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The Secret Cove Inn

Av El Albanil, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Agree with the reviewer that it seems cozy at first. Stayed in the downstairs room that has window opening to the atrium dining area. We stayed 2 nights and discovered that there were bed bugs on the box springs and possibly the headboard. My partner was bitten probably 60 + times. We killed one and showed it and the box... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

On the rates page of their website it does not mention shared bathrooms. Unfortunately I had to share a bathroom with a couple of fellows who had no bathroom manners at all. Internet usually did not work in my room, so I needed to be out in the lounge area to use it. I did love the fact I could... More 

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Flensburg-Mürwik, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The place seems cozy from the very first look. We arrived spontaneously to SJDS and after visiting a few other places (that were either too expensive or too cheap and messy) we thought the Secret Cove was a good decision. Room was big enough and we had a shared bathroom. We particularly didn't like that the only windows of the... More 

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Managua Department, Nicaragua
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Friendly staff, nice house in a quiet street. It could have been perfect but in our room there were bedbugs. We found that out in the first night, as no staff was present or reachable, we figured out that they lived in the wooden head part of the bed, which we moved out. This solved the problem. And we decided... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights after just stumbling upon the place! Perfect location, just a short walk to the beach and to the shops and bars, but far enough away to not hear any noise. The house is beautiful and modern with an open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area. Every morning we had an amazing breakfast like eggs, rice and beans, toast,... More 

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Winnsboro, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I am usually satisfied with the very simplest of hostels, such as the ones with just a bed and no a/c. Even a shared bath. But this place was reserved by a friend who HAD to have a/c, so I figured if she was paying, why not enjoy it? :D We shared the room, and since there was only one... More 

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Flores, Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Was lucky to get a reservation last minute for us and friends over NYE however in doing so I maybe missed some details that hindered our full experience. THE PROS as per many listed the location was great, breakfast included which we found fulfilling, Ray was very hospitable, rooms were clean although a bit aged, bed was comfortable. We also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We spent one night at the B&B, we did not have a reservation but were able to get a room. The room was clean and had a shared bathroom on the side. It was very loud in the room due to street parties which you can't avoid in December but that with the owners TV was too much. The staff... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We spent 3 nights at this great B & B and loved getting to know the other guests and Ray, the owner. Our room had a queen sized bed and Ray brought in a cushion for our daughter to use for her bed on the floor. It wasn't ideal but since we weren't in the room much and had access... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have stayed at The Secret Cove Inn twice in the past three years for a total of 5 weeks. Very affordable American quality B&B with lots of local touches. They have done some nice upgrades over the past 3 years as you can see from the photos. The family that runs the Inn are very well informed and helpful... More 

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