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“great location.....good view of beach” 3 of 5 stars
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La Estacion
Calle Costera | Ave. Central, Zona Costera, San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur 2568-2304, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
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22 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great location.....good view of beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I had a 3rd floor room with a good view of the beach. However, the balcony was shared by all other 3rd floor guests and the stairs were narrow and steep. The service was average at best and the main desk was often left unattended permitting anyone to enter and walk up to the rooms

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed 3 nights at this hotel. Besides its location, nothing else is good.
In particular, the windows (as well as the door) provide NO sound insulation at all, so every sound (and I mean EVERY sound) of the street, including the steps of people walking, will be distinctly heard in the room, making it impossible to rest, let alone to sleep... and believe me, that area of San Juan del Sur is really noisy during almost the whole night...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

It seemed kind of appropriate that this hotel was named in honour of a railway that no longer exists, because it certainly seemed to be living on past glories when I stayed there for three nights this month.

Granted, the location is superb. It's right in the heart of San Juan Del Sur, with a restaurant fronting onto the beach, but I thought it was way too expensive, considering
a/ my Nicaraguan breakfast included raw / uncooked rice
b/ the pool was filthy, tiny, and closed for 'renovations'
c/ the wi-fi was the worst I've experienced in Central America
d/ the toilet did not flush
e/ the shower was erratic.

I know SJDS can be more expensive than other locations in Nicaragua, but La Estacion was not worth the price.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Granada, Nicaragua
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My girlfriend and I enjoyed the stay and the balcony and sea view for two nights was perfect, super clean and all good except for the attention of chubby girl at the reception was a bit arrogant but other than that the hotel in general was excellent.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Williams Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

A decent hotel right on the main strip, which fronts the beach, and where most of the vendors and pricier restaurants are located.

The rooms are not exquisite but large, clean and comfortable.

Breakfast is included in the room price and is served in the associated beachfront restaurant across the street. Breakfast is a-la-carte, a nice treat, and the choices are good.

Thoroughness of daily room service was hit-and-miss in regards to toiletries and towels but the sunshine girl with the big smile at the front desk (Yorleny) cheerfully corrected any deficiencies.

Bernie

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

Undoubtedly, good location: next to delicious Italian ice cream shakes, with the beach front, restaurants, bars and much more, but maybe fault for certain people who we like to rest in silence, because after a few days, noise "around a bit," stunning. that does not mean it's bad choice to stay, otherwise, I recommend only rooms away from the balconies. Of course if the noise bothers you, if not, then I recommend the room 2 ... "(202)" beautiful views. say no more a place that would return choice.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is located on the main strip! Room is big with a balcony over looking the street and view of the beach.

The breakfast is included and is across the street in the resturant. Great views of the ocean while enjoying breakfast! For the price and location this is unbeatable!

I really enjoyed this hotel and it's location walking to everything! San Juan del sur and it's surrounding beaches Madera, mujual and mesilla are awesome! Also The mirador with San Juan had amazing views of the whole town and coast! Beautiful special place here in nicuaraga! Safe travels !!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Costera | Ave. Central, Zona Costera, San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur 2568-2304, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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