - a great spot to photograph and watch the abundant wildlife. Our room had a bar fridge and aircon, both of which are very much appreciated in the Galapagos. Very close to the main street with plenty...

Thank SunlitPlains

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Estrella del Mar Hotel

Address: Av. Charles Darwing y 12 de Febrero | Detras Del Edificio de Tame, Al Lado Del Cuartel de Policias, 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Estrella Del Mar Hotel Ecuador/Galapagos Islands
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“Three rooms on second floor with ocean view and balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Nestuapuguei, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for the rooms with the sea view”
 of 5 bubbles alexandraSilva2015, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see your room before paying.”
 of 5 bubbles HungryThirstyTravelr, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“"Rooms on the high floors have a greater view"”
 of 5 bubbles BeachSplash14, 24 Jun 2015 | Read review
“There is one room which has an amazing view of the ocean. When booking, I would recommend preferably getting that one because of the view.”
 of 5 bubbles W3087ETdenisel, 28 May 2015 | Read review
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