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Estrella del Mar Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We stayed here on the recommendation of one of the dive shops. We didn't pre book and they had space for us. We requested to see the room before we paid which was good as we got a front sea view room. The room was very budget, but nice and clean, quiet location and helpful front desk staff. You will... More 

Thank HungryThirstyTravelr
Rockport, Texas
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

This hotel was a perfect spot for us. We travel independently. The location was very convenient and close to restaurants , stores and harbor. Ask for rooms facing the bay. Beautiful views of the water, anchored boats . It is quiet because it's off the main street down a short alley. The owner was helpful and gave good recommendations for... More 

Thank AnneinTX
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This hotel was not as bad as I thought! The best part of this hotel is the great ocean view! The room was clean and there was free wifi, too! The wifi was still bad, but sometimes it was as good as watching a video on ipad. In my room, there were one queen bed and two single beds. There... More 

Thank Haeyeon J
Santiago, Chile
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

My friend and I went scuba diving to the Galápagos Islands and we did not want to spend that much money in a hotel. This is why we booked Estrella de Mar. It was a very clean hotel and the owners were very friendly. She was really good with recommending us what to see and where to go, while also... More 

1 Thank Denise L
San Francisco
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151 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

ESTRELLA DEL MAR HOTEL IN PUERTO AYORA ON SANTA CRUZ ISLAND IN THE GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR 1) Awesome ocean view 2) Awesome price (because nobody knows where hotel is?) 3) How to find it 4) Google map links 5) Pros 6) Cons 7) More specifics on view 1) AWESOME Pelican Bay views from the end rooms!! I spent hours and hours... More 

1 Thank Cubecritter
Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

By Galapagos standards, this hostel (not a hotel) is fairly cheap (50-60USD a night depending on how you book). Rooms are clean, beds are very firm, pillows are thin-non existent. Some rooms open out directly onto a sea view, but most are on a central corridor with a sea view only if you stick your head out of the window!... More 

1 Thank Tom791
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

The room was very clean, firm mattress, safe area, and we had an ocean view. There was no breakfast but several places offered breakfast for 5 or6 dollars for eggs, bread, fruit and juice. The owners were polite and the place was quiet. The ac worked great and the wifi was good as well. I would stay again.

Thank Lisa S
Albury, Australia
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Estrella del Mar is down a small lane very close to the centre of town but feels quiet. I had a room with a view of the ocean and a spectacular sunrise for a very reasonable price - more than I usually pay for youth hostels but excellent value. Very comfortable room with air conditioning (a must in Puerto Ayora!)... More 

Thank Amanda J
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Santa Cruz for a week. We booked this hotel for 2 nights and whilst being there, decided to stay more. There was no room available for 1 of the nights we wanted and the owners called other hotels to try to help us find another accomodation. In short, the other hotels were all more expensive or fully... More 

2 Thank Tiziana A
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Right in the middle of everything, yet in a quiet private area in front of the bay lays the Hotel Estrella de Mar. If you are on a budget, but you do want a nice place to stay in, then this is the place for you. Very confortable rooms, very clean, hot water, wifi, cable tv, mini fridge and ac.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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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