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Calle Los Colonos y Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 593 Ecuador
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#13 of 27 hotels in Puerto Ayora
Hotel Ninfa Galapagos, located in the heart of Puerto Ayora, is more than just a hotel. We are pioneers in Galapagos tourism. No one is better equipped or has more experience to help you fully enjoy your adventure on the Enchanted Islands. Stroll along the harbor, visit the shops and galleries, or simply lounge around in our comfortable atmosphere.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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TECHLAWYERPDX wrote a review 1 Jun
23 contributions15 helpful votes
Honestly better than expected and left wanting nothing. The highlights: breakfast buffet, a bar, a pool, a jacuzzi, and billiards. Plus, downtown! I could spend all day there, and I did. The "suites" are super comfortable but in a separate building that doesn't offer wifi (the only downside of an otherwise 5-star experience). However, wifi is generally available in the common areas. The breakfast, despite pandemic, exceeded expectations. I'd factor that into the price of the room ($15+ value). The staff are top-notch. One of the "jefes" (Fernando) invited me over and introduced me to his friends. Traveled gentlemen. Speaks English. The manager, Marco, also speaks English. Super helpful. The bar manager, Jesus, is a young, friendly guy. Happy to help too. The breakfast staff over-accommodate. I basically had the place to myself -- a hidden gem. I almost feel guilty publicly exposing this place for how much value it offers but I wanna see these guys survive the pandemic because I'd recommend them to anyone.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Veronica H wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here on a Tui holiday. There were 11 in our group and we all got terrible diarrhoea. Four of our group had to get antibiotics from the Doctor in Santa Cruz and were so ill they couldn't continue the holiday to Isabella Island. When the 7 of us returned from Isabella at 8.30 am we had to wait till after 2 pm for our rooms despite other newly arriving guests after us being given their rooms. When we complained we were told that they like to give guests in a group their rooms at the same time, we said we were happy for them to allocate us our rooms as and when available so at least some of us wouldn't have to waste time sitting around but no, rules are rules. My husband and I were eventually allocated a double room at 2.30 despite booking a twin bed room. There was no water in the tap and the toilet didn't flush. Thankfully the shower did work so we improvised. Our group stayed here one more night by which time we all had diarrhoea. We have been home for two weeks now and are still ill. Some of our party have been diagnosed with a giardiasis parasitic infection and given antibiotics. One NHS doctor suggested we all get checked out and treated. When we arrived we were told that the water dispenser by the bar was drinkable and for us to top up our water bottles, which we duly did. However my husband noticed that the staff didn't drink from there but used bottled water from behind the bar. Could this have been the reason so many of us got ill? We have travelled to many countries around the world with poorer hygiene standards than the UK and have never been in a group where everyone got ill and are still ill weeks after arriving home.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Book into another hotel.
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Escape-overseas wrote a review Feb 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom1756 contributions508 helpful votes
Located very close to the harbour we chose the hotel for an overnight stay to facilitate an evening arrival by ferry from one of the islands and the early morning ferry to another the following day. A previous stay, a couple of years ago, had been disappointing, but it best served our purpose this time around so booked anyway. I am glad to report that the negatives found during our previous trip have been turned into positives. English speaking receptionist, assistance with luggage and a great breakfast served in time to catch the morning ferry. Fast check in and out - all just what we booked with no issues - great location for fast access to the ferries without the need for a taxis and of course being located close to the harbour, well located for shops and restaurants for evening entertainment.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Escape824369 wrote a review Jan 2020
Miami, Florida5 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel is very charming, the service is great and the bartender Felipe will really make you feel good very good location pool and jacuzzi available taxis everywhere for $2.00 the parks are like you are in the dinosaur 🦕 era
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Personal excelente for two
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PDC_11 wrote a review Nov 2019
Lewes, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
I had stayed at the Hotel Ninfa before. It is centrally located, close to the ATM's, the town centre and the local dive shops including Academy Bay which we used. In planning the trip for the club, I decided to use this hotel again as our base for the reasons set out above. The hotel is very welcoming and friendly. Since my last trip, the hotel has undertaken a significant refurbishment to the breakfast area. On a par with other hotels I have stayed in.There was a wide selection for breakfast and you can also have it cooked fresh to order. The garden, bar area and the pool side are well maintained and a great place to relax after a dive, early evening and prior to popping out to any of the restaurants close by, either along Charles Darwin Avenue or there is a great street close by which has the tables on the road - the fish there is superb. I have noted some of the comments posted by others which I think are somewhat unfair when the experience is taken in the round. Yes, some of the rooms might need an upgrade but they were comfortable enough for our purpose. I am sure that the hotel management has this in hand, if the breakfast area is anything to go by. The only observation that I would make is in relation to the wifi within the hotel which can be challenging at times if you need to use it. Something for the hotel team to think about. But then, who needs a phone if you are diving each day/taking day trips or excursions - chance to leave it on silence perhaps. Thanks again Hotel Ninfa for your kind hospitality
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Top floor rooms or ones around the pool are best
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ninfa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ninfa?
Nearby attractions include Laguna las Ninfas (0.2 km), Malecon de Puerto Ayora (0.1 km), and Galería Exótico Ecuador (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ninfa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ninfa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ninfa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galapagos Deli, Bahía Mar Restaurant, and TJ Restaurant, Cocktail & Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Ninfa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Ninfa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.