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Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   De la Parroquia 1 1/2 cuadras al este, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Ranked #11 of 20 hotels in San Juan del Sur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

We took some of the reviews posted with a grain of salt since we are both from the tropics and know that there are occasional bugs. But, we have never seen anything like this. The first night I was so terrified I slept with the lights on ... they were all over the place. The stairs are often exhausting and... More

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Piedrasyolas4, owner at Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We were sorry to read that you were disappointed with your stay here at Piedras y Olas, A Pelican Eyes Resort. Your feedback is very important to us, as we are constantly striving to improve our hotel. Unfortunately, bugs are a challenge for us and most hotels in our area due to the tropical climate. Since your stay with us,... More

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

Pelican Eyes is tucked on the hillside above San Juan del Sur. The staff is infinitely helpful, the rooms are unique, comfortable and well appointed. The restaurants served delicious local, international, and easy to recognize (for north Americans) foods. Serveice was prompt and attentive. We stayed there for only four nights but it made the end of our first trip... More

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

And not just the crisp air conditioning in the rooms (more like little houses) though I admit in Nica the AC can be an amazing thing. Safe, professionally run and maintained hillside resort overlooking the bay at San Juan del Sur, Piedras y Olas (stones and waves) is the better name over "Pelican Eyes" which is just creepy. What Pelican?... More

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new york
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

Stayed 10 days and my biggest fear was the weather. It held up nicely. Sun was out everyday. First let me say this is a "unique" resort. It will not be for everyone. I still can't figure out if its for me. But I miss it so I guess that tells me all I need to know. Secuirity is top... More

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

First let me say that going to San Juan del Sur is a fantastic journey and it offers a place that time has forgot. If you want the small quaint hotel near the beach or the eco lodge this place has it all. I have traveled all over the world and this place is very cool and on the top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

We had a great stay at this surprisingly luxurious hotel in a small Nicaraguan seaside town. The hotel is owned and run by an American expatriate with extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry and with a commitment to offering first class service and amenities on a hillside overlooking Nicaragua's most spectacular beaches. On arrival the staff welcomed us and immediately... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

We were a bit disappointed with our stay at Pelican Eyes. We searched online for a place to stay and made our reservations by phone. Our rate was higher than what the Internet had stated, the WiFI was only available in the restaurants, the A/C did not work in one bedroom, the Cable stopped woking after day 1, and the... More

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Medford, MA
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

We just returned from our second visit to Nicaragua and our second visit to Hotel Pelican Eyes. This is simply an amazing hotel. The views from the casas and pools are gorgeous; the staff could not be more friendly and helpful; the rooms and casas themselves are elegant and roomy (many with beautiful views); breakfasts are fabulous; and prices are... More

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Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

We spent 3 nights at this hotel in a casa (a combination of a one bedroom with kitchen and living room, plus a studio). My understanding is that this is, in essence, a condo-hotel, where the units are privately owned, and rented out to guests when the owners are not present. We really never got an overall feel of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

found the hotel on <a href="http://www.sanjuansurf.com">San Juan Del Sur Hotel</a> great people, great place! beautiful

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Address: De la Parroquia 1 1/2 cuadras al este, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa 4*
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Pelican Eyes Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Hotel Pelican Eyes
Resort Pelican Eyes
Pelican Eyes Resort And Spa Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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#3 Spa Hotel in San Juan del Sur #6 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur #8 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
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Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa offers a stunning hillside location and panoramic views of San Juan del Sur and the ocean beyond. Our infinity pools, spacious accommodations, romantically lush gardens, wonderful restaurants, open air bars, and one-of-a-kind San Juan Del Sur coastline sailing adventure are a unique experience.A visit to our Tranquila Day Spa is an experience of sheer indulgence. We offer a menu of massage and body treatments to ensure that you truly relax on your romantic Nicaraguan getaway. Experience more of Nicaragua with day trips to Granada or the artisan markets in Masaya. Here at the resort, open air yoga classes, water aerobics, and active local excursions (arranged by our concierge) help keep you fit while visiting paradise. Even our brick stairs—winding up the hillside — contribute to the cause!Our San Juan del Sur hotel’s mission is to provide a unique and memorable Nicaragua vacation experience in every aspect of your stay. Our friendly staff endeavors to fulfill every possible need or special request (and to predict those wishes perhaps not yet even realized!)No request is too big or too small. Let us know what we can do to enhance your stay in paradise. ... more   less 
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