I stayed for two nights with my sister and two friends and would not recommend this place. On the plus side, the atrium garden is pretty (though not a place to hang out or meet fellow travellers as I believe the website suggests) and it feels secure (as there is a security guard overnight). The AC is effective and the wi-fi works well.
Moving onto the downsides - it is overpriced at $50 per night (as my sister and I wanted a room with two beds in, the couple we were with paid $35 per night). The rooms are dark, not particularly big and very tired/shabby - lots of marks on the ceilings, cobwebs, chipped paintwork where the wall meets the skirting board, the shelf above the sink hanging at a very odd angle (like it was about the fall down).
Even though we had emailed the day previously to ask if we could arrive a day early and stay for an extra night (a mistake in retrospect!), the owner was surprised when we arrived, saying she expected us the following week. One room wasn't ready and therefore was cleaned VERY quickly. The couple's room was apparently ready on arrival but they had to ask for the toilet waste paper bin to be emptied from the previous occupants. The communal area has potential - quite light, lots of table and chairs but it smelt very strongly of "pet" and there was cat faeces under one of the chairs when we got there and which was still there two days later when we left.
The website is misleading. It suggests that for 2 people at $50, breakfast is included. We brought this up and were told that the website is wrong and that because my sister and I had two beds in our room, the rate of $50 excluded breakfast and there was no budging on this from the owner. After pressing the point, she said that she would discount the breakfast - which she did without us having to ask again but the discount was minimal.
We also walked into our room to find it being serviced by the housekeeper (no problem with this!) but to see my sister's shawl being used to beat down the bed - odd and not really acceptable.
This place has potential and is located right on the water's edge, but it needs some TLC. Also, and this may be because of wider problems in Omoa with the current changing and the beach disappearing, it is important to point out that even though the hotel is on the water's edge, there is no beach (it is just rocks and therefore also hard to see how you would snorkel "outside the front door" as suggested by the website but I may be mistaken about this as we didn't ask more because it was raining).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beachfront hotel constructed in 2008 located at the quiet end of the beach. Offers restaurant, Internet, bar, laundry service, air-conditioning, cable TV, hot water, private bathrooms, gift shop, book exchange. Canadian owned and operated. Omoa is a remote, quiet fishing village where you can thoroughly relax and enjoy magnificent sunsets or undertake snorkeling right out the front door. We await your visit! ... more less