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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

When you don't want to pay a lot of money for your stay at Ometepe, this is a great place with nature all around you. The taxi to this place will cost you around $25/30, but it's worth it! Friendly and helpful staff, excellent food, the rooms were not that great but what can you expect for $20 (room with...

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Great place- inexpensive, friendly family, beautiful views, and howler monkeys down by the lake pretty often. Very quiet, and secluded. Great vegetarian soup for a reasonable price. Highly recommended!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I spent 10 days at this wonderful place last month and can't wait to go back. Monkey's Island was the highlight of my month-long trip to Nicaragua -- the combination of the physical beauty -- views of the volcano, easy beach access, kayaks, horses, birds -- and the amazing family that runs the place make me miss it so much!...

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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Due to some unforseen circumstances, we ended up on Hotel Monkey's Island front door at 5 PM with no reservations. They had a private room and bathroom for only $20 a night and the room was very secure (with good locks). We sat down for dinner and had the best meal on Isla Ometepe after 3 days on island. The...

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Tha Bo, Nong Khai, Thailand
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had an amazing time at Monkey Island. El Jefe was so jolly and friendly, and the rest of the staff (Brenda, Berlin, and Ervin) were super fun and friendly. This place is about an hour from the main pier, but it's very worth it. It takes you away from the clutter of the dock and into a tranquil area...

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Tha Bo, Thailand
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had a great stay here - It's less than an hour ride from the pier, which is nice because you get to take in the sights of the island as you drive. Plus it's a quieter, peaceful part of the island. Ometepe is so incredible, and the staff at Monkey's Island were so friendly and helpful. They offer a...

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San Salvador
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Our trip to Ometepe started off as a last-minute decision, and our reservation at Monkey's Island seemed to be perfect. The moment we got there, however, they were quite disturbed by the room arrangement (two rooms of two females to a bed, and one room with a male and female), and tried to get us to get individual rooms. It...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at this little hotel. I wasn't looking to meet lots of other travelers as I wanted to have some alone time. So this was the perfect little place. It's a bit difficult to get to, but then again, the whole island can be difficult to access. I loved this though as it meant that I...

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Skagway, Alaska
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We stayed at Monkey Island in October of 2014. The location is really nice, especially if you want to get pretty far away from other people. The family is super nice, pretty much everybody is involved, and they were all wonderfully hospitable, and pointed out that this was a family business, nothing corporate. The food was great, we had fresh...

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Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Going to this place included a very bumpy 1-hour ride from Playa Santa Domingo. That's also the reason why there were no other people there when we arrived. However, we decided to stay two nights and had the luck that at least one other couple checked in a bit later. There is a small beach that kind of belongs to...

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Hotel Monkey's Island

Address: Merida, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Merida
Price Range: £9 - £13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Two-person rooms with shower are nice enough”
 of 5 bubbles jlmanion, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“as I mentioned, bring the bug dope, and maybe a mosquito net.”
 of 5 bubbles driver888_12, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Make sure that you take a room where no mosquitos can harass you!”
 of 5 bubbles morben09, 31 Aug 2014 | Read review
“We were traveling on the cheap, but bump up a price grade and you'll get a private shower and a way comfier mattress.”
 of 5 bubbles matts367, 6 Jul 2013 | Read review
“If you are looking for night life, partying and noise this is not the place for you. I have read other reviews of Monkeys island and all I can say is that we stayed for ten days and had a great experience; we are looking forward to returning.”
 of 5 bubbles sunnyclimes5260, 23 Jan 2013 | Read review
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