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Hotel Gardner

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed here for a week. Our room had a cement staircase bottom in the middle of it. I was sure one of us would knock ourselves out running into it in the dark. There was air conditioning, but we did not want to use it, because all of the electricity on Santa Cruz comes from diesel generators, and we...

Thank Margaret C
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Look - if you've got the money, get yourself a nice hotel, a private boat - eat a freakin' turtle for dinner for all I care, but if you are like the rest of the world - take it easy. Stay anywhere. This hotel was reasonably priced and close to the center. You have no business doing anything at the...

2Thank Alek2Travel
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We stayed here before our cruise, and wanted to stay again after, but it didn't work out - turns out telling the cleaning staff anything doesn't make it happen. We left a bag to be locked up, and when we got back, it was still sitting in the reception. She had promised to get it done, but no go. I...

Thank Valenklein
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 March 2012

We stayed here on two separate occasions while visiting Galapagos. Both times the owners were really nice and helpful. The rooms for what we paid while here were worth it when you compare it to the options available. The breakfast was pretty good as well. The place is dated, but if you are on the island for a day or...

Thank Larryj357
Rogers, Arkansas
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Roof terrace was large with lounge chairs, good views & wifi. Breakfast is also served here for guests at a separate $3 fee, but it is never open at the posted time of 7am. Staff is usually there by 7:15am or later and they are very nice. There is only one choice for breakfast, one egg sunny-side up, large bread...

Thank resqdew
Reviewed 12 December 2009

Good terrace Spacious room Bathroom open ceiling Noisy air con Insects in bed! Breakfast items given sparingly Views from some rooms over next hotel, covered with vertical blue plastic sheeting - that hotels outdoor area below can be noisy

2Thank aquadreamAus
Reviewed 31 July 2009

We were truly disappointed with Hotel Gardner. Rooms were very basic, linens were not clean, fan loud, and water in shower was lukewarm at best. Very overpriced for $45/night. I would recommend staying next door at the brand new Espana Hotel for $30/night. They have a nice courtyard with hammocks and a great English speaking front desk that can arrange...

3Thank starburst4
Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 31 July 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Gardner for 7 nights while in the Galapagos and it was great. The staff were so accommodating and kind! Our hot water was out of service on the first day and they fixed it immediately. When we wanted to stay an extra night, they not only allowed it but also called TAME to change our...

1Thank 5ContinentBo
Granada Hills, CA
Reviewed 17 July 2009

Stayed in Hotel Gardner 6 days in June, 2009. I can't say enough great things about the owners As a family of 5 with 3 daughters (21, 18 & 17), we were traveling on a budget and Janet was very helpful. There is no ocean view as depicted in a previous review from 2008 but it is located 2 short...

3Thank Cecilia58
Reviewed 10 July 2009

I'm just back from Galapagos!! Thanks to you all who help me to decide what to do , where to stay and what to bring! (it does rain in galapagos winter season- which is the dry season), i had the best holidays ever. Everything was perfect from the start to the end. Well I stayed at the Gardner Hotel 8days...

1Thank Marcehl

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Additional Information about Hotel Gardner

Address: Galapagos Islands | entre Bolivar Naveda y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Number of rooms: 213
Also Known As:
Gardner Hotel Puerto Ayora
Hotel Gardner Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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“Find another place”
MeuterMedia, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“If you have nowhere else to go, ask for an upstairs room. You will find much better lodgings elsewhere.”
Eire_sa_turas, 26 Sep 2013 | Read review
“room 4 has a fridge, BUT its also the room where they refill the hotel water tanks for a half hour every few days, and they will even wake you up to do it with out prior notice.”
kayrez, 22 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Room 9 was great”
smarty1809, 23 Nov 2012 | Read review
“ask for room in back if you want more quiet, but rooms are dark. Rooms in front have light, but more noise.”
resqdew, 22 Jan 2012 | Read review
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