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Hotel Solymar

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in one of lower units. Access to lobby, restaurant, pool, jacuzzi all just a few feet away. Rooms are average sized but nice, new and clean inside. Lots of Galapagos's famous wildlife just feet away from our balcony. Very good location, close to restaurants, shops and activities centers. Staff service was great

MY family of five ( three kids ages 19,17 and 12) recently stayed at this hotel during Xmas week. The hotel is marketed as a luxury waterfront property.. However, it is far from this.. When we arrived we went right to the pool to relax. Upon arrival to the pool area we found no lounge chairs and a VERY dirty pool. The from desk said they hope to have lounge chairs in a day or two. In the room my bed was right below the AC unit that was not functioning properly and was blowing cold air on me all night. The buffet breakfast is very limited, and we had to keep asking for them to bring out more food as their serving trays were empty. There is no Concierge (that speaks English) or anyone to help u make any plans. While sleeping a light in the hall right outside our room kept going on and off and lighting up our room. The rooms have a musty smell to them. The hotel really has NO services to offer guest, nor are they interested in making your stay comfortable.. I could continue, but this could go down as one of the worst hotels we've ever stayed in.. One last thing- The hotel looks nothing like the pictures on their website.. Also, our tour company Suretrek recommended it and they couldn't have been more wrong.. We were very disappointed with this hotel and our tour company Suretrek. BUYER BEWARE!!!

Loved my stay at Isla Sol. The hotel staff was professional, friendly and so helpful. The room was very nice and I loved the rainshower in the bath. Clean and comfortable - loved the bed. Breakfast was great - try the little pancakes (the chef's secret recipe.) Great photos of the water and the wildlife, including the sea lion who climbed into the boat, swam in the pool and slept under the trees. The only negatives were that it was an inside room, so I had no view and it was near the stairway so I was able to hear people going up and down the stairs. A room change was immediately offered but I opted to keep my room.

This hotel was nice in many ways, however, it was not very clean. I don't need a super fancy hotel, but I expect a disinfected bathroom and a clean room. I loved the view out of our room and the breakfast was nice.

Our family of 5 (parents, 3 young adult children) stayed here. It is across the street from it's sister hotel, Solymar, which is on the water. Never the less, we had 3 rooms in a row with a view of the ocean. We crossed the street for breakfast and lunch and the pool/hot tub. There is a lovely outdoor eating area with bar, in the pool area, right on the ocean, where it was lovely to have lunch or a late afternoon drink. You can sit there and watch all the dive bombing pelicans and blue footed boobys and sea lions. On the day we arrived there was a sea lion sleeping on a poolside bench and he hung out there all day either on the bench or right next to the pool. Everyone was very friendly. The hotel is in the center of town so short walking distance to shops, restaurants, the pier, and a snorkeling beach on the way to the Darwin Center. Don't miss watching all the activity at the fish market down the street, in the morning. We have no complaints and would stay there again. Rooms were very comfortable.

We stayed for 3 days in this overpriced hotel. Rooms: Best price rooms are unacceptable, they have no windows, I understand that are the cheaper solution offered, but are anyway not so cheap and at the same time a room with no windows because the only one window is facing the inner hotel stairs is privcyless and useless. Many others small but important details: Room safe was not working we had to ask to house keepers to fix it, room phone was not working, we asked house keepers to fix it but nobody has been able to fix it. Breakfast: It's fine. Service: People from reception are ok, I mean are polite and moderately available.

IslaSol is across the street from its sister location, Hotel Solymar, which is right on the water. Isla Sol has big rooms, Cable TV, free water to fill up your water bottles, and there is breakfast across the street, a pool across the street, a bar, a patio, and there are sea lions, blue footed boobies and iguanas that will visit you as they are not afraid of humans. The personnel was very helpful with suggestions for things to do and see and helped to make our vacation more fun. I suggest you do the bay tour first. Internet on the islands is iffy.

La cama era cómoda pero eran dos juntas, por lo que en el medio siempre se notaba el agujero de separación. Lo mejor sin duda fue el jacuzzi con el agua caliente y frente al mar y a los animales, sin duda no lo olvidaremos, ya que es ideal para relajarse después de un día duro de tours por la isla. El personal siempre atento y dispuesto a ayudar. La ubicación también es ideal. Lo malo, es que no está indicado cuál es la manilla para el agua caliente y en el desayuno, a pesar de que estén acostumbrados a los animales deberían cerrar las puertas para que no entren los pajaritos a picotear el pan y los cereales.

El hotel Isla Sol es parte del hotel Sol y Mar ambos muy bien ubicados uno junto al otro. Se encuentran en la calle principal de Puerto Ayora frente al mar y cerca de las mejores tiendas y restaurantes de la zona. Las habitaciones son muy amplias, limpias y con todas las facilidades incluyendo aire acondicionado, televisión, agua caliente y botellones de agua fresca distribuidos por el edificio. El personal desde nuestro arribo siempre fue muy amable y atento a todos nuestros requerimientos especialmente Emilia que se esmera por darte la mejor atención. Gracias a todos . Desde el hotel te encuentras a cinco minutos del puerto y cinco minutos de la estación Charles Darwin donde puedes visitar una de las tantas playas de la isla. El hotel no es cinco estrellas pero es de los mejores de la zona y la verdad tiene todo lo necesario, la relación calidad precio es muy buena y si viajas con niños mucho mejor ya que tiene una pequeña piscina y el desayuno está incluido. Recomendación si vienes a Galápagos no es necesario que gastes en un súper hotel ya que todos los días tienes actividades fuera de la isla y solo regresas a dormir por lo que está opción es de las mejores. Otra recomendación la comida en el hotel es costosa por lo que te recomiendo que visites otras opciones pregunta por los Kioscos donde encontraras comida local a muy bajo precio y deliciosa.

En la mañana, navegamos en el archipiélago de Galápagos a bordo del Crucero National Geographic Endeavour, recalamos en el centro turístico de Puerto Ayora, y visité Hotel Sol y Mar que se encuentra en la Av. Charles Darwin, frente a Pelican Bay (Isla Santa Cruz). A orillas del mar con una vista majestuosa, excelente gastronomía y una tranquilidad que estábamos buscando. La ubicación del Hotel estuvo perfecta. Cerca del Parque Nacional, a pasos del centro y la plaza que reúne a turistas y habitantes de la isla. Tomando un taxi-camioneta, pudimos recorrer todos los recónditos lugares de la isla. También tomamos un tour para conocer las cavernas y una navegación por el día. Fue una aventura difícil de olvidar.

Av. Charles Darwin Y Tomas De Berlanga Puerto Ayora Galapagos

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Solymar places you within a 10-minute stroll of Malecon and Las Grietas. This 3-star hotel has 17 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a spa tub. On the waterfront, the hotel is also close to Charles Darwin Research Station and Tortuga Bay Beach.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 17 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including free minibar items, furnished balconies, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.

Property features

At Hotel Solymar, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 37 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a conference center, a computer station, and a garden.

Room options

Double Room Ocean View Solymar Tower

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room Ocean View Solymar Tower

King 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 19 reviews