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Casa Maderas Ecolodge

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Playa Maderas road | 200 Meter From the Junction, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Maderas! Amazing yin yoga class with Monica Munguia in the yoga pavilion. Beautiful space and so relaxing. Definitely worth checking out the yoga classes while you're there!

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CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Casa Maderas and our yoga classes. Monica is thrilled to read your compliments. Have a nice trip back home and come back to visit us soon. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dormbeds cost twice as much as in the rest of the country and with the food its the same. Altough it was that expensive, it wasnt even tasty and the portions are quite poor. But the worst thing is that they charge u to refill your bottle with drinkingwater, something i havent seen in any other hostel in this... More 

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CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not appreciate your stay with us but would like to underline some information for your knowledge. Casa Maderas is definitely Not a hostel but an ecofriendly Hotel for moderate budget travelers but not for very small budgets. Our website is sufficiently informative about our style and price range. The Hotel architecture was inspired by a... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good points: Quiet, clean rooms, with mosquito nets. Comfortable beds. Nice cabins with little porch/terraced areas. Good location, with howler monkeys coming to the edge of the resort. Lots of cool bugs and lizards - we were visited by several praying mantis'. Good food in the restaurant. Great pool area, with sun loungers, hammocks, seating. Fabulous pool (with volleyball and... More 

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CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a message. We take your comments as an opportunity to improve our services. We understand that you would have appreciated to have acces to a communal kitchen but we unfortunately cannot offer this service as we have a restaurant on site, and this information is clear on our website. The restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is great. The rooms are located on a hill which allows for awesome views. You can fall asleep to the sound of howler monkeys. Keep in mind it's in the "jungle" so there are tons of bugs... BIG and small. The flys were ravenous when eating at the restaurant. The restaurant was really great. A nice variety. The... More 

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CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to detail your impressions about Casa Maderas. Our staff is thrilled to read your kind words about their welcome. We are very happy to hear that you liked our pool our shuttle services and our restaurant. There is also at least 6 different restaurants close by Casa Maderas (5-10 min walking distance) We are... More 

Granada, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A thirty minute inexpensive shuttle ride from San Juan del Sur, Casa Maderas is worth the minor inconvenience of the trip. The hotel is located in a beautiful forest setting with individual bungalows arranged going up the hillside. There are two beaches within walking distance: Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella. You can also catch one of the frequent free shuttles... More 

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CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your vivid memories with us. Casa Maderas has a perfect location out of the noisy town. Our guests enjoy a lovely experience at the heart of Nicaraguan’s nature around Maderas and Marsella Beach. We organize 5 shuttles a day to allow people to travel back to town. We are glad that you... More 

California Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After riding the half hour shuttle from San Juan del Sur, arrived at paradise at Casa Maderas. The eco-lodge is nestled in a lush forest the perfect distance from the beach if you like to hike and get an added work out. It takes about 10 minutes to travel on foot to the beautiful beaches of Playa Maderas and Playa... More 

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CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Your insights about Casa Maderas left us speechless. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay at Casa Maderas. We aim to create amazing experiences and lifelong memories for travelers who want to relax and explore Nicaragua. Your kinds words about our staff are extremely rewarding. We always do our best to make our guest feel like home. Warm... More 

Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I stayed at Casa Maderas, then loved it so much, came back for a second visit. It is an oasis of tranquility and comfort. Each bungalow has a hammock on the porch, there's a great pool and pool deck area with hammocks and swings, the restaurant is comfortable and staff are excellent. Breakfast is really great. This place is great... More 

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CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your 2 visits! We are glad you decided to come back. It was a pleasure to be your host. We are delighted that you enjoyed the tranquility and comfort of Casa Maderas and that you greatly appreciated our staff. We aim to create a lovely and friendly atmosphere to make our guest feel like home. We hope... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stayed here with a family of 4 in July 2015. We had a cabin with 2 bunkbeds and one queen. Really a nice place to stay. Just 5 mins from the beach in their free shuttle and what a beautiful beach it is... We organized lessons through Casa Maderas (same instructor/ business as Casa Oro in San Juan del... More 

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CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your 2 visits! We are glad you decided to come back. It was a pleasure to be your host. We are delighted that you enjoyed the tranquility and comfort of Casa Maderas and that you greatly appreciated our staff. We aim to create a lovely and friendly atmosphere to make our guest feel like home. We hope... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights. Outside of San Juan del Sur this is a lovely place. The staff is very friendly. The cabins were good, clean, simple and comfy. Every cabin has a front deck where you can relax, with lounge chairs and a hammock. Showers only have cold water, but that is enough in the heat of Nicaragua!... More 

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Thank you for sharing your experience with Casa Maderas. It was a pleasure to be your host for 5 nights. We are delighted that you got to experience Casa Maderas Eco Friendly live style. We aim to create amazing experiences and lifelong memories. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your cabin, the hammocks, the pool, our restaurant and our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The hotel is in walking distance from the maderas beach, where the surf is good. The hotel seems to cater to the needs of families or couples. It is cozy and quiet. Guests are not allowed to use the kitchen and the restaurant closes early. Backpackers who are looking for cheap food and a bit of party might consider staying... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write us a comment. Most of our guest choose Casa Maderas to enjoy our peaceful and cozy atmosphere. It suits perfectly couples and family needs but we have also lots of people travelling as friends and surfers looking for a nice & safe place. Backpackers are also welcome in our 6 people shared... More 

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