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Rancho Merida
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This April i stayed 3 days in Rancho Merida Ometepe. I never heard of this place but another tourist guy told me about his stay he maked me curious. They have dorms..but i stayed in a beautiful villa ...cabaña.. i had 3 lovely nights ;) the villa cost me only 25 dollars so cheap and so great... i heard the dorms cost only 5 dollar. And they have a very very big restaurant with good nica food and pastas. If you go to relax this is the place to be!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Never stayed but the place looks good and the meal we had at the restaurant was good (chicken).
The cabins look new and if you want a cheap place to stay this would be a very good option. Situated in a nice little town with hundreds of mango trees lining the dirt roads.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We intended to stay at Hacienda Merida, which was across the same driveway on the lakefront, but it was full. Rancho Merida was not a bad second choice, as it was cheap ($5/night for a dorm bed) and a good location because of its proximity to Hacienda, its restaurant, swimming pier and sunset views. Also easy access to hiking trails to the volcano, San Ramon waterfall, and kayak tours on the lake.

The beds in the dorm were comfortable, and the dorm did have free lockers, but it was a large room (9 beds I think) and not enough fans for each bed. The bathrooms were in a separate building, but clean enough. The restaurant/bar area was nice and obviously very new, but the design just seemed out of place. The service was very slow, and the food was not expensive but the quality was average at best. The staff generally seemed disinterested. So overall, just an average place to sleep for a night or two.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank WiscDane
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This hotel/hostel is new, having been built in 2012. It is at the end of the chicken bus ride to Merida, and we were alerted to it because of a very persistent, but very personable young man on the bus who highly praised its features. Turns out his extended family owns the place. The dining area is beautifully designed and the kitchen prepares some very good choices. The bar offers Flor de Cana and we spent one evening there with fellow travelers and another talking to the barman (relative) who showed us photos of the hotel under construction. The casitas are very attractive and roomy and there is a place to wash and hang clothes near the hostel area. Rancho Merida is a few hundred feet from the lake, but they offer kayaks and kayak tours, as well a guide who will take you up Volcan Maderas. Clientele were mostly young (younger than us). We found the hotel to be very good value ($25/night for casita), particularly with its helpful and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank celia g
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Reviewed May 24, 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2014
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Murat K
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Address: Terminal de Buses Comunidad Merida, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Isla de Ometepe
Price Range: $10 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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