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Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

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London, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a big American hotel then this hotel is not for you but it is definitely one with a lot of heart. The owner Robert who was very responsive with emails lives on the mainland and the hotel is run by hotel manager Cattya who was very attentive with all of our needs (and who is...

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Virginia
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Semilla Verde is a very special place in the Galapagos! Robert was a wonderful host, answering questions prior to the trip, planning 2 day trip excursions (Bartolome and North Seymour) and making sure we were comfortable and having a memorable time. My sons (ages 11 and 13) and I stayed 4 nights in mid-August in room 2, right off the...

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

Dear Crozeltravel, Greetings from the enchanted islands and thank you so much for your wonderful review of Semilla Verde, you have summed up in a nutshell what we would hope would be everyones experience here! It was our pleasure to host your family visit and we are all so glad you found the service, hotel and grounds so agreeable. Families...

Golfito, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our chance was to come for the lunch. We wish we had stayed. This is a wonderful home with lots of surrounding acreage. The surrounding guest houses have multiple floors with views of the jungle. There are potential views of the coast from the upper floors. The interior is modern but with rich hardwood features, very thoughtfully designed. The grounds...

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Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It was my privilege to stay here for a week long Yoga retreat in Feb 2017. Although there are many unique things to see and do in the Galapagos, Semilla Verde was still a stand out. Extraordinary attention to detail and great staff. Rooms were spacious, and the meals there were excellent. Hope I am able to get back some...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were treated with great generosity at Semilla Verde, from the upgrading of our room for the week, through the fabulous meals, and full-hearted sharing of the Galapagos islands' many delights by host and National Park guide Rob Grimstone. We enjoyed a spacious room, comfortable bed, and large balcony with a view of walking trails beside the shade-grown coffee trees...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife, 2 adult children, and I visited Ecuador and the Galapagos over the 2016 xmas holiday. I had contacted the owner of Semilla Verde, Robert, prior to our trip to discuss our schedule and asked him for advice on the itinerary. Robert and the property manager, Cattya, took care of everything you could think of. They arranged for transport...

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Brantford
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I’ve just returned from an incredible 8 day retreat at Semilla Verde and to say that I’m impressed is an understatement. I organize group wellness retreats and to ensure our participants have an exceptional experience my standards are quite high. Dealing with Rob, the proprietor at Semilla Verde was a pleasure. He was prompt with his communication, always professional, thorough,...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My entire family (age from 12-60) was thrilled with our stay at Semilla Verde. Every aspect of our visit was perfect, we would not have changed a thing. It is like a boutique hotel with two large homes. Both buildings have their own kitchen and huge living space. Well maintained, up to date and designed well. Cattya, the hotel manager,...

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

Dear SpiritFlyer, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Semilla Verde. Our location 12mins taxi ride away from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Ayora is very convenient for excursions into town. And, another bonus is that because most daily boat tours to outlying islands leave from the other end of the island from town, also means that...

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Spectacular beautiful hotel. The grounds, the guest house and our room was more than we expected. From the moment we arrived we were treated like more than just guests. I cannot say enough about the staff. Every meal was delicious. Rooms were beautiful and clean. The manager Cattya makes you feel so welcome. Every recommendation she made regarding restaurants or...

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

Dear Colleen, Thank you for such wonderful commentary, your enthusiasm glows through your words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the company of Cattya and the team. We are very lucky to have the people we have working with us. And I have passed your comments on to them. I'm sure other people considering a visit...

vestal, ny
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The property and accommodations were beautiful and peaceful. We booked tours through Semilla Verde, and everything on the itinerary went smoothly as well as was very professional, informative, and well worth doing. In addition to the amazing setting, a highlight of Semilla Verde is the service. Cattya went above and beyond to see that we were comfortable, to make suggestions,...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for recommending Semilla Verde so highly. The personal service that we offer here at the hotel aims to compliment the special nature of Galapagos itself and deliveer exactly your experience. The homegrown coffee and the wild tortoises are the cherry on the cake! We're all over the moon that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Our...

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"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: $241 - $315 (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 Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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#1 Green Hotel in Puerto Ayora
#2 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Ayora
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“We really liked our room #9 in the Finch wing. It was a quiet location on the top floor of the Finch wing.”
 of 5 bubbles joannaluvschubby, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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