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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a wonderful place. We went to enjoy some bird watching and some hiking. We were not disappointed. The lodging was very comfortable and in a very beautiful setting amidst a shade grown coffee area. Breakfast was included and lunch and dinner was also available at a minimal cost. It was very well prepared and equivalent to food in an...

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Antioch, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had the opportunity to visit La Bastilla for the first time and had an excellent and relaxing time. The service, food and accomodations were excellent. Karen, Wilfredo, Pequi and the other ladies were very friendly. Pequi stole our hearts; he is a smart, friendly and beautiful dog. We enjoyed the cool temperature, hiking, and the sights and sounds...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great getaway for a few days. Peaceful, secluded property in a gorgeous setting. Some terrific hikes to be had in the surrounding area and the tour of the coffee plant was really worthwhile. Outstanding meals. Room was basic/sparse, spacious, clean. It featured a great balcony with a couple of rocking chairs and a beautiful view of the valley below. Staff...

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La Bastilla E, Gerente at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Thank you very much for your visit In our ecolodge we offer only relaxing massages not given by a professionally therapist. Is true, now we do not have English-speaking guides available. The guides are the same students of The Technical Agriculture High School at la Bastilla and their English is Basic. we are sure that On Sunday the buses...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Bastilla has so much to offer not only in the heart of coffee country but in the heart of Reserva Natural Cerro Datanlí-El Diablo. Some activities I enjoyed offered were hiking, couples massage and coffee tasting! I am told that all of the profits from La Bastilla go to the local school!

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La Bastilla E, Gerente at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear It was nice your visit The Technical Agriculture High School at La Bastilla was opened 2007 in order to encourage the higher education of rural poor adolescents in the Jinotega area of Nicaragua. some students have to pay a small fee in order to be able to join the classes, however the school tries to give out as many...

Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It's a steep climb up to La Bastilla ecolodge and whilst the views are worth it the accommodation sadly is not. Our cabin was basic but ok, the bathroom however was disgusting. It was filthy & even if it was scrubbed it was so grotty it would never be or feel clean. There was only cold water & no towels....

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La Bastilla E, Gerente at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Thank very much for your review opinion It sad for us that your visit was no so good. our Priority is the cleaned of the cabins inside and outside, our Ecolodge is inside Of the Nature Reserve Datanli El Diablo for that reason always there different insect and other animals and the staff know that all cabins, restaurant and...

Nicaragua
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It located in the high mountans of Jinotega, yes a 4x4 is needed for the last 5K but wow i it worth it. I just spent 2 nights at the lodge where i had an amazing time, surround by large coffee plantations, birds, monkeys and th efriendly people. La Bastilla was a nice place to experience the rural Nicaragua here...

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La Bastilla E, Gerente at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Thank you so much fr your visit Our Ecolodge is located in Nature Reserve Datanli- El Diablo for over 200 species of insects, bats and primates and for more than 400 different species of birds. knowingly 8 of those species are already threatened extinction. Is great to know that you like the to experience the Rural Nicaragua Kind Regards...

Ontario's Near North, Canada
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The staff at the ecolodge did everything to make our visit wonderful. The lodge is situated high in the rain forest surrounded by coffee plantations. The cabins are very comfortable and the food carefully prepared Nicaraguan fare. A wonderful place away from it all to hike and relax. We were surprised at how chilly it was, and how the wind...

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La Bastilla E, Gerente at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear It was a pleasure for us your visit and share with you Thank you so much for your comment In January is very very cold The temperature oscilan between 13 to 19°C. Is normally in the Month December and January The best Wishes for you Bastilla Ecolodge

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This Ecolodge is part of a sustainable coffee plantation next to Reserva Natural Cerro Dantali el Diablo. The lodge is intimate, with a beautiful location overlooking the cloud forest and coffee plantations below. The surrounding forest teems with bird life, and is well worth exploring with a knowledgeable guide. The rates are very reasonable, the staff go out of their...

