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Hotel Mainao

Matazarnos and Indefatigable Street Acacias neighborhood, Puerto Ayora EC00000 Ecuador
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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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Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Safe
Telephone
Cable / satellite TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Brian C wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois15 contributions1 helpful vote
Cute and clean, hot shower, good location with nice breakfast, included. Friendly staff there 24 hours a day. Free unlimited drinking water and hot tea available anytime. They are helpful and held our bags for early arrival and late departure.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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UE_DC64 wrote a review Jan 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia489 contributions826 helpful votes
There is quite a bit of difference across the room options and we were lucky to get our own balcony and big windows. The room was clean and quiet but the bed was a bit too stiff. The breakfast buffet was fine and the staff were all very friendly. A few things that were not so great: no black out curtains, no coffee /tea maker in the room (standard in most hotels), and a horrid toilet situation under which no paper can be thrown in the WC. I know this latter issue is out of concern of the local sewage system but still: they should then install bidets in the bathroom.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cisco289 wrote a review Aug 2023
Darlington, South Carolina840 contributions349 helpful votes
My Retired brother and I stayed here for 3 nights, as part of a Tour package. What a treat it was to get away from modern hotels! It was away from the main tourist roads and it had a very charming appearance. Some people might find the winding stairs difficult to maneuver with luggage, and some might dislike the bathroom sink having only cold water, but we had no problem----especially since the shower was so nice and hot! The breakfast was eggs/omelets, toast, fruit, and drinks----all cooked near the tables and served to you by pleasant staff. Being a small hotel, checking in is quick and handled by very welcoming staff (who also sell beer). We would definitely return here, especially since "touristy town" is only about 5 minutes away.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Jennifer H wrote a review May 2023
New York City, New York113 contributions32 helpful votes
Peaceful spot 2 blocks from the Main Street in Puerto Ayora with lovely staff and very nice breakfast. There are balconies with views of the ocean. The only downsides are the weak WiFi signal, which the staff say should be upgraded soon, and the fact that one side of our three person room was not ventilated at all. It gets hot at night.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This hotel is multilevel and has no elevator so it is only suitable for people who are fine doing...
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Veronica Hunter wrote a review Jan 2023
Medford, New Jersey6132 contributions538 helpful votes
The Courtyard Style Mainao Hotel is safe with a convenient location to restaurants, shops and local entertainment ( Wildlife at Fishermen's Dock and Malecon ) Puerto Ayora has many tour agencies, ferries to take you to other islands, $1.00 water taxis to reach your tour boat or to go across to walk to Las Grietas.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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CjH1981 wrote a review Aug 2022
Worcester, United Kingdom116 contributions46 helpful votes
The room is basic. I would go as far to say it’s a little depressing and it smells damp. I think it’s clean enough but appears ‘grubby’ and ‘outdated’ as other travellers have described it. The room does not have any personal touches, it is just a place to sleep. Not what I was expecting.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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great travels wrote a review Dec 2021
Houston, Texas143 contributions356 helpful votes
We had two rooms there for one night, booked through the tour agency, on our way to Isabela island. Very basic room, no frills, no amenities, no black out curtains, only cold water in the sink. In our room, there was no window covering on the patio door at all, so at night, with the light on in the room, everyone was able to see in. The building is very old and very tired. On the good side, the location is great and the management were very nice. Would not stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore11769 contributions979 helpful votes
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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
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Lizzard0329 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio10 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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antondotreks wrote a review Oct 2019
Bolton, United Kingdom27 contributions27 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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₹10,614 - ₹13,267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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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 Samay Latin Art (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mainao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mainao?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mainao?
Conveniently located restaurants include FraFre GastroBar, TJ Restaurant, and 1835 Restaurant & Coffee.
Does Hotel Mainao have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Mainao offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Mainao?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Does Hotel Mainao have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Mainao accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.