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HC Liri Hotel - San Juan del Sur - Building
1
9.0 Excellent (287 reviews)
C$ 58+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at HC Liri Hotel in San Juan del Sur, you'll be near the bay, just steps from San Juan del Sur Beach and Lake Nicaragua. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view from the second floor
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely love this place. Very nice room, great location, out of busy town, but still walking distance if you going to a restaurant or want a bit of nightlife, directly on the beach, close to the path to the Jesus de la Misericordia on top of the hill, which is very nice walk. Lovely staff, great breakfast, they even made pancakes specially for our kids. I know you have the whole ocean there, but with kids, ....the pool was just amazing! Finally working hot shower in Nicaragua :)
Cons: There is one little thing: I don't fancy AC that much, always get a sore throat from it and prefer ceiling fan, which was not there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was excellent, the coffee was delicious and almost always on, the staff went over and above to make our stay great.
Cons: Wifi
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff of HC Liri were amazing. Very authentic and accommodating.
Cons: The timing of our trip placed us in SJDS during the Easter holiday which equals loud and busy. Was my 4th time back so I was not to heartbroken.
6.3 Good
Pros: Breakfast was nice. Staff were excellent. View and location were nice as was the terrace.
Cons: Wifi was poor. $10 extra per person for breakfast. Could have eaten downtown for less. Beds were terrible. Instanthot shower or suicide shower was either cold or hot...no warm. It was also pointed towards the wall away from me, which is truly odd. Rooms are super tiny, but that would have been okay if the room had comfy beds. The little river you have to cross is filthy with garbage and green scum, making cross it a little gross.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was amazing every morning. They had beer and liquor readily available for purchase at great prices. It’s our 2nd time staying here, we will be back!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was great. They treated you like family and went Above and beyond. Thanks Clara and German for everything!!! When we come back this is definitely the place to stay. The beach is literally a few steps out the back gate. About a three minute walk (using shortcut on beach) to town. Great local food, great night life on Sat - Sun. You can hear the waves crashing all night...so peaceful.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful little hotel on the beach, 2 minutes walk from the village. Most helpful staff and really nice breakfast is included to roomrate. Nice little pool area with hammocks
7.1 Good
Cons: Lacation is not too good.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Hotel locks up at 10pm, I had difficulty getting back in one night
7.1 Good
Cons: The back yard..
Nuestra Casa - San Juan del Sur - Building
2
8.9 Excellent (230 reviews)
C$ 66+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Nuestra Casa in San Juan del Sur, you'll be near the beach, just steps from San Juan del Sur Beach and Lake Nicaragua. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Facility was nice, well located, and comfortable. Rooms were good, and staff were friendly. Victoria was nice and accommodating, and she has some sweet dance moves.
Cons: Only complaint was the security guy’s Phone. It kept going off - dinging for each text he received, as well as the music streaming from its small speaker. Putting it on silent would have been better.
7.5 Good
Pros: Clean and Close to beach
Cons: Hidden away. Hard to find
6.3 Good
Pros: Air conditioner worked well, storage was ample.
Cons: The write up for Nuestra Casa included a pool. When we got there the pool was empty and needed to be painted. If the write up had been updated, we would have chosen a different place. Staff was nice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I immediately felt welcome and at ease in the hotel. The room was super nice, very silent airco. The room was more then big enough for me, very nice shower and bathroom. The swimming pool is small but enough for some exercise swimming. Super bargain!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, clean facility, beautiful room, decor. Great coffee ready early in the morning
Cons: No complaints
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable room with AC and big bed. Close to the beach. Good kitchen facilities.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Air con worked well, bed was comfortable, and pool was great, right beside the kitchen living area. Good (cold) water pressure in the shower, and the manager spoke good English - what more do you want?
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Relaxing excellent attention, centric, cool place
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Super nice place. Really cozy, close to everything and has a great view. Very good attention from the staff. Feels like at home
Cons: Noisy at night at the deluxe room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, pool, quiet, safe
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice air-conditioned room with comfortable bed. Great common area with kitchen and pool. Also very helpful staff.
La Posada Azul - San Juan del Sur - Building
3
8.8 Excellent (84 reviews)
C$ 117+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at La Posada Azul in San Juan del Sur, you'll be by the ocean, just steps from San Juan del Sur Beach and Lake Nicaragua. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A ferry terminal shuttle is available for a surcharge.
