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Hotel Solymar

Ave. Charles Darwin Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 00000 Ecuador
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#6 of 27 hotels in Puerto Ayora
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Thank you for your interest in Hotel Solymar and our New Extension Isla Sol, located 10 steps from the entrance of Hotel Solymar. We are centrally located in Puerto Ayora’s mainstreet, with ocean access, and a beautiful patio for your guests to enjoy the nature that is Galapagos. Galapagos' only Galapagueño owned and operated first class hotel. Our father, a Galapagos tourism pioneer and legend, Jimmy Perez, opened the hotel in 1960 with eight rooms. It was later completely renovated in 2007 to bring the capacity to 17 rooms with ocean front views.In Hotel Solymar we have 17 rooms equipped with LED flat screen TVs, minibars, air conditioning, hot water, private balconies which allow our guests to appreciate a spectacular ocean view. Guests may enjoy a our jacuzzi, pool, and bar in our open air patio area or enjoy a more formal setting in our dining room, all while experiencing the service of our ultra attentive staff.August of this year, we inaugurated Isla Sol by Hotel Solymar; a new building with 14 modern rooms (6 exterior view – 8 interior view). Isla Sol with meeting space for up to 120 people, ideal for hosting any type of event in Galapagos.As former guides, we know our Islands intimately and can assist our guests with their travel plans, whether your desires be to kayak with sea lions or hike through the highlands to encounter the famous giant tortoises.Our staff speaks English, Spanish and Hebrew. We hail from Galapagos, Columbia, mainland Ecuador, Israel and United States. With our diverse international staff we are proud to provide a level of hospitality and guest service that keeps guests returning year after year.We look forward to welcoming you soon at Hotel Solymar - Galapagos!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Gonzalo L wrote a review Mar 2021
Quito, Ecuador28 contributions10 helpful votes
Such a great location in Puerto Ayora , nice room with balcony . Breakfast always with fresh fruit and hot coffee station . Met the owners and staff , i cannot thank enough for the hospitality, friendliness . Few sea lions come everyday by the pool :) Safe , clean and good connectivity from the room
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Jon G wrote a review Nov 2020
4 contributions
Stayed for a few days of scuba and fishing after our cruise returned to Baltra, and was very happy with our stay at Hotel Solymar. Best view in town, short walk to all dive shops, fishing docks, shops, and restaurants. Staff was very helpful coordinating with us. Great value.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Leonidas Zuloaga wrote a review Mar 2020
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I booked a room at Solymar after getting stranded in the Galapagos Island during the corona virus crisis. The Ecuadorian government declared a state of emergency and cancelled all commercial flights for 3 weeks. The hotel offered me a reduced rate if I purchased on a weekly basis. During my stay, the service was good. Fortunately, I was able to take an emergency rescue flight after 4 days, for which I had to leave the hotel at 4am. Once out of Galapagos, I contacted the hotel to update them of my situation and check out, but they immediately rejected my request for a refund of the remaining 3 days. Most airlines and hotels are being flexible with reservations and cancelations during the crisis and it was very unethical for them not to do so.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from HotelSolymar, Director General at Hotel Solymar
Responded 26 Apr 2020
Dear ¨Leonidas648¨, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to assit you in the Solymar Hotel. We appologize for the inconvience. As we had commented on a previous occasion by mail, we´re doing our best to attend each case with all the flexibility it requires, however we can not make a refund for the reason we explain you in the last mail. Hope everything is doing well for you. Warmest wishes,
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2016newlyretired wrote a review Mar 2020
Chardon, Ohio19 contributions5 helpful votes
The view from our room was of a sea lion reclining on a chaise lounge, the swimming pool, and the bay beyond. Beautiful room, wonderful staff. We had a most enjoyable stay and would love to return. The desk clerk was especially helpful when we had a time problem regarding our tour schedule. We appreciated the water bottle and clean, cool drinking water always available in the lobby. The breakfasts were a large assortment of hot and cold choices and a great way to start the day.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: View of the bay and the pool area would be my choice.
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Response from HotelSolymar, Director General at Hotel Solymar
Responded 24 Apr 2020
Dear ¨2016newlyretired¨, Thank you for your comments, but specially for give us the privilege to attend you at the Solymar Hotel Warmest wishes, Wendy LANDAY
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Balmy_2_Go wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas31 contributions3 helpful votes
We were very excited about our stay on Santa Cruz. Our room (#101) was a nice location at the end of the hall. After some minor issues with the A/C we thought things were perfect... then we walked in bare feet on the room’s tile floor. I looked at the bottom of my feet right after my shower and it looked like I had been walking outside on dirt. A couple of swipes with a wet nap confirmed our fear; the beige tile was masking a filthy floor. When we brought this to the attention of the front desk, they politely apologized but did not offer to clean the room. We spent the remainder of our one night stay wearing sandals straight from the bed or shower. Given the current coronavirus protocols, Hotel Solymar’s lack of response to a basic sanitation concern is inexcusable.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from HotelSolymar, Director General at Hotel Solymar
Responded 24 Apr 2020
Dear Balmy_2_Go, It´so grateful to receive your sincere comment and we thank you also for visiting us. We are appologize for the inconvience, honestly it hurts that we haven´t been able to resolve this issue in time. Hope everything is doing well for you. Warmest wishes, Wendy LANDAY
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US$289 - US$400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
solymar hotel puerto ayora
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Solymar
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Solymar?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Primicias (0.2 km), Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.1 km), and Malecon de Puerto Ayora (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Solymar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Solymar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Solymar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Almar Seafood & Grill, Galapagos Deli, and 1835 Coffee Lab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Solymar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Solymar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Solymar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.