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Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Olds, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just finished facilitating a yoga retreat at Semilla Verde and it was truly amazing! From initial booking to the last day everything was very well organized making the week flow seamlessly. Robert and Cattya were exceptional in answering any questions and making sure each guests needs were met. All the friendly staff were extremely helpful and the food....the food...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We booked Semilla Verde for our honeymoon and it was literally the best decision we made. Most people choose hotels in town but as soon as I saw this property online, I could tell it was special. It is away from the hustle and bustle in a lush, tropical environment with amazing views, lots of wildlife and peaceful surroundings. The...

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BeachyKeen, Thank you very much for your review of Semilla Verde. We're so glad that your experience exceeded expectations, and we'd aim for that to be the case for everyone. Luna is our oldest dog and is rather lonely after the passing of Rusty, her companion for the last 14 years. I'm sure she really appreciated your taking such...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed every minute of my time at Semilla Verde Botique Hotel. I was there with some friends on a 7 day Yoga retreat, and this hotel was noting short of amazing. The surroundings are awesome, food was delish (and I have dietary concerns so they were very accommodating), and the rooms were perfectly comfortable. I would highly recommend staying...

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SemillaVerde, Owner at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katrina, Your wish is our command! Our new swimming pool or the "Rock Pool" as we're going to call it is actually in advanced planning stages right now. The pumps, filter and saltwater converter have already been delivered to the hotel and the tiles are on the cargo ship to Galapagos. If all goes to plan our guests will...

Castel Focognano, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is amazing! It is a little ways outside of town (15 min taxi ride for $7), but worth it! It is quiet, secluded and peaceful. Amazing star gazing. Fantastic yoga studio. We saw several tortoises on site. The puppies were a fun additional as well. Great for families, singles and couples.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is absolutely stunning and the staff are extremely helpful. This was a trip of a lifetime! We spent a week at Semilla Verde and did day trips from there as well as daily yoga practice in the yoga studio. Everything was amazing the food was so good, the grounds around the hotel were great, the staff extremely helpful....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful boutique hotel. It is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at...and we have stayed at many! It instantly felt like home. We loved the home cooked meals and highly recommend eating there! The property is gorgeous and you have a great view right from your room. The tortoises...

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Pinedale, Wyoming, Usa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As their name says, this is a Boutique Hotel - just 9 rooms. Don't expect 24 hour room service or suchlike, but expect to be welcomed as a treasured guest and looked after superbly by General Manager Cattya or Owner Robert Grimstone, and their team. We had a 12 night stay and met them both. Robert arranges all advance reservations...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family stay at Semilla Verde boutique hotel, which is as stunning as what pictures show. Hotel manager Katia made us feel completely at home. Super friendly environment and great help organising the day trips. Kids loved the place and Oscar the resident turtle.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Semilla Verde for a week on a yoga retreat organized by The Travel Yogi. The hotel is utterly charming and the yoga studio, clean, well maintained and well stocked. The staff were warm and gracious, they can take things in stride and cope, even when things go wrong (we had a few power outages and a broken...

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amsterdam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 6 nights at Semilla Verde as part of our Galapagos honeymoon. Im so glad we chose it! The hotel is beautiful, and all the rooms have a fantastic view of the jungle. Katia was a great help with all questions and things we needed while we were there, she really made us feel at home. It's location is...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Semilla Verde is an exceptional hotel with the customs and personality of a traditional guesthouse." We believe your experience in the Galapagos Islands should be as unique and natural as you are. So, here at Semilla Verde we offer you the chance to stay somewhere far removed from your busy life and the standard hotel offering you may be used to. We invite you to step into another world, the original Galapagos, the true and enchanting islands. And, to experience the wonders of a rural forest dwelling and life alongside the unique wildlife you came so far to see. Your stay will be based in an original and idyllic rural retreat where peace, privacy and Galapagos wildlife abounds. You will enjoy one-to-one personal service, traditional home cooking, panoramic views from private terraces and exclusive access to nature trails through twelve acres of private forest where giant tortoises lumber freely and native birds thrive. At night, gaze up into the unspoilt majesty of the milky way. Nine comfortable en-suite bedrooms with AC, WiFi and DVD just 15 minutes taxi ride from Puerto Ayora town, costing just $7 e/w. All in all, an authentic and genuinely friendly and authentic land-base for your Galapagos adventure and an all encompassing alternative or add-on to a traditional cruise ship experience. Semilla Verde works with a local tour agency to offer complete hotel & tour package options too. You will visit outlying islands and local sites with qualified naturalist guides and experience first hand the beauty of Galapagos and it's unique flora and fauna - from giant tortoises and lava lizards to marine iguanas and playful sea lions, from volcanic landscapes to cloud forest. Return to the hotel at the end of an incomparable day and share your travel stories around the main dining table with other guests, whilst enjoying dinner freshly prepared in our kitchen. Indeed we don't work from a fixed menu rather we generally prepare one recipe for the group, but each guest receives a serving according to their individual preferences. The location is secluded but convenient and very safe. There is not another residence within hundreds of meters of this oasis. Semilla Verde remains true to the philosophy on which it originally built for good friends and family, ensuring a level of intimacy, small number of employees offering very personal service and home cooking your will only find in a traditional guesthouse. Semilla Verde comprises two hotel builidings some 100ft apart - the Semilla Verde Lodge (Rooms 1-6) and the Finch Wing (Rooms 7-9). They can work in unison or as separate entities for separate parties. betwen the two there is a fully equipped yoga studio where you can enjoy individual or group practice. Galapagos is famous for it's volcanic landscapes and unique wildlife, but it can also be somewhere for you to rediscover your true and unique nature, somewhere you can feel yourself again. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

Address: Km 12, via a Baltra | Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador (Formerly Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge)
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: RM920 - RM1,031 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Semilla Verde Galapagos Hotel Puerto Ayora
Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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#1 Green Hotel in Puerto Ayora
#2 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Ayora
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“Sky view room was spectacular. You could see for miles!!!”
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“#1 and #9 are top floor with best views.”
WyoBus, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“The accommodations in the new annex are way nicer. You really can't go wrong with hammocks hung in the living room ;)”
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“Room 2 was next to breakfast, so it you want to sleep in a bit maybe not the best choice.”
ameliasasso, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms were cleaned daily & property mgr was a delight. Food served was delicious. ”
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