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Casa Maderas Ecolodge

Playa Maderas road | 200 Meter From the Junction, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    4 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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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't normally write reviews but just had to for this place. Casa Maderas was definitely a highlight of my trip. The grounds are beautiful, the location is perfect (10 minute walk the beach), the staff is great, and the food was really good. I stayed in the dorms, which were a great bargain for all the amenities (felt like... More 

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CasaMaderas, Public Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are so grateful that you chose to write this delightful review! Thank you so much for your kind words, we love that you loved it! The dorms are definitely a great option for travelers looking for a more economical option! We kindly thank you for participating in our daily yoga classes and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed them... More 

Kamloops, BC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this accommodation so much in may 2013 that my adult daughter and I decided to revisit during green time. So beautiful with flower and fruit trees surrounding tiered casitas and the big pool. It feels more like a mini resort than a hostel. It is just a short walk to two beaches and we noticed some local eateries... More 

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CasaMaderas, Public Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you loved the flora and fauna, wildlife, and friendly cats as much as we do! We feel honored that you chose to come back for a second stay with us, and hope that you will come again! We loved having you here :) The restaurant is a new venture... More 

Whistler, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are beautiful, the staff (especially Diego and Lily!) are incredibly friendly and helpful, the pool AMAZING, the location near-perfect and the restaurant delicious (DO NOT miss the carrot cake!!!). The only downside, and they do take measures to correct this, was insects in the room (it is in the middle of the jungle though so it's completely understandable!!).... More 

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CasaMaderas, Public Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We wish you could have stayed longer too! The insects are one of those problems that come with the territory- we do our best to keep the rooms well ventilated with high powered fans and provide insect nets; however, when the rain is around, so are the mosquitoes! Unfortunately, we all have a struggle to fight them off in the... More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a beachside room at Playa Maderas and felt that it couldn't get any more perfect until we spotted Casa Maderas. A bit of a hike from the beach but well worth the effort (and if a really steep hill isn't your thing then there is always the free shuttle and most passing vehicles will also let you hop... More 

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CasaMaderas, Public Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! I apologize that you were not able to take a yoga class- you must have been visiting on the yoga instructors days off! At least you were able to enjoy the breathtaking views from the shala, it is so nice to just sit up there and take in the stunning country side... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little lodge about a 10 min walk from Playa Maderas and about a 20 min bumpy ride along the dirt track to SJDS. The rooms as basic but clean and represent good value for money. They are 'semi-detached' and because of the open ventilation you can hear your next door neighbour getting up at 5am each morning to... More 

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CasaMaderas, Public Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review, we appreciate it very much. We apologize for the 5am disturbances- being located close to one of the main surfing beaches in this area makes for many early rising surfers! We chose to have open, ventilated rooms to keep them cool in the hot months. Free shuttles to and... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first stayed at Casa Maderas in March for a yoga retreat and loved it so much I made a point to return during my next trip to Nicaragua in October. The rooms are nicely painted and clean with hammocks on the verandas, the pool is clean and well-maintained with a nice area nearby for hammock lounging, the yoga pavilion... More 

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CasaMaderas, Public Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful review! We are happy to hear that your stay was so pleasant and you enjoyed the quiet, peacefulness that Casa Maderas has to offer. You've left such great information for future travelers, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this review! We are still refining the restaurant menu as we have... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at Casa Maderas, the Service was really good, they did everything for us, making our stay unforgettable! They also offer a shuttle to the beach so it's no problem, that the lodges are not completely on the beach located.

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CasaMaderas, Public Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy that we were able to accommodate all of your needs while you were staying with us. It is so wonderful when this is possible, and are more than happy we could make your stay "unforgettable." The shuttles are convenient to get you to the beach- and we enjoy the quiet... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in the dorm room, which was really nice, big and had mosquito nets covering the beds. The swimming pool was also great. But the Food was an absolute joke. Overpriced, and sub par with local options. To be frank, it was inedible. However, the staff were more then pleasant and helpful. NO COMMUNAL KITCHEN!!! As seen in... More 

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Maderas. We are surprised that you did not like the restaurant food as we usually get good comments, nonetheless the restaurant's management and our menu is changing as of November 1st so we hope that our guests will enjoy the new menu and cheaper prices. The Munchie Blues cafe... More 

Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very impressed with this place. The grounds were beautiful. A great restaurant on site with fair prices. The desk had waters and sodas for a very good price. Nice pool. The place is gorgeous at night the way it's lit up. There's a yoga, and an Eco pavilion on site. There's shuttles to town for a great price $2 each... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I spent 3 nights at this hotel and we were 100% satisfied. The rooms are big and clean, all the beds have mosquitos net (IMPORTANT) and huge fans on the roof make it confortable even without the air conditioning.The view is gorgeous with the moutains surrounding the place, all the flowers, the big clean pool and the... More 

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Address: Playa Maderas road | 200 Meter From the Junction, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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