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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Situated on Santa Cruz in the highlands in a lush coffee plantation . Simple but lovely rooms, clean. Plenty of hot water. Lots of communal space to use. Rob organised a really good itinerary for us which was excellent. We had a few really excellent meals at the house which i would heartily recommend. Breakfasts were lovely though a bit...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Our 3 nights in Semilla Verde were really enjoyable. Being first-timer of Galapagos and not exactly planning much to do, we spent a lot of time in the property. The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. Evelyn did a fantastic job to prepare us delicious breakfast and lunch. My wife was not well and she had to spend most...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Five of us stayed at Robert's hotel for little under a week and it could not have been better. The hotel came highly recommended by a friend and we are so glad that we decided on this place instead of the random hotels in town. The spacious and clean rooms, view of the ocean, quiet plantation with tortoises, great food...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 29 May 2013

My wife and I just stayed for a week and all the other reviews are correct. This is a great place to stay and it's out in the country away from all the noise. A few highlights: ROOMS: All the rooms are very clean and well-kept, as well as being big enough for two people to spread their stuff out...

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South Carolina
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Beautiful setting, great food, wonderful arrangements and tours with Robert. Fun yoga with the group, very relaxing. The tours were all wonderful and we saw so much wonderful wildlife. It was like staying at a friend's house as Robert and Daysi were so friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious with different menus everyday.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is literally the first online review I have ever written- stunning Semilla Verde & the incredible care from Robert & Daysi has inspired me to want share. I spent two unbelievable weeks here and was heartbroken to have to leave. Not only did they create an awesome itinerary of tours and meals for us, but staying with them was...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed our stay here! One of the last days we didn't even go out to explore the Galapagos, way too comfortable to leave! The place is just beautiful. Tours were arranged and taken care of for us. The coffee was amazing, breakfast was perfect, rooms were spotless, the view was beautiful, and there were...

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Semilla Verde is a true gem! The owners are amazing, the staff is incredible, the grounds are spectacular and the property is first class including a beautiful brand new yogi studio! What more can you ask for? I experienced the wonder of the Galapagos through a yoga retreat organized by the TravelYogi and I could not have asked for anything...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Truly, this was one of the most amazing stays and experiences of my life. Robert and Daisy were the most wonderful hosts and the guest house and property were simply magical. Back home in LA, I drank a fresh cup of Semilla Verde coffee this morning and reminisced about what a wonderful stay we had and wished I were back...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Wonderful place. The grounds of Semilla Verde are absolutely gorgeous. From the tortoise pond with tortoises roaming about, fresh coffee (which you will drink and LOVE) grown right outside your room, to the lush landscaping and trails for exploring, you will find many reasons to smile at Semilla Verde. And if you go there for yoga, the yoga room is...

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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 200350, Ecuador (Formerly Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge)
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $267 - $336 (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
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#1 Green Hotel in Puerto Ayora
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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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