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Dear Thank you very much for you review opinion The Bastilla Ecolodge started in 2010 is supposed to be a place where tourists are able to experience the proper Nicaraguan culture Is true, now we do not have English-speaking guides available. The guides are the same students of The Technical Agriculture High School at la Bastilla and their English is...

Nevada City, California
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is my fourth stay at La Bastilla. Each stay has affirmed my feelings of the first trip followed by each of the others. The accommodations were excellent if you are looking for a quiet, secluded, rain forest location. There was always a warm shower, clean rooms, screened windows to keep out the critters with very adequate lighting. There was...

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La Bastilla E, Gerente at La Bastilla Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Thank you so much for your visit It was a pleasure to share with you We hope you can come back soon Best Wishes Bastilla Ecolodge

Brentwood, New Hampshire
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We recently enjoyed 4 nights at La Bastille with Karel and her staff. The location is excellent and the cabin was perfect for our family, simple and with a great view (#5). The food was also very good. Karel worked hard to make us comfortable and arranged 2 activities, a tour of the school that the lodge supports and a...

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Thank you so much for your visit to our Ecolodge. for us it was a pleasure to share with you We hope you to comeback soon Best Wishes

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On a coffee estate within the stunning Datanli El Diablo nature reserve, La Bastilla Ecolodge offers beautiful eco-friendly accommodation, with all profits supporting our educational project.We are a not-for-profit Ecolodge set in the mountains of northern Nicaragua, enjoying stunning panoramic views over the forested valleys and Apanás Lake. In this breathtaking atmosphere with limited mobile phone connection we invite you to disconnect from the worries of daily life and unwind.We offer cosy wooden cabins with all the creature comforts, including private balconies with rocking chairs to enjoy the sunset, solar hot water showers and fluffy towels. Those travelling on a budget can choose to stay in one of our comfortable dormitories and deck-camping platforms, which offer you the same amenities as the private rooms. (Please be advised that there are no sockets in the rooms, but you can charge any equipment on our events’ platform.)All room rates include continental breakfast, but for a small charge we also offer the traditional Nicaraguan breakfast, Pancakes, Omelettes etc. All delicious meals are made from local produce (where possible directly at La Bastilla Technical Agricultural High School) and freshly prepared in our onsite restaurant, where you can enjoy a variety of meals between 6am and 9pm. Apart from relaxing in a hammock on our platform common area or enjoying the views and breathtaking sunsets, we invite you to take one of our several guided tours (hikes in the nature reserve, or tours through the coffee farm, including a tasting session, tour of the High School’s production areas), or walk our trails by yourselves.We offer the highest standards of environmental sustainability including our own system of solar electricity and solar-powered hot water, recycling, composting and bio-digestors.Please note:Cancellation Policy: 24 hours before the arrivalCheck in time: please contact us to arrange your arrival timeCheck out time: 11.00 amMethod of Payment upon arrival: both credit cards and cash (US$ or cordobas)Breakfast is included.Taxes are included.We offer discounts for children under 12, under 6's go freeIf coming in your own vehicle, a high 4x4 is highly recommended as roads are steep and rocky. Any other vehicle can get to the High School (10 minutes walk up the steep hill to the Ecolodge)We are a social enterprise; your stay contributes directly to supporting La Bastilla Agricultural High School which provides a comprehensive technical education for young people from impoverished backgrounds: 100% of our profits go towards the operating costs of the school ... more   less 

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Address: La Bastilla Coffee Estates | Las Colinas, Jinotega, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Jinotega Department > Jinotega
Price Range: $30 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“All the rooms have a great view and are comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles richardlL1134VC, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with baclcony facing the Lake Apanas”
 of 5 bubbles RodolfoNicaragua, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“cabins 5 and 7 have the best views. the tent platform is unique and another good option.”
 of 5 bubbles nancyp867, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabins #5 and #6 have great valley views,All cabins nice views.”
 of 5 bubbles kmencinitas, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are basic, but adequate. They have hot water - a real bonus in Nicaragua!”
 of 5 bubbles pandtab, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
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