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Vienna, Austria
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 2 nights in this hotel, quite central located but still quiet and peaceful. Room was big and clean, with a small telly and wifi. My room was on the last floor with a small balcony and you had a glimpse of the ocean. Staff was friendly and breakfast was nice.

Thank Idril C
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice mid-priced hotel with very good location, just 5 min walk form the town center. Rooms are clean with king-sized beds. Comfortable stay for a couple of nights. Our only problem was the breakfast. The food variety is very very limited and the omlett that we ordered was not the taste that we used to. But this... More 

Thank KeriG70
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Location is great; just a short walk to town. The room we had included balcony, king-sized bed, t.v., air conditioning (which worked great), small safe, and couch (it may have been a fold-out, but we never checked). The linens were not fabulous, but certainly adequate. The pillows were pretty flat, and there were only two of them, so we asked... More 

Thank jls_drl
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My sons (age 10), husband, and I stayed at this beautiful hotel for two nights. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and filtered water is available in the lobby. The hotel looks like a Gaudí building in Barcelona. It is well located tucked away on a quiet street in a central part of town. Only negatives:... More 

Thank Leticia L
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131 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We stayed for 5 days and were quite satisfied. The staff were very helpful and responded well to every request. The location is very good, being close to the main street and the restaurants. It would be nice if the rooms were a bit larger and the TV a bit better located, but after all, it isn't a big city.... More 

Thank John P
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff. AC was terrific. Location was great for visiting the main street and near many restaurants. My only caveat would be if you have trouble with stairs, the room we stayed on had a spiral staircase up with no railing. Other than that this is a terrific place to stay.

Thank Maria M
Helsinki, Finland
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112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

From Baltra airport it took us about 1h 15min to reach Mainao hotel. You need to take the free bus, then boat ($1) and finally either bus or taxi ($18). The hotel design is very gaudistic and unique, we absolutely loved it. Staff were friendly and helpful, ac worked great, as did wifi although speeds are slow. The hotel is... More 

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Sayulita, Mexico
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a wonderful hotel that has all sorts of stairs and curves. Nothing is straight and its great. The blend of concrete and wood is something else. The staff were really helpful. We came late for breakfast the first day and they still gave us something to eat. I would definitely stay again here. The AC worked great. Its... More 

1 Thank peter a
Fritz Creek, Alaska
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298 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

The location of this hotel is perfect. On a quiet side street, a short walk to the main street. The staff was very nice and the room was large, clean, and very comfortable. All in all a good place to stay whilst on Santa Cruz Island.

1 Thank DCody
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71 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

My husband has known the owner for years. We stayed here with my mom and dad. The rooms on the upper floors have a view of the ocean, and you can hear the sound of the waves on the shore. The breakfast in the morning was excellent. Any time we needed something, there was someone around who could help us.... More 

Thank Sara Q

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Mainao

Address: Matazarnos and Indefatigable Street | Acacias neighborhood, Puerto Ayora EC00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: ₹ 6,478 - ₹ 10,910 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mainao 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Hotel Mainao Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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“If you don't like stairs, ask for a main floor room”
 of 5 bubbles JMP_in_TOToronto, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors have the best view of the ocean, but there are no elevators, so be ready to walk up spiral staircases.”
 of 5 bubbles 195saraq, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“For people with difficulty climbing stairs, ask for a lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles mce99, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Do not book on line”
 of 5 bubbles Lolobou, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Be aware that some of the rooms are 3-4 flights up and there is no elevator. So if you have challenges with stairs, ask for a room on the ground level. I did not enquire, but I did notice signs which indicated wheelchair access, so worth asking about.”
 of 5 bubbles ER722, 1 May 2014 | Read review
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