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Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

Galapagos, Ecuador

88 Excellent 16 Reviews
Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

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Excellent hotel.

The Royal Palm is a unique secluded hideaway nestled in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the Galapagos. Designed and crafted to complement the natural environment, the Royal Palm offers a spacious and exclusive paradise. The hotel and its landscaped gardens, fountain, pool, and outdoor Jacuzzi's are surrounded by the natural beauty of the hotel’s 150 hectare private estate adjoining the Galapagos National Park. The largest accessible lava tunnel on the Island is also found here.

The Royal Palm is a member of Hilton's Curio Collection of hotels.

At the Royal Palm you can enjoy a great sense of space and far reaching, beautiful views over the Highlands to the sea beyond. The native ferns and flora create an enchanting environment of contrast and color and if you look closely, you may see some of the owls, Darwin Short Beak Finches, Garrapatero birds. and Egrets that live here too. The residences complement their natural surroundings and are designed for your comfort and relaxation. The Villas sit individually within the grounds while the Casitas are located on the Royal Fountain Circle, with verandas overlooking the Royal Palm estate. All the rooms are well appointed with custom-made furnishings and floors of mahogany wood with super-comfortable beds and the finest linens. The rooms have everything you would expect a property of this distinction to offer including Wi-Fi, desk, LCD flat screen TVs with 15 satellite channels, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, air-conditioning, iron and board, hairdryer, and the Villas all have a private Jacuzzi room.

The Restaurante Los Tres Pinzones/The Three Finches Restaurant is a combination of elegant colonial style and traditional island design and offers the ultimate indoor and outdoor dining experience. The warm mahogany furniture reflects the glow of the open fire which divides the bar and restaurant, and on warmer nights you can enjoy the terrace under the equatorial stars. The head chef, Patricio Sisa’s menus artfully combine traditional Ecuadorian flavors with some of the more established international best sellers. As many ingredients as possible are freshly sourced from the own kitchen garden and fresh fish is collected directly from the fishermen in the port. The wine cellar reflects the eclectic nature of the menu and includes an extensive range of some of South America’s best wines.

The hotel is located a short 20 minute drive from the bustling port town of Puerto Ayora with its local shops, restaurants and fish market.
Hotel Address:
  • Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos
  • Km. 18 Via Puerto Ayora-Baltra
  • Isla Santa Cruz
  • Galapagos,
  • Ecuador

Location Summary
The Galapagos Islands sit astride the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles / 926 km west of their sovereign country, the Republic of Ecuador in South America. These tiny islands are actually the tips of ancient volcanoes (many of which are still active) and consist of 13 large islands and 6 smaller ones. The Royal Palm Hotel is located in the lush Miconia Highland Forests adjacent to the Galapagos National Park of Santa Cruz and equidistant from Baltra Airport and the main town, Puerto Ayora (about 25 mins).

Directions to Hotel
45 minutes from Seymour (Baltra) Airport.
Note Bene
A must visit in the Port is the Charles Darwin Research Station. Adventure Designers are available to create your very own Galapagos Adventure Experience.
Business Center
The Business Center is a separate building located near reception.
Banquets & Meetings
The Board Room can seat up to 8 delegates, boardroom style. The Madejski Room can accommodate up to 30 delegates theater style. Both rooms have natural daylight and are available to residents and non-residents. Facilities include Wi-Fi and use of printers and photocopiers. Meetings are fully catered.
Fine Dining On Site
Restaurante Los Tres Pinzones/The Three Finches Restaurant.
Child Programs
Family villa available.
Tennis Courts On Site
Two hard-surface tennis courts. Rackets and balls are available from reception, and there is indoor table-tennis.
Santa Cruz island has two fantastic white sand beaches, accessible without the need for guides.
Biking, Mountain
Off-road cycling routes using the hotel's mountain bikes.
Kayaking, surfing, and snorkeling are available.
Ecological Tourism
Charles Darwin Research Station.
Jogging Running
Jogging paths.
Yacht charters available.
Recommended Rooms
The Royal Villa is open plan and benefits from an indoor sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi in its own private garden. The bedroom has a king size, four-poster bed and a dressing area which leads down to a large living room and dining area with open fireplace.

Guest Review Highlights

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping

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