February 2023 Update:
After 5 great years of running Hotel Albemarle, Galakiwi is no longer running operations at the hotel, allowing the Galakiwi team to solely focus on operating our Galapagos land tour business. We are still happily staying at Hotel Albemarle with many of our tours.
February 28, 2018:
Hotel Albemarle, one of the finest hotels on Isabela Island in the Galapagos, has been a part of many Galakiwi tours ever since it opened more than a decade ago.
We are excited to announce that Galakiwi recently took over operations of the hotel, in a move that will ensure we can continue to provide exemplary customer experiences to our guests who visit the largest island of the Galapagos Archipelago.
Hotel Albemarle is already known for its high level of customer service, having recently been awarded a 2018 Travelers Choice award from TripAdvisor for being among the top 25 Small Hotels in Ecuador, and the #1 ranked Small Hotel on Isabela Island in the Galapagos.
During the past year, Galakiwi has made a number of improvements to the hotel including re-designed eating and pool areas, new air conditioning units and ceiling fans, and improved room amenities and bed linens. With more changes coming in 2018, Hotel Albemarle is slated to remain the hotel of choice for travelers booking a vacation in the Galapagos Islands.
For more information, including room photos and rates, contact:
Phone: +593 5 252 9489
About Hotel Albemarle
For more than a decade Hotel Albemarle has been the baseline to which other hotels on Isabela Island are compared. Offering a location that is unrivalled right on the beautiful white, sandy beach of Puerto Villamil, the hotel is a favorite for vacationers visiting from the rest of the Galapagos, mainland Ecuador and around the world. A highly attentive staff, spacious rooms, complimentary breakfast, and modern amenities and furnishings consistently help rank Hotel Albemarle among the best hotels in Ecuador.
As a land-based tour operator in the Galapagos Islands, Galakiwi tours benefit dozens of local families who operate and work for the hotels, boats and restaurants visited on their tours. For Isabela Island, it had been a challenge in recent years to obtain sufficient rooms during peak season in the Galapagos Islands. By taking control of Hotel Albemarle, Galakiwi can now ensure that their travelers will always have a comfortable, clean and safe place to stay on Isabela Island that meets or exceeds their expectations.