Accommodation, Galapagos Islands

Albemarle Hotel


Albemarle Hotel is a luxurious family run hotel positioned just steps from a beautiful white sand beach near Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island. The hotel has a distinct Mediterranean architecture which blends well with its surrounds.

The rooms are simple but spacious and clean with air-conditioning, safety deposit box and TVs and most have views towards the beach or garden. Complimentary Wi-Fi available in reception and underwater cameras are available to rent. A buffet breakfast is served each morning, but other meals need to be taken at one of the local restaurants, which the friendly staff will happily recommend for you.

The hotel also features a rooftop terrace, ideal for watching sunsets with an evening drink, and there is also a small swimming pool and tropical garden with sun loungers.

The hotel’s location makes it an ideal base to explore Puerto Villamil and sites such as the Tintoreas Islands and its shark alley, the flamingo lake, the lava tunnels, Sierra Negra Volcano crater and the Concha de Perla natural swimming pool.

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Albemarle Hotel -0.957756, -90.966264 Albemarle Hotel View


Breakfast bar, lounge, hot water, TV, minibar, safety deposit box, swimming pool, air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Local Wildlife

Giant tortoises, Darwin’s finches, marine iguanas, sea lions, blue footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, flamingos, white-tipped reef and Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, barracuda, stonefish and turtles.

Optional Activities

Excursions include visiting the Giant tortoise breeding centre, the Tintoreas Islands and its shark alley, the flamingo lake, the lava tunnels, sierra Negra Volcano crater and the Concha de Perla natural swimming pool.

John Melton

Area Specialist

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Here is the report on the trip I have just finished, visiting Ecuador and the Galapagos… The [AMAZON RAINFOREST LODGE] is delightful. The rooms are very comfortable with a view over the lagoon spectacular and we woke to the sound of howler monkeys every morning…We spent a couple of nights at [THE CLOUD FOREST LODGE], an extraordinary place with the most amazing accommodation… The atmosphere was terrific and the staff wonderful, food excellent, the ambiance was great.

The [GALAPAGOS CRUISE] was without doubt the highlight of the tour and it is difficult to describe how much pleasure we all got from this leg of the trip. We were accompanied again by an English speaking guide, Franklin Ramirez who was extremely knowledgeable and very good company. We saw a host of wildlife including Sei whales, dolphins, manta rays, hammer-head sharks and all the birds and reptiles one expects to see on these islands. However the impact of seeing them close and seeing such a diversity of habitat on the different islands is simply unbelievable…The crew were excellent, the chef performed wonders in a small galley kitchen and we were all extremely happy with this accommodation.

Mr Q B - Jersey