Adjacent to the Galapagos National Park of Santa Cruz Island, the Royal Palm Hotel is tucked away on a private 386-acre estate and surrounded by Miconia Highlands Forest. It is free of traffic, pollution and neighbors.
All accommodations include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and minibars. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided, but guests should know the island uses a satellite connection and internet is often slow.
Casitas surround the Royal Fountain Circle, terraced in two rows of four, and are closer to the resort’s amenities than the villas. Guests have the choice of one king or two queen beds, and all casitas feature dining areas and private porches looking out at the gardens. Families can reserve adjoining casitas for additional space.
Villas dot the exotic landscape, with floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the view. In addition to privacy, the villas feature indoor Jacuzzis and open fireplaces, and some can sleep up to four guests. The property’s largest suite is named the Prince of Wales Villa for His Royal Highness Prince Charles, who stayed there in 2009.
Traditional Ecuadorian cuisine is made in the hotel’s restaurant and sourced locally from the property’s garden and nearby fishing village. Guests can dine indoors, at the cozy bar or on the shaded terrace. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served each morning, and happy hour specials last from 1-7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Guests have access to the hotel’s outdoor pool as well as its two tennis courts, small fitness center and indoor table tennis. The resort offers lava tunnel tours with flashlights, hard hats and guides for $25 per person, but the perk is free for Travelzoo members. Guests can explore the nature trails around the estate, book horseback-riding expeditions, dive and snorkel in the reefs off the coast or kayak and surf at the nearby beaches.
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
Extra beds (fees apply)
No elevator / lift
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Bathtub or shower
Check-in: Standard Time is 12pm.
Minimum age required to check-in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.
Children and additional guests: Children under age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant cot/crib and extra beds available on request and in all Villas except the Casita Villa: $100 (subject to tax) per night . Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Pets: No pets allowed.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.