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“Pleasant stay in an average tourist hotel”
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Hotel Mainao
Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The Mainao is a very average tourist class hotel. If you're expecting luxury or anything beyond the level of a clean Motel 6 or Travelodge, don't book this place. Our room was small, had no view whatsoever and was extremely basic. The beds were comfortable (2 twins) the bathroom was small and the staff were fine. It's a quality place but nothing special. The breakfast was adequate but nothing special. You'll get coffee, toast, and either eggs or a waffle. They also serve a tiny plate of fruit. It's pretty basic. The hotel itself is well situated and the style is very local. Lots of white stucco and tile. Very basic but well maintained and clean.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I spent 2 nights in this hotel, quite central located but still quiet and peaceful.
Room was big and clean, with a small telly and wifi.
My room was on the last floor with a small balcony and you had a glimpse of the ocean.
Staff was friendly and breakfast was nice.

Stayed: November 2016
Thank Idril C
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a nice mid-priced hotel with very good location, just 5 min walk form the town center. Rooms are clean with king-sized beds. Comfortable stay for a couple of nights. Our only problem was the breakfast. The food variety is very very limited and the omlett that we ordered was not the taste that we used to. But this is just our opinion.

One more thing: the laundry service is extremely expensive in the hotel, like in a 5star one. But you can find a cheap and reliable service just next door to the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank KeriG70
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Location is great; just a short walk to town. The room we had included balcony, king-sized bed, t.v., air conditioning (which worked great), small safe, and couch (it may have been a fold-out, but we never checked). The linens were not fabulous, but certainly adequate. The pillows were pretty flat, and there were only two of them, so we asked for two extra and that was fine. If you need a hairdryer, ask for it at the front desk. Breakfast was included in our package, and it was generally an egg or two prepared to your liking with toast, jam, fresh fruit, coffee and juice, served in the dining area on the ground floor. I did not see any elevators and our room was up a couple of flights. The steps were tiled and a little slick due to some drizzly weather, so you may want to request a ground level room if you are not terribly steady on your feet. The one thing that bothered me was the condition of the couch in our room. It just looked dirty and I did not want to sit on it. Also, the floors are tile, and I do not love stepping out of bed onto cold tile. Other than that, the hotel was fine and the staff was helpful and kind.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank jls_drl
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My sons (age 10), husband, and I stayed at this beautiful hotel for two nights. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and filtered water is available in the lobby. The hotel looks like a Gaudí building in Barcelona. It is well located tucked away on a quiet street in a central part of town. Only negatives: no WiFi in the rooms and spotty in the lobby at best; bathroom smelled of sewage both nights when folks would flush the toilets in the building. Air fresheners would help mask the smell.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
Thank Leticia L
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Additional Information about Hotel Mainao

Address: Matazarnos and Indefatigable Street | Acacias neighborhood, Puerto Ayora EC00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Ayora
Price Range: $125 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mainao 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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 
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Hotel Mainao Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora

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