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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time our family has stayed at this hotel. It is clean and comfortable and has an open air restaurant listen to the waves roll in while you eat. There is nothing fancy about this hotel, but you can't beat the location or the price, which is why I gave it four stars.

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Thank Tammy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We had a group of about forty people traveling around Nicaragua and we stayed here for our final few days and I have never worked with a more accommodating and friendly staff. They did everything with excellence and we were treated so well. The hotel is also in a beautiful location and the food is great.

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Stowe, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

While it might not be for everyone, Playa Roca is a great place to chill out. Simple rooms right on the beach. What makes it special is the staff. From owner David to the ever helpful jefe, Max, not to forget Graciela, Darwin Wilbur, and Francisco, they made me feel very welcome Also, an easy day trip from Leon for... More 

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Granada, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The mix of reviews makes you raise an eyebrow, but I thought it was fine. Sure, there's sand. You're on the beach, and the room we had with a view walked over a small dining area onto the sand. Hmmm...guess you might have some sand. This is a tranquil place along an underdeveloped coast with great beach. Reminds me of... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Good food, cold beer, good waves, good people to talk with. This was my 4th time staying at Playa Roca in the last 5 years. It seems to continue to be the most popular spot on the beach for locals and visitors alike. They had the only reliable high speed WiFi I found in the area. I was able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

I'm really struggling to find all of the problems people have stated. Stayed for 5 nights in a private room and really enjoyed it. Perfect location, food was within price range of all other neighboring locations, and our room was spotless upon arrival. Didn't see dorm conditions but I really have a hard time believing that some people just love... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Too expensive for what they over, dirty rooms with unfriendly ants, unfriendly stuff, the food is way too expensive, a lot of drunk people, no kitchen for the guests, only one shower for all the rooms, bad and loud music all day and night long. The beer is cold and okay.

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Thank Fredi F
playarocahotel, Manager at Playa Roca Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Too expensive for what they over----That a mater of opinion. dirty rooms with unfriendly ants, unfriendly stuff---We don't suffer ants and our staff is friendly and happy here. Our rooms are cleaned daily by full time cleaning staff. the food is way too expensive---It's competitive, good portions and delirious. a lot of drunk people ----We don't serve drunk people and... More 

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Comox Valley, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Great location but the owner is very shady. After talking with guest from there thankfully we saved ourselves a lot of trouble. You go on holidays to enjoy not get frustrated. We were actually there for the Super Bowl and donated a lot of money to the two pools they were running. In the end only 50% of the squares... More 

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playarocahotel, Manager at Playa Roca Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry you had an unpleasant experience with the one day a year Super Bowl pool. Playa Roca does not set up the pool, set the rules or payoffs. That day was extremely busy and the owner did not feel it appropriate to have a public confrontation. This review certainly does not reflect the beauty of the location or the quality... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Playa Roca could be so great. It´s right on a beautiful beach, with amazing sunsets and an outdoor bar-restaurant for spending time out of the sun. The rooms are basic but would do. But it is just really badly run. I´m not picky, but the rooms were genuinely dirty with gross grunge in the corners of the shower stall. The... More 

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playarocahotel, Manager at Playa Roca Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Within the last year Playa Roca has added new beds, new bed linens & towels, newly painted rooms, new AC units, improvements to the infrastructure including better wifi & electrical service, and even new beach Ranchos. Rooms are inspected and fully cleaned after each guest and the hotel has a comprehensive maintenance schedule. Staff is continually trained to provide a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We booked a double room with shared bathroom for two nights. The room was basic, but we don't mind that. What bothered us were dirty sheets and room. We had to share the one and only toilet not just with other hotel guests but with all the people that go to the beach. Obviously it was very dirty. It also... More 

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playarocahotel, Owner at Playa Roca Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Besides the dorm, the private room with "shared bath" is the most inexpensive because you "share" a bath. We have NEVER only had one toilet for our guests wanting to share to save money, we have 3 rooms that share bath and have one large shower room and two toilets in their own private roomed stalls. One sink for 3... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront Hotel, restaurant, sports bar. Ocean comes right up to the property line! Volcanic Rock formation makes it unique for surfers and swimmers alike as it creates a bay like situation. Wi-Fi, sports bar, international calling, wildlife and fishing tours with excursions to Leon and volcanoes onsite. Onsite Language school, learn Spanish or English. Small to large meetings and parties space available. Sunset dining a must, bonfires too! New shuttle service to Leon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Roca Beach Hotel

Address: 1 Playa Roca, Las Penitas 91701, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Las Penitas
Price Range: $15 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Playa Roca Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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