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El Jardin Hotel

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife & I originally only booked here for 1 night, however after such a great experience we had to stay an extra night! Upon arrival they upgraded us to a room with nicer view (the view truly is spectacular). The room was spacious, clean and great air conditioning! The true surprise was when we ate dinner, we both had...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at El Jardín. The view is incredible and the location is really ideal if you want to be close to San Juan the tourist town yet off on your own. The couple that owns the hotel are really nice and friendly and really went above and beyond to make our stay really easy. The hotel...

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Chico, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are times when I want to be close to the city as possible, then there are times I want to visit the city and stay in a beautiful, peaceful hotel with a fantastic Pacific ocean view. El Jardin is this nice oasis on a hot San Juan del Sur day. With a nice pool and comfortable rooms with air...

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel, responded to this review

Hola, Thank you so much for this nice review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and our food. Totally agree, Hermosa is one of the most beautiful beach around! Have a good day and hope to see you again. Caroline

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of travelling from Corn Island, Managua, Rivas and finally San Juan del Sur we arrived at El Jardin and were welcomed by Manou and Pierre (2 of the 4 owners). What a tranquillity an spectacular views from the lounge and pool area. Our room was beautifull and equiped with A/C, 2 fans, hot shower, big double...

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Anieke, Thank you very much for this review. Guess what? We repaired the road last week! This was indeed well needed. Happy to hear you guys had a nice stay. Otto was not as worse as expected but you avoided a ton of rain. I hope you had a safe trip back to the Netherlands. Have a good day!...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose a room that had an awesome view of the bay, perfect for watching the sunset. The property is simply beautiful. The room opened up to a balcony facing the pool/bay; I liked how open it felt. It was so nice have such a gorgeous view from the bed! The staff was friendly and attentive. I communicated with them...

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lara, Thank you very much for this positive and detailed review. It qas great to have you guys here. We will for sure let our staff knows you appreciated their service since they have been working a lot to improve it recently. They will be very happy about it. Glad you enjoyed Nacascolo bay which is indeed very quite...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely clean room with an amazing view from the Terrace. Functioning a/c and clean sheets made our stay comfortable. Helpful owners who provide a shuttle service to town as it is quite a trek up a bumpy dirt road. Entirely worth it and good value for such a lovely setting. I'd highly recommend

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel, responded to this review

Hola, Very happy you enjyed the tranquillity of the place. Road should be repaired before December because it is indeed an adventure to get up these days. Thanks a lot for your comments! Have a good day. Caroline

Miami, Florida
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for someting peaceful and quiet. Also if you want to be in touch with nature, it's so relaxing besides that the hotel offers you transportation if you want to go to the town.

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel, responded to this review

Hola, Thank you very much for the review. We are glad you had a good time with us. Have a good day. Caroline

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to go just to relax and enjoy the amazing view. There is no a single noise other than the birds. The atmosphere is just perfect with all the team members been super friendly. Positive vibe in the air. Delicious food!! Defo place to go back!!

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Highly appreciated. It was our pleasure to have you here and feel free to come back whenever. We will make sure we have enough dame blanche :-) Have a good day. Caroline

Whistler, Canada
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

El Jardin, is an amazing place. We really enjoyed Quiet and relaxed atmosphere in perfect distance from busy center of San Juan. our room was nice and clean also a great breakfast every day made our stay memorable. Owners are super nice ppl, happy to help you anytime and show you your way around the town. We really enjoyed presence...

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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Adam, It was wonderful to have you here and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope the rest of your trip was great too and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Have a good day. Caroline

Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed May 21, 2016

My husband and I booked this hotel last minute as we had to do a visa border-run from Costa Rica for the weekend. It is not in the main part of town, but cabs were affordable and the manager offers to drive guests into town each morning. The views are outstanding...perfect view of the ocean. The rooms are basic but...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Jardin is the perfect place to relax while enjoying amazing views on Nicaragua's Emerald Coast. The hotel is located up a hill, 4 km (2,4 miles) North from San Juan del Sur. The access road has been repaired in December 2016. All types of vehicles can go up. We offer free shuttles to town once a day. Our guests can also spend the day by the outdoor pool where they can enjoy stunning views on Nagascolo bay. Each room has a private bathroom and features charming decor with cheerful colors. Some of them have a private terrace overlooking the ocean which is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. El Jardin's bar & restaurant features both an indoor and an open-air dining area with views on the bay. We serve international food (for example, burgers and tacos) and are also very proud to offer European inspired options (including Beef Bourguignon, Shrimp bisque, Homemade lasagna and many more). The bar is open all day with a good selection of cocktails. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Jardin Hotel

Address: Bahia Nacascolo | PO Box 68, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $62 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Jardin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Jardin Hotel San Juan Del Sur
El Jardin Hotel Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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#5 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur
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“Rm 5 was the top floor and had two rooms with one bathroom. Good for parents with kids though the air conditioning was only in one room.”
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