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Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 24 March 2013

The place to stay in the Galapagos, in the uplands away from the heat and mosquitoes. Beautiful views all the way to the coast. Excellent walking trails on property for viewing the giant tortoises. Close enough to town and National Park to take in all that Galapagos has to offer. The yoga studio was fantastic naturally lit by the morning...

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The yoga studio is beautiful and it is such a treat to look out and see a giant tortoise grazing. The host Robert is a naturalist guide and very knowledgeable and passionate about the Galapagos. After a week I feel like family.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 March 2013

At the recommendation of friends who stayed at Semilla Verde three years ago, we spent the first week of February at the guest house. Our friends did not undersell what a wonderful experience this was. Robert does a fantastic job setting up the tours, and his Highlands tour is really memorable. From the delicious meals to the friendly staff (shout...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 March 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. When we were there in early December, we had the entire place to ourselves and it was wonderful. Robert and Daisy, always around if you need them, but never intruding, were the perfect hosts. They have truly turned this oasis into a sanctuary. It is in the enchanted forest up in the mountains, so...

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Boston
Reviewed 3 March 2013

As I told Robert when we arrived, we put all our vacation/travel eggs in his one basket based on Trip Advisor, and either it would be fabulous or we would find a man very good at writing positive reviews under various pseudonyms. It was fabulous. I won't reiterate the superlatives of previous reviews, other than to say you can believe...

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 13 February 2013

My husband and I are currently serving volunteers in the Peace Corps. Since we live and work in coastal Ecuador and can enjoy the beach any day we want, we took the opportunity to visit the Galápagos on our first vacation, which coincided with our one year anniversary in Ecuador. We could not have asked for a nicer more relaxing...

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Berthoud, Colorado
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Semilla Verde accommodations were top notch. Robert and Daysi are first rate, professional hosts. Robert made all our tour arrangements. Everything went as planned. The breakfast his staff provide was nothing short of excellent as was the dinner Daysi prepared on our last night. The property was well maintained and the rooms were immaculate.

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 7 February 2013

I spent several nights in this beautiful guest house with Rob and Daysi as hosts! The property is beautiful, they have a newly completed yoga studio with bamboo floors, views of the plantation, tortoise pond, sunrise and sunset. The food is delicious and Rob is a fantastic host with a tremendous amount of knowledge about everything surrounding him. Add in...

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NYC
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Overall: Great experience from beginning to end! Would definitely stay here again. Location: Located about 30 minutes from the docks where you get the ferry back to the airport and where all the tours we took left from. It’s about 15-20 minutes from Puerto Arroya town where the restaurants and Charles Darwin station are. The B&B itself is located on...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 21 January 2013

'Uncle' Bob and wife Daysi have put together a fantastic Lodge, small enough to be personal and friendly and just large enough to be viable. The rooms are generous in size and appointments. I nearly did not notice the absence of TV, in anty case we were so tired from all the tours, happy with the superb food served at...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 200351, Ecuador (Formerly Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge)
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: RM958 - RM1,069 (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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“Ocean View room upstairs is spacious, nicely appointed and equipped, and spruced up every day. The bathroom is about twice the size of mine at home and features a great shower and tub and a counter and mirror-appointed sit-down space away from the sink. ”
 of 5 bubbles Susan_3-1-2011, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Finch Wing is nice and private away from the main building and with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles ppatel415, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms right off the dining area may be less quiet. Room #1 is quiet and has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles cmlc3136, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room on the 3rd floor with the view of the sunset in the afternoon. ”
 of 5 bubbles mfredden, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Amazing views, Incredible host & accommodations!”
 of 5 bubbles nolanp212, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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