We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Casa Hotel Istiam

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Santa Cruz
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 41: English reviews
Start your review of Casa Hotel Istiam
 Click to rate
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is clean, the staff welcoming. I stayed in a casita the first night, lovely. The gardens are beautiful. The food is very good with large portions. The second night I had a dorm room with private bath. Nice stay.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Krystal M
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I've been going to the Casa Istiam for 14 years and I love it. You are right across from the best beach on the island and the people that work there are always so friendly and helpful. The rooms are very nice and clean and the food is always delicious.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Corliss B
Kimberley, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Kinda pricy for what you get but there isn't much choice around. The beach is fairly nice, sand - no rocks and is right there across the highway. The beds all have bug netting. You are forced to buy their food and beer cause there are no stores around. I would probably drive farther and find a better place in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rocklawnmower
Orlando
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I hit Ometepe about dusk, rented a scooter and headed towards Santo Domingo with a recommendation for this hotel. It was dark by the time I got there, so really could not shop for alternatives along the way. The room was simple, but it and the shower were VERY clean! That is not always the case in Nicaragua for this...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank CharlieOrlando
Manchester
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Despite other reviews below, we had a great stay at Casa Hotel Istiam. The staff were very helpful (particularly with our hike and public transport planning), the room was basic but clean and the food very tasty with good-sized portions. And the beach is just 10m away!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Simon W
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Good for a couple of nights sleep, however paid for a room with air con which really did nothing. They helped us to organise bikes and a shuttle though which was useful. A bit isolated but there's a few restaurants and bar a short walk up the road. The view of the volcanoes is nice.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ellie S
Brockville, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2016

My husband and I went for a long walk and stumbled across this hotel along the way. We decided to go in for a coffee break. While there, we met several other friendly people who were staying at this hotel. They spoke very positively about their stay here and felt that they had received extremely good value for their money...ranging...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank deb-terr
Esteli, Nicaragua
Reviewed 10 February 2016

It did the job. I was able to stay there and the food was pretty good. The customer service needed to be way better but it was the only place we could go. Cold water, 5 people in a room and a good walk from the other hostels.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jlwerd
Longueuil, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2016

There was no availability at the others hotels so we went there. The A\C wasn't working well. The bed sheet were spot with bird excrement We had a mouse in our room during the night who eat the tetrapack of milk and some cookies. We were able to see the volcano from the front of our room. There was a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tjsplusloin
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Casa Istiam was our last resort. We tried a couple of other places, i.e., Xalli, but they didn't have any rooms available. We hadn't booked anything b/c we were kinda flying by the seat of our pants on this trip. We panicked, showed up to Istiam, they had availability so we booked. After we settled in and walked to Little...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NansaTrojan

56 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (56)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (25)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Santa Cruz
0.0 km away
Hotel Villa Paraiso
Hotel Villa Paraiso
#1 of 4 in Isla de Ometepe
367 reviews
0.0 km away
Hotel Playa Santa Martha
Hotel Playa Santa Martha
#4 of 4 in Isla de Ometepe
24 reviews
0.0 km away
Santa Cruz Hostel & Restaurant
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
El Zopilote
El Zopilote
#1 of 4 in Santa Cruz
369 reviews
0.0 km away
Hostel Ibesa
Hostel Ibesa
#5 of 14 in Moyogalpa
81 reviews
0.0 km away
Hotel Hamacas
Hotel Hamacas
#2 of 2 in San Jorge
40 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet

Additional Information about Casa Hotel Istiam

Address: Playa Santo Domingo, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Casa Hotel Istiam Nicaragua/Isla De Ometepe
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Casa Hotel Istiam staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Just look around they will show you all the rooms .. they are basic but clean and it's very safe.”
 of 5 bubbles corlissb332, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask to see 2nd floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieOrlando, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the dorm-room type room. It was spacious but didn't feel clean.”
 of 5 bubbles NansaTrojan, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“dont stay here but if you want, at least try to stay on the bedrooms outside, NEVER on the second floor. and chek out your bed mattress”
 of 5 bubbles 334aidac, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Get one with a private bathroom.. if you still decide to stay here..”
 of 5 bubbles vanillat217, 24 Sep 2012 | Read review
5 of 5