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“Awesome Place! Awesome Staff!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Popoyo
Calle del Toro 29 | Playa Guasacate, Tola, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Tola B&B and Inns
Miami, Florida
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Awesome Place! Awesome Staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We loved staying at the hotel popoyo. the best part was how friendly and helpful everyone that works there is. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a clean friendly place with VERY good food ;O)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Popoyo, Owner at Hotel Popoyo, responded to this review, August 1, 2011
We appreciate your comment, specially the staff friendliness recognition.
Our mission is to improve our strengths and work on our waeknesses, so we´ll take note of your words.
Hope to have you here soon and thank you very much!
Diego Blatt
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

We were in Nicaragua (our second trip) for 18 days and decided to spend a few nights at the beaches in Popoyo. Hotel Popoyo is the first hotel on the road that lines the beach so we decided to check it out. I was immediately impressed on how clean and meticulously landscaped the hotel was.

They had two types of rooms available - a $45/night plain room or a $62/night luxury room. The luxury room was a little over our budget but it was so nice we decided to treat ourselves for two nights

Our room was wonderfully decorated (the best I've seen in Nicaragua) with a really comfortable king size bed and pillows, satellite tv, ceiling fan, cold a/c, and the hot water shower was welcome after only having cold water showers for the past few weeks on Little Corn and Ometepe.

Wifi was available but we couldn't get a signal in our room. It worked well in the pool area and restaurant though

We only ate breakfast in the restaurant (included with the room) which was delicious - eggs, toast, gallo pinto, coffee and orange juice.

The beach is about a 100 meter walk from the hotel - good swimming without much of a rip or undertow. There are a few restaurants at the end of the road - a 20 minute walk form the hotel. Be sure to eat at Rana Roja Pizza next door to the hotel - really good wood fired pizza made with homemade meats and cheeses.

Cant wait to go back to Popoyo!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2010

this was my first trip to nica (my partners 7th and my sons 4th trip respectively) and i can't wait to get back. this hotel was positively the cleaniest hotel i have stayed in in a long time and we live in a resort town. the staff was friendly and the food was superb. i would stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone going to the coast.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

We wanted to visit the beach during our short visit to Nicaragua, but we wanted to be sure that we went to an area that wasn't so touristy (aka steer clear of San Juan del Sur). That took us to looking at Popoyo beach. And we had heard great things about Hotel Popoyo (the hotel was formally known as "El Toro")

Let me tell you -- what I heard was exactly spot on. Hotel Popoyo was great:

*free wi-fi
*a/c in rooms
*beautiful bathrooms
*great wood craftsmanship (tropical hardwoods)
*clean facilities
*FANTASTIC FOOD (restaurant is now called "El Toro"
*Service with a smile
*Assistance round the clock for coordinating tours/transport etc
*Great eating/lounge area (very breezy and comfortable
*other guests were mindful of not being to loud in public spaces, etc
*The price is definitely right for the value

While I did not stay this trip at any of the other locations, some of the other fellow travelers staying at Hotel Popoyo who did stay at other hotels told me that this Hotel was the best in the area.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Additional Information about Hotel Popoyo

Address: Calle del Toro 29 | Playa Guasacate, Tola, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Tola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Popoyo, the ideal place to enjoy your surf vacations in Nicaragua, with friends, your loved one, or family. We are a small beach resort, where the guests experience is the most important thing... and we mean both, the surfer and its accompanist. ... more   less 
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Hotel Popoyo Nicaragua/Tola

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