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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Hacienda Merida will remain one of my fondest memories of Nicaragua. We are a family of four with two teenage girls and everything I read about the hacienda appealed to me from the location and reviews to their community mission. However, the "private dorm room for four" was not one of them. I was so wrong - the room was... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2015

The floor level double bed room was clean and a good price. $25 for a night. We had our own bathroom. New ish place. The wifi was only accessible in the common area. The all u can eat buffet was decent food but slightly overpriced $6-8 for what it was (compared to right up the road which charged you regular... More 

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brooklyn, ny
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61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

We loved everything about this place. Gorgeous views, excellent food, lovely staff and a philosophy of sustainability and community support. If you need 3 star accommodations stay away. For those more laid back you will be richly rewarded. Though rustic, it is clean and comfortable. Because there was no room available we stayed in a two person tent by the... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights, upstairs lake view. The tents had real mattresses and lakefront location. Quiet, peaceful. Excellent food and coffee. It's a destination. Met wonderful eclectic, socially conscious travelers in lovely palpable eating area, with all you can eat buffet breakfast and dinner. ($5/$8, including beverage). Budget travelers could eat their own food, but not use kitchen. Owner Alvaro Molina... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

This was a great little spot in ometepe. Originally booked the 2nd floor for myself and Bf thinking we would get the gorgeous view of the volcano and deck with hammocks- but it was actually on the other side with no room or deck. So we switched to the same room downstairs for $10 cheaper! Good buffet dinners included, fresh... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Had a room in the front upstairs with the best view. Sunset is gorgeous. Great variety of food, lots vege options and coconut ice cream. Mmm. Room had flowers on the bed and nicely arranged towels. Huge hammock. Nice communal and eating area. Staff ultra helpful org tours and taxis etc. Though some processes would speed things up and save... More 

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 2 January 2015

Been to a lot of hostels in this big wide world, Hacienda Merida is one of the best. Obviously not right in the middle of town, but that was kind of the point Have a damn coconut banana batido and find yourself a hammock. Nice and remote

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 January 2015

We stayed there for two nights and really enjoyed the comfortable accommodations, the beautiful location right on the lake (perfect for kayaking, sunsets, early morning coffee, etc.) and what stood out the most was the really helpful staff. They took care of everything, and one guy even made taxi reservations for us and then spent hours talking on the phone... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

This eco-lodge offers just the basics in accommodations, but it's a great relaxed place for people seeking an adventure experience and not luxurious comfort. The staff is friendly and super accommodating, and the pace is slow and leisurely. Much like a camp, there's a buffet breakfast and dinner, but you can also order off the menu. Secure a private room... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 15 December 2014

This place is a nice break after hiking to see the waterfalls. They served good food and the ambience of slow(er) daily life matched the not-so-hurried food service...but given how remote this place is where most of food supply must be delivered, I salute the locals who cooked savory meals and flavorful shakes. One of the better places in Ometepe... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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. it is the perfect place for a calm yet thrilling and definately unforgettable vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacienda Merida

Address: Merida | Rivas, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Hacienda Merida Hotel Isla De Ometepe
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“Our 3 bed room next to the reception desk was a bit loud in the am”
 of 5 bubbles BrandonOrleans, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“dorms if you like hosteling--an upstairs room facing the lake for beautiful sunrises and sunsets”
 of 5 bubbles G3027RYjoanneh, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“upstairs rooms have more breeze, more light and more space”
 of 5 bubbles 540c_cilen, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Get a room upstairs so you can have a view of the lake!”
 of 5 bubbles juliesD5784XE, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have a view of the lake.There is wifi but only in the restaurant area.”
 of 5 bubbles G3027RYjoanneh, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
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