5.8 Okay
Pros: location
Cons: room has weird odor. Cleaning stuff was spraying some air freshener but afternoon odor came through. Payment problems
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was great. The pool was very good. The ambiance was excellent.
Cons: The room was very dark. The bed and pillows were not comfortable. The shower was not very good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pictures don’t do the property justice! The most adorable place I have ever stayed! Immaculate property! FRIENDLIEST STAFF! Most delicious breakfast! I can not say enough about how fantastic our stay was!!
Cons: The mattress was a little hard but totally ok
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A quiet place to relax and to clear your mind with a book next to the pool
Cons: Not enough beer hajaj
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The best breakfast anywhere! Fresh juice, fruit, freshly baked muffins, different eggs each day we were there. It was the best meal of the day.
7.5 Good
Pros: Well located hotel with friendly staff
7.1 Good
Pros: Peace and quiet, clean, pretty hotel, breakfast was great.
Cons: Beds were very hard. No sun loungers in the sun. Bed sheets not changed in 4 nights we stayed there.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Convenient location downtown near beach and restaurants, very quiet rooms, great breakfasts, great veranda , patio by pool and indoor sitting area.
7.9 Good
Pros: Lovely old style hotel. Quite small, seven rooms I think, but very atmospheric with a nice pool.
Cons: No improvement needed!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mentioned above
Hotel Victoriano - San Juan del Sur - Building
4
8.6 Excellent (287 reviews)
C$ 232+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Victoriano in San Juan del Sur, you'll be near the beach, just steps from San Juan del Sur Beach and Lake Nicaragua. Featured amenities include a computer station, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Beautiful historic hotel with an awesome view of the bay. Quiet.
Cons: The staff was unfriendly and seems burdened to provide service. They were seen on their phones instead of tending to our table for breakfast/drinks/dinner. This is different from other hotels in Nicaragua I have recently visited.
7.5 Good
Pros: Our room was comfortable and had a beautiful view! Great location!
Cons: I thought the staff was very cold and uncaring. maybe because of the more corporate feel as opposed to a smaller family run hotel. I have stayed in hotels all over the world, and worked in a high-end hotels in the US and never once have heard of being charged for an early check in. We had breakfast included and took advantage of that the first morning, the breakfast was unedible! Scrambled eggs that looked like soup and practically raw bacon... When the waiter finally asked if it was okay, as I had not touched it, and I said no, could I please just have some fruit, he told me they didn't have any, which seems very hard to believe as there is fruit everywhere! We skipped breakfast the following days. As we where leaving we asked for a bottle of water, (as they had been included during our stay), they told us we had to pay for it now as we had checked out 30 minutes prior. Really??? How petty! We spent the most amount of money here than on any other hotel in Nicauragua, and granted it had a beautiful view and location, however it is the little things that make me want to spend extra money on a hotel! Unfortunately we will not return!
6.5 Good
Pros: The view is amazing as is the location. And the breakfast is pretty good.
Cons: The staff was not super helpful and the facilities were just okay. They look better in the pictures.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and well maintained The bed and room were excellent.
6.3 Good
Pros: Sangria was good!
Cons: The staff wasn’t friendly compared to all the other spots in Nicaragua. We really just slept there sat by the pool maybe once or twice. We had breakfast twice but last day switched it up because that was also just okay. Just expensive for Nicaragua and also other guest at the hotel had the same type of room for less and some paid more. Little weird prices were so different.
7.5 Good
Pros: The location
Cons: No food available
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Old world charm. Lovely room comfortable bed. Fabulous location and view.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is a place very quiet.. the quality of the service is very good. Breakfast is also is good.
Cons: Food and beverages in the restaurant are expensive in comparisson to other good restaurants near of hotel.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotel I've ever been to. Staff is amazing,food is great,the atmosphere is fantastic.
Cons: The wifi could be improved. But my stay was amazing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Oceanview is beautiful, walking distance to the beach.
Cons: Smells like old¡
4.0 Okay
Cons: Room are small, no very clean, and dark. But good location.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good towels. Good air conditioning. Comfortable areas for lounging. Complimentary water bottles daily. Quiet. Strong hair dryer. Great view. Walkable. Fluffy robes, even though they’re too thick for this climate.
