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“Plan ahead!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hospedaje Buena Vista

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Hospedaje Buena Vista
Vancouver Island, Canada
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73 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Plan ahead!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

We stayed at buena vista for 2 nights. We took a taxi from myogalpa for 20usd and after finding two other places full we landed here. The room is spacious with a private bathroom. Compared to other budget rooms, these stand above average around nicaragua. suprisingly the rooms are quite cool compared to other Nica fan rooms. The biggest issue is the freezing water. Abnormally cold, barely tolerable. Otherwise the room was clean, a couple lizards but no other bugs. The grounds are nice right on a gorgeous beach. Tons of hammocks and seating area. A small market across the street, about 6 close restaurants, half of which are budget. Nothing else close. We rented a motorbike across the road to explore the island. 35 per day. Bike was kinda crappy but worked. Highly recommend the ojo de augua and the charco Verde trail (awesome beach with the best few of maderas). We attempted to go to san ramon falls but the road there is awful you need a dirtbike not a typical scooter. Renting a car would have been better.

Pros: 25 dollars, good location, , decent room, nice grounds, 30 minute stroll to the ojo de auga (refreshing swimming hole), central, cheap to get to from the ports.

Cons: the front desk is really nice but very limited English so difficult to get information from. Freezing showers.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Nice, clean, large room with private bath closest to the beach. Had two windows so we stayed cool all day and night. The restaurant only served breakfast, you could also get beer. Plenty of outdoor seating in chairs and hammocks. A nice family oriented place. Double locks on the doors.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

Wonderful family run hospidaje right on the lake, the owner was very nice, rooms were clean and there were numerous chairs and hammocks scattered throughout the complex. It was windy fairly consistently when we were there......only serves breakfast which is really not a problem as there are other restaurants and a comidor fairly close. It is out of the way so to get to Altagracia or Moyagalpa you need to take a taxi or the local bus. We would definitely choose to stay here again?

Room Tip: I would choose one of the Cabinas close to the water......the only downside is they are right across...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Calamba, Philippines
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63 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012 via mobile

We were taken with the nice view.
We first got the nearest priv room next to the beach and had all the hammocs next to us so we happily chilled out there till late in the nite. Thats why we didnt notice the dripping faucet water in our room that it wetted alot of our clothes.
So we had to dry our clothes next day.
They did move us to a bigger room and ive had the best sleep there.
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You can just walk into the lake and spend your day there
Good mattreses
Plenty of hammocks and swings
Theres a clothes line in your room and plenty of hooks.
They clean your room daily, sometimes you need to ask though
the area near the road have fireflies.

(-) the leaky pipe
Only one normal priced restaurant nearby
You cant cook.

When we were there we loved the teperature of the shower because it was hot and humid. So I guess it depends on the season, if you'd appreciate it.
Annoying sand everywhere but thats coz your next to the beach, so we take off our footwear before entering the room.
There are cheaper places around though so it depends if you really like being in the water and have watch of your valuables coz then this place is for you.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dlyn S
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

We arrived late in the evening and ended up staying in Buena Vista. Yes, I'd say the view was very nice, unfortunately that's all it had to offer. We stayed in room #17 which appeared to be out of reach for the internet connection. The connection, only working from the lobby required lots of patience.

Our room was dirty. Sand all over the floor and sheets smelled like cigaret smoke - on both beds! Traveling Nicaragua cold water is usually not an issue, but we both found water at Buena Vista freezing.

Next night we spent at Hacienda Merida and loved it (I have also rated that). It's not on the beach, but it's still on water, which you can acess from a wooden bridge.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rejsefugl
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Property: Hospedaje Buena Vista
Address: Playa Santa Domingo, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe
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