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“Absolutely wonderful”
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Orchidea consists of two apartments: one upstairs and one downstairis in a fine neighbourhood
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Orchidea consists of two apartments: one upstairs and one downstairis in a fine neighbourhood
Upstairs - Balcony Upstairs - Main Double Bedroom with queen bed
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53 reviews
Orchidea consists of two apartments: one upstairs and one downstairis in a fine neighbourhood
Upstairs - Balcony
Upstairs - Main Double Bedroom with queen bed
Upstairs - Main Double Bedroom with queen bed
Upstairs - Main Double bedroom
Upstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Upstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Upstairs - Bathroom
Upstairs - Bathroom
Upstairs - Bathroom
Upstairs - Living room
Upstairs - Living room
Upstairs - Kitchen
Upstairs - Balcony
Upstairs - Private entrance
Upstairs - Entrance patio
Upstairs - Private entrance stairway
Upstairs - Private entrance patio
A plan of Orchidea! Both up and down have the same rooming plan.
Orchidea's position within Puerto Ayora.
Downstairs - Living area
Downstairs - Main Bedrroom with double bed
Downstairs - Main Bedrroom with double bed
Downstairs - Second bedroom with twin bunk-beds.
Downstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Downstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Downstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Downstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Downstairs - bathroom with shower unit and small bathtub
Downstairs - Dining room
Downstairs - Dining area with kitchen behind
Downstairs - Dining room, with back entrance
Downstairs - Living room, dining area with the kitchen in the background.
Downstairs - Kitchen
Downstairs - View across the kitchen, dining area with the living area in the background.
Downstairs -  Private back garden. There is a sheltered area with hammocks here and also an outdoor table with four...
Downstairs - private entrance
Downstairs - private front garden
Downstairs - private front garden
Downstairs - front sheltered patio
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

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marywebb2...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Absolutely wonderful”
Reviewed 2 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Orchidea is absolutely wonderful. Close to all the town but far enough away to get away from the town. It felt more like a home and not like a rental. The owner was great. There were no issues during my extended stay. The housekeeper is wonderful with plenty of information to help with those things that are for the locals. The information provided at the rental is very helpful. The owners have put together a book to make choices much easier. It was safe, comfortable, and clean

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Liked best: The liked the location
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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“Orchidea met all of our needs and it's location can't be beat!”
Reviewed 2 August 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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We are a family of 4, we have two children 8 and 10. Our accommodations were perfect for our family. The kids loved their bunkbeds. The kitchen is large and so are the bedrooms and bathroom. We enjoyed the private outdoor areas in the front and back, especially the hammocks. The owners have a housekeeper that kept our place clean. She is available for cooking and laundry for a small fee, and well worth it! The owners Paul and Gaby were incredible. They are so friendly and helpful. Paul is very passionate about the Island and is an amazing guide. If you want to do any excursions, definitely book them with him. He has lived there for 20+ years and knows the island like the back of his hand. We stayed at Orchidea for 5 weeks and it wasn't long enough. Be careful booking with outside companies for scuba, excursions etc. Definitely trust in Paul to help find the right fit for you. The only negative experience we had was because we prebooked our scuba trip and didn't check around first.

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Liked best: The location was perfect, you are close to the Darwin Station and Beach and the walk through town to the pier is safe and scenic. Something you would miss from other rentals on the island.
Liked least: If I had to complain, it would be the shower temperature. We learned that a lot of rentals don't even have hot water, so I hate to complain that ours was too hot - it was either hot, hot or cold and took a lot of adjusting.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Santa Monica
Reviewed 22 May 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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CO USA
Reviewed 17 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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MIAMI
Reviewed 16 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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