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El Jardin

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Bahia Nacascolo | PO Box 68, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Draw backs: Located 10 minutes and 8 to 10 dollars by Taxi from town, last stretch of road steep and rough. DurIng Day, little shelter from sun on concrete patio and pool deck and tiny room balconies. Rooms tiny and sparsely furnished, bed a mattress on concrete slab. No apparent maid or cleaning service during our 4 day tenure. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at El Jardin with my girl friend after a few weeks in Nicaragua. El Jardin is a beautiful gem of a hotel. It was the best value we came across over our three week vacation. Pierre, the manager, has done a fantastic job updating the space since taking over in March. We enjoyed our best meals of the trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I travelled to Nicaragua the end of March-beginning of April and this was the first place we stayed at. The hotel itself is beautiful, very bright and colourful and welcoming. We stayed in room #3 but very single room has a beautiful view overlooking the bay. There is a lovely little pool that is great if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We knew we wanted to stay in a quieter area just outside of San Juan Del Sur which is exactly what El Jardin offers. We had a vehicle and we found the hotel easily. The room was clean and quaint and the view from our terrace was beautiful. The onsite manager was friendly and helpful and incredibly accommodating with our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I stayed one night at Le Jardin and I had a wonderful time. The view is stunning! The room was very nice, clean and quiet. I ate a goat cheese salad and It was very delicious. The breakfasts are awesome too. It is true that it is far from the city but that is exactly what I wanted and it... More 

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin, responded to this review

Hi Nathalie, Thanks for the good review and glad you enjoy your stay at our hotel. Indeed, this is the perfect place to relax and chill if you don't want to be in the crazyness of San Juan del Sur. Hope to see you back then and have a good day! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our family of 3 stayed here for 3 nights. We had a car so the location of 4 km outside of town wasn't the biggest of deals but directions to the hotel would have been useful as signage is lacking and we struggled to find it the first time. Our room was right off the breakfast area which was not... More 

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. We are indeed in a transition phase but willing to do our best to make this place better. Your comments are very useful and we will try to take them into account going forward. We are moving the restaurant long term so might be quieter for the guests staying near this area. We are... More 

Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our sheets were white and crisp and the towels thick. Tile and cement painted in colors of the sea and sun, a walk in shower...everything was immaculate. Absolutely stunning view from pool area. Spent the the day exploring the beach below with no other people. Duck pate and goat cheese salad. The meal was lovely, the presentation, the lighting, the... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed at El Jardin for 1 night and had a wonderful time! As others mentioned, the hotel is on a hill with a breathtaking view of the bay. We are in good physical health and walked to San Juan del Sur (the local bus stopped and picked us up on the way) to tour town and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We unfortunately spent only one night and were mesmerized. We had probably the room with best view and it was dizzying to look out at the stunning bay every time you turned around. In, short, I would agree with all the other 5-star reviews. Beautiful structure and pool, stunning view location, good food, very nice owners. Perfect visit and would... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is our seacond visit to El Jardine and we cannot recommend it enough. Timothy and Delphine are the perfect host's. I challenge anyone to find better food and views in all of San Juan del Sur. We stayed 17 days and would have stopped longer if our time permitted. I think we now hold a standing record for the... More 

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