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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're coming to the Galapagos Islands and you want to be as comfortable as you are at home but spend your vacation in Paradise you'll want to stay at Semilla Verde. I will preface this review by saying that I am not a world traveler. I've been outside of the United States a few times but never want to... More 

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Virginia
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Semilla Verde is a very special place in the Galapagos! Robert was a wonderful host, answering questions prior to the trip, planning 2 day trip excursions (Bartolome and North Seymour) and making sure we were comfortable and having a memorable time. My sons (ages 11 and 13) and I stayed 4 nights in mid-August in room 2, right off the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Semilla Verde is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing and cozy vibe with a superb staff that treats you like family. The meals were amazing, Robert is extremely knowledgable about the islands and the yoga room is stunning. You get to perform yoga looking out onto a tortoise pond featuring Oscar and many more. Our days were packed... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just returned for a weeks stay at the boutique hotel Semilla Verde. Every aspect of our stay was perfect. The grounds are lovely and include trails for hiking with numerous opportunities- REALLY- to see the wild tortoises that freely roam the property. I was there leading a group so I had the opportunity to see everyones rooms and... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, deciding to go to the Galapagos is in itself an amazing adventure, but spending time at Semilla Verde will make it that much more unique. I was incredibly impressed with the attentiveness of the staff, the amazing food, and the grounds of the hotel. Robert (the hotel owner) was incredibly helpful with planning excursions and always had... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They say 'home is where the heart is' & I'm so happy Rob opened his heart to us! I truly felt like I stayed at a friend's home versus a hotel. Rob and his team made sure we all happy and comfortable. The activities and meals were wonderful and abundant! Thank you for a memorable stay ♡

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing property and staff! So warm and welcoming. Food was awesome, fresh and creative. The huge turtles in the property were unreal and the grounds were beautiful. The owner was beyond accommodating and helped coordinate all tours and excursions!

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Rancho Mirage, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to visit the Galapagos islands! After years of dreaming what it would be like I thought it would be very difficult to live up to my expectations but the islands do not disappoint! The success of the trip was in large part due to our stay at Semilla Verde... a magical property with excellent food and... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are lucky enough to have Robert Grimstone present (the owner), then your experience will be even better than 5 stars. A full service, eco friendly boutique hotel which satisfies on all levels. The meals are fantastic, catering not only to the regular, no restriction diner but also to the vegetarian and gluten free(neither category of which I belong... More 

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Thank you for such a wonderful review of Semilla Verde. The very dry 'la nina' conditions here in Galapagos at the moment mean that the Giant Tortoises are being found in greater numbers in the 'highland' areas where there is more lush vegetation than the dryer zones closer to the coast. And as you witnessed many are enjoying... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel and the wonderful Robert and his staff provided us with a glorious week. We were a group of 14 organized for a yoga retreat, good eating, adventure and relaxation. Semilla Verde met all of my expectations and more.

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jan, Thanks for your review and we are so glad that your expectations were met. It's not always easy to 'get it right' for everyone, especially in a big group, but we do try our best. The Galapagos Islands are a very expensive place to visit and we do respect the time and money that our guests expend in... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Semilla Verde is an exceptional hotel with the customs and personality of a traditional guesthouse." We believe your experience in the Galapagos Islands should be as unique and natural as you are. So, here at Semilla Verde we offer you the chance to stay somewhere far removed from your busy life and the standard hotel offering you may be used to. We invite you to step into another world, the original Galapagos, the true and enchanting islands. And, to experience the wonders of a rural forest dwelling and life alongside the unique wildlife you came so far to see. Your stay will be based in an original and idyllic rural retreat where peace, privacy and Galapagos wildlife abounds. You will enjoy one-to-one personal service, traditional home cooking, panoramic views from private terraces and exclusive access to nature trails through twelve acres of private forest where giant tortoises lumber freely and native birds thrive. At night, gaze up into the unspoilt majesty of the milky way. Nine comfortable en-suite bedrooms with AC, WiFi and DVD just 15 minutes taxi ride from Puerto Ayora town, costing just $7 e/w. All in all, an authentic and genuinely friendly and authentic land-base for your Galapagos adventure and an all encompassing alternative or add-on to a traditional cruise ship experience. Semilla Verde works with a local tour agency to offer complete hotel & tour package options too. You will visit outlying islands and local sites with qualified naturalist guides and experience first hand the beauty of Galapagos and it's unique flora and fauna - from giant tortoises and lava lizards to marine iguanas and playful sea lions, from volcanic landscapes to cloud forest. Return to the hotel at the end of an incomparable day and share your travel stories around the main dining table with other guests, whilst enjoying dinner freshly prepared in our kitchen. Indeed we don't work from a fixed menu rather we generally prepare one recipe for the group, but each guest receives a serving according to their individual preferences. The location is secluded but convenient and very safe. There is not another residence within hundreds of meters of this oasis. Semilla Verde remains true to the philosophy on which it originally built for good friends and family, ensuring a level of intimacy, small number of employees offering very personal service and home cooking your will only find in a traditional guesthouse. Semilla Verde comprises two hotel builidings some 100ft apart - the Semilla Verde Lodge (Rooms 1-6) and the Finch Wing (Rooms 7-9). They can work in unison or as separate entities for separate parties. betwen the two there is a fully equipped yoga studio where you can enjoy individual or group practice. Galapagos is famous for it's volcanic landscapes and unique wildlife, but it can also be somewhere for you to rediscover your true and unique nature, somewhere you can feel yourself again. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

Address: Km 12, via a Baltra | Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador (Formerly Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge)
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: ₹ 13,161 - ₹ 16,999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Semilla Verde Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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#1 Green Hotel in Puerto Ayora
#2 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Ayora
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“I was on the upper level overlooking the tortoise pond. Very quiet. I am a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles dollmouse, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great Vegan food!!”
 of 5 bubbles MFife1, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs if the sounds of nature or voices bother you at all.”
 of 5 bubbles christophers971, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms seemed equally inviting and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles stephendO3070ZJ, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tortoise pond upper level.”
 of 5 bubbles sherbabes64, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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