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La Bastilla Ecolodge

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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
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Augusto C Sandino Airport72 mi
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Difficult to get to, and worth it! My friend was anxious driving up such a steep road with such tight turns, but we made it without incident. First, the young people that work there are absolutely amazing. Everyone went out of their way to make...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our one night here. Nice cabin with a great view of the valley. Food was fine. We walked the dirt road about a couple miles to the top of a hill in the afternoon and to the same dirt road...More

Thank cwshats
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Wonderful views of forest and valleys in the distance from the cabin’s verandah, beautiful scent of trumpet flowers, great welcome by friendly staff, good meals (understandably limited choice in this remote location), simple but comfortable cabins. Not much English spoken but the staff make every...More

Thank RichardWithy
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Our fun day after a week of mission work was to climb the mountain road in our jeep thru scenic hills of coffee plants, streams and various beautiful plant life. We were not disappointed when we reached this tranquil paradise. The staff were friendly and...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Overall, Bastilla is a beautiful place to stay. The nature is amazing and the rooms are clean. Definitely on the pricier side of tourism in Nicaragua... However, when I checked my credit card statement when I got home I realized they charged me the amount...More

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Response from La Bastilla E, Manager at La Bastilla EcolodgeResponded 6 September 2017

Dear we so sorry for our mistake In effect we charged 936 US Dollars for 936 cordobas we very sorry and we know this problem was extremely frustrating experience for you. Really it was not our intention All the revenue generated by the hotel is...More

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Response from RodolfoNicaragua | Reviewed this property |
It will be very uncomfortable for any type oh wheelchair, depends on teh room that you get, there will be steps involved. The re is no AC because it is cold enough and there is no pool
Kenneth W
6 July 2015|
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Response from LaBastilla | Property representative |
Dear Kenneth, It's quite common to hear howlers here but it's difficult to see them due to the distance between the hotel and the mountain where they are living. Talking about our vegetarian menu for sure we have... More
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"All the rooms have a great view and are comfortable."
14 Feb 2017
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"Rooms with baclcony facing the Lake Apanas"
12 Jan 2017
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"cabins 5 and 7 have the best views. the tent platform is unique and another good option."
25 Jul 2016
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"Cabins #5 and #6 have great valley views,All cabins nice views."
7 May 2016
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US$10 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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