Guest Reviews

Great Visit in December

March 6, 2014

My daughter and I spent a week at Torre Mar in December 2013. We loved our suite! It was so comfortable, clean and well maintained. We were so comfortable there and the location is great. It’s very easy to get around town by walking, although you can take a taxi for $1 a stop. Donna was extremely helpful with recommendations and I’d really get some input from her before you book any guides or trips. She and her husband John are a wealth of information! I would definitely stay at Torre Mar again and I don’t think anyone could be disappointed by making it their choice for a home away from home.

Susan1958

Wonderful Stay on Galapagos

January 6, 2014

Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) had a great stay on the 4th floor apartment at Torre Mar in early November 2013. This suite was beautiful – spotlessly clean, and very well-maintained! We had a lot of space too. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, and the second bedroom has two doubles, so you comfortably sleep at least 6 people here! Donna and John were great hosts – they live in the building, so they are available if you need help. They also provide a great information package before you arrive, which helps a lot with planning your trip. John is a naturalist guide, so he knows what the best things to see on the island are! There are many things to do on Santa Cruz Island. Visiting Santa Cruz is a great way to see Galapagos without the expense of a cruise. Or, you can do as we did, and book a short cruise followed by a stay at Torre Mar. I highly recommend this property. Our family has been traveling for nearly 6 months, and this was one of the nicest rentals we’ve stayed in. Thanks Donna, John and Donovan!

Kirsten B.

Home away from home

February 28, 2012

My husband, 26 yr old son and I stayed at Torre Mar December 4-10, 2011. Our 2 bedroom suite was spacious and clean. Everything was very modern and deluxe. The master bed was king sized, unusual in Latin America, and a real treat for tall people. When we reserved the apartment, Donna, the owner, sent us 16 pages chock full of everything you need to know for a successful vacation in the Galapagos. Travel documents, insurance, airport transfers, packing list, restaurants, spas, laundry, descriptions of activities, hikes, beaches, other islands, etc. Donna was very helpful in orienting us in Puerto Ayora. We would highly recommend Torre Mar!

Barbara

Kansas The Sunflower State

December 5, 2011

We stayed at Torre Mar mid October 2011 in the Penthouse unit. It was a very nice unit and clean. The owners were very attentive, kind and informative. You couldn’t ask for anything more than Torre Mar had to offer. Do yourself a favor and definitely entertain staying here. The unit has a kitchenette, but the options for restaurants in Puerto Ayora are wonderful. Or if you prefer to eat in, there are plenty of small shops nearby for groceries.

W. Willis

Home away from home

January 28, 2011

My husband, 26 yr old son and I stayed at Torre Mar December 4-10, 2011. Our 2 bedroom suite was spacious and clean. Everything was very modern and deluxe. The master bed was king sized, unusual in Latin America, and a real treat for tall people. When we reserved the suite, Donna, the owner, sent us 16 pages chock full of everything you need to know for a successful vacation in the Galapagos. Travel documents, insurance, airport transfers, packing list, restaurants, spas, laundry, descriptions of activities, hikes, beaches, other islands, etc. Donna was very helpful in orienting us in Puerto Ayora. We would highly recommend Torre Mar!

Barbara