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Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel

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Carretera El Quino a Santa Cruz San Fernando, Playa Santo Domingo, Isla de Ometepe Nicaragua
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Santo Domingo
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Xalli is an elegantly refurbished 9-room hotel strategically located beach-front along the sandy isthmus connecting the island's two spectacular volcanoes. Our hotel facilities offer stylish comfort & convenience and our service is personalized, professional and incredibly welcoming. With expert knowledge of the island and its activities we offer all staying guests complimentary arrangement of their tour and transport needs whilst on the island. Our restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a range of healthy and delicious vegetarian and meat options. We invite you to visit our new lounge bar which overlooks Lake Nicaragua and hosts the island's most extensive cocktail and wine lists.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Louisexvi wrote a review Apr 2020
Oslo, Norway3 contributions
I can not recommend Xalli enough! It was super service even before we got there! There was no place left when we called to pre-book, but the manager found an amazing room for us, large and clean and ligh, with a comfy bed, big enough for the 3 of us, very close to the lake. The grounds are beautifull, plenty of space for our 4 year old to run around, hamocks to chill and a beach to splash in just down the steps. The restaurant is very cosy, plenty of ligh and open to the grounds. The food was very very good, a superb breakfast, and a delicious selection of dishes freshly made for lunch and dinner. And good cocktails too! ;-) And the attention was top notch, friendly staff, very accomodating. We were in the middle of a 6 months long world tur when we came to Ometepe, and this was hands down the nicest place we have stayed! the island is beautiful, but Xalli Hotel, and specially the hospitality of Carlos, made it the nicest place to stay in the whole trip. He went out of his way to help us in anything and everything, gave us advice about where to go and what to see, and made it very easy for us to stay a bit longer… and all with such a good humor and energy! The only regret we have is that we could not stay longer, we really loved it! PS. Even if we were with our 4 years old, I can see this as the perfect place for couples, recommended for romantic escape! Carlos, gracias, gracias monton! Esos 3 dias fueron maravillosos, lo estamos extrañando! Esperamos regresar la proxima vez que nos llegemos por alla, y encontrarte todavia con la misma energia y disfrutando de la vida! Un abrazote! Lis, Daniel & Luna
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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kevin_from_AKandCO wrote a review Mar 2020
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska389 contributions213 helpful votes
I spent 4 nights at Xalli. Positives: hotel is well located and right on a beach. Walking distance to some other food options and beaches, and a very quick drive to Balgue. Rooms are above average. The staff is *usually* very attentive. They are efficient and helpful for organizing tours, massage, and taxis. From the hammocks on the lawn you get a view of the lake and both volcanoes. Restaurant is decent, and I appreciated when they made me a big salad on request one night. Bummers: DOGS BARKING AND ROOSTERS CROWING ALL NIGHT, from only a few feet away. As in, non-stop. Every guest I met said they had to sleep with earplugs, and two couples checked out early because of it. This is not a peaceful oasis at night. Nolver and Carlos at reception are great, but a 3rd guy (name?) is less so. One night while I was the only diner he was shooting pool with friends, which meant dinner was not relaxing. You are probably not on Ometepe to watch TV, but be warned they have 90% of the channels blocked so the selection is 10 cartoon channels and a couple of sports channels. Overall? Really nice, but not worth the price they charge. I would probably choose elsewhere if I returned to Ometepe.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jackie B wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom51 contributions17 helpful votes
The Xalli hotel is paved between the 2 volcanoes, on the beach of Lake Nicaragua. I stayed in one of the bungalows that looked out over the gardens and out to the lake. The room and bathroom were large and spotless. There was TV, air con, fan and good WiFi. The best touch was tea tree shampoo and conditioner awaiting you in the shower. Separate towels were placed in the bathroom if you wanted to walk out the back gate and swim in the lake. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served between 6.30am - 9pm. The food is amazing. Cooked fresh to order, tasty and nutritious. You can then choose from a variety of activities (prices in a folder in your room) or sit on your porch or in any of the huge hammocks struggle around the garden. There are a few other hotels and local restaurants nearby but you do need transport to see other parts of this island. The staff are helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Monika L wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada45 contributions18 helpful votes
This is a great little spot with small bungalow style lodging. The bathrooms are beautiful. It's very reasonable and has all the necessary amenities as well as great staff. The only real challenge is going off property for dinner, nothing is very walkable and being a rustic, remote area, transportation isn't always readily available. The food here is ok but not it's best feature. Very enjoyable spot.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Robert M wrote a review Jan 2020
93 contributions8 helpful votes
While it’s true that we picked Xalli for no other reason than because it had AC (yes, I am embarrassed) after staying there, it has so much more to offer. It starts with Carlos, who made it his personal mission to assure that every guest felt welcome and at home. I was stunned when my daughter did not come to dinner because she was tired and he offered to drive to a pharmacy if she needed anything. Sincerity. In the days preceding our stay Carlos contacted us to make sure everything was in order including how we would get from the ferry to the property and securing ATV’s for our use. The rooms are spacious clean and yes, well air conditioned. Hammocks everywhere including your porch. The beach is perfect. Massages were available. Dinner and breakfast were both delicious. Look no further when on Ometepe.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$33 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentIsla de OmetepePlaya Santo Domingo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Volcan Maderas (4.4 miles), Ojo de Agua (1.6 miles), and Los Ramos (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Campestre, Pizzeria Mediterranea Bar Ristorante, and El Pital.
Does Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.