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La Bastilla Ecolodge
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Thank you Escarlet and the Bastilla Ecolodge staff!! Very friendly and kind attention, typical food served was excellent!! Cabins, mountains, coffee plantation, howler monkeys waking you up in the morning, trails, tucan sightings, bird singing, cool weather!!! It cannot get better than that!!! We are a family of five and we recommend to all that love nature, tranquility and friendly people, thank you again for the wonderful moments!!!!

Gracias Escarlet y todo el personal de La Bastilla Ecolodge!!! La atencion es muy amable y acogedora, la comida tipica fabulosa!! Las Cabañas, el cafetal, los monos aulladores, tucanes, pajaros cantando, los fresco...!!! Mejor no pudo estar!!!! Somos una familia de cinco y les recomendamos a todos aquellos que les gusta la naturaleza, el descanso y personas amables, gracias nuevamentes por los momentos agradables que pasamos!!

Room Tip: All rooms are nice, i suggest you write a mail to them letting them know how many you are traveling, they will send you options, all cabins and tent platforms have hot water and bathrooms and views are all good.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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ChristineMosi, Former Tourism Officer at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013
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Muchas gracias a todos ustedes por haber visitado La Bastilla Ecolodge y por compartir su experiencia aquí. Todo el equipo y los alumnos esperan poder darles la bienvenida de nuevo.
Saludos cordiales!

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Visited during rainy July and had a great stay with my 15 y/o daughter. Warm, personable staff including hospitality students from the vocational school. Good food and great day hikes of 10, 20, or 40 km if you find the trails through fincas, small communities, and forests. Lots of birds, including tucans and tucanettes right outside the dining area. Toured the school and farm operation and met extremely kind and knowledgeable young people. Would be a fine place for solo travelers, couples, families and small groups of adventurers. If you drive, high clearance 4x4 with muscle highly recommended. The lodge is east (not west of the lakes) - we got very lost and had fun all the way up to Pantasma and around the lake. Met lots of nice folks and offered lifts in our pickup. Also had a very pleasant visit with the National Police who guided us back to the landmark Puente -- thanks Officer Martinez! Support the school and community by visiting. (p.s. we felt very secure).

Room Tip: West facing room, down valley for lightning shows and sunsets.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank WarrenTM
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ChristineMosi, Gerente at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind words and for having visited La Bastilla. La Bastilla is indeed a very safe place, and you can meet very interesting characters here. Thank you as well for having given our students from the La Bastilla Agricultural Technical High School the opportunity to show you their service skills. We hope to welcome you and your daughter again soon. Best regards from the entire team

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

A wonderful location to stay for a couple of days. Paradise for relaxing and hiking if one is not afraid of steep climbs. That includes the car if one drives in by oneself, 4WD with a powerful engine is a must.
Views are breathtaking, the lodge is off the grid but their solar hot water and power works fine.
The location is at the very edge of cell phone range, for internet one can go down the road to the coffee plantation or the school for that.
The cooking was about the best we have enjoyed in Nicaragua.

Room Tip: The cabins are charming, semi-detached built from wood. Only minor point is the sound damping between units. The balconies are a blessing.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AbrahamPotappel
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ChristineMosi, General Manager at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Dear Abraham,

thank you very much for your kind words and we are glad that you liked it. Also, extremely well done on making your way up to the Ecolodge!
We hope to be able to welcome you again soon and wish you all the best!
Kind regards from the whole Ecolodge team

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I just stayed at the Bastilla Ecolodge for two nights, and it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The views are breathtaking - you really have to see it to believe it. We found a number of very good hiking trails, but we also very much enjoyed relaxing on the porch to our room (which had one of the best views you could ever ask for). The rooms themselves were well kept, though sparse - but at such a low price, you're getting well more than you pay for. On top of that, the staff was just great - very friendly, very accommodating, and often very funny. Plus they made some really excellent food (again, at low prices - you definitely get more than you pay for). I really can't say enough good things about the Bastilla Ecolodge. It's a great place to stay. If ever I find myself in Nicaragua again, I will most certainly try and visit again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Chris H
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ChristineMosi, General Manager at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thank you so much for this great review! We certainly try our best to make our guests leave with exactly this impression, and to hopefully come back and see how our students are doing.
Thank you also for having supported the educational program La Bastilla with your stay at the Ecolodge.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I really liked staying in La bastilla. It's lovely weather and beautiful landscapes will make you come back.

Security is not that much, La bastilla should have a dog or more to take care of it.

It's a place not only for couples, but for families or business or friends or solo. either way, it's a great place to stay.

Come and enjoy staying in La bastilla where u can pay with credit card.

Room Tip: Just a quick review. If u are staying in camping desk, it will be a little noisy at night while wind hits curtains.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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