The Hotel Fernandina Galapagos is the ideal hotel for families hoping to explore the Galapagos. Fourfold rooms comfortably sleep five guests and a free breakfast is provided. The eco-friendly accommodation uses solar panels to heat and power the hotel. Tortuga Beach Bay is a scenic 20-minute boat ride away. Families will enjoy watching sea lions frolic on the beach, Sally Light-foot Crabs scuttle across the sand, or tiny turtles make their first steps towards the ocean at the giant tortoise breeding station. The front desk can help guests book snorkeling and SCUBA diving excursions. Limited meals are served onsite.
Our Editor Loves
- Boat tours of the Galapagos
- Snorkeling with manta rays
- Charles Darwin's research center
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
The hotel is located nearer to the Darwin Research Center than the city center (portcan be reach in 10-15min walking distance) and has a medium-sized swimming pool. WiFi was available by the pool and reception, and partially also in the rooms (not very fast but sufficient to quickly check news for example).
The staff was friendly but not all conversational in English. The room was spacious, clean, the bed big and the AC working well (no TV). Conveniently, there were electronic outlets on the left and right side of the bed. Two things I didn't appreciate in the room: although clean, the toilet was disgusting as the toilet seat was made of foamed plastic which might have been fluffy to seat on but certainly not the most hygenic option for a toilet. The second thing was that although the building seemed to be of above-average qualitiy in terms of how it was constructed, my room had a small whole in the ceiling's corner which resulted in small geckos hanging on the ceiling.
The breakfast at the hotel was very basic but good.
by Michele W
A pleasant hotel in a location convenient to walk the main areas of Puerto Ayoro and restaurants. The rooms were a bit "dated", but otherwise clean and comfortable. Since we did so many activities, we really only used the room for showering and sleeping. The breakfast was standard fare for the Galapagos, but still delicious. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. There was a pool across the street, but we did not use it as we had activities scheduled every day.