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Hotel Ninfa - Hotel Puerto Ayora - Ecuador

Remember that one spring break back in college, when you and a bunch of buddies went to Fort Lauderdale? And you had booked the cheapest hotel in town, because you figured, hey, I’ll be too busy partying to care what the place looks like? And it had a pool, so how bad could it be? And you got there, and found a squarish, whitewashed place with flaking paint, tired-looking palm trees and cracked tiles that looked like it had weathered one hurricane too many?

Well, that hotel has been shipped brick-by-worn-out-brick down to the Galapagos, where it has been rebuilt and renamed the Ninfa. Right down to the sagging hammocks and broken pool table, it’s all there.

Now, I’m not saying this is a bad place. On the contrary, by Galapagos standards, it’s not a bad deal in the mid-price range. I’m just saying you shouldn’t buy the “high-class luxury hotel” line that you’ll get from their official websites and literature.

The pool is quite nice, and Hotel Ninfa is a good option for families on a budget. It’s well located, and the reception area is nice. Rooms have air conditioning and hot water.

The Ninfa owns a small ship and package tours are available.


Calle Los Colonos S/N

Galápagos Island Visitor Sites, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador


This Hotel is: Mid-Range

Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities , 24-Hour Hot Water, Airport Pickup - Extra Charge, Bar, Breakfast Included, Child-Friendly Facilities, Internet Facilities - Free, Luggage Storage, Non-Smoking Rooms, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Room Service, Safe in Reception or Rooms, Travel Info Desk, Wifi

Room Prices:
Higher:$168 (suite)
Price Description:

Room price does not include 22% tax and service fees

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-252-6127/ 8
E-mail: info(at)

Other Hotels in Puerto Ayora that may be of interest: Hotel Sol y Mar, Hotel Gardner, Hotel Santa Cruz, Grand Hotel Lobo del Mar, Hotel España, Hotel Palmeras, Hotel Castro, Hotel Silberstein, Hotel Estrella del Mar and Hostal Mainao.

By Christopher Minster
I am a writer and editor at V!VA Travel guides here in Quito, where I specialize in adding quality content to the site and also in spooky things like...
28 Dec 2012

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