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Av. Charles Binford 083 y Av. Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/06/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/06/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 27 in Puerto Ayora
Let us make your stay in Galapagos an unforgettable experience with the ultimate expression of comfort, safety and comfort that provide our facilities. We are located 50 meters from the main tourist thoroughfare of the city and only 10 minutes from the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park. Traveller's choice since 2015 Welcome to "Your home in Galapagos"
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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Tracy C wrote a review 26 Jun
Lafayette, Colorado44 contributions
My family (husband, teenage son, and myself) stayed two nights at the Hotel Cucuve after our cruise through the islands. It was the perfect place for unwinding - a truly comfortable respite after the fabulous busy-ness of the cruise. Our room was perfect for us, with comfortable beds and a wonderful hot shower; breakfast was fabulous - oh my goodness the oatmeal (I ate like 3 bowls each morning)!!, and the service was friendly and helpful. Oh, and the location was awesome - only a block down from the water, near the fish market which was so fun to watch with the sea lions and seagulls vying for fish, and an easy walk to restaurants and shops. I very highly recommend Hotel Cucuve!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: We didn't have a room with a balcony; I'm sure those offer an extra little perk, but ours...
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sparkysimi wrote a review May 2022
Southport, North Carolina284 contributions77 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights after our Galapagos cruise, based on TA reviews. We are so glad we chose Cucuve. The hotel is clean, nicely decorated and our room (101) was spacious and comfortable. It was quiet and the king size bed was quite comfortable. My husband commented several times about how comfortable the bed was. They think of everything for the room. The whole hotel is light and bright. We liked that the hotel was close to everything but slightly off the main street (Charles Darwin) which we thought made it quieter. We had them do our laundry and it was back very quickly and was not expensive. Ana and staff were all friendly and helpful. Breakfast was always good and we had a number of choices each day. The coffee was great. We had them arrange airport transport for us both ways, just to make it easier for us, and we were very pleased. We highly recommend Cucuve Hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
MissMeena wrote a review Mar 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia13 contributions4 helpful votes
Our best hotel stay in the Galápagos. Clean and friendly staff. Thoughtful reception staff. Made to order eggs for breakfast. Spacious and clean room next to the kitchen. Free coffee and tea 24 hours. Great location near the water. Good pizza options right across the street. Laundry right across the street. Definitely recommend!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Get a second floor room! Near kitchen which is so convenient.
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patrick s wrote a review Mar 2022
San Francisco, California7 contributions7 helpful votes
Tucked away 1 block off the lively Main Street in Puerto Ayora, this is a lovely gem. Very clean, nicely appointed, comfortable beds and showers, great breakfast (eggs, blintzes, muesli, Galapagos coffee, fresh juice). Anna the manager is fantastic, with great restaurant recommendations and arrangements for tours. For three gay men, it was a superb place!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Mario F wrote a review Feb 2022
Guayaquil, Ecuador9 contributions3 helpful votes
Me and partner booked Hotel Cucuve for our 5 day trip to the Galapagos and it exceeded our expectations! We were worried becuase we have heard how run down and smelly can be the hotels in Puerto Ayora, so we decided to book Cucuve since we read the reviews about how well kept it was, and we nailed it! The hotel is in a great location, the rooms are very spacious, extremely clean and they looked new. However, the best part of our stay was the service. Ana and Shania at the frond desk are just incredible, they are willing to help with anything you need. Christian was the chef those days and I can tell that breakfast was delicious, you need to eat a lot for all the activities that are waiting for you. If I ever go back to the Galapagos, I would definetly stay here agin. Thank you guys for everything!
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Date of stay: February 2022
Rob B wrote a review Feb 2022
Brentwood, United Kingdom62 contributions21 helpful votes
Hotel was excellent and in a great position .. walking through the front door we were surprised at how large the hotel was .. breakfast was good and there is always coffee and biscuits available in the hotel with a water machine to top up ur bottles .. it has a connection to a fab restaurant in the town where we ate and would recommend .. we left early to catch a ferry and there was a packed breakfast in the fridge waiting for us .. thank you for a fab stay
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
John M wrote a review Feb 2022
Houston, Texas21 contributions7 helpful votes
When we checked Shania was very helpful. She explained how everything worked. She set us up with a travel agent for a tour. Anna also was very helpful with your plans and restaurant recommendations. Cucuve is super clean. The breakfasts are wonderful. Fresh juices, fresh fruits, and a variety of hot breakfasts. The rooms are very comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
73travelbug65 wrote a review Nov 2021
Seaford, New York274 contributions137 helpful votes
took a trip with girlfriends. the hotel was like having your own house they have a breakfast area that they keep out snacks coffee tea filtered water all day rooms were great with robes and slippers fresh water and nuts in your room each day service was fantastic, they actually had to call a dentist for my friend they were very helpful there is also a private waterfront area about 2 blocks from hotel where you can relax and get drinks, charge your phone and chill right on the water had a wonderful time would defiantly recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Sandra V wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
Looved staying at the Cucuve. The room was amazing: spacious, very clean, great bed - we slept so well! The ocean view from the terrace was breathtaking. Special thanks to Ana for making our stay even more perfect. Would definitely go back and recommend !
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Alejandro A wrote a review Jul 2021
60 contributions11 helpful votes
The hotel is clean and well located, just a few steps out of the main street with restaurants and shops close by. The staff was super nice and helpful, taking care of all details. They put me in contact with a tour operator, it turned to be great advice. Very good breakfast. Overall a great experience. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
$196 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cucuve Galapagos
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cucuve Galapagos?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Primicias (0.2 km), Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.1 km), and Malecon de Puerto Ayora (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cucuve Galapagos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Cucuve Galapagos?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cucuve Galapagos?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cucuve Galapagos?
Conveniently located restaurants include TJ Restaurant, Cocktail & Coffee, 1835 Coffee Lab, and Midori Sushi & Pub.
Does Hotel Cucuve Galapagos have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Cucuve Galapagos offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Cucuve Galapagos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.