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Casa Opuntia Galapagos

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Toms River, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Great location, great staff, served us with fresh local juices at check in, very accomodating. Breakfast was great, had crepes, strawberry jam, fresh juice. Room was basic, kind of prices, but with water views cannot complain too much

Thank TravelerOana
Andrés G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Oana Thank you very much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your positive feedback means a lot to the whole team. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Opuntia Galápagos and we hope to welcome you again at your Ecuadorian home as soon as possible. Kind regards,

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel have great views of the Barbour, staff is nice but he pool was 'not very clean' and need some attention and maintenance. They put us in a room in the back that was very dark. Didn't seemed like it was a lot of guests at the hotel. Next time we get here we will check out the other...

Thank Travelalot724
Andrés G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Opuntia Galapagos, responded to this review

Dear Travelaot724, Thanks for take your time to left us your comment, we appreciate your opinion, we will improve our facilities for your next stay. We hope see you soon in Casa Oputia Galápagos King regards

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2017

such a good location, with an amazing view of the harbor for breakfast. Staff were very polite and easy to talk to. Room was okay, we were in a tiny room with a double bed and two singles... no space to really walk around but a good bathroom, and as we were not spending much time in our rooms other...

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Concord, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Nice to have a good breakfast outside with a pleasant ocean breeze and a view of the waterfront. Our room was large and clean although wish we could have upgraded from a pool view to an ocean view both for better privacy and the refreshing views. Friendly staff. Good location.

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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I really enjoyed staying here at Casa Opuntia. It has a very good location central to the main part of the port village, some great shops and restaurants, and the kayaking was fantastic! It was one of my favorite hotels in the Galapagos.

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Dear Fergdawgster.- Thank you very much for your review. At Casa Opuntia we are always working really hard in order to get a real customer satisfaction. We hope to have you back really soon. Greetings

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a trip at casa opuntia and cannot say enough positive things. Loved this place so much. Beautiful setting right on the water provided the sound of the ocean and the cool breeze. Our luggage was replaced with a refreshing juice when we walked in and was carried to our beautiful room. All fresh white clean linens and...

Thank Amanda B
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Dear Amanda.- Thank you very much for your review. At Casa opuntia we are always giving the best service to our clients. The stand up paddle activity at Galapagos Islands is one of the best experiences that we can offer to our visitors. We hope that you enjoyed your stay and that you can come back soon. Greetings

St. Louis Park
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our room at the Casa Opuntia was nice with a lovely view of the ocean. One should be prepared for typical remote island living. One may not flush toilet paper down the toilet, no hot water from the bathroom sink and we were under the impression from a review that we had read that there was an excellent restaurant in...

Thank Beckscheig
Management response:

Dear Beckscheig.- Thank you very much for your review. We are always trying to give the best service at the Opuntia Hotel to our guests. We appreciate all of your comments in order to improve some small details regarding the bathroom gear. Also, please note that we only have a small breakfast area, but not restaurant. Greetings

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a great 3-star option located right on the water in Puerto Morena. It is close to the restaurants, little shops, Tijertas, Puerto Chino and the interpretation center. There wasn't a staff on overnight while I was staying there, but they let us know and made sure I had my key to the front entrance. The breakfast was lovely...

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Management response:

Dear Kaitlynlava.- Thank you very much for your review. I must say that at Casa Opuntia Hotel we are always giving the best service to our clients. I hope that you enjoyed your stay and we would like to have you back soon. Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Things are expensive in Galapagos, but this hotel is extremely overpriced. The room was comfortable yet nothing out of the ordinary, with no TV in the room. Although the hotel has wi-fi, it only does so in the reception area, which makes it somewhat pointless. Breakfast was ok, and people were nice enough. In the end, I was quiet annoyed...

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Management response:

Daer Roberto, We truly appreciate that you took the time to send us a detailed review or your stay at our hotel. First of all we would like to extend our most sincere apologies for the unpleasant situation you had to go through regarding the payment. The Telephone line that connected the credit card payment devise got damaged as it...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I am still in disbelief this can not be the same hotel that I read about in the MOON book on the Galapagos or the reviews I read on trip advisor. Staying at this hotel was more like camping to me. The shower heads were rigged up like something you would see on Gilligan's Island not kidding. The beds uncomfortable...

1Thank Gaye P
Management response:

Dear Gaye, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to send as a review, we are very concern about the quality of the services that we provide and all these comments will help us to improve. It is important to mention that we no longer provide restaurant nor bar services, we are sorry if...

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The legendary Casa Opuntia is our landmark hotel in San Cristobal Island. We offer 13 comfort class rooms, some with ocean front balconies, as well as a common seating and lounging area overlooking the boardwalk. You are only a few meters away from Playa de Oro Beach and from the small, lazy port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Take a refreshing dip in our small, fresh-water swimming pool while you enjoy a cocktail before sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Opuntia Galapagos

Address: Charles Darwin S/N | Playa de Oro, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 179217, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal > Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Price Range: RM488 - RM730 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Opuntia Galapagos 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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