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500 metros al este de Playa Maderas, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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#2 of 3 hotels in Playa Maderas
HulaKai Hotel is a boutique style small hotel located right up the hill from Playa Maderas. All eco-pods and rooms feature an ocean view and include daily breakfast and coffee. The main complex features japanese style architecture and includes a restaurant/bar, various hangout areas with comfy chairs and couches, along with a larger ocean view pool with tanning decks and swim in grotto bar.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Mini golf
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Steven G wrote a review Mar 2019
22 contributions4 helpful votes
We were travelling to Nicaragua as the violence in Managua was getting worse, we texted Jeremy Killan the owner/manager of HulaKai and expressed some concerns. He said he understood, but pointed out that everything was as usual at the beach and suggested that we skip our plans for sightseeing in the capital and just come straight to the beach, which we did. We were surprised by the excellent design of the hotel and pool, very well-done and something you would expect at a far more expensive hotel. Jeremy was a great host, helpful and full of good advice. Don't miss Taco Tuesdays, totally fun evening, it seems that every surfer in a 20 mile radius shows up for this party.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: check with Jeremy
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Shawn B wrote a review Jan 2019
Toronto, Canada31 contributions6 helpful votes
The place is great and excellent value. It's only a short walk to the beach and a pretty cool vibe. My wife and I really enjoyed it. It was slow due to the situation in Nicaragua however we never even felt remotely unsafe. service was excellent.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Coco_9009 wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions
Best place to visit with your family if you have kids, theres a lot uf fun things you can do for kids like the pool and the mini golf and 3 mins walk to get to the beach, Playa maderas, very peacefull, and if youre a party person theres options for you too, like the taco tuesday party with djs or live bands. STRONGLY RECOMEND
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Fred Escobar wrote a review Jan 2019
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i have been there many times and i always come back for more, the place is absolutely wonderful, great view from the hotel, nice pool, excellent rooms, great food with affordable prices, great variety of drinks, beer is always cold, i always have a good time here.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Jim P wrote a review Nov 2018
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An amazing place.....not far from my own house.but here I would enjoy..taco tuesdays with a cold cerveza..ahahh couple with the pool overlooking the playa.....and you can not relax more......I know I live in a separate casa but loved to spend Tuesday afternoons there
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Date of stay: July 2018
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del SurPlaya Maderas
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Frequently Asked Questions about HulaKai Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to HulaKai Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia (2.6 miles), Latin American Spanish School (3.6 miles), and The Art Warehouse (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at HulaKai Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at HulaKai Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at HulaKai Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to HulaKai Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dale Pues, Café Mediterráneo, and The Beach House Nicaragua.
Are there opportunities to exercise at HulaKai Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does HulaKai Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, HulaKai Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HulaKai Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does HulaKai Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.