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Selva Negra Mountain Resort

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

A beautiful setting on the lake with surpassingly affordable rooms compared to similar tourist-oriented coffee estates in the Nicaraguan highlands. The coffee tour is a bit expensive, but I felt the price was justified by the extensive nature of the tour and the coffee tasting at its conclusion.

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Don S, General Manager at Selva Negra Mountain Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for spending some of your time with us at Selva Negra and for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and found our rooms affordable. We strive to have different options for different budgets, both in our lodgings and in our restaurant. Our coffee tour...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Upon arrival, this place is kind of a cross between Kellerman's from Dirty Dancing and Jurassic park. The scenery is amazing and it's a very peaceful place, if you don't mind the sound of howler monkeys coming from the forest. It's an incredibly interesting place if you are into sustainability and Eco tourism, and the coffee tour with Jose is...

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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in the hotel which is actually a series of motel style with 5 rooms each. The rooms are large and comfortable with ceiling fan which you will not need. It is about 10 degrees cooler that matagalpa, the nearest town. The dining room is large with lots of seating indoors and on the patio overlooking the...

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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We went to Selva Negra due to a friend's r commendation. PROs: scenery is amazing and the weather is very nice. The main building is in front of a lake with a natural reserve eith very nice trails. Also, although food was pricy, portions were quite generous. CONs: our room had mold in the roof and we felt that the...

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Easton, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Accomodations were sparse, but clean and comfortable. Coffee tour done by a very accomplished English speaking guide who doubled as the ecology tour guide the next day. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Restaurant was slow, even when the room was empty, but the food was very good and worth the wait.

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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

The location is amazing. Hikes are great and if you seek an escape this is the place. The eco credentials are perfect. You walk around the grounds and everything has been thought through from an environmental perspective. We were advised to use a 4x4 to get there but a regular car would probably do as the roads are in great...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stayed here for two nights earlier this month and were very disappointed to arrive at a holiday park rather than the eco-lodge we were expecting. Our "cottage" was fine - nowhere to put anything, cold and damp but with a nice bathroom and a strange, but very efficient, shower. Not very child-friendly though. Our first meal was disappointing but...

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Don S, General Manager at Selva Negra Mountain Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for spending some of your time at Selva Negra during your recent trip to Nicaragua and for taking the time to provide us with detailed feedback. Feedback is really the only way that we are able to improve. I think that must have been some confusion because are birding walks and nature hikes are not done by car. We...

Reviewed 13 July 2015

I went here as a day-trip from Matagalpa just to hike some of the trails and it was worth the 50 Cordobas entry fee just to spend the afternoon hiking. There are about 22 km of trails, total and they vary in length and difficulty. Ask for a trail map in the restaurant. If you want a challenge, take the...

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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Location is everything! Love the food, the area in general. Well taken care off. Everyone is so friendly and is a nice place to spend the day. The wedding hall is very nice and the package that they offer you is a dream. Will visit next year again for the 3rd time.

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Brookings, South Dakota
Reviewed 9 July 2015

While on a recent mission trip, our group stayed at Selva Negra for 2 nights. The rooms were nice, the restaurant very good and the surrounding, beautiful. Our group took part in horse back riding and hiking as well as a farm tour. The grounds are beautiful. We could hear howler monkeys from our rooms and saw then on a...

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We are a full-service ecolodge, organic farm, and bird-friendly coffee estate in the Highlands of Northern Nicaragua. Whether you are searching for wildlife, touring the Ruta de Cafe, or simply relaxing in a romantic getaway, we know you'll enjoy your stay. We are a vacation spot you can be proud to support. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Selva Negra Mountain Resort

Address: Km 140 Carretera -Jinotega, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Matagalpa Department > Matagalpa
Price Range: RM134 - RM847 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Selva Negra Mountain Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Selva Negra Mountain Hotel Matagalpa
Selva Negra Mountain Matagalpa
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