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“Room & facility review” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Gran Oceano
Del Parque Central 2c. y 1/2 hacia el mar, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Davenport, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Room & facility review”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed 2 nights here. Very clean with a nice pool. Close to everything. Breakfast & coffee included. The only drawback is the coconuts falling on our roof in the night. Not a good sleep. Tried to get a different room but they said there weren't any available. Just try not to get room 118.
Price was 56.00 a night.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My first time in SJDS, female, travelling on my own. Perfect location, walking distance to everything, clean rooms, a/c, hot showers, breakfast included and a pool. Awesome choice, I would rate it a great 3+*! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back! Very helpful, friendly staff. Can't go wrong with this choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Second year in a row at San Juan del Sur and initially found this hotel a year ago while staying somewhere else.

This hotel (stay of March 4 to 8, 2013) is ideally located close to the beach, great pool and clean rooms and facilities. The staff were very helpful and friendly even with our limited Spanish.

The bedrooms have a small tv, good AC and very clean. The small bathroom is Ok and so is the 12 by 15 foot bedroom with a double bed.

For the $ a great place.

Room Tip: If basic clean accommodation you are looking for, this is the place 3 Star
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Not the cheapest option in town at $40 per night but with hot water, friendly staff and good location it suited us perfectly. The main attraction was the pool as it was so hot in the middle of the day particularly as the beach was sand blown due to the constant winds.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Utopia, NB
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is close to the beach. It actually had hot water, clean pool and a nice breakfast. We were pleased with our stay. The rooms are clean and the bed was very comfortable. It was quiet and well run. They had unlimited coffee in the morning which is nice if you are waiting for someone to wake up :) .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Wellington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We tried to get information on room availability three times during the day - each time we met up with a young arrogant unfriendly male receptionist who went out of his way to be difficult. Even the other staff who were nearby looked shocked at his attitude.

There were rooms available for that night and there were empty rooms that had been cleaned but we were told we couldn't see any, we couldn't leave our bags anywhere and that we needed to come back later.

Now why would we want to stay in a place like that? We didn't!

Not good enough - I wouldn't recommend the place to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband and I traveled to San Juan del Sur pretty last minute. We wanted to make sure had a room in advance for New Year's Eve as we heard they fill up fast. This was one of the only hotels left with vacancy and I can see why! They make it very difficult to do business. First of all they charged $140 per night as the holiday rate, this is about 3-4 times more than anywhere else in town, furthermore they require a 70% deposit that can only be made via wire transfer which means additional fees (although they do accept credit cards, they will not take the deposit on a card and paypal was not an option).

The rooms were clean and had air conditioning and hot water which are both nice, but they were very small. Over all it had a stuffy, uninviting feel-- the opposite of every other stay we had in Nica.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Gran Oceano

Address: Del Parque Central 2c. y 1/2 hacia el mar, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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