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Hotel Solymar is a Mediterranean-style hotel located on Pelican Bay, in the heart of Puerto Ayora just minutes away from the Charles Darwin station. It has a bar on site, plus an outdoor pool. Offering stunning ocean views and a private furnished balcony, the rooms boast blackout curtains, a private bathroom with shower, as well as free toiletries. The TV features local channels, plus a mini-bar is included. Featuring climate control, a desk, and a wake-up call service are among the amenities offered. These rooms are smoke-free facilities. Guests can enjoy the tranquility overlooking Pelican Bay and Galapagos flora and fauna at the hotel, yet be within walking distance to boutiques, outdoor cafés, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife. You can see marine iguanas at Playa Tortuga beach, a short 5-minute drive away. The ocean side restaurant offers a sushi menu or guests could try the chef’s blending of Pacific Fresh seafood and local flavors.

This is our guests' favorite part of Puerto Ayora, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Solymar has been welcoming guests since Apr 25, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Puerto Ayora, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3

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Room Type
1 full bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Low score for Puerto Ayora
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  • Rebecca
    Lovely staff. We didn't like our first room because it was facing the bar so they moved us a few doors down. Great sized room, comfortable big bed, good bathroom and central location.
  • Zdravka
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Central location on the main tourist street, in the town amidst restaurants and shops, close to the pier,walking distance. it is waterfront, the rooms are spacious and nice, balcony is nice. It has a swimming pool and jacuzzi. breakfast was...
  • Michał
    One of the most beautifully located hotels in Puerto Ayora. View from the room onto the bay is amazing and if you are lucky, there is local wildlife that will accompany you during your stay. We had two bluefooted boobies that kept us company...
  • Suzanne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Super location lots to do. Animals are just amazing at the hotel
  • Haylea
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The view of the seafront was so lovely and the sealions, heron , pelicans boobies and marine iguanas that hang out there ! Staff and facilities were very nice and it was so nice having breakfast with a view
  • Marcus
    very friendly, great location and great view. clean and comfortable.
  • Keith
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The owner was at the property quite often. He was more than helpful with everything including getting a COVID test. A sea lion actually dove into the pool one day which was awesome!
  • Daniel
    Muy buena ubicación del hotel, personal muy amable, excelente desayuno y hermosa vista de la bahia
  • M
    La ubicación es excelente, queda justo en el centro del Malecón por lo que todo se encuentra cerca alrededor, el muelle queda cerca para coger taxis acuáticos, la estación de Charles Darwin, quedan cerca restaurantes como Golden Prague y de The...
  • Vanessa
    La ubicación del hotel es excelente, la habitación sencilla y limpia. La vista desde el restaurante, las habitaciones y la piscina es preciosa pues se puede observar el mar y diversas especies de animales. El personal muy amable, súper...

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you provide hair dryers?

    Dear, of course all our rooms have hair dryers.
    Answered on 24 March 2022
  • Is the picture of the room with the large bed, exactly how it looks and what I get? With the view and everything?

    Dear, Correct the image of the room corresponds to the service that you will find inside it.
    Answered on 13 February 2020
  • Do you supply hair dryers?

    All our rooms have hair dryers.
    Answered on 3 October 2022
  • Do you have a room that can sleep 2 adults and 2 children?

    Las habitaciones con Vista al Mar no tienen capacidad para 4 personas. En algunas habitaciones con Vista al Mar podemos llegar a acomodar hasta 3 personas, sujeto a disponibilidad.
    Answered on 3 October 2022
  • Hi, Do you have self serve laundry facilities? Thanks Kevin

    Tenemos servicios de lavandería en el hotel por un costo adicional, pero no tenemos área de lavandería de autoservicio.
    Answered on 3 October 2022

Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Local • International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Romantic

Amenities of Hotel Solymar

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Public Bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Hotel Solymar takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please be aware that Galapagos is conformed by different islands; in this case you are arriving to to Santa Cruz Island. Once you arrive to Seymour Airport in Baltra Island, please take a public bus to Baltra Ferry Terminal where you should take a ferry to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal. Then, take a bus or a taxi to Puerto Ayora. Give the driver the property's name and directions in order to arrive easily. This whole trip take approximately 40 minutes. To move between islands you can take a boat or plane; please check with your hotel the different schedules.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

FAQs about Hotel Solymar

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hotel Solymar on this page.

  • Hotel Solymar has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The prices at Hotel Solymar may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Hotel Solymar include:

    • Twin/Double

  • Hotel Solymar offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Themed dinners
    • Bicycle rental
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Public Bath
    • Bar crawls
    • Happy hour
    • Bike tours
    • Swimming pool

  • Yes, Hotel Solymar is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Hotel Solymar is 1,150 feet from the center of Puerto Ayora. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Hotel Solymar is from 12:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.