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London
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean and comfortable with nice bathrooms. Good value for semi-private rooms. Also, it's 200m from the ferry terminal. Ask for a friendly chap called Robinson if you need any help or advice for the local area, including scooter hire for $10 a day. Only downside is that the social/communal area isn't very nice, and therefore isn't great for meeting other... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times... And it's a really nice place for a good price!! A/C in the rooms.. Hot water... Beachy vibes... But most importantly a really helpful owner! I've been to his hostel as well (yogis) ... Which is great for backpackers and chill vibes! His family also owns a scooter shop.. Which is cheap and super... More 

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1 Thank coconutzzzz
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed here for just one night in Ometepe because we arrived too late to organise anything else. The hostel looks very basic but our private room with 2 double beds and a private bathroom was surprisingly comfortable. The guy running the hostel is really helpful and friendly and speaks excellent English. The place feels pretty dead but, if you're... More 

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Thank Cleo P
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We intentionally booked this place because it had air conditioning to try and escape the Nicaraguan heat. On Booking.com the price was listed at $30 a night with air conditioning included, the pictures of the room also showed an air conditioner. Before we arrived I intentionally wrote to the owner that we wanted a room with air conditioning like the... More 

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10 Thank Philip W
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We were completely deceived and swindled by this place. The website is misleading because the American Cafe and Hotel is no longer owned by an American couple. It is run by the Robinson family - the prices are different, the cafe no longer operates, and our experience was much different than we expected after reading so many positive reviews. It... More 

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12 Thank Michaela M
Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Let me say that this hotel has just recently changed ownership/management. While not perfect, the new owner Robinson, a young Nicraguan is fluent in English as few of his competitors are and ever helpful as he rebuilds. The Cabinas are large, secure, CLEAN, A/Ced, hot water with pressure & most importantly, there is nothing that he won't do to ensure... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

We stayed at this place because The Landing was full. The guy who runs the place speaks good English. This place has no character and was empty for the most part. We had lizards in our room and it seemed the cockroaches were eating the bathroom cupboard. (we saw 4 huge cockroaches in our room) Other than that, our room... More 

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2 Thank Jenny G
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We decided to stay in this hotel because I have read good reviews and the owners are good cook. The website still features the couple that owns the hotel. Since the website doesn't do online booking, I sent an email if there are available room on the date we plan to visit. I got a reply back from Robinson and... More 

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Thank Dindo O
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I didn't stay here but two friends I traveled with did and had nothing but good things to say. I ate breakfast and it was best American style breakfast I've had in Nicaragua. The owner is an American man who can usually be found sitting in the lobby or in his office right next to the lobby. He's super cool... More 

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

When you walk into the Hotel, it feels a little like your walking into an old church basement/activity room (at least it did to me). We were greeted by a friendly staff-member, so things started out well (and ended well). We asked to see a room and could barely contain our glee when Francisco (I think that's his name, can't... More 

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Additional Information about The American Cafe & Hotel

Address: Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Moyogalpa
Price Range: ₹ 2,523 - ₹ 3,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“The last 2 rooms in the back have better access to the court-yard and less foot-traffic.”
  • 2-bed room facing court yard
 of 5 bubbles AvaI_13, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles Fortunesfoolers, 20 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Pay the extra for air conditioning if visiting during the hot dry season. A warm shower and a cool room are wonderful after a day in the sun.”
 of 5 bubbles DennisV164, 12 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The rooms towards the back are near a tree with REALLY loud birds that start chirping at 5am so maybe a room closer to the front would be better. You may also get Internet in your room if you are closer to the front.”
 of 5 bubbles casshh, 13 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All five rooms are at the back and the area is very quiet at night.”
 of 5 bubbles ciaran77, 24 Dec 2013 | Read review
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