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Hotel Finca del Sol

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350 m. East of the Crossroads in Santa cruz, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe Rivas Nicaragua
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
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Finca del Sol Ecollodge offers three beautiful bungalows set on the foothills of Volcano Madaras, near beach, hiking and restaurants in the village of Santa Cruz in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Tours, breakfast and massages available on-site. Volcano Madaras hikes start from our backyard! Spacious private, bungalow feature orthopedic mattress, mosquito netting, private bathroom with hot water, fans, screened windows, DVD player and purified drinking water. A sustainable, Eco-friendly option with off grid power (no blackouts) and dry composting toilets. The property has approximately 20% of 3rd generation forest growth, with a maximum of 10 guests on the grounds at one time - reducing our environmental footprint on Mother Earth.
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ju5tdream wrote a review Feb. 2020
Mississauga, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
I was quite disappointed with this accommodation. We were greeted by someone that spoke no english which was quite uneasy seeing as how we just arrived on the island at 6pm (sunset) and wanted to familiarize ourselves with the space. Instead as the sun went down, we were greeted by a guy with a flashlight which seemed to be telling us he was the night guard and told us to yell his name if we heard anything. He was very friendly and I could tell had a great heart, but because there were no curtains in our room, we felt uneasy that anyone, including the guard that was patrolling around the property often, could be looking inside at all times. We did not feel like we had any privacy. We got into our room and read the booklet that was in english which would have been helpful if it was accurate; however when we woke up in the morning to go to the breakfast area/reception, there was no-one but a barking dog on a leash. Eventually someone came in from the fields and told us there is no breakfast available. With the management currently, I would not recommend this space.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Finca D, Owner at Hotel Finca del Sol
Responded Jun. 14, 2020
Hello there, We are very sorry to hear about your experience. While this is not the normal experience from our other guests (we have had great reviews so far and this has nothing to do with the current management), we can however understand your sentiment and appreciate your honest feedback. Just so you are aware, we ask all our guests to arrive early and within the check-in times of 12-2 pm as this makes for a better experience overall and also respects the working conditions of our staff. The Island gets very dark after sunset and can be overwhelming to new visitors who don't take our check-in times seriously. We are also a fully local facility and are trying to support the local economy this way which as you may be aware has been very challenging due to political conditions. The people on the Island are beautiful and very kind hearted. The culture combined with the landscape of the island offers a very unique experience. We are trying to create an authentic getaway within nature, while contributing to the environment as well as the local economy and hence the conditions are not exactly similar to first world. While we understand that your expectations were not met and are sorry for this, we would also request you to be kind & considerate in your evaluation of local situations (Especially while traveling to Central and Latin America) - please be patient & take your time to get familiar with your surroundings - the experience will be a lot more positive. Sincerely The Finca Del Sol Team
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Utepil wrote a review May 2019
Vuorela, Finland308 contributions31 helpful votes
Best is the surrounding and nature around this cottage. Many animals, birds, butterflies. One night no electricity, no fan functioning. No wifi, it is only in reception. Overprized. But information received and discussions with the lady boss (Lucy) were fruitful.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Martin E wrote a review Apr. 2019
Celebration, Florida11 contributions1 helpful vote
Finca del sol has a new owner since October 2018 and Lucie who manage the place now is a star. They only have three bungalows and a large property and garden so you will feel like you have a lot of space. There are goats and sheep strolling around and a lot of dogs who can bark quite a bit. So you shouldn’t be afraid of dogs :-). We visited during the really hot period and the bungalows tend to be very hot but they have fans to help you cool off. The place runs on solar energy and you have your own water purifier in the room which makes you feel of the grid and close to nature. And watching the sunset from your porch with the volcano in the background is truly amazing. The breakfast is not included but for 6 dollars you get a really great meal.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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StylishMarketer wrote a review Apr. 2018
Arlington, Virginia2 contributions1 helpful vote
It's a bit of a trek to get to Ometepe Island, but Finca Del Sol was totally worth it! I loved my bungalow with private hammock and stunning volcano view, but was made to feel immediately at home with Sheri's incredible hospitality. She went out of her way to ensure I had the food supplies I would need for my volcano climb, and arranged the massage I needed afterward. Wonderful place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Room Tip: My lodge had the most amazing volcano view.
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adventurerette wrote a review Apr. 2018
Cadiz, Spain226 contributions87 helpful votes
I had a lovely time here. I stayed in Sol, the yellow adobe cabina, which felt huge and was really well ventilated. Great mosquito nets and a good, hot shower. The construction was also really well done - very simple yet stylish, with shelves and hooks for belongings - and a gorgeous view of La Concepcion volcano from the front door! Sherri was very accommodating and cooked up great breakfasts; the Finca she and her partner have created here is truly unique, with loads of animals and birds on site and an almost magical pathway through the dry forest. There are bugs - you are in their world! - and Sherri is keen for you to let her know if there is a problem it is in her gift to resolve. She is also great at sorting out trips - she organised a great wetlands kayaking tour when we were there. Quite a few good restaurants in walking distance, and it’s possible to go right up Maderas from the Finca.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$30 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
finca del sol hotel santa cruz
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Finca del Sol Eco-lodge
LOCATION
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentIsla de OmetepeSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Finca del Sol
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Finca del Sol?
Nearby attractions include Volcan Maderas (4.1 km), Cascada de San Ramon (5.6 km), and Ojo de Agua (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Finca del Sol?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and a concierge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Finca del Sol?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Finca del Sol?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Finca del Sol?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Campestre, Pizzeria Mediterranea Bar Ristorante, and El Pital.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Finca del Sol?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Does Hotel Finca del Sol have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.