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The Maderas Village

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Maderas Beach, San Juan del Sur 230492, Nicaragua
The Maderas Village
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 10 days and had a great time. Nature trail that takes you right to the beach of Playa Maderas where you can walk to 3 different beaches. We went into town and chartered boats with Nica Surf exploring up and down the Coast including some spots that you will never forget. Incredible people, the best of times and... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I wrote a review about one year ago next month. My general sentiments haven't changed. Just go. I always overpack. Trust me when I say all you need is a pair of sneakers/sandals, a swimsuit and a shirt. It's exactly what you need and it's gotten even better over the last year. They have about double the staff now so... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had such a beautiful time at Maderas. The ocean, sun and breeze are all incredible. Communal meals, boat trips, hikes and morning yoga gave us the opportunity to leave the city behind and simply reconnect. Staff and guests are all very cool. Maderas Village is extremely special.

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My fiance and I recently got engaged in Maderas. For starters the staff was helpful, caring, accommodating, and familial. The environment was relaxing with the perfect blend of social life and privacy. The family dinners were a wonderful way to meet other travelers, chat about local attractions, and generally bask in the unique community they've built. They offer various trips... More 

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New York
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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went to Maderas because my friend chose it. It seemed a little too "hippie" for me, but I thought it would be an interesting and relaxing experience. I ended up loving it. You can engage as much or as little as you would like with the people that work there and other guests. There is no pressure to socialize... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is my 2nd time back to Maderas Village, and I love it! I was really surprised to see the recent negative reviews seeing as most of the things said were the exact opposite of my experiences. It is a family style hotel/hostel where you have a family dinner every night together (along with a ton of other activities). its... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I stayed here with my girlfriend back in November in their penthouse suite and to say it was beautiful is an understatement! The location and staff truly make this a very unique hotel experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful and I'd recommend this hotel to anyone :)

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have you ever gone to one of those restaurants where the theme is for the service to be bad and the waiters to be rude? Have you enjoyed it? If so, Maderas Village is the place for you! You will be lucky if anyone working at Maderas even makes eye contact with you during your stay, until it's time to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A visit to Maderas Village is akin to staying with a distant relative who clearly resents your presence on the occasion of a funeral. You will not be greeted warmly by any of the "staff," for meals you will be served whatever they bothered to stock up on after the "staff" have had their fill, you may even be able... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We came to Maderas for a one week yoga retreat! It was amazing! The place is amazing... Rustic... With lots of charm!!! I think for the area it's really upscale! The food is incredible and healthy. It's ran by really amazing group of people!!! Great community! I would recommend Maderas village in a heartbeat! Ps: only issue I had...if you... More 

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Matt D, Owner at The Maderas Village, responded to this review

Hey guys - thank you so much for the rave review. It was an absolute pleasure having you guys with us as well and I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as you did. Apologies again for the internet service, this has since been resolved. Just a quick note on internet for other's reading this; In four years we... More 

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