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Hotel Mainao

Matazarnos and Indefatigable Street Acacias neighborhood, Puerto Ayora EC00000 Ecuador
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#11 of 27 hotels in Puerto Ayora
MAINAO HOTEL offers its customers a range of services with a green vision that suit their requirements and needs, giving our guests the best quality experience in the Galapagos Islands.  We present 19 comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot water, TV and air conditioning.  As well as 3 comfortable suites with mini fridge, writing desk, chair and a private balcony overlooking the sea. It Includes 1 complimentary wine and soft drinks in the room.  Ability to normal accommodating 54 people and up to 61 guests in multiple accommodation.  bar-lounge with a map of the islands for talks.  Library with free internet.  Wi-Fi in our facilities.  Safety deposit boxes in the rooms.  Luggage Storage.  Reception / 24 hours.  Laundry.  pleasant areas for relaxation in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere in harmony with nature.  We support the environment by using biodegradable products We also have a room especially suitable for people with disabilities, it has all the doors; both entry into the room and the bathroom and closet doors that open horizontally sliding for easy access to a person in a wheelchair. So the bathroom has all regulatory measures to facilitate access and provide all the bathroom fixtures and assurances to facilitate the experience for our guests with special needs.  We have all access to social areas and restaurant, it´s arranged for easy wheelchair mobility .  This room is for 2 people and the rate is identical to a standard room.
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore11772 contributions753 helpful votes
Stayed here 1 night. Location of this hotel was great. Not far from the centre of town but still on a quieter street. The room size was decent. Room was clean and the stay comfortable. Breakfast and service were was great too.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Lizzard0329 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio10 contributions
Stayed here for 3 nights when we stayed on the island and had the best experience. Every staff Member was extremely helpful and the breakfast was top notch. This was the only hotel on our trip that changed up the breakfast each morning and it was delicious each time. The rooms were spacious and had cute balconies where you could enjoy a drink. Walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Would recommend to anyone traveling.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
antondotreks wrote a review Oct 2019
Bolton, United Kingdom27 contributions7 helpful votes
A lovely basic hotel, with a wonderful design around an open courtyard on the edge of town. Stayed here one night while on a Galapagos Adventure, it was handy for the town centre, although tucked away in a back street. Need to take a map to find your way back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Diving-Doc1 wrote a review Oct 2019
South Carolina33 contributions53 helpful votes
Stayed here 5 nights....nice hotel but amenities are SPARTAN . we were in Rooms #3 and #4. A nice size room for one person.You get one towel and one face towel. one small bottle of shampoo and one bottle of body soap.The bed is firm to hard and the pillows are thin and tiny. no refrigerator or microwave in room.The shower(plumbing) knobs are tricky to use so that your shower could extremely cold or extremely hot either way it woke you up . Sixty TV /cable channels only two in English,,, channel #75 NHK out of japan and channel #74 out of France ???The light in room was plain halogen bulb with no globe on it...the drapes in room thin didn't block any light so you're up at the crack of dawn..Breakfast is Ala carte "sort of" you get choice two eggs or a omelette ,toast or small pancakes, some fruit or couple grapes, coffee , juice ,,, no bacon,no sausage...no real variety pretty much same every morning... the hotel has 22 rooms but that maybe still to small for any type of a breakfast buffet.... Front desk sells cooled bottles of wine $30 USD and Club Beer for $6 USD and Pilsner Beer for $5 and Coke for $2 USD.There is filtered water in the court yard to refill the one bottle of water they give you daily .If you walk to the left as you leave the hotel towards town you will pass a liquor store which will save you more then half. The location is great and close to lots of great restaurants our favorite is in town where water taxis are and the grocery store is(about a ten minute walk from the hotel) called EL DESCANSO DEL GUIA. the people (EDWIN and MAILEE) at the front desk were very helpful with confirming tours, pick-ups, ,airline confirmations, directions ,restaurant recommendations ,etc..The room air conditioning worked well .I don't think you want rent the rooms on the top floors as the ocean view isn't that good and narrow TILE steps get slick or slippery after a rain...lastly don't buy any post cards it cost $3 dollars(postage) to mail one back to the USA...
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: rooms on lower floors are safer fewer slippery tiles navigate over
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mark s wrote a review Aug 2019
Barrington, Illinois230 contributions85 helpful votes
This colorful tiled hotel has such a great vibe. The staff is wonderful, breakfasts are traditional and fresh. There's fresh coffee and hot water for tea 24 hrs. a day. Laid back in the central part of the town. A great location close to the fish market which is another story in itself.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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US$160 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mainao
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mainao?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Primicias (0.2 km), Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.1 km), and Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mainao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mainao?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mainao?
Conveniently located restaurants include Almar Seafood & Grill, Galapagos Deli, and Bahía Mar Restaurant.
Does Hotel Mainao have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Mainao offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Mainao accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.