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“personal touch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monkey"s Island Ometepe

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Monkey"s Island Ometepe
San Francisco | Mérida Altagracia, Isla de Ometepe 18., Nicaragua   |  
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“personal touch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Although a long way from the Ferry in Moyagalpa worth every minute! An absolute Nicaragua-family atmosphere, combined with excellent food and spotless clean rooms. Close to very quiet beach, relaxing hammocks and special and warm treatment for children.
If you are in for a local touch on Ometepe, this is the place to be!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

It was my second time after 2010 that I came to this homefeeling place again. The owners are extraordanary friendly and helpful and the value you get out of that lovely place, far away from the tourist crowd is phanomenal. Even the ride there is the first adventure you have to get through you will not regret the stay there. I just can everybody recommend to go there an experience yourself. Waterfalls and the Madera are just around the corner and for swimming you just have to go down some steps and the lake wellcomes you.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It was really good to be back. My third visit since 2005 and I enjoyed it as much as before. The simple but clean rooms, the relaxed atmosphere, the location, the hammocks, the beach, the yummie food, the interaction with the other guests and last but not least the hospitality of this great family. They really know how to make you feel welcome and at home.

Don't expect a five star hotel, everything is rather basic. But it gives you the chance to enjoy the local life and hospitality. It's a place you'll never forget.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I had a wonderful experience at Monkey Island Hostel. Located in a quieter part of the island on a really nice, calm part of the lake, this hostel is a great place for a peaceful getaway. Our room was clean and beds very comfortable. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful with booking guides, taxis and suggesting activities to do on the island. The home cooked food was really good and the fresh fruit juices especially good. I highly recommend you stay at Monkey Island for a true island experience and excellent hospitality.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Located in Merida (1 hour cab ride from moyogaipa) monkey island is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway on ometepe. Our room was clean and the beds comfortable and the place is just a 1 min walk from a lovely secluded beach. You can hear and see howler monkeys from the main Pavillion.

Angel was absolutely lovely and so helpful. He arranged for a guide up Madera who was great and also arranged our transport back to the port. The place offers bike and kayak hire although we didn't actually use these.

Oh and the food is pretty good too and we'll priced.

Would recommend!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Franklin, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

For my sixth trip on Ometepe there is no better place to go than Monkey island hostal
Friendly people, great food and wonderfull setting make this place one of the best in Central America. If you wanna real stay in Nicaragua Country side without pizza and Dr. House shows, Monkey island worth the ride!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Kind staff, pretty good food, awesome service and wonderful location. The lake is only a five minute walk away. Many activities to do such as hike, swim, and ride horses. The Kayak is free if you are staying there and eating there which is awesome. Prices range from 15-25 $ a night. Quaint rooms with private bath or a shared dorm.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Francisco | Mérida Altagracia, Isla de Ometepe 18., Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Isla de Ometepe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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