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Hotel Villa Paraiso
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Isla de Ometepe
Managua, Nicaragua
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to rest up after a long day of adventure”
Reviewed 12 December 2010

This was our third trip to the Island of Ometepe and the one we´ve enjoyed the most. Hotel Villa Paraiso played an important part in making it a very enjoyable 4 day vacation. It´s situated at the perfect location on the island. Ometepe Island is probably one of the best kept secrets in the world! The volcanoes are awesome, the people are super friendly, the Ojo de Agua underground, spring fed, swimming hole is within walking distance from the hotel and all other attractions are available from the hotel site. From just across the street, our kids rode horses, rode bikes along the newly cobblestoned road and bike trails, and were transported to a lake to river kayaking site. The majority of the food at the hotel is very good and at fair prices. Fresh fruits for breakfast with yogurt was my wife´s favorite while the kids enjoyed the Nica typical breakfast. I had a delicious churrasco steak, seafood platter with a modest lobster tail, shrimp and fish fillet. Their broiled fish looks good and is super tasty. The hotel is right on the lake beach with plenty of special places to just hang out after a day of walking, rowing, riding and swimming. Hammocks, beach chairs, tables, are free to the guests. We were given a special price for a two bedroom cottage right next to the beach. Our cottage´s lakeview porch with a hammock, rocking chairs and even Betty the hotel dog, was perfect for an evening serenade with my guitar. The sound of crashing waves, the rushing wind and the swaying of palm trees off the monstrous lake entertained our sleep as we never used our A/C leaving the screened windows open all night. This place, as is most of the island, is very secure. As usual with Nicaraguan employees, they rarely volunteer any information, so you need to ask and they´ll respond. Once you strike up a conversation with them, they´re more than willing to serve you with the best! Nonetheless, the hotel owner lives across the street and is often on the hotel premises asking folks if they need anything; a very interesting couple: a Nicaraguan doctor and his Austrian wife. Great people! Room prices are a bit higher than the other hotels in the area, but again, this is about the most plushy hotel on Santo Domingo beach. It´s well worth the few extra bucks to stay at Villa Paraiso. I recommend the first two weeks of December when the weather is actually cool at nights and prices are also pre-seasonal. This could be a great place for a honeymoon or a family vacation! Enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2010

OVERPRICED! Stayed 3 nights. Been there every year for the last 5 years. Have only stayed in the villas o cabanas. Would never stay in the rooms, too small, fans or AC too loud. The Staff used to be better. The blockouts are frequent, and if not for the villas where you can open the large front doors and let the fresh air in and hear the beautiful sound of the waves - now closer than ever because of the risen lake do to the heavy rains- it would be impossible to sleep. The AC when working is too loud. There were no mosquitos and the wind was constant, fresh, relaxing. To be fair, our stay was beautifully peacefull, and the view of the lake is awsome. Ometepe is just like that, AWSOME. If you decide to stay in this hotel make sure to go off season and work out a lower rate. Make sure to stay in the newer cabanas, with new AC .

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2010

stayed 2 nights in our room #16. The front desk lady was very mean and unhealpful. The hotel shuttle is NOT free, they charge you 15 USD and it is not mentioned at the time of the reservation. Food is not good and is expensive, everything is in USD not Cordobas, but the restaurant staff is very nice and friendly, in specific Don Miguel. Power went out 3-4 BOTH nights after which they turned on the generators, but the generators dont power the AC. A lot of bugs and Geckos, but hey you're in NIcaragua, its expected. We rented out a couple of horses and bikes through the hotel, both at a good price. bikes-$2/1h horses-$5/1h+ guide.
All in all, the hotel is Overpriced (we payed $58/per night, SHOULD be $25-30 though) without very good results.

P.S. Check your bill at the end of the trip because the head desk tends to Overcharge your bill without you knowing, ours was by $12 but we caught it and brought it to their attention.

P.S.S. The owner ( An Austrian lady) lives on the property and is not at all friendly with her clientel.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

BEWARE of this place. We stayed in cabana 2 the first night and got bit to hell and were moved to cabana 24 but it was too late. The buggers had already transmitted to my suitcase and made the rest of the trip miserable. They were in my clothes, shoes everything. Do not put your suitcases on the beds here. You will regret it! They promised us hot water too and didn't have any and then we were awoken my construction at 6 am.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

This is one the best places to stay if you are planning to stay in Ometepe. My wife and I decided to drive to Rivas and board the Ferri to take us to Ometepe. Once we got to Moyogalpa, we got a map and drove to the Hotel. I stopped in several hotels but the others don't offer a gorgeous lake- view like at Villa Paraiso. Book a cabana not a room otherwise you will not enjoy your stay. The hotel has a bar, a restaurant looking out to the lake and plenty of fresh air(room service is also available if you want to relax in your cabana in the breezy night). At this place ,you can say you have many amenities considering that thirty years ago many locals had no running water and no electricity. So once you are there, think about this place as being in the jungle, with many things you would have in the civilized world. If you want the best from the hotel, you have to get the suites which include air conditioning and Direct TV.The suites may not be as a 5 star hotel you might find in a developed country but take in consideration that this is a third world country. I have stayed at this hotel about four times and every time I am in Nicaragua I think about venturing there. Rent a vehicle and enjoy the road, the trip, and experience Ometepe. Just be a careful driver and you will get around. Ask for directions as much needed. One final advice, don't get to this place without a reservation.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2010

Friendly staff, wireless Internet for $2.00 usd throught the time you stay on the hotel, manage to call to USA with my magicjack and talk to family, great food, negotiable prices, just ask, be polite and you will get a great service, booked over the Internet and was offer a room without hot water, I got to the hotel and ask for a room with hot water and got it for the same price, summer is the low season.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

this is the second time i posted on this site. My last post was for a wonderful little hideaway in Greece. i wish i could have carried the tradition .... Let this be a warning .... If you love flies and Mosquitos this will be a perfect getaway for you. Acts of nature i accept as part of an adventure, but add that to indifference and ruddiness by the staff at This place, then it's another matter.
when the security guard uses your private balcony for a pit stop in the middle of the night smoking cigarettes and tossing them to the garden.... The waiter does not even know the menu, there is no wireless Internet and it is Not free as someone suggest on this post , it is 4 usd per hour, the maid service insisted upon waking us up to answer the door even though we said we where still in the room, in the end they did not bother to come back, ...... I really could go on here but i think one gets the point here. It is too bad that this is one of the better hotels on the island, i guess i expected more from a foreign owned hotel.... I met the owner and told her of one incident and her reaction said a lot why the staff was also Indifferent.....
I feel a little robbed of what could have been a wonderful time. Ometepe is an interesting place , try not to go during the rainy season if you plan to be outdoors as it is really muddy ..... And avoid this hotel unless you only want to sleep there and spend a minimum amount of time in the place .

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Paraiso
Address: Playa Santo Domingo | Altagracia, Rivas, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Isla de Ometepe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 28
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