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The Monkey Hut
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Very relaxing place..”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Amazing location, good setup, and not too expensive..take the large cabina at the top if you can, amazing restful sleep with nice views from its deck... definitely a place to visit while at Nica!

You buy drinks from a separately run restaurant, but its convenient, with good service, and they take it up to your room if you so desire :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

The first time we stayed here it was magical. Gorgeous sunrises over the lake, great friends joined us, sun every day and fun in the lake. Our room was clean and spacious. Some members of staff were a little cold towards us but mostly nice. The groundskeeper was great, he showed us where some howler monkeys were, they were so close to the hostel then over the next few days they were crawling in the trees above where we were chilling out near the lake, it was amazing! I would recommend bringing your own food, there is a little kitchen you can use, which made it cheaper for us, just be aware they will charge you for bringing beer/alcohol on the premises because they have a bar and sell beer and things there. Great time had here xXx

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Managua, Nicaragua
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I do not recomend this place to anyone that appreciates a good service. The service from all the staff is not what you expect from a decent place. You have to always have cash with you if you want something to eat, and so you don't have to wait for AN HOUR to pay for your drinks. They claim it is because of the location, but I've been to other of the restaurants around the lagoon and have never had this kind of problems, and most certainly never have been treated with this attitud.
And they even didn't have available the so mentioned home-made pizza.
I definetly won't be coming back soon to this place. There are at least three more places near by that are way better than Monkey Hut.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I love monkey hut! The Lago de Apoyo is one of the most amazing places I've ever seen in my life! Can you imagine swimming in mineral water inside the crater of a volcano? Well you can do it here - or you can kayak, lye in a rubber tube or just float around in a life jacket - and Monkey Hut provides all of this! Don't go to Nicaragua without visiting this place! It is just breathtaking! The only thing I'll say is maybe bring your own food! Monkey Hut allow you use their kitchen! The restaurant service is terrible but that is no fault whatsoever of the Monkey Hut as the food is run by another company!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

We were taken here by Ramon of No Rush Tours (who is wonderful). We easily could have spent a long time here just poking around, swimming and sunning. The staff is nice. We ordered a pizza and a couple of Tonas. The pizza was very good. We watched an iguana roam around while we ate, and then we popped in the wonderful water for a swim. The water is like a bath. They provide tubes and kayaks, and there is a floating dock to just hang out on. There is a shower to clean up before you go. It's a lovely way to spend a lazy afternoon, or day.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The grounds itself and the lake are great. It's gorgeous there (looked a lot better than when we kayaked by Oasis) but can ultimately be enjoyed in a day. The room was 29$ with a shared bathroom and was definitely not worth the cost. It looked like it was put together in 15 minutes with plywood planks. It was ridiculously hot and soo so noisy (we were on the bottom level and we could hear everything happening upstairs). The shared bathroom was small and not that clean. Realistically, it was one of the worst rooms we stayed in in a month in nicaragua. The foods good and reasonably priced.
Overall, a really nice place to relax but the rooms are awful. You cannot get food after 6 and it is completely dead. There is literally no one around, no common area, mothing to do, no games or pool table or anything. My guess is there was maybe 6 guests while we were there. So bring some cards and a book if you're going to stay! It would be worth it if you could afford the beachside cabana.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, OR
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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed a night at monkey hut after making reservations before hand, although when i showed up they didnt have my reservation. Luckly the place was empty and i got a room. Maybe a good place for the day but not worth staying there as its small and no ones around. They close the kitchen at six, although they dont tell you that, so if your staying the night you got to eat early. The grounds are kept nice and they do provide some water fun like kayaks and inner tubes.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: The Monkey Hut
Address: Laguna de Apoyo del triangulo 100 metros al Norte | Catarina, La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya NVT, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Masaya Department > Masaya > La Laguna de Apoyo
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in La Laguna de Apoyo
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Monkey Hut Nicaragua/La Laguna De Apoyo

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