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Empalme a Las Playas

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1/2 c N. al Empalme a las Playas Maderas y Playa Marsella, San Juan del Sur 00011, Nicaragua
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Empalme a Las Playas
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my girlfriend stayed for 5 nights in the beginning of august 2014 at Empalme a las Playas. We had had an awesome time! Though it is a little bit further from the beach (you can walk tot it, but it will take you 20-30 minutes and you have to conquer a hill), the owners solved this problem by... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely awesome. Pros: - Great hosts (all 3 were so nice and are always checking on whether they can help you with anything. They're also great to talk to. Ask Roy to tell you some stories from his old days as an undertaker. Hilarious!) - Fantastic location (a 5 min walk to either Playa and if you're... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a very mixed experience at Empalme de las Playas. We booked 5 nights here prior to arriving in Nica, largely based on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews. There were many things we enjoyed about Emplame but I would not recommend these accommodations to friends traveling to coastal Nicaragua. Pros *1 km from fantastic surfing at Playa... More

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Leon, Nicaragua
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The rooms are basically made out of Bamboo but we were positively surprised entering the rooms. Very big, very nicely equipped, just perfect. And not to forget about the owners Roy, Karen and Marty, these are really nice people and from the beginning we felt like friends or even family. They cooked us delicious breakfasts and an incredible dinner. The... More

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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Roy, Karen and Marty made us feel comfortable and made us feel like family. Their cabanas are clean, the breakfasts wonderful and plentiful. They helped us find surf boards to rent, get transfers to the airport, find guides to take us to other places in Nicaragua and pointed in all the right directions. My girlfriend Sarah had stayed with them... More

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had such a great time with Karen, Marty and Roy. I was traveling with my husband and 3 year old son to Nicaragua. I was unsure whether we'd find enough to occupy us while there but we were "busy" from our arrival to even past our stay at Empalme (we returned for a BBQ). Upon arrival, Roy took us... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Roy, Karen and Marty were great hosts, very welcoming and friendly. On our first day they showed us around the town and beaches, which was a great as we could figure out what we could do during our stay. There’s a nice local beach about 5mins away, but the best one where all the surfers go is Playa Maderas. It’s... More

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Manassas, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I will definantely be coming back to stay with Karen, Roy, and Marty. They are great hosts and we had a wonderful time. The beaches are walking distance and are beautiful. There are nice restaurants in San Juan Del Sur to go or walk to the nearby places. We definitely recommend dinner at the hotel because Karen... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I cannot say enough about this incredible place! Karen, Roy, and Marty will do anything to make you feel comfortable and like one of their own family members. From the moment I called to check for availability, they were open and friendly to my last minute request (I booked within a few weeks of my stay). There is plenty of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was supposed to be our romantic getaway, but my partner missed his flight. So I was solo. I would definitely return though, with him. Roy, Karen and Marty were very warm, welcoming and helpful hosts. This was more expensive than other places we stayed in our time in Nicaragua, but a beautiful treat. Breakfast was big, delicious and varied;... More

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Additional Information about Empalme a Las Playas

Address: 1/2 c N. al Empalme a las Playas Maderas y Playa Marsella, San Juan del Sur 00011, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Empalme a Las Playas Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Empalme a Las Playas Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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