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Hotel Colonial
1.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   |  
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Favourite hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

El Colonial is our favourite hotel in San Juan del Sur. It's reasonably priced, has totally trustworthy and friendly staff, comfy rooms and a nice garden. They now do free cooked breakfasts too. It's close to the beach and has good secure parking. Can be a little noisy if full so we generally try and stay in the week.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The hotel is centrally located, and this is the only good bit of the hotel. The room was too small, and the bathroom was just ok. The internal garden was nothing that you can really enjoy. Breakfast was basic: egg and gallo pinto (=rice+bean).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
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Fife
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131 hotel reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting the surrounding area.
Room adequate - only negative was curtains too thin so too much light let in at dawn.
Breakfast adequate.
Lovely courtyard area with rocking chairs to relax in. Very close to beach & numerous restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed here for three nights while we explored the surrounding area. The hotel was nearly empty the first night, but we preferred to have the place to ourselves. The courtyard was my favorite. It's a great place to sit outside and winddown for the evening. The included breakfast was adequate but nothing special, however it was comparable to the other hotels we stayed in during our trip to Nicaragua.

There was cable TV, AC, and a fan.

Staff was friendly, attentive and some spoke english when we needed it. It's only a block or two from the water, but SJDS is pretty small, so most of the hotels would be close to the water.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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nicaragua and oregon
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

good accomodations-good service-2 blocks from the beach-good breakfast-has parking for my car and accepted my small jack russell terrier dog-nina-in fact the staff fell in love with her and she loved them also-has large garden and patio-highly reccomend it

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Cost us $50 for two, brekkie included, AC, decent room, pretty garden, nice people and smack bang in the middle of town.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We needed a hotel room for one night in San Juan Del Sur on our way up north. Hotel Colonial worked out great. Rooms are small and simple but great for the price. The hotel is a block off the beach but very quiet. It has a nice little garden area where we sat and had drinks (we bought our own, they don't serve you) the night we got in. Breakfast was included in the price of the hotel which was convenient for us as we needed to get on the road, however it wasn't particularly tasty. We didn't really spend time in San Juan Del Sur but if you are planning to Hotel Colonial is right in the heart of it all.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Colonial 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Colonial is an Oasis in the heart of San Juan, one block from the seashore with its lively restaurants and bars, and close to ideal beaches for surfing.Hotel Colonial combines the nostalgia of past centuries with the new millenium, a traditional latino interior garden converts the hotel into an oasis of tranquility in a lively fishing village.Nostalgia combines with modern commodities - air ccnditionning, television, wireless internet, private baths, complete breakfasts, secure parking.... ... more   less 
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