Cons: Pool is tiny. When there are two children I the pool, there’s no comfortable space for anyone else. Our room wasn’t cleaned until almost noon even though I specifically requested at reception that it be cleaned while we went for a walk. There’s no desk chair. No convenient place to hang clothes on hangers.
Villas de Palermo Hotel and Resort - San Juan del Sur - Bedroom
5
8.4 Excellent (276 reviews)
C$ 138+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villas de Palermo Hotel and Resort in San Juan del Sur, you'll be by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of San Juan del Sur Beach and Lake Nicaragua. Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in San Juan del Sur? This hotel has 3000 square feet (279 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A cruise ship terminal shuttle is provided at no charge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: The space was nice and large and the a/c worked well. The staff were all very nice and the pool was nice to hang out at.
Cons: There was NO hot water in the downstairs bathroom or the kitchen! There was hot water in t upstairs shower but it was very dangerous. It went from cold to scolding and back to cold. We were never able to get it to work correctly. Every night the place was crawling with ants and I don’t mean a few ants, I mean big red ants everywhere. The toilet, the walls, the beds. Everywhere.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Restaurant was amazing.All the staff were helpful and courteous. Lots of simple but fun activities. Lots of space. Cleaning service terrific. Laundry service awesome. Lots of Canadians come so very secure. The locals have your back.
Cons: The stay was too short
4.6 Okay
Pros: Villas are spacious. Grounds are well kept. Good place for a group because you are able to do as much or as little together as you would like. The gentleman who drove the shuttle to town was fantastic! He helped us more than any other staff member.
Cons: The front desk staff was the worst I've ever encountered. Every question we asked was met with annoyance. They offered no recommendations for restaurants or activities in town, when we told them about the biting ants in our villa she handed us a bottle of Raid, overall they were annoyed to help with anything. Restaurant staff was hit and miss. Some friendly some would completely ignore you when you asked for a drink.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very spacious houses, nice pool.
Cons: Poor management and communication. We spoke other guest and they encountered the same errors. Like room was not ready at checkin time, then they said 10 more minutes.. and repeated that 5 more times! and so we ended up checling in more than an hour late, which is not bad as such, but the way they handled it and communicated about it was very poor. The booking said we would reveive a welcome drink, we got nothing. We ask the reception for a pickup in town for the shutlle, we had to wave the driver because he was not stopping, teception forgot to tell him m... Second bedroom was closed, they came to open it hours later, other people told the same. So nice please but poor management. ..
6.3 Good
Pros: Restaurant has good choices. Villa clean. Grounds well taken care of.
Cons: No meal plan as advertised on their website. No hot water for shower. Windows and door made of wood continuously clacking due to wind even at night. Hotel locked doors to second bedroom and second bathroom.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The shuttle service is really useful if you dont have your own transport. Pool is very good. Views are fantastic. Shuttle staff were really good.
Cons: Some of the reception staff seemed less helpful/competent than others. Food and drink seemed expensive (for Nicaragua). Power cuts in Villas with no back-up.
7.5 Good
Pros: great location out of the busy town but free shuttle into town on the hour
4.6 Okay
Pros: Great villa
Cons: Restaurant food is not good quality Pool didn’t have enough long chairs, only 8 Virgins pina colada where the same price as with alcohol, they only have one code in register and I wasn’t going to pay 5$ every time my boy wanted one. Restaurant drinks food was way to expensive, for what u got.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The Villa I stayed in was very nice. The view was beautiful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was grate! The privacy of the villas was excellent.
Hotel Alcazar - San Juan del Sur - Building
6
8.5 Excellent (58 reviews)
C$ 142+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Alcazar in San Juan del Sur, you'll be in the entertainment district, just steps from San Juan del Sur Beach and Lake Nicaragua. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Wonderful pleasant staff, thank you! Great Balcony views! Nice basic breakfast in the morning with stellar coffee of course :) we stayed here for 4 days as a central location for our various day trips to surf spots.. My wife and I also stayed at multiple other properties outside of the town... Cute courtyard and also a small pool to ... similar to an arab Riad ... was very welcoming...
