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Hotel Mainao

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

From outside it definitely evoke memories of Barcelona and beautiful park Guell. From inside – very nice and spacy rooms, providing all you might need. Position itself may be considered as its strongest side: It is situated exactly 2 minutes’ walk from Pelican bay – place to enjoy not only pelican's company but also kind of unusual fish market. It...

2Thank nik-tik
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Loved the look of this hotel, somewhat Gaudi-esque. It's in a great spot, quiet but with easy access to the town, the room we had was huge, with a lovely very large balcony with hammock. It was a little dark inside because of darkened glass in the windows, but this maintains privacy and keeps the heat down. The breakfast was...

1Thank TripAway7
United States
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We were booked here through our land-based Galapagos tour with cometogalapagos.com (which was a great way to see Galapagos. They were fantastic!) This was a great hotel. Wonderful sit-down breakfast each morning, with eggs made to order. Clean, large rooms with a fabulous shower. Internet is courtyard area only (not in rooms.) Easy walking distance to downtown for restaurants and...

1Thank Thyme8
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 5 days in Puerto Ayora and it was excellent! It's location is just a stroll from the main street and yet, it's a very quiet location during the nights. I like finding hotels that have character and they aren't just hotels to make someone richer. You can tell that this hotel was build by...

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Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We stayed here for three nights after our honeymoon dive trip. The ladies at the reception were very nice and friendly. We arrived way too early but they tried their best to get the room cleaned up as soon as possible. The room was basic, but had everything we needed - we were glad to get a fridge :-) Spacious...

1Thank KaridelCaribe
Petaling Jaya
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Well maintained and quiet place, nice spacious rooms, the friendliest and most helpful staff you can think of and a simple yet delicious breakfast. It was 3 minutes walking distance to the main street with restaurants and shops and about 8 to 10 minutes to the port. The only flaw was that there was no hot water to shower.

1Thank MariaPetalingJaya
Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 27 April 2013

My mother, my wife and me had to stay one night in Puerto Ayora before we boarded a ship. We has a great time at hotel Mainao. The place is extremely well maintained. The staff took excellent care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. The breakfast was quite nice too.

1Thank Abhiram N
Cocoa Beach
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

After travel delays caused me to lose my other hotel, a couple on my flight took me to this hotel. I loved the curved, white stucco walls, complimented w mosaics and beautiful gardens (even a blooming vine tracing the walkways). I was surprised to notice my (lovely!!) private balcony as an added amenity. Air conditioning was highly welcomed as were...

1Thank Birder1CocoaBeach_FL
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2013

A very nice and clean hotel. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Stayed 7 nights with a group for scuba diving and island tours. Good healthy breakfast every morning and staff very pleasant and friendly.

1Thank SueBes
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Nice, funny, smart Hotel ... you have the feeling of staying in Barcelona, hometown of Gaudi. Rooms are clean. One on top close to the street really charming. Nice quiet garden. Internet free and not to slow. Breakfast correct, but nothing special. One problem ... the staff is friendly, but their knowledge of English is less than basic. Check and...

1Thank PaulVDE

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MAINAO HOTEL offers its customers a range of services with a green vision that suit their requirements and needs, giving our guests the best quality experience in the Galapagos Islands.  We present 19 comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot water, TV and air conditioning.  As well as 3 comfortable suites with mini fridge, writing desk, chair and a private balcony overlooking the sea. It Includes 1 complimentary wine and soft drinks in the room.  Ability to normal accommodating 54 people and up to 61 guests in multiple accommodation.  bar-lounge with a map of the islands for talks.  Library with free internet.  Wi-Fi in our facilities.  Safety deposit boxes in the rooms.  Luggage Storage.  Reception / 24 hours.  Laundry.  pleasant areas for relaxation in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere in harmony with nature.  We support the environment by using biodegradable products We also have a room especially suitable for people with disabilities, it has all the doors; both entry into the room and the bathroom and closet doors that open horizontally sliding for easy access to a person in a wheelchair. So the bathroom has all regulatory measures to facilitate access and provide all the bathroom fixtures and assurances to facilitate the experience for our guests with special needs.  We have all access to social areas and restaurant, it´s arranged for easy wheelchair mobility .  This room is for 2 people and the rate is identical to a standard room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Mainao

Address: Matazarnos and Indefatigable Street | Acacias neighborhood, Puerto Ayora EC00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: RM418 - RM704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mainao 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Hotel Mainao Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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