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In front of Instituto J.R. Smith, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe Nicaragua
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#1 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Moyogalpa
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Proximity to the port, spacious rooms, a swimming pool, and an excellent full-service bar and restaurant make Hospedaje Soma the ideal place to stay on Ometepe. Our personal, professional service includes a customized map of Ometepe and we offer our expert advice in making arrangements for things to see and do during your stay on the island. Soma has three levels of rooms, something for every type of traveler. Our deluxe rooms and cabins have air conditioning and hot water showers. Our standard rooms (fan, no hot water) are spacious and comfortable. And for those on a budget, our dorm is clean and large and affordable. Our Terrace, swimming pool and hammock areas are perfect spots to relax with a cold beverage or a specialty cocktail after a day exploring the island. Breakfast is served daily from 7:00-9:00 and lunch and dinner are available from noon-8:00pm. From rooms, to grounds, to food, to service, we make it easy for you to want to stay at Soma.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Walk-in shower
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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B&W wrote a review Sep 2022
14 contributions16 helpful votes
We have had a great experience with the hotel. Unfortunately, we had a scooter accident and had to stay 2 weeks on the island to recover. During these 2 weeks the hotel was so helpful. They brought us food in the room every day, arranged multiple doctor visits and helped us with booking taxis all the way to Managua. Next to the great help, the pool and rooms are nice and cleaned everyday. You can choose if you want to stay in a dorm or a private room (with or without airconditioning and warm water). The restaurant is good for breakfast and diner and well priced. We are very grateful for the offered help by the whole team and a special thanks to Javier. We highly recommend staying at Soma!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vagamun2s wrote a review Dec 2021
Florida411 contributions39 helpful votes
This is a great place to stay in Ometepe! walking distance from the ferry and restaurants. If you don't have a car, Soma is perfect! close to everything and quiet at the same time. They make reservations for us to get a quad, and call tuk tuk if is need it. They have rooms for any kind of budget. Rooms are super clean. Great food! The staff and owners very friendly! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shade wrote a review Nov 2021
Managua, Nicaragua2 contributions
I will go back to Ometepe just to hang out at this wonderful place again. Everything was beyond expectations. Super generous and gracious people. Clean quiet room. Delicious meals, open and expansive common area made it easy to meet others or have privacy. Great for solo, or group travellers.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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bucketlisttravellers wrote a review Sep 2021
Sydney, Australia3783 contributions886 helpful votes
This tranquil oasis is a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal in Moyogalpa. It has a lovely garden area and a beautiful pool area. There is an open air undercover restaurant area that overlooks the pool and the gardens and is spacious and very nicely presented. There are a couple of different accommodation options to choose from and these and scatted throughout the grounds. We were in one of their more budget friendly rooms, which in a hut with only one neighbouring room. Our room was clean and comfortable and was a good size. It had a porch at the front with a table and a couple of chairs. The hotel is safe and secure and they have a security guard on duty at night. It’s in a quiet part of town and is a nice place to come and relax. They provide free filtered water and they have plenty of alcohol spray and gel available. Breakfasts each morning was delicious and featured eggs, cheese, tortillas and gallo pinto. One of our favourite features of this hotel was its super fast internet. This makes it a great space for the digital nomads. You can pay by cash or card in either USD or cordobas.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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catadowning wrote a review Oct 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico2 contributions
Wonderful place to stay!  We first chose Soma because it was quiet and had excellent internet for a series of Zoom meetings and negotiations. It all went perfectly. In fact, one wall was the perfect green for putting up meeting backgrounds and we looked so professional putting up the library image behind our "desk." After the work was done, we were so comfortable that we stayed on for a whole week. I highly recommend Soma for a period of home officing in amazing comfort or a brief "stay-cation" for a change of pace. This hotel is just a short walk or tuk-tuk ride from the port town of Moyogalpa, but it felt worlds away. So peaceful. The whole property was lush, spacious and breezy, with everyone respecting distance, and masking when appropriate. It felt very safe and respectful. Guest numbers were being kept low so that each guest could feel uncrowded. Breakfast choices on the open-air dining patio were wholesome and delicious- especially the homemade granola with local fruit and yogurt.  In the room, I first noticed how large it was, with comfy beds and lots and lots of fluffy pillows. We each got our own top-sheet on the king-size bed and slept great.  The A/C was a treat! The room was super clean too. Large private verandas on the cabins gave amazing privacy. Sarah and Terry were gracious and helpful. We got menus to order in great delivery dinners from restaurants and advice to find what we wanted. Oh, and the pool was crystal clear and refreshing! Oh, and did I mention pillows?!!!! It is our favorite place. We will be back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Cabin 1 was lovely
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TCMama wrote a review Aug 2020
British Columbia260 contributions71 helpful votes
My husband, daughter and I travelled to Nicaragua for the second time in early March 2020, never dreaming that a global pandemic would be declared shortly after we arrived. The news forced us to cut our trip short by a few days and because we had just arrived on Ometepe (our first visit to the island), we decided to stay there for the duration of our trip rather than going to a more populated area of the mainland as we had originally planned. We had booked a family cabin at Hospedaje Soma for 3 nights and ended up staying for 6 -that was a great decision. It is such a lovely place owned by such lovely people. Fellow Canadians Sarah, Terry and Michele and their fabulous staff could not have been kinder and more welcoming. The grounds are gorgeous, the pool fabulous and the restaurant area relaxing and comfortable. The food at the restaurant and the drinks we enjoyed poolside were delicious. Our cabin was clean, large, beautiful and incredibly comfortable. And we did so much on Ometepe, thanks in large part to the advice of our hosts. They helped us plan day trips and hire fantastic drivers -huge highlights were Ojo de Agua and the day we spent on ATVs travelling across the island to the San Ramon waterfall. We had the most incredible time and are all so grateful that we were able to spend the majority of our time on Ometepe at Hospedaje Soma. They are both jewels of Nicaragua.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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alexvonnordheim wrote a review Mar 2020
Kensington, Maryland2 contributions
My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights on Ometepe in November. We loved our time on the island, thanks in no small part to the excellent meals, comfortable beds, and helpful advice and support we enjoyed while staying at Hospedaje Soma. We particularly liked being able to cool off in the pool on the day we arrived after a long drive and the ferry ride, the honor system that provided in-demand access to sodas and snacks, and the friendly cats that stalk the property. The owners helped us arrange 4-wheelers (at what we learned was a fair rate) to get around the island, provided insights into which destinations to prioritize, and generally made us feel at home. We loved both the breakfasts we ate there every morning as well as the outstanding Italian (pomodoro) and Indian (butter chicken). Because the sights are spread all over the island, there is no area significantly more convenient than the rest, and we were happy to be so close to the port and in so quiet an area,
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Lone M wrote a review Feb 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark5 contributions2 helpful votes
We first stayed at Hospedaje Soma for a coincidence for two days, on our way to Granada. It turned out to be the most fantastic place! Actually, we all felt a bit “homesick” longing for Ometepe and the calm and unique atmosphere in Soma, so we came back and stayed for another 8 days. We are travelling in Latin America with two kids (2 and 4 years old) for 3 months, and Ometepe and living at Soma is the absolute highlight of our trip so far. The Hostal is an unique mix of all kinds of people; backpackers travelling alone at all ages, couples, families with children... so nice. The two sweetest kittens and the dog Roxy was a big hit, not to mention all the toys available. We spent many hours playing building Lego boats and swimming in the nice pool. It’s easy to feel that the owners Sarah, Terry and Michelle have their hearts and souls in the Hostal. We will definitely recommend Hospedaje Soma and hope to come back another time!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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shannonwtravels wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Over the past 6 years, we've visited Ometepe Island 8 times & stayed at Hospedaje Soma all but once, and that's only because they were full. Set just on the edge of town, but easily walkable, you'll find quiet peacefulness in a lush garden setting. The hosts are very knowledgeable when helping you plan fun island excursions. They can set up guided hiking trips, kayak explorations or suggest other fun activities.We appreciated their trusted moto, scooter & quad rentals! We have often seen people run into problems with poorly maintained equipment, but Soma makes sure to set you up with quality vendors! When you don't feel like exploring the island, you can enjoy Soma's refreshing swimming pool or a nap in one of their hammocks. They even have a wonderful on-site restaurant now too! It's kind of a cross of delicious British pub/Curries/Italian food by night and sandwiches by day.I highly recommend Soma for value, beauty, tranquility & great staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Everything from dorms to family cabins. Perfect for single travelers, couples & families!
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GuanaAdventures wrote a review Jan 2020
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica6 contributions
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We took 4 days to expore Isla Ometepe and are so happy we found Soma online. First of all the owners, Sarah and Michelle are incredible! They were so helpful and informative from the first email we sent. Second, upon arrival we were in awe at the beauty of the property, the grounds are well maintained and there are plants and flowers everywhere. Our cabin was absolutely perfect. I am a bit picky so I opted for the cabin with AC and Hot water and was no disappointed. I was surprised at how spacious the room was! The food: amazing! They have a chef from england who is very talented. It was nice to have something different than what every other restaurant and bar offers. We enjoyed the Butter Chicken, the pasta bolognese and the fish and chips, along with breakfast every morning. Every meal was delicious and flavorful. Some other highlights: I liked that they had maps of the island free and available, along with info on tours, hiking, spa services and much more. Anything we asked for they had a contact for! Isla Ometepe is a backpackers paradise and this place defintiely can accommodate those on a budget... they have rooms starting at just 10$ a night, but if you're like me and don't mind spending a litte more money for some comfort and privacy, this place is perfect. We planned on only spending 2 nights here and ended up staying 2 extra days because we loved it so much. There are so many great things to see and do on the island! We can't wait to come back soon for our next visit. Thanks again to the owners for being so hospitable and warm, we will be recommending this place to all our friends and family! Much love, Jenna and Jose from Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Cabin 1 and 2 with ac, hot water, and hammock were my favorite.
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PRICE RANGE
$35 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentIsla de OmetepeMoyogalpa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hospedaje Soma
Which popular attractions are close to Hospedaje Soma?
Nearby attractions include Isla Ometepe (0.8 km), Parque Municipal De Moyogalpa (0.5 km), and Isla De Ometepe (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hospedaje Soma?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hospedaje Soma?
Top room amenities include a pool view, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Hospedaje Soma?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hospedaje Soma?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hospedaje Soma?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Picante Mexican Restaurant, The Cornerhouse, and Mar Dulce.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hospedaje Soma?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hospedaje Soma?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hospedaje Soma?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.