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El Jardin Hotel

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Bahia Nacascolo | PO Box 68, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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1 room 1 adult
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely boutique hotel is situated atop a large hill about 2km north of San Juan del Sur. It looks out to Playa Nacascolo, with some of the most beautiful sunsets we have ever seen. Our room had a double bed and a single bed, which worked out nicely for me and my two friends. We very much enjoyed the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

On a hill overlooking a bay, the hotel has very pleasant rooms and great outdoor spaces for dining. The manager is very friendly and the food is good. We really enjoyed our stay and would return in a flash. The hotel is located a couple of hundred meters off the (unpaved) road between San Juan del Sur and Playa Maderas.... More 

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

Hi Martin, Many thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay at El Jardin. Sorry about the whole taxi prices misunderstanding. My husband got somehow confused about it. Return to San Juan del Sur beach is indeed USD 12 but if you want to go to Maderas or other beaches, taxis are more expensive since the road is... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Jardin. Nice and tucked away from the main area, El Jardin is a nice hideaway in San Juan del Sur. Caroline and the rest of management were very accommodating, Belgian food was delicious and of very high quality, daily morning shuttles were very convenient, rooms were comfortable, views were breathtaking, wifi was spotty... More 

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

Hola, Thank you very much for your review. We always appreciate. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a good day. Caroline More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful small hotel with a splendid bay view. The sunsets are incredible. The rooms are really clean and comfortable with great bathrooms. It's a pleasant 35 minute walk to town (they offer a free shuttle once a day but I preferred to walk). On my last day they were so kind to drop me off early in the morning to... More 

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

Hola Sofie, Thank you for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Have a good day. Caroline More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just spent 5 nights at el jardin and we had such a lovely time! We loved our cozy spot above San Juan...it can be a little wild/grungy on the strip so we really appreciated the location...close enough but away from the madness! It's up on a hill so from sunrise to sunset we were spoiled with... More 

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

Hi Tanya, Thank you very much for this super nice review. It was really nice to have you and Yew (??? sorry for the -probably totally wrong- spelling) with us for a couple of days. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you are not to cold in Toronto. Have a good day. Caroline More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

You might find it hard to find but when you reach El Jardin you will be grateful for for the amazing view and beautiful hotel. The owners are a wonderful Belgian couple who will make you feel right at home. A great place to escape to and relax. Lovely spot, lovely staff, gorgeous dogs. Only issue would be that the... More 

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

Hi Pahnia, Thank you very much for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry about the water. This is the inconvenient of solar energy and Nicaraguan pipes. Sometimes it is really warm but sometimes a little less. Was really nice to have you and hope you had a good time at Hermosa. You are... More 

united states
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I spent 4 nights here in November 2015. The hotel has a nice ambiance, pool and view of the ocean. Great location if you want to relax at the hotel and not go out frequently, the prices for taxis back and forth to town add up quickly. Our room was ok. It had two beds but the... More 

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

Hola, Many thanks for your comments. Indeed, our location is perfect to relax a little bit away from the crazyness of San Juan del Sur. Transport wise, we offer one courtesy shuttle a day and a taxi ride costs NIO 150 ($5,5). You can swim at the beach down the hill. There are some sting rays once in a while... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My friend and I stayed here for over a week and we really loved it! The location is gorgeous! Amazing view and area. The pool is wonderful. Great friendly staff. Short walk to the beach! Very clean and the food is great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We spent a couple of days in Nicaragua at El Jardin. Such a beautiful spot! Caroline and Adrian are amazing. The breakfasts were delicious, fresh and so colourful! Dinner was amazing!!! the view from our room was spectacular - have never woken up to anything more beautiful. Would stay there again for sure!! John Kitsco & Heidi Schobel

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place deserves all the fantastic reviews it has here on Trip Advisor. The views are amazing, it's close enough to San Juan Del Sur to get in and out in 5-10 minutes (down a super bumpy, but totally doable, typical road). It's so worth the drive up there. The breakfast was Delicious (kids loved the crepes and the dragon... More 

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