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“Beautiful, Private and Exclusive” 5 of 5 stars
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Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Ocotal, 12 kilometers north of San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur 505, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Portland, OR USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Private and Exclusive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you like sleeping in the jungle without giving up luxury, this is the place for you. Gorgeous, spacious bungalows with screened walls on most sides allow you to hear the sounds of waves crashing below, monkeys hooting and bugs buzzing. The food is excellent and they cater very well to vegetarians. On-site tours allow you to see the huge property with or without a guide. Bismar, the tour director, gave me a great tour. If you want to see all the animals and learn about the trees and plants, a guide helps. I was especially excited to see a mother and baby sloth. Pack your DEET. Mosquitoes love the jungle.

Room Tip: Room 8 has an awesome view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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MorgansRockMgr, Manager at Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
We do our best to cater to vegetarians and we are very glad to see that you had no issues with this. We´re sure our fresh green products from our farm were a treat for your meals. The Jungle Walk which you went on was an excellent choice.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dayton, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My husband and I love to travel, and rarely re-visit places, since we like to explore new ones. Morgan's Rock is the exception. We just returned for our third visit, and the place is as beautiful, peaceful and well-run as it was eight years ago. It's hard not to gush over this unusual property that mixes elegant architecture and furniture made from native woods, its own farm and lovely restaurant, with secluded, spacious casitas that have views of crashing waves, the uncrowded beach and lush forests. There really isn't any place like it. The closest we have come is a luxury resort in Bali! Everything is simple, beautifully designed and well-maintained. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We got to participate in the release of 60 sea turtle hatchlings on the beach one morning. An amazing experience! It was our second trip during the "green" season in August. It rained during two nights and once, for a couple of hours during the day. Otherwise, the weather was sunny and mild.

Room Tip: The rooms closer to the water are easier to reach and more secluded. We enjoyed the brilliant view f...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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MorgansRockMgr, Manager at Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for a great description of what you will find at Morgan´s Rock. We do our very best to keep everything well maintained, simple, but more importantly, beautiful for our guests. We appreciate your re-visit and are very glad you loved it as much as your first visit 8 years ago.
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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My wife and I run a Hotel in Granada (Hotel Colonial) and wanted to spend some relaxing days at the beach. Morgan's Rock was just the perfect place! Wonderful view to private beach, relaxing walks there almost alone, friendly staff, fresh and good food ... It was just what we where looking for. We'll be back again. Thank you all
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MorgansRockMgr, Manager at Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Relaxing walks are the norm around here due to the private beach and enormous property. The fresh food comes from our Property, hand picked by our staff. We are glad that you want to come back. The second time around is even better.
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Seattle, Washington
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We had the time of our lives with our 2 kids ages 6 and 2 at Morgan's Rock.

The property including the tree houses and the private beach is exceptionally beautiful and unlike any other we've seen in our Central America travels!

The staff was exceptionally helpful in making our stay as easy as it could be with the kids.
The chefs prepared special meals for the children as per our instructions.

We loved the art on the property and they got us in touch with the artist who made couple things especially for us. We look at the art in our house and remember Morgan's Rock every day!

The sunsets at Morgan's Rock are unbelievable and we'll never forget the sound of those waves!

Morgan's Rocks!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MorgansRockMgr, Manager at Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your post! We always are willing to go above and beyond with our guests and their needs, being special meals for their children, or contacting local artist for paintings. We hope to have you guys back down soon.
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A huge shout out to the STAFF at MR from the moment you enter their establishment they make you feel welcome. I stayed with my 73 year old mother and we both had a great time. The baker at the restaurant made PICOS especially for her, she loved that gesture very much and I have to say the guys at the restaurant are GREAT!! overall the staff is awesome. The Bungalows are very clean, and you can't help but to do nothing but relaxxxx! love the coffee delivery at your door.
The only thing I think MR rock can improve is in their tours, somehow I arranged a horseback riding tour and never got, that is why I can't rate this place excellent otherwise I can recommentd this place to my friends and family! Best of luck in the future:)

Room Tip: even ground floor room require stairs FYI
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MorgansRockMgr, Manager at Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Relaxing and immersing yourself in our nature surrounding perfectly describes the overall feeling of staying at Morgan´s Rock. We are glad you and your mother enjoyed your stay and we hope you return very soon. Picos are great!
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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My wife and I spent 7 days @ MR. Amazing private beach and terrific hand crafted large spacious and private cabins in the forest overlooking the beach. Restaurant fare was diverse and plenty of menu items for Gringos. Restaurant and bar service was also very good. Overall facilities and activities management could use some improvement. The steps and trail to the cabins is a bit rugged, hand rails need replaced and a couple trail lights were out. You will get exercise at MR. Make sure you take the guided tours thru the forest. Also we went during the supposed rainy season, and it was great, fewer people, some brief drizzles, and green environs.

Room Tip: Pick a low number cabin, fewer steps to climb.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MorgansRockMgr, Manager at Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
One week at Morgan´s Rock will leave recharged for the rest of the year. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The rugged steps and terrain lowers the impact on the soil so that´s why you saw that, but thanks for pointing this out.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The first thing I want to point out is that the staff made our stay great. They really made you feel like you were welcome, and they really were happy to have you as guests. The guys at the bar and restaurant were awesome. We felt like we were leaving a few friends behind the day we left. The property is very unique, and you see something new every day. The views from our bungalow were indescribable. If you are looking for privacy look no further. We almost felt like we were on a secluded island when we hung out at the beach. Be sure to venture out and explore the property. My wife and I went for a walk one day, and ended up in the middle of about ten Howler Monkeys having a screaming match. You had to be there. You will not regret booking this vacation. Once again, thanks to all the staff for treating us so great. Can't wait to visit again soon!

Room Tip: We stayed in bungalow #10. About 250 stairs one way. Did not mind the walk at all. It was well worth...
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MorgansRockMgr, Manager at Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
The staff at Morgan´s Rock does go above and beyond to make every guests feel at home. We say it´s part of the Nicaraguan charm and hospitality. We hope those views from your bungalow are perfectly engraved in your memory, and we hope you come back for another visit. Thank you for posting.
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Address: Playa Ocotal, 12 kilometers north of San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur 505, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our exotic rain forest surroundings, private sandy beach and bay, secluded location and large open spaces makes Morgan's Rock an exceptional place that brings our guests peace, harmony and relaxation of the body and mind. Those wishing to relax in one of our bungalows can also discover nature, wildlife and aquatic activities through the option of a variety of tours. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hacienda And Ecolodge Morgan`s Rock
Hacienda & Ecolodge Morgan`s Rock Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Morgan's Rock Hacienda And Ecolodge Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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