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“Comfortable room, great view, friendly owners” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Bahia Hotel
Marsella Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   |  
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Warsaw, Poland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Comfortable room, great view, friendly owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to stay on Marsella Beach. You can also walk to Maderas beach in 15 minutes. The room was very comfortable and spacious with great view (room no. 4 as far as I remember). The owners, Marcia and Ron, are very friendly and helpful. There are many facilities within the property like a swimming pool or snooker. They also have a decently priced restaurant with good food (thugh we dined there only once). Tasty Nica breakfast was included in the price. A good thing to know - there is a great pizza place nearby run by an Italian. It's a crazy place and totally different to all experiences we had before. Ask Marcia or Ron for directions.
The only thing that could see more maintanance was the air conditioning unit in our room that needed some cleaning inside. This doesn't however spoil our very positive experience of the place and we would definitely recommend Casa Bahia to anyone visitng the area.

Room Tip: We had room no.4 and it was an excellent choice.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mission Viejo, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Bahia. The room was very clean, the pool was refreshing after a day at the beach, the view was beautiful and the owners were very helpful in arranging taxis to San Juan del Sur and the owner drove us to and picked us up from Playa Madera. Playa Madera is a very short walk but there is a steep hill to go up and over. The breakfast was delicious each day and we ate dinner at the hotel one night and it was tasty.

Room Tip: Not all the rooms have water/beach view, you can ask.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Nicaragua
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our several night stay. It is within walking distance to the beach and the only disc golf course in Nicaragua. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this place and stay here again. The restaurant at the hotel had a simple fare, but delicious and not too expensive. Breakfast was included.

Unfortunately, the free wifi did not reach our room, but that was fixed during our stay. The router had burnt out, so it was not a problem with the hotel.

I was disappointed that the jacuzzi didn't work -- it had a leak and they needed to replace the motor or the pump (don't remember). But that was on the to-do list. This was not a deal breaker, since they were in the process of getting it repaired.

Be warned, that this area can have power outages at times, no matter what hotel you stay at, that is the nature of this area, for now at least.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sechelt, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The proprietors of the hotel are a lovely couple that were very helpful with our stay. They drove us into San Juan when we needed a ride, they gave us information about the area and were altogether sweet and happy people.
We stayed for 8 wonderful nights. The view from the balconies is spectacular. The hammocks were a great touch. The pool was clean and perfect temperature. The rooms were clean and there was hot water for the showers (not that you need it in that heat). And the kitchen/cleaning staff were friendly and efficient. Laundry service availability as well. Rates are completely reasonable and only a 3 min walk to the nearest beach and a 15 min walk to the surf beach.
I highly recommend this hotel. Best bang for your buck.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were beyond satisfied with Casa Bahia. It all starts with the friendliness of the owners. The owner happily came to San Juan del Sur to pick us up at no charge. His daughter and son also worked at the hotel, and besides being incredible cooks, they were very friendly and helpful. The food was all delicious and very reasonably priced, as was the hotel room. There was never a bored moment, as there was a ping pong table, pool table, workout area, beautiful pool and hammocks around. The beach was an easy 5-minute walk away, and the hotel has great views of the beach and the bay. Would strongly recommend this place!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The hotel is very well located, with a beautiful view on playa Marsella (on very nice white sand beach) and close to playa Maderas, which is one of the best surf spots in the area. Beware, the hotel is 20-30 min away from San Juan, and is a bit remote. For us, it was perfect! But maybe not if you want to enjoy the nightlife. The hosts, Ron and Marcia, were incredibly kind to us. Ron would give us a ride to wherever we wanted to go, every single day! We stayed there 5 nights and were the only guests (except for a very discrete group which had a room on the other side for a couple of nights), so we had it very quiet! The swimming pool and the hammock area were perfect for when we wanted to relax. Our room was ok. Altogether, we would definitely recommend staying at Casa Bahia!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Casa Bahia on our honeymoon and were amazed at our experience. The room was clean, spacious, and had an immaculate view of Playa Marsella where you can walk on the romantic beachfront and appreciate the unspoiled beauty of a Nicaraguan paradise. Ron and Marcia who own and live at the hotel were very knowledgeable an so very hospitable. They gave us some great insight on how to explore the San Juan del Sur area and made us feel at home. We enjoyed delicious meals for breakfast and dinner at the hotel each day and were able to walk to Play Madera for surf and take a short day trip to downtown SJDS to see the local culture. We plan to return to Casa Bahia in the near future and bring family and friends to share in the same wonderful experience we had.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Casa Bahia Hotel

Address: Marsella Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel with 8 bedrooms and private baths. A 3 bedroom 2 bath cabana with kitchen and dining room. Swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Observation decks with pool and ping pong tables. Beach is walking distance (150 meters). ... more   less 
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