Cons: Very noisy on the weekends until 3am ... the rooms are not sound proofed at all ... nice rooms, but not sound proofed. This would not be a major problem if there was not a club in the back... and also on the side of the hotel! Yikes! During the week it's no problem... however, staying here Thursday to Saturday night is a bit risky unless you want to party! ... maybe even Sunday... Monday to Wednesday nights it's a nice spot... If your looking to party, then enjoy! If your looking for sleep on the weekends / party nights I suggest researching club parties in advance of a stay here.... I used to DJ and I wasn't in the mood to have a big raaavvveee going on during the weekend, nor was my wife... ha ha! we we're usually getting up very early to go surf...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was amazing and the staff were very helpful. Right on the beach. There is a restaurant just up the street called Ginger the food and service was outstanding and the owner Mario is very helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was excellent. Location was great and breakfast was good.
Cons: Nearby music, (as everywhere in SJDS) was loud on the weekend. Ad said we would have a refrigerator but we didn't. It really didn't impact us.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A boutique hotel in the heart of the San Juan del Sur action with amazing wifi, great AC, super helpful staff, incredibly clean rooms and nice beachfront location. The staff was super helpful coordinating transport to SJdS from Managua and the front desk staff was always helpful with beach/restaurant/activity recommendations. There is a 24 hour security guard and security gate along with great doors and locks. The location is literally in the heart of downtown SJdS.... 10 restaurants within 4 min walking, the beach right across the street, a few blocks from a secure ATM and market. The WiFi was strong and able to handle video calls and had hot water 24/7.
Cons: Great location in the heart of town... but kind of windy
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness pool and location
Cons: No fridge no ice
7.9 Good
Pros: Location, view
Cons: Expensive compared with others; street noise at night
5.0 Okay
Cons: Some of the staff members don't seem good host and a bit of a downer when considering the hotel is beach front. Towels and where to wash up the sand from the beach was inconvenienced... the staff mentioned something in less than joyous manner. The bed and toilet are tolerable at best. The supporting staff however was nicer.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location opposite the beach and a big range of bars,restaurants and shops nearby. Easy to find and lots within walking distance. Very clean,big comfortable room. Comfortable bed,good shower,good tv channel selection. Options of local style bars or more tourist orientated just outside the door. Great sunsets. Young, friendly, enthusiastic staff. Lobby area very attractive with small pool.
Cons: Wifi was a little tricky to use. Some locations good..others not so good. Maybe my fault.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic room with private terrace with views over the beach. Across the road from many restaurants & bars. Alfredo on the front desk was wonderful - very professional & helpful - spoke perfect English. Delicious breakfast. Secure parking for our motorbike. Good wifi. Romantic place to spend our anniversary.
Cons: NA
Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa - San Juan del Sur
7
8.2 Excellent (242 reviews)
C$ 303+
7.4 Good
Pros: pools, location, food, almost everything
Cons: staff doesn't know much, was charged more for first 2 nights basic room then booked a new reservation for half price and given suite. all down to who's on duty I think. loved the place but feel that was ripped off first part of stay.
Hotel Royal Chateau - San Juan del Sur - Building
8
8.3 Excellent (57 reviews)
C$ 100+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Royal Chateau in San Juan del Sur, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of San Juan del Sur Beach and Lake Nicaragua. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was nice. Big bathroom with hot shower and was with soap, shampoo and conditioner and plenty of towels. The hotel was in a good location for me, close to everything or a short walk to the Main Street and beach. Plenty of coffee and tea to compliment the good breakfast as well
Cons: The old style television..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good large rooms and hot shower.
Cons: The beds are horribly hard.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location in town around all bars and restaurants but on a quite street
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This is my third time to stay at this hotel. The staff is always super-friendly. They are very accommodating. Rooms are clean. A/C works great. Breakfast is simple, but sufficient. Grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. Patio is relaxing.
Cons: It would be great if the rooms were a little bigger.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The area has been effected by tourism drying up and many places have closed. The Royal Chateau Hotel has managed to stay open, I believe, due to the excellent quality of the service they offer. Genuinely lovely Nicaraguan hospitality.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: My second time to stay at "Royal". The staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful. Rooms were clean and well stocked with towels, soap and shampoo each day. Rooms were small but adequate. AC worked well. Breakfast was good. Eggs with either toast, pancake or Gallo pinto. Location was close to the beach but away from the louder nightlife.
