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Hotel Pelican Bay

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Dingy and unpleasant but possibly adequate for one night? We stayed our whole trip here and regretted it. We would have moved if we hadn't prepaid. It wasn't awful...I've stayed in worse...but some of the light fixtures didn't work, the plumbing was unreliable, the fire alarm started beeping in the middle of the night (and there was no one available...

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Arguineguin, Spain
Reviewed 27 January 2017

On the plus side, this was a good size room which was clean and nice and bright. The staff were pleasant and helpful (or though not in any exceptional way). It was nice to have the use of a large fridge for storing cold drinks. But...there were just a few too many little issues for me for just one night...

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Rochester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Nice hotel. Lovely spacious room. Great pool. Close to everything in Puerto Ayora. Breakfast was fabulous. Quiet location - slept well. FYI tap water on the island is not drinkable. Need to buy your own water at convenience store around the corner.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I used this hotel as a base to travel the islands.I was a little dubious at first but it turend out to be perfect. It was perfectly located on a street just behind the main street, 30 seconds walk to the fish market. It was also exceptionally quiet which meant i always got a great sleep.The owner was always there...

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4Thank Will0ldham
Reviewed 12 July 2016

My first impression was just okay, but this place is really pretty decent. All of the places on the island are not like your average US hotels, but this was place has a very accommodating staff that prepared and served breakfasts, made some calls for us, and seemed friendly and interested in our activities. You can walk almost anywhere except...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I'll preface this review by saying the people who own this hotel are extremely distant family members of mine. I am however fair, so you can trust what I'm stating below. The hotel was clean. On any island you can expect tiny lizards running through your room. No surprise there. The A/C was necessary even in November and made the...

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5Thank Holly C
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This hotel is a great place to stay for a couple of nights. It is clean with a great location on a quiet street. The rooms are large, but sparse. The bathrooms are small and cramped, but clean. The breakfast has eggs either fried or scrambled with fruit.

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1Thank HelloWorld16
Wayne, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 March 2016

My family and i stayed here for a week. The staff was friendly and efficient. Breakfast was good, served cheerfully and they remember how you like your eggs so after a couple of days it feels homey. My daughter has allergies and they were accommodating. Our room was thoroughly cleaned every day. We had comfortable beds. The hotel is on...

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3Thank tonidelc
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The rooms are very basic but clean and includes a small refrigerator. The bathroom is very small but the shower had great water pressure! Breakfast was included every morning and was a great start to our day- it included scrambled eggs, basket of bread, fresh juice, and fresh fruit. The location and price of this hotel is what convinced me...

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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The Pelican Bay feels like a Greek hotel in the 1980s. Clean enough but basic and in need of a good lick of paint. We were initially told that a room we had booked with a safety deposit box was not available but pushing harder suddenly found a room. After that hiccup service was friendly and helpful. Small pool with...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Pelican Bay

Address: Av. Floreana y Adolfo Hanny, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $81 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Pelican Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Hotel Pelican Bay Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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“All rooms are good but if you prefer more quite upstairs is better.”
 of 5 bubbles tonidelc, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Find a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 71jakep, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I think all of the rooms are similar.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeOmar2014, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I usually get a room across from the pool, but this time they gave me a new one upstairs attractive, comfortable, and a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles samd721, 22 May 2015 | Read review
“second floor”
 of 5 bubbles KKFFL, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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