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“A Great Getaway!”
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The Lazy Turtle
Ranked #3 of 11 Las Penitas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Managua
2 reviews
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“A Great Getaway!”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

My friends and I came as part of a birthday getaway for our friend. Ryan and Val were amazing hosts. It is a great place to stay, and the burgers were fantastic!. If you are traveling to Las Penitas, I would highly recommend staying here.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Ryan and Val were fantastic, they really make you feel at home and very welcomed. They had great suggestions about where to eat and what to do, and even helped set up tours with locals to Juan Venado Island. I had a great weekend there. The rooms were cool with lots of fans, no bugs in the rooms!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

When I stayed at the Lazy Turtle, I felt at home, there is no other way to describe it. I can first start with the host and hostess (Ryan and Val), who were superb at their job because they didn't treat it like a job. They were more like friends than hospitality managers. The second thing was the location; located on the bus route to Leon(city), located right on the beach in fishermen's village part of Las Penitas, and located next to two convenient stores for the purchase of additional snacks and important items. The third thing was the bar and restaