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The American Cafe & Hotel
Ranked #5 of 11 Moyogalpa B&B and Inns
Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
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“great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

great location. clean rooms with hot water and paper flushable toilet.
Simone and Robert are helpfull hosts, always willing to help organise our adventures on this awesome island.
we recommand this place to anyone who wants to be in close proximity to restaurant, scooters rentals, and Volcan Concepcion.

Room Tip: all the rooms are huge and spotless
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We only had 1 night on Ometepe Island (too short, I know!) and chose to stay in Moyogalpa due to it's proximity to the ferry - we had to grab the 6am ferry the next morning!

The American Cafe is the best place to stay at - hot water, large & clean rooms, heaps of fans! We didn't choose the a/c room because we went during windy season and didn't need it. The location is convenient as it's just up the road (like 100 metres) from the ferry port.

Simone and Robert were very helpful and accommodating during our stay there. They gave us great dining options and helped us with hiring scooters for the day (with Robinson and his family - they are super nice and speaks fluent English!).
Robert also recommended a great local place down the road for fresh fish - Tyrone's. Definitely check this place out for dinner and as early as you can because they close pretty early if they've run out of food or the cook is tired. We came at 6 and just made the last order!

The food was fabulous - if you're getting sick of the local, they offer some great home-made italian-style food (I actually wanted to get the spaghetti and meatballs!).

Simone runs you through some house rules - but these are nothing strict. It was actually helpful to know a few of these things instead of accidentally breaking something.

I'd definitely recommend this place for anyone wanting to stay close to the ferry port. Also at $30/night/room - this place is worth it!

Room Tip: There's no need to pick the A/C room. You get more than enough fans to keep you cool (we had 3 f...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Simone and Robert were extremely helpful at all times of the day and night. They let us store luggage there when we moved to the other side of the island. Great gringo food. Super helpful. Spotless and spacious rooms. Simone works her butt off cooking for guests. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Williams Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

We looked at a few options along the street leading from the ferry and settled on The American Café because of the very large, clean, rooms. This is a small property (4 rooms?).

We booked the only room with AC but decided the next day to ask for the lower, non-AC, rate as the portable AC unit made lots of noise but did nothing to cool the room. The owner seemed to understand what the issue with the AC system was and said she would address a remedy for it.

Very safe property (Ometepe Island is very safe to begin with) and centrally located. Hey, they even have a Western-style septic system, meaning the toilet paper does not go into a basket, a rarity in Nicaragua :)

The owners are originally from New York. “She” is business-oriented and goes out of her way to make sure your stay is enjoyable. “He” sits in the attached restaurant for hours at a time and “entertains”. Takes a bit of getting used to and then he grows on you and grows on you with his good sense of humour and entertaining stories. Definitely a class-act and not to be missed.

We had breakfast there once and it was excellent and copious. Also a good place to eat if you tire of the ubiquitous “Gallo Pinto” and crave North American bacon & eggs or omelettes.

Check out the property if you are there – We don’t think that you will be disappointed.

Room Tip: They don't have WiFi yet but eat a slice of pizza at the pizzeria next door, get their WiFi code...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

excellent stay ,big clean rooms with very good bathroom
very friendly owners with good tips what to do on the island
nice restaurant attached with fresh home made meals (italian influence)
higly recommended
Gert and Edith from Belgium

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

My father and i stayed with Robert and Simone and all i can say is that these people are great! The rooms are very clean and lots of hot water you get fresh towels every day and the food is fresh and very yummy. They are willing to help you out with anything you need and will ensure that you have a great stay while at The American Cafe & Hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

My son and his wife have stayed with Robert and Simone a few times so when we planed a trip in Sept 2011 the place to be was the American Cafe and Hotel.....My room was large and very clean with A/C.....large bathroom and hot water....fresh towels and my favourite.....a cloth's line....They take excellent care of their guests.....we were very sad to leave!

Room Tip: Both rooms were very nice.....
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The American Cafe & Hotel
Address: Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Moyogalpa
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Ranked #5 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Moyogalpa
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Number of rooms: 19
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