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“Great rooms but very hot” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The American Cafe & Hotel
Ranked #5 of 11 Moyogalpa B&B and Inns
London
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52 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great rooms but very hot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

When you first arrive the building looks a bit odd and uninviting but when you get to the rooms at the back it is a very pleasant surprise. They are very big with a comfortable bed, attractive furniture and spacious, clean and modern bathroom. They could do witha bit of decoration to brighten the place up but over all they were lovely. The main down side was that the rooms were very hot and it was hard to cool them down, even at night when the air outside was cool. The food they served was great. Thought for $30 a night they could have included a little breakfast though. The owners were very nice and friendly and keen to help us with everything and knew everything about the island. For a budget traveller we thought it was maybe a little overpriced but its probably the best you are going to get on the island

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2011

If you don't spend a night, or two here, please, please, enjoy a meal or two! The food is great! My favorite was the pancakes, or was it the chocolate cake, oh boy also the meat sauce with spaghetti. Let's just say, they all were my favorite, and as you read in the reviews, others' favorites too! It was great to have a hot shower, since we spent a month in another part of Nic with no hot water. The bed was comfortable and you were given, nice, soft, clean white towels everyday. A must stay! Thanks again Simone and Bob! Hope to see you next year.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Z A
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Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

This is a great spot to land for your trip on and off the island. The rooms are HUGE and really clean. Real hot water heaters (no suicide showers here). Simone is fantastic and really willing to help you out. Highly recommended.

Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2011

Ometepe was a wild 2 day trip that did not disappoint for adventure. The ferry on the way there would never have been deemed sea-worthy in Canada. There were drunk and lethargic passengers mixed with families and transports, while the diesel engine in the middle of the room sputtered the wooden body creeped. American Cafe is a 3 min walk from the ferry in the centre of town, near restaurants, bars and stores. The town is quite sleepy with few amenities, which was just how we liked it for a few days. Don't come here for luxury or to party. The hostess cooks a mean breakfast. The room was clean. At $35usd per night, this is certainly a pricier option on this island. I suspect that there are nicer options for less money, but youll miss out on the hospitality and the convenience of hosts that speak fluent English.

Recommendations - hike the volcano and ask about seeing a Saturday night "cock" fight

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego
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362 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2011

The room was very clean with our own hot water.We stayed here because it was located so close to the ferry. It is a geat location, especially if you can only stay one or two days. You can get off the ferrry, be there in five minutes, rent a taxi and see the places you want. Food is good but breakfast is not included. Owners will help with your plans.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2011

The rooms are enormous- even by US standards. Everything was extremely clean and the owners, Robert and Simone, are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Simone was gracious enough to make wake up early to make sandwichs for me to take on my hike up Concepcion as well as making breakfast that morning. Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone traveling to Ometepe. Hotel is conveniently located in the awesome town of Moyogalpa.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2011

Great room and gracious hosts
- Robert and Simone are terrific and provided excellent advice on tour guides and places to visit on the island
- Great value for price
- Clean room, comfortable bed with clean linens, and a shower that actually works well
- Central location

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The American Cafe & Hotel
Address: Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Moyogalpa
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Ranked #5 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Moyogalpa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
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