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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Ocean View
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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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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
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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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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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My husband and I stayed at Hulakai in late January. The grounds and common areas are lovely(more lounges at the pool would be nice) with beautiful views of the ocean. Our room was not so nice. I'm wondering if it was because my husband insisted on air-conditioning (which was
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Is the hotel ideal for a family with toddlers?
Hello! To be honest I would say no. It has a very "surfy" and "adult" vibe ! Also, the way down to the beach is something. You have to walk down a rocky path and then all the way up. It can be tricky for toddlers! Maybe it would be ok if you're only spending a few days. If you plan on spending more than a week I would not recommend it as it can be boring for kids.
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I’d say yes but then again I don’t have a toddler..... the staff and owners of the hotel will definitely do all they can to accommodate you. Rooms are more Like Little bungalows/ chalets. There’s a few steps around the place, it’s gorgeous!
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Hola Arturo. Gracias por escribirnos. Si tenemos espacio por semana santa. Cuales seran las dias de semana santa que de deseas? Jueves a domingo? Por favor nos escriba a hulakaihotel@gmail(punto)com las fechas exactas. Saludos.
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Puedes contactar con el hotel directamente por teléfono o correo electrónico. Compruebes su sitio web también.
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"Only some rooms have hot water and/or air con- if that matter to you make sure to ask."
"Not sure what the other rooms were like, but I stayed in room 3 and it was perfect."
"best room view is the unit closest to the pool, no need to worry about noise as it is a quiet hotel."
"Eco pods are a tad more expensive but a very unique experience"
"great views, stunning rooms"
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del SurPlaya Maderas
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