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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bahia Nacascolo | PO Box 68, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked El Jardin based on reviews we read and we're not disappointed. The hotel is located in the hills overlooking a scenic bay and the Pacific Ocean. It is a roughly 15 minute drive out of San Juan del Sur. The the road is very rough, we took our time, drove slowly and carefully in our rental car and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at El Jardin for the last three nights of our honeymoon. It was the perfect way to end a perfect holiday. We booked with them because of all of the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. When we arrived (after some difficulty in finding it!) we were warmly greeted by Delphine and Timothy. It felt like... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so happy to arrive at the San Juan Garden Hotel when we were welcomed by the owners who took care of everything. This fine place is so cosy you can dream away and really relax from stressfull city life and be carried away by an ocean breeze or enjoy the swimming pool with some small snacks or refreshment... More

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Portland, OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We loved our stay at El Jardin! It is a perfect place to stay for families, and our 2-year old son loved the pool and beautiful courtyards full of fun things to explore. The room was great, and we could not have asked for better service from Delphine and Tim - such wonderful people! The breakfasts were a delicious way... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our driver took us straight into San Juan Del Sur, stopping right in front of the small beach while he called for directions. Once he drove away from the beach and did the hike up the maountain, we were slightly disappointed to be so far from the busy town, but once we arrived to El Jardin, we felt happy again.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My two teenage sons and I booked two nights at El Jardin after completing a two week service project in rural Nicaragua. We splurged on El Jardin based on the positive reviews, wanting to treat ourselves after "roughing it." We ended up feeling like unwanted house guests, and we strongly recommend travelers look elsewhere. We have never written a negative... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stayed at El Jardin a couple of weeks ago and it was the perfect place to unwind and relax after several days of commotion and stress. The room was great, the food was kind of amazing, and the view is stunning. It is a several dollar cab ride from town and a bit of a hike up a hill if... More

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San Francisco, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

El Jardin is a wonderful place that I'd strongly recommend for couples, families or anyone looking for a cool, relaxing place slightly away from the louder surfer/backpacker vibe in San Juan del Sur. El Jardin feels a lot like a B&B versus a large hotel. Its fairly small (12 rooms) and its pretty easy to meet to meet other guests,... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A friend and I just completed a wonderful stay at El Jardin. At first we weren't sure about the location as it felt a bit too far outside of town initially. However, that changed quickly and we came to appreciate being a bit out of town, the spectacular view, warm hospitality, clean, comfortable rooms, and lovely breakfasts and dinners. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a lovely stay at El Jardin. The hotel is a short drive from the central town but so worth the effort. Close to lovely beaches. The view is gorgeous and it is so peaceful. The room was great. Really big, so great for families. We were 2 adults and 2 young kids, we had an extra mattress in... More

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Address: Bahia Nacascolo | PO Box 68, 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:3 star — El Jardin 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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El Jardin Hotel San Juan Del Sur
El Jardin Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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