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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the limited number of options for where to stay in Maderas when on a budget, Matilda's is a good choice. It attracts a friendly, chilled out crowd and has a good vibe. It's on a very secluded part of the beach - nice for relaxing but you have to walk around the beach to get to the busier part... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

It's taken me a long time to write this review - I stayed here with my friend in 2013. We had a wonderful time staying for approximately five nights. You can buy food at local accommodation but there is not much else around. The beach is nice to sunbathe on but the waves did get very high when we were... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We stayed 6 nights and totally loved it. The kitchen is basic but is has everything you need. The walk was long from playa Maderas, about 15 minutes, with the backpacks and food it was not easy but totally worth it. The camping is a perfect spot between playa Matilda and Majagual. They gave us a discount for staying the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

As many other also wrote, the staff is unfriendly and does not help you. The rooms are full of bed bucks! We tried to ask for another room or clean beds. They said no. Also it is NOT SAFE at night. Come here to visit, but stay in the City!!! The owner told us, that they can do what they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First up I want to say something I would have personally liked to know in advance: although this place advertises it on their website they definitely don't have wi-fi. The nearest restaurant with wi-fi is 1 km along the beach (and not a very welcoming place). When I asked about the wi-fi upon arrival and pointed out that the website... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We looked at all the accommodation at Playa Maderas. Matilda's is the best in relation of price and what you get. There is lots of space to relax,hammocks,beautiful beach. The beach further around the corner (3 min walk) has magnificent sunsets. Every night there is a night guard with a gun and the cabin doors have good locks. I always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Matilda's is an amazing place to stay if you are interested in getting away from the crazy SJDS life. When you get to Playa Maderas, walk down the beach for 10 minutes and you'll arrive at Matilda's, a little slice of heaven. I ended up staying here for 1 and a half weeks in one of the casitas. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I could write a lot about this place! First of all the rooms.... I stayed in the dog houses, i love them, pretty unique, and more than enough space. Super cheap and they have a doble matrass, and a fun. No mosquitos and very clean. The owners are always there, super nice Nica people. Matilda is adorable!!! She loves turtles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I have stayed at Matilda's several times and have always found it to be a great value. It is true that food options are limited so you may want to bring some food with you. There is a charming little restaurant on the beach and some other options about a 20 minute walk down the beach. There is also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I'm really surprised to read such negative reviews about the place as we absolutely loved it! Might be that things changed a bit since the last reviews. There is a guard now and we were allowed to use the communal kitchen whenever we wanted. It's definitely true that it would be best if you buy food before you come as... More 

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Additional Information about Matilda's

Address: Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Matilda`s Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Matilda's Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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