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“Cosy and fun !”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hospedaje Soma

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Hospedaje Soma
Ranked #1 of 11 Moyogalpa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mortsel, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Cosy and fun !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

The German owner Zkini has turned this little place into a fantastic spot to spend some nights and discover the island. Good value for money, easy going, laid back and a nice atmosphere with friendly dogs, a fantastic garden, and good food. Zkini is always willing to help out and hooked us up with great last minute flight tickets when we learned that the ferry would not be sailing out due to Semana Santa. He arranged fast and comfortable transport to get back to Managua where we could hop on a 12seater plane to take us to San Carlos. We're still very thankful for this. This place is simply a top spot for both backpackers as well as couples on their honeymoon. If you need a drink, you take it out of the fridge. If you need a bike, just ask. Cool place with a cool 'rock-loving' owner. Have fun !

Room Tip: The bungalow at the lowest end of the property is perfect for couples !
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2011

We had a great 2 day stay at Soma. The pros were;
-great location 5 mins from main street
-lovely grounds
-large and clean room
-good variety of accommodation (dorms, private rooms, cabins)
-lovely owner who is particular, as eastern European ;) but very friendly and accommodating
-Soma can organise trekking trips with the great Elmer. We did Conception - don't believe the reports it's not that hard and took just on 7hrs. If you have ever done a multi day trek ( eg macchu picchu, Kota kinabalu etc) it's easy

  • Stayed June 2011
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

Soma is a great place and Zkini, the owner is very helpful. He organized a trek up Volcan Concepcion for me, and I spent two great evenings on his terrace. The dormitory, where I stayed, currently has six beds, but I think he is planning on shifting a few things around. The beds were clean, as was the bathroom. The kitchen was well-stocked and the coffee delicious. I whole-heartedly recommend Hospedaje Soma.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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monteverde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

Most of the hotels in Moyagalpa are right on the strip, but Hospedaje is a quick, not-even 5-minute walk from downtown, and it's totally worth getting away. The hotel feels like a little, green quiet oasis, but it's owner, a German guy named Skinny, makes the stay a great one.

Skinny completely goes out of his way to make you feel welcome and at home; with every new guest, I saw him sitting with them, talking, giving ideas of what and where to go, though he never pressed one kind of trip or tour or another. We wanted to rent bikes, for example, but couldn't find one small enough in town for our 7 year old, but Skinny found a bike for us.

There's a nice, very large common eating area (as is common in Nicaragua) which, while not much of a hang out, was a good spot to gather. Breakfast was common fare but filling. Rooms were simple as is the norm.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

Found out about Soma through trip advisor. It was my first trip to Nicaragua, and it looked cool so I emailed Zkini (the owner) and he got right back to me, and set up my reservation. It's a little off the beaten path from the main town, but still very close, and easy to find. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. It's like a garden of eden! very quiet, relaxing, tropical setting. Clean, spacious rooms, and a chill vibe. Had a great time chatting with Zkini, sipping Tonas, and relaxing on the patio. He even arranged for a scooter rental for me so I could check out the island. I can't wait to go back! anybody who is heading to Ometepe, PLEASE check out Soma..you won't regret it!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Hospedaje Soma for two nights and had a great time. The owner, Zkini, is very friendly and runs a great place. The cabana we stayed in was very clean and tucked away for privacy. My only complaint is that there was so much space in between the bottom of the door and the floor that the geckos were able to make themselves right at home in our room during the night--which left me a little on edge. The breakfast was generous and delicious. On our last day, we just sat with Zkini and asked him about his time in Nicaragua. He is very candid and really friendly. In our opinion, the pictures on his website do not do his place justice. It is very nice and beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2011

Short n sweet review! You dont need to think about anywhere else really. Super clean place to stay..be it in a dorm or a private room. Really relaxed vibes. The owner is a cool German guy with a good supply of german beers and a great playlist of music over the PA speaker!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hospedaje Soma
Address: Frente del Instituto J.R. Smith, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe 00000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Moyogalpa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Moyogalpa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our accommodations are located on the edge of Moyogalpa, about 10 minutes from the main port on Ometepe. We have a variety of accommodation types available to suit the needs of every traveler, including our spacious cabins, rooms with private or shared bathrooms and a 7-bed dormitory. Our rooms are placed throughout a lush garden setting, giving Hospedaje Soma a relaxed, tranquil atmosphere. All accommodations come with free breakfast served on our spacious communal terrace. We organize individual tours & hikes on Ometepe Island and provide private transportation on the main land. ... more   less 
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Hospedaje Soma Moyogalpa, Nicaragua - Isla De Ometepe

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