The place does all sorts of humanitarian stuff for the island. Try to negotiate a better rate for low season though and you will get a whole speech about it. They even charge $4 for the wifi eventhough its free everywhere else I went. I would have preferred *voluntary* donations.
I would stay away from the expensive private rooms on the top floor because the walls dont go to the ceiling so bugs are a constant nuisance. They charge hotel prices for those rooms eventhough its more like a camping in a hut.
The food is actually very good despite a rather limited menu. That helps a lot since its a hassle going to other places.
Theft is also a problem there, so be careful with your stuff.
Despite some issues with the rooms, the place is fun to hangout in and you meet lots of people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formed by two volcanoes rising in the middle of the lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island is a true paradise that offers visitors a unique and fantastic experience. We welcome you with spectacular sunsets, various outdoor activities, untouched wildlife, beautiful views of both volcanoes, hotel dock, direct access to lake Nicaragua and to highspeed internet. Hacienda Merida is the perfect place for a calm yet thrilling and definitely unforgettable vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Merida Hotel Isla De Ometepe