7.9 Good
Pros: Close to bars and restaurants. Great location
Cons: Bed a little hard
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was easy to access, quiet and had easy access to stores. The woman behind the reception desk saw us bringing ice to our room and immediately asked if we would like to have a refrigerator brought to us. It was immediately delivered by another staff member.
Cons: People in room above us were somewhat noisy at night.
6.7 Good
Pros: Excellent location, very close to beach
Cons: Room was very smelly from mold. Had to run the AC for hours to clear the smell.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The receptionist spoke better english than i spoke spanish.
El Jardin Hotel & Restaurant - San Juan del Sur - Bedroom
9
8.1 Excellent (147 reviews)
C$ 101+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at El Jardin Hotel & Restaurant in San Juan del Sur, you'll be by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of San Juan del Sur Beach and Lake Nicaragua. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Remy was very accommodating to my needs
5.0 Okay
Pros: The food was great!!
Cons: Very old and outdated and the roads to get to the hotel is terrible. A car can barely make it and it is 15/20 minutes from anything to do. If you want a quiet place this is for you.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: swimming pool
Cons: Everything
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great view, excellent service what else could one want...
Cons: nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: El Jardin is located a few minutes drive from San Juan Del Sur but its view is fantastic and they have a shuttle twice a day. The staff is very friendly and happy to help you with all your needs. The rooms are clean & comfortable and there is a restaurant with very delicious food
Cons: El Jardin is located outside the center, so you need a car or taxi to get in town. There are no restaurants around but in the hotel, you can order delicious food the price of the hotel and restaurant are quite expensive compared with the average prices around.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Caroline and her staff are extremely friendly and helpful. El Jardin is a great place to get away from San Juan to enjoy a spectacular sunset and the tranquil location.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous ocean view from upper rooms facing ocean! Beautiful pool area. Really enjoyed Happy Hour at sunset time! Good breakfast with many options.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The views at El Jardin are absolutely incredible! The staff was EXCELLENT and we really enjoyed the food! The rooms were clean and comfy. There was, AC as well as, a ceiling fan, which was a really nice treat!
Cons: This hotel is AMAZING, but it's not near the city center for SJDS - so if you are looking for a hotel walking distance to the bars and restaurants this is not it.
4.6 Okay
Cons: It wasn't worth, the place was dirty they need to remodel, put some small fridge to keep cold water at least, the bed was uncomfortable
Parque Maritimo El Coco - San Juan del Sur - Bedroom
10
8.1 Excellent (111 reviews)
C$ 155+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Parque Maritimo el Coco in San Juan del Sur, you'll be on the waterfront, just steps from Lake Nicaragua and El Coco Beach. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
7.5 Good
Pros: Best location on Nicaragua's most beautiful beach.
Cons: Needs some maintenance.
Mango Rosa Resort - San Juan del Sur - Bedroom
11
8.6 Excellent (12 reviews)
C$ 166+
Overview Reviews
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant/bar, Mango Rosa Resort is located near San Juan del Sur, just 1 km metres from Playa Marsella beach. It features on-site surf rentals, surf lessons and tours. Each room here is air-conditioned and includes a cable TV, a kitchenette and a spacious bathroom with free toiletries. Most overlook the property’s lush gardens. Free WiFi access is available. At Mango Rosa Resort you will find a 24-hour front desk and barbecue facilities, while the restaurant serves international cuisine. Other facilities offered at the property include water sports facilities, a tour desk and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including, horse riding and fishing. San Juan del Sur Town Centre can be reached in 20 minutes by car.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Arrived early after long travels. Room was excellent, wasn’t sure what to expect. I booked the night before near midnight. Room exceeded expectations. A/C in living room and bedroom. Fully equipped kitchen (minus microwave). Nice and clean bedroom and bathroom. Good quality finishes. Pool was dirty when we first arrived, which is understandable because of all the vegetation. Faster than I could say “blueberry pancakes” two staff members were on top of cleaning that pool. Staff is EXTRA friendly and helpful. A+ attitudes. Management has done an excellent job in that regard. The food was extremely good (I’m extra picky and so is my girlfriend. I only eat at top rated restaurants regardless of where I go. Take it for what it’s worth as we only ate lunch). I was also super close to my favorite beach in San Juan (maderas). I arrived in my pick up truck but the hotel offers shuttles if you don’t have your own transport. I wouldn’t hesistate to stay here with my elderly parents or on a romantic getaway or even as a “resting area” if you’re into the party scene. 10/10 would stay again. Oh, and the dogs are super cute and friendly. We almost stole them. Just kidding.
Cons: We were asleep on the hammocks and they didn’t wake us up when our room was ready an hour and a half before they told us it was going to be ready (lol). There seemed to be a couple volleyballs but were all flat
7.1 Good
Pros: The food and drinks were good taste.
Cons: The stove and bathroom maintenance.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The people running Mango where so helpful and super friendly. I love it there and would definitely go back.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Nice place, nice houses, lots of vegetation, howler monkeys...
Cons: 1) Bathroom not very clean. 2) Lots of ants. 3) Kitchen very basically equiped (there is an oven but no baking pan for instance). 4) We are furious because of the fee for electricity, which is totally exaggerated: US$15/day (while we used air conditionning 1 hour per night and always switch off lights and fans when we leave a room) is equivalent to US$450/month, while we pay less than US$100/month of electricity for our house (w/ air conditionning, washing machine, etc) in Managua. This is real THEFT and we will never come back.
Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort - San Juan del Sur - Building
12
6.9 Good (555 reviews)
C$ 58+
Overview Reviews
This family-friendly San Juan del Sur property is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Petroglyph and Church of Saint John the Baptist. El Remanso Beach and Hermosa Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We had a problem with one of the assigned villas and we were immediately given a new Villa with no problem, the internet is faster now and the Villas were nice and clean.
Cons: Check in process was terrible, the lady in the reception needs more training no eye contact, speaks with attitude, after us there were 2 more groups in the check in process and she couldn’t handle it since she didn’t have paperwork for the check in so we had to wait a lot while the other guests were mad too.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Location is probably about the only thing you'll get here
Cons: The pool was super small and dirty to say the least. Full of debris not to mention it was not filtered. the villas are extremely hot during the day due to the design. The hotel is not well kept, broken pathways to the villas, broken walls all around, holes on the roof of several areas including main areas like the bar, reception, etc. this hotel is 2 years old. The bathrooms do not discharge correctly, we had to add a bucket of water as we pressed the handle to make it work. the shower handle was broken and had to use another villa to shower. The water pressure is nonexistent, you had to get real close to the wall just to get some water. The quality of the food was ok. We only tried the breakfast but other plates look good from where we were. The bar service was all around deficiente and unpolite. Managements was good and gracious but clueless as to what was happening.
5.0 Okay
Pros: I love it all, it was excellent stay. The bartender with curly hair was super nice thanks sorry I for got his name and house keeping was great
Cons: Only thing was the hotel needs a ice machine for guest to get ice any time :)
6.5 Good
Pros: All male members of staff were very friendly. Especially, giavanni. The room was also cleaned well.
Cons: You could tell it was low season not many facilities were well maintained. The gym was non existent upon arrival due to a training day but the staff moved the equipment back the next day. The restaurant was out of use so all meals were at the bar or poolside. The location was remote (10mins away from San Juan by taxi) taxi should only cost $5 some taxis try to charge $10
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: The only things we enjoyed were the AC, and access to Netflix. The vegetation around the hotel is also a plus, but that was it.
Cons: The facilities are dirty, poolside furniture is old and dirty, showers were disgusting, the daily breakfast was the same every day, housekeeping terrible, all the "activities " mentioned at time of booking are non existent. The only two activities offered are the skateboarding, and wall climbing and both have an extra cost. I'm very disappointed with this hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The place is very nice and the staff was very friendly. I recommend it
5.0 Okay
Pros: Not many people.
Cons: Although it was recommended by a friend, it did not meet my expectations at all.
6.7 Good
Pros: 1. value for the price 2. good breakfast 3. amiable staff
Cons: 1. rooms were not clean 2. spiders and other bugs in the bathrooms 3. the only pool available was so dirty the water was green and there were 2 frogs swimming in it
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: It was not as the internet paint it. It was in a horrible Location ir was not a resort
Cons: Nothing. Specially the location