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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We could not really find this place at first, locals were very kind to help us. As Carlos (the owner) mentioned several signs were stolen, as it was made of the solid wood. But after all we were REALLY glad we found it - peaceful, quiet place with perfect view, amazing gardens, colorful birds, lovely food and great host. Rooms...

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Ometepe is slightly off the beaten track with little (cheap) transport to get around. Booking ahead does seem difficult but we booked and paid for our stay (mid-January 2013) at El Encanto at Tierra Tours in Granada. Presumably this circumvents the owner's preference to accepting an arrival in place of a booking that hasn't arrived yet. I guess he's been...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We booked a private room at this place for myself and my 13 year old daughter, six days prior to our scheduled arrival in January. I did this by a telephone call and also an email. During the telephone call I spoke to the English speaking owner so I know there was no communication problem. He confirmed our reservation and...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We stayed at El Encanto for four nights. The rooms are basic, the cleanliness of the bathroom so-so. But the wonderful garden, the relaxing hammocks and the very friendly and welcoming owner completely make up for this. Having dinner in the open air restaurant while watching Volcán Concepción fade away into darkness, or having breakfast while hummingbirds and butterflies fly...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Firstly, the island: Ometepe is not exactly the easiest of places to get around (be seriously careful with bus times if going down to the South East corner – we had a few issues, to say the least!!) but when you do work out how to get from A to B (if only by foot or a bike) the you...

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 November 2012 via mobile

The rooms are very basic, but ok. The price is worth it. Theres a good restaurant but you cant pay with credit card. The host is great and owns a beautiful garden with all kind of flowers and fruits. If you want a tour, just ask him. The variety is much better than anywhere else on the island.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Fantastic location, welcoming owner (Carlos), good food and service. Just 4 simple en-suite rooms (plus a separate dormitory) with views of both volcanoes, hammocks and a beautiful garden which Carlos will show you around. A few minutes walk from the beach and local bus services.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2012

Apathetic staff who seemed indifferent to our presence. We did not feel welcome at all. It's such a pity, because the room was very comfortable and spacious, and looked out onto a beautiful garden. The restaurant produced delicious meals but we were hesitant to eat there because of the vibe.

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Netherlands
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Stayed at this marble for 3 nights and we were spoiled by our host Carlos and his local cook. This small hotel is ideal located with superb views on both volcanoes and the small restaurant serves a good breakfast and very good diners for a mild price. Rooms are simple but clean, good ventilation and OK beds, make sure to...

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Boston
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We stayed at El Encanto for 4 nights in March of 2011. Isla de Ometepe and this finca provided some of my fondest memories of this trip to Nicaragua. The finca is set back from the road up on a hill. The views to both volcanoes from the farm are exceptional. We watched the sun set over Concepcion every night...

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El Encanto provides you with comfort and service at an affordable price. Our spacious and pleasantly decorated rooms have private bathrooms, excellent ventilation, quality bedding and screened windows. View of both volcanoes and the lake, five minutes' walk from Playa Santo Domingo and within 6 kilometers of the most visited tourist destinations. The restaurant offers full service with an extensive menu including vegetarian dishes, whole grain bread and delicious coffee. English spoken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Encanto

Address: Correos de Nicaragua, Moyogalpa | Apdo. No. 06, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
El Encanto Hotel Isla De Ometepe
El Encanto Isla De Ometepe
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