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Ave. Charles Darwin Thomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
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#8 of 28 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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DCCR336 wrote a review May 2022
Fallbrook, California134 contributions99 helpful votes
Stayed here with family on a business trip for an extended stay. We cannot say enough about the staff. We might as well have been staying in their home. The owner made sure to check on us and provide all the information we needed to make our trip successful. The staff work so hard to accommodate your every need. If I were to say one thing negative it would be the bed. Definitely time to upgrade. It was like sleeping on a board/floor, but did not ruin our stay in the least. It can also be loud at night, but again not a reason to pass staying here. The food at the restaurant was very good, but make sure to venture out because there are a lot of other good options close by. Having Wendy (the resident sealion) and Lulu (Wendy's daughter) visit was definitely the highlight. Wendy minded her own business and let the kids swim around her. Lulu on the other hand wanted the entire pool to herself. She had fun swimming around the water and stealing the kid's flip flops/snorkel and mask, but did not ruin them. She just wanted to have some fun. Once Wendy was finished swimming with her daughter she kicked me out of my lounge chair. It was hilarious! Lots of other sea life right off the restaurant patio - sea turtles, sharks, crabs, etc. We all had a wonderful stay and were sad to leave. Absolutely would stay here again...until next time - adios
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: We had a great room that overlooked the pool/ocean RM208
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Responded 7 Jun 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel Solymar Galapagos, we are pleased that our guests enjoy their stay with us to the fullest. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the near future. Best Regards, Pamela Moreira.
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mnaor wrote a review Apr 2022
Israel417 contributions187 helpful votes
This hotel has 2 buildings all the pictures you see are from the new building, The old building the rooms are shabby, the floor looks dirty all the time you have to wear flipflops. Our rooms faced the street so noisy like hell. the air-condition on your bed so you either freeze or sweat. and the highlight ... all activities on the island begin at 06:30 at the pier, their breakfast begins at 06:30 so you either eat all your stay lunchbox or you sneak at 06:15 to have a rush breakfast, how come an hotel that serves the island activities did adjust to activities schedule. I wouldn't recommend this hotel but if you get the nice rooms in the pictures, there are hotels less expensive and much nicer and quiקter, also better services.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from , Propietario at Hotel Solymar
Responded 10 May 2022
Dear guest, thank you for your comments. Hotel Solymar Galápagos has two towers: Main and Isla Sol. In the Isla Sol Tower we have Italian spacato floors with a special texture. In the hotel we handle the daily cleaning and disinfection in the different areas to provide the quality service that our guests deserve. Regarding the breakfasts offered by the hotel, these start at 6:30 am, however, when the guest requires it, we can provide breakfast service earlier or the option to take it packed, this is requested at reception. If the lodging reservation has been made through a travel agency, usually the agency coordinates it with the hotel. It is important to mention that there are many passengers who stay at the hotel resting and others take tours on their own, the hotel does not coordinate the tours, but we can assist our clients to have a pleasant experience. Best Regards, Pamela Moreira.
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Larry G wrote a review Apr 2022
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey10 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here three nights on the island of Santa Cruz. The small, but charming and very clean, hotel offered great service and very good food. All the employees are very helpful and very polite. The ocean view balconies are great. For example they readily gave us extra towels to use on the beach. The wildlife that reside near the hotel are fascinating to view as well. A special shout out to Melanie, who spent almost a half an hour helping us with some paperwork that we had difficulty understanding regarding a health form that is necessary to enter another country.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 12 May 2022
Thank you for appreciating the service provided by the hotel staff and the natural beauty surrounded. It is a pleasure for all of us at Hotel Solymar Galapagos that our guests have a pleasant and unforgettable trip to the Enchanted Islands. Best Regards, Pamela Moreira.
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Erling wrote a review Apr 2022
Oslo, Norway25 contributions27 helpful votes
A nice hotel with one of the best locations in Puerto Ayora. From rooms with sea views and sunny balcony, you have an overview of the swimming pool and parts of the port of Puerto Ayora. Just outside the reception is the main street Ave Charles Darwin with many shops, bars and restaurants. Short distance to the pier and all boat trips to other islands. Simple breakfast, which the hotel should do better
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms with sea views and balcony are the best
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Response from , Propietario at Hotel Solymar
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Dear guest, thank you for your important comment. One of the most relevant strengths of the hotel is its location in the tourist heart of Puerto Ayora, close to important tourist attractions and in front of the sea. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to the Enchanted Islands. Best regards, Pamela Moreira.
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Sandy C wrote a review Mar 2022
Essex, Iowa157 contributions96 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 4 nights at this hotel and wished we could have stayed longer! The central location, the helpful front desk staff, the delicious breakfast, the pool, and most of all, the sea lion made this hotel unforgettable! It was a wonderful place to relax after our Galápagos cruise.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Room overlooking the pool with a balcony
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Response from , Propietario at Hotel Solymar
Responded 27 Apr 2022
It is a pleasure for the team of Hotel Solymar Galapagos to give the first class attention that our distinguished guests deserve. Thank you for your nice message. It fills us with great joy and motivates us to be always better to provide an unforgettable experience in the Enchanted Islands. Best regards, Pamela Moreira.
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gloriambt wrote a review Mar 2022
Guayaquil, Ecuador41 contributions28 helpful votes
Worst experience. I never even got there! But the fact that they told me I could only got 50% off until the end of the month. Then told me My card wasn’t working which wasn’t true and i have to pay half cash. Then learn they have 50 % off unlimited and they never send me a letter make my stomach sick. Talked to the a lady who was a manager and had the worst manager skills. She kept confusing my name just to irritate me. She was really sarcastic and mean This hotel should be closed. It doesn’t matter if is in front of the sea. It just lacks good client treatment. I just wanted to take my daughter there beacuse my parents took me there when I was her age.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 Apr 2022
Gracias por tomar el tiempo para escribir sus comentarios. Lamentamos su malestar, sin embargo, siempre requerimos para garantizar las reservaciones que se confirme el servicio y realice el pago correspondiente, tal como se lo indica al momento de realizar la reservación. En este caso, al no lograr realizar el cobro con la tarjeta de crédito enviada, dimos la opción para cambiar la tarjeta o forma de pago, pero como no obtuvimos respuesta o algún tipo de información de parte suya, se dio de baja la reserva por vencimiento del tiempo límite para garantizar. Volvimos a tener noticias suyas pocos días antes de la fecha en la cual deseaba hospedarse en el hotel y al ser días de alta ocupación, ya no contábamos con disponibilidad. El Hotel Solymar Galápagos siempre se ha caracterizado por la atención y servicio de calidad que ofrece a sus huéspedes, para brindarles una estadía inolvidable en las Islas Galápagos. Saludos Cordiales, Pamela Moreira.
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Onebrunette2go wrote a review Aug 2021
North Hollywood, CA33 contributions12 helpful votes
Nothing but good things to say about this place!! It’s so nice that there is tradition and history still left in this world. This hotel belonged to the current owners father, whom my parents met on a trip almost 30 years ago. The place has been expanded since then, but it was nice to know that my father once sat in the same space. (He passed 11 years ago). This is a part of the world that is still fairly un-damaged by mankind. There wasn’t one time that I was at the pool, jacuzzi or outdoor dining area where there wasn’t an iguana, pelican, sea lion or blue footed booby present. Wendy is the “resident” sea lion. She loves to sleep on the lounge chairs and swim in the pool with the guests. I have such great pictures and videos of her and all the little creatures that call Hotel Solymar home. ❤️ Another great attribute is that the hotel is SO colorful!! It makes for great Instagram/Facebook photos. The employees and service is great here. If you have any requests, don’t be afraid to ask. I spoke to another guest that had bought a huge lobster from a fisherman around the corner and the hotel agreed to prepare it for them with a side dish for a nominal fee. You don’t get this kind of service in most places around the world. If you’re deciding between a place to go and a place to stay…just book it. You will have no regrets.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gonzalo L wrote a review Mar 2021
Quito, Ecuador28 contributions10 helpful votes
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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
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Jon G wrote a review Nov 2020
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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
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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
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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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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 TJ Restaurant, Cocktail & Coffee, Midori Sushi & Pub, 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.