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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This place on arrival was amazing! We were blown away by the sights and the pool and the general vibe about the place. We were a bit taken back that when we were organising our ferry to the island they offered to pick us up which was great...until we realised that it cost $37 for the privilege. Also the food... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Our first time in an eco lodge and we had a wonderful experience. We stayed in the cabin called Tonatui, very spacious with a fabulous bamboo roof and a large double bed and with the open screened windows it was very fresh. There is a super terrace with hammocks to enjoy the amazing views of the Concepcion Volcano and Lake... More 

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Brighton, UK
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

This was my first (and probably last) visit to an eco-lodge, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Other reviewers have already waxed lyrical about its stunning location, but quite frankly there isn't much more to recommend this hotel unless you are prepared to set aside all of the shortcomings as a concession to its unquestionable Eco-credentials. Before you get... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

I had never been to an eco-lodge before and so did not know what to expect. The outstanding feature of Totoco is its setting, with stunning views towards Concepcion volcano, and surroundings of natural rainforest and Ometepe Island cultivated land. Enjoying a cocktail in the open-air bar area at sundown is an unforgettable experience. On arrival, we were given a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most special and memorable places I have stayed in. Where to begin....? The cabin. I stayed in Tonatui which is beautiful. The room was spacious, with a fabulous conical bamboo thatched roof. My bathroom was an indoor one (some are outdoors), and it was fine. The compost toilet was straightforward and clean. The bed was... More 

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West Sussex England
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

"Give us five stars in Trip Advisor and we will give an extra tip to the staff" is the bold incentive (bribe?) offered to clients at reception as you check out. Perhaps the lodge feels it needs to encourage clients to over-praise the resort? There are good and not so good features about this unusual lodge. In sum, this is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Totoco is a beautiful property and a wonderful Eco-Lodge experience. The cabins each have composting toilets which are well maintained and do not have a lingering smell as one might think. Each cabin is also powered with solar. I felt the cabins are located perfect on the site, allowing you to feel as if you were mostly isolated from other... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

I had a unique experience because I was with my son who lived in Ometepe for two years and knew Martin and Patricia. I have traveled in Asia so the composting toilets seemed like a five star outhouse. We did not hike the volcano (I'm 73) but did both educational tours, one of the farm describing how to manage water,... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Nestled in a jungle of Maderas with stunning views of Conception volcano, you are warmly greeting by pleasant staff and often by the manager Martin or Eddie. Their passion for creating something very special is evident in all the details. It may be a wee bit awkward to adjust to the toilet but nothing too crazy. The rooms are simple,... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

This ecolodge is in a wonderful setting with fantastic views. They really do try to do everything in line with their principles. We were perfectly happy with just organic soap in the shower room, we didn't expect any more. We were impressed with how well the composting toilets worked. The bar prices were very reasonable for somewhere so remote and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the edge of a pristine biosphere nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife and a cloud forest above you, the Totoco experience is pure comfort in pure nature. Guests can stay in one of our custom designed private lodges all made using local materials and labour. Each lodge enjoys a private garden setting and offers spectacular views of Lake Nicaragua and active Concepcion Volcano. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Totoco Eco-Lodge

Address: Maderas Volcano, El callejon publico la palmera, Balgue, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Balgue
Price Range: €123 - €143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“no AC so ask for a fan”
  • shower has no roof, so cool
 of 5 bubbles 82jessiet, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Tonatui – very spacious with a fabulous bamboo roof and a large double bed with amazing views from the terrace”
 of 5 bubbles Z8468UHjamesm, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Eight individual cabins. Very private. Bring a small flashlight to find your way on the path.”
 of 5 bubbles Jfherbs, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“request an outdoor shower”
 of 5 bubbles SirRead, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Tuck in your mosquito nets at night, and check your room for critters.”
 of 5 bubbles Z1842SRkatieh, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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