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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 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 2 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of three just returned home from a wonderful week stay at the El Jardin. I would describe this hotel as a most charming inn or perhaps bed and breakfast which is situated just outside of the town of San Juan del Sur. We came to Nica so that our 9-year old son could catch some good waves and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited San Juan del Sur over New Years and did not know it was such a popular destination for New Years Eve. Therefore, we had trouble finding a hotel but were very happy to find this one. If you don't have your own car, the location could be inconvenient as it is quite a drive (and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were there 2 nights and it was great ! The rooms are so nice and practical. Service is very good. You have a nice quiet beach just 15 minutes walking from the hotel. The owners are nice friendly people. The breakfast is outstanding and included in the room price. The pool is refreshing ! The road to get there... 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*
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The Hotel El Jardin is expecting you for a quiet, calm and peaceful stay. The unforgettable view over the virgin Nacascolo Bay will make of your wake ups an enchantment and will give to your evenings the magic key that they deserve. The breakfasts we will prepare especially for you will be the perfect starter for your day and in a fine atmosphere, our chef won’t fail to let you discover new culinary perspectives. ... more   less 
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