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Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I have stayed at Pelican Eyes several times and it is some of the best lodging and service you will find in town. Good food, good view, clean rooms... That said on occasion I have had a hard time communicating what I wanted but found that was more of a cultural issue at times. If you are from the states... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

If you travel the world to find beauty, look no further, Pelican Eyes will awaken your soul. There is no better way to enjoy the good life then to do it in equally appealing accommodations! Pelican Eyes is the perfect place to stay on a vacation to Nicaragua. I traveled with my girl friend and we were absolutely blow away... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

All the reviews don't lie, this is a fantastic property! We spent five wonderful nights here over Thanksgiving. It's a great location for exploring all of SJdS. The views are great from all areas. The upper pools were especially nice and the lounge chairs comfy. The staff was always helpful and willing to offer their assistance. Gina took really good... More 

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PelicanEyes, Guest Relations Manager at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear TravelerKNewJersey, Thank you for your lovely review of Pelican Eyes! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great vacation and we will be sure to pass your compliments on to the staff, including Gina. We hope to welcome you back again soon! All the best, The Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Our group of 30+ medical professionals stayed at Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa in November, 2011. The resort met and exceeded all of our expectations. The Casas in Phase 2 are amazing. The service at all restaurants and bars was exceptional. The food and drinks were great. The pools are amazing and the sunsets even more so. I have traveled... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

I would say our overall experience was between average and very good! You are at the mercy of your Spanish language skills, of which my wife and I are probably above average for most Americans. I would say we quite often found ourselves settling with what the person understood from what we asked for. My wife and I were lucky... More 

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PelicanEyes, Guest Relations Manager at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about the hotel. I am sorry to hear that there were some communication problems with our employees. While we do make an effort to hire bilingual employees, we also feel strongly about our commitment to hiring locals and not everyone is 100% fluent in English. In an effort to assist these employees in their... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We stayed at Pelican Eyes in San Juan del Sur for about one week in early November and we had an amazing time. Our Casita was at the top of the resort next to the La Cascada Bar and Pools. We had an amazing panoramic view of the entire city/beach from our room and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset from either... More 

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Kamloops
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

2 friends and I had been doing the hostel thing for about 5 days and decided to treat ourselves for one night....left eight days later :) Unbeatable location, a/c was cold, and our entry level room (#4) was perfect. We got a great rate because of the season (sunny, green and the odd evening 20 min shower was perfect) and... More 

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San Juan Del Sur
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Pelican eyes has done it again, offer something that turns out different than they say. The halloween party was a big ripe off, they charge alot of $$$ for an entry fee and it included an open bar, which they served the cheapest rum and vodka you can get here. Also if you wanted any other drink you had to... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

The villas/rooms are very comfortable and clean and most have great views. The bar/restaurant cannot be beat for happy hour and sunset viewing and the food and wine selection is hard to beat. The menu has so many different options and seems to cater to all types of appetites. Nica food is great but there is a fusion element to... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

I've come here several times with my girlfriend and with a big group of friends, both in August and in December, and we've loved every visit. The architecture and views are magical. When we came with a large group, we had a house right by the upper deck pool, and it was great to have the kitchen and all the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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La Cascada
La Cascada
Cuisines: International
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa offers a stunning hillside location and panoramic views of San Juan del Sur and the ocean beyond. Our infinity pools, spacious accommodations, romantically lush gardens, wonderful restaurants, open air bars, and one-of-a-kind San Juan Del Sur coastline sailing adventure are a unique experience.A visit to our Tranquila Day Spa is an experience of sheer indulgence. We offer a menu of massage and body treatments to ensure that you truly relax on your romantic Nicaraguan getaway. Experience more of Nicaragua with day trips to Granada or the artisan markets in Masaya. Here at the resort, open air yoga classes, water aerobics, and active local excursions (arranged by our concierge) help keep you fit while visiting paradise. Even our brick stairs—winding up the hillside — contribute to the cause!Our San Juan del Sur hotel’s mission is to provide a unique and memorable Nicaragua vacation experience in every aspect of your stay. Our friendly staff endeavors to fulfill every possible need or special request (and to predict those wishes perhaps not yet even realized!)No request is too big or too small. Let us know what we can do to enhance your stay in paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

Address: De la Parroquia 1 1/2 cuadras al este, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $169 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Pelican Eyes Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Hotel Pelican Eyes
Resort Pelican Eyes
Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#3 Green Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur
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