Holiday review by Mrs. Tessa Harvard-Taylor
Name: Mrs. Tessa Harvard-Taylor
Date of trip: 03/02/2018
Number of people: 2
The animals in the Galapagos - swimming with sea lions, turtles, sting rays and even sharks! The friendliness of everyone on Eric and at Napo - staff and guests - we've made some good friends.
Definitely lived up to expectations - an amazing adventure.
Rory was always very helpful, knowledgable and attentive.
Our guides on the Eric (Yvonne and Fabrizio) as well as Pedro at Napo were excellent. They were absolutely passionate about what they did and their enthusiasm was infectious. Please pass on my thanks.
Social & Environmental Responsibility:
Very impressed with the work at Napo and the support they provide for the local community. We were so impressed with all the staff who are local and absolutely delightful. Coming from such a different background to their guests, the training is exemplary.
The places you stayed
Altogether EXCELLENT, a thoroughly enjoyable week.
One small aspect that you could endeavour to get your ducks in a row with the boat and tour company is the tipping recommendations.
Your recommendation, the boat's recommendation and our travel book's recommendation all suggested widely differing levels of tipping. Suffice it to say that these days carrying large amounts of cash through to the end of the holiday is, I believe, a thing of the past. It won't be too long before cash, in particular high denomination notes disappear, in my view.
Need more water in the creek !!
but the walk in was fun, but not for the elderly or infirm.
More English than an English hotel, particularly in the clientele !!
we were there during carnival and got covered in crazy foam whenever we put a foot out of the door. Be sure to recommend quiet rooms with OUTSIDE windows facing away from the street.
Excellent restaurant next door.
The Eric was kept immaculately clean. Always had hot water and plenty of it for showers, etc. We loved the sundeck and communal sitting area which were both very sociable. The food was great and we were very impressed with all the snacks ready for our return from outings.
Beautiful, relaxing, remote and fabulous.
Had lots of character and location was excellent. Being an old hotel it was rather noisy from other travellers getting up early and street noise.