I was underwhelmed by this hotel despite the fact that, by most accounts, it represents the best Ometepe has to offer. Rooms in the hotel part of the complex were small and dark. I don’t mind rustic but I do mind a $30/night (pricey compared to other places I’ve stayed in Nicaragua) room with a bathroom full of bugs. Literally – my first night there they covered almost every surface. When I asked the person at the front desk if something could be done, they handed me a can of Raid. Ok, so I filled the place with fumes and was left with a bathroom full of dead bugs. I was told it could be cleaned while I ate dinner but upon returning to my room, nothing had been done. I was forced to head downstairs first thing in the morning to ask to have my room cleaned before I could shower or use the bathroom. I will say that they did respond quickly to this request.
I wish I could say better things about the restaurant as I really wanted to like the food – the menu was quite appetizing. Unfortunately, the food was not (and it wasn’t cheap) plus I’ll echo the comments of others that the staff just didn’t seem particularly attentive or friendly. I rented a bike for part of the day and was initially given one with obviously flat tires. I had to point out why I was trading it in for a different one.
The setting is pretty and perhaps the cabanas are a better option than the hotels (although I met a couple who had their hiking shoes stolen from their patio while they were trying to dry them out, post-volcano hike). Overall, unimpressive.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Paraiso Hotel Isla De Ometepe
- Paraiso Hotel Isla De Ometepe
- Paraiso Isla De Ometepe