Our multi-day stay could not have been better. We stayed in the duplex suites with a lovely private courtyard, green and lush, and ate our beautifully prepared meals John's grilled tuna and Donna's Ecuadorian stew -- yum!!) surrounded by bougainvillia and birds! Donna and John became friends, such warm and cordial hosts.
John and Donna were truly exceptional. They were so hospitable, and went above and beyond to help us with everything. They helped us book tours, get the COVID travel permits, escort us to the places where the tour pick-ups were. They hand-delivered coffee and food in the morning. They let us use their umbrella and sun hats. We were blown away with how friendly they were. The hotel is also very conveniently located, very clean and nice, and has great amenities. The best part was the beautiful rooftop with an amazing view of the city, ocean, and mountains. Highly recommend.
This place saved us! We moved from Solymar due to super uncomfortable beds that literally made our bodies hurt to the point of not being able to sleep and min room amenities on top of that. Then we found Torre Mar! Very comfortable stay. The beds are great, the AC’s work very well, the wifi was strongest there then anywhere I had on the island and all the room amenities you’d want! The balcony off my room was a great place for me to get some work done and relax. But they also have the best outdoor hangout area ever! Comfy seats, grill, bar top, pretty views. Love this place. The place is walking distance to pretty much anything you need. But in the rare event you want to ride. The taxis are by all the time and they’re only $1.50 to take you anywhere in town. Or Donna has a spot to keep your bike if you want to rent bikes. Looking forward to coming back here and sending everyone I know to this place as well.…
Super nice and clean place to stay in Santa Cruz. Our room was on the top floor (5 flights of stairs) with an amazing view of the island. Our host was so nice and extremely helpful to us. Our room was more than just a room. It was a small apartment with a kitchen, living room, dining table and separate bedroom and bathroom. It is about a ten minute walk or a taxi ride to where the shops and restaurants are on the island.
We had a great stay at Torre Mar, very clean and spacious suite for our family of four, and centrally located. The hosts and staff made us feel at home, and helped us with our excursions to make it a truly once in a lifetime experience! Don’t miss out on the breakfast option , sitting on the roof top terrace enjoying the wonderful breeze , excellent coffee and home cooked breakfast was a plus. Cant wait to return
John is very helpful. It is a great apartment for a family with 2 children with kitchen and washing machine. Locatie is perfect! John also helps you pick out the tours. And Panda is a super cute dog that our kids fell in love with! We can heartily recommend this accommodation!
We had a lovely visit to the Galapagos and stayed at Torre Mar for three days and two nights! I will return! The staff and owners were excellent and so was the suite. Full kitchen and living room areas as well as a lovely upstairs deck to relax. I don't think we could have completed our trip with out them! They helped us through the wonderful stay at Santa Cruz. I highly recommend staying here over hotels since there is personalized assistance and roomy, luxury accommodations. Aloha and A hui ho (which means we will see you soon)!
I'm so glad we chose Torre Mar for our stay in the galapagos! It feels new and fresh and our suite on the top floor was roomy and comfortable, with beautiful views! The kitchen had everything we needed, including fresh drinking water. Donna and John were such lovely hosts! Donna made perfect suggestions for our activities, from a private charter snorkeling spot to a great empanada stand a couple blocks away. The breakfast she made us was deliscious. The area felt safe to walk around anytime at all, with plenty of shops and restaurants that were good and easy to get to. John helped us arrange our covid test before our return trip home and provided lots of great guidance. I hope to return, and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else!
Stayed with my family and we all loved it. Owners are super helpful. Place is centrally located, rooms are very spacious, quiet, comfortable and they had the best breakfast. Some of the rooms are up a few flight of stairs and I'm not sure there is an elevator but that was not a problem for us.
We stayed at Torre Mar during our trip to Galápagos Islands and we were extremely happy with the accommodations and the owners are amazing people. Very easy to communicate and super helpful with our daily activities and tours. We really enjoyed the location of Torre Mar, it’s a bit up the hill and the sea view was so beautiful. Also it’s very close to all the local attractions and shops. Breakfast was delicious! The apartment itself very clean, nicely decorated, the bed was comfortable. It has everything you need during your stay! Thank you Donna and John for welcoming us! Best place to stay when in Puerto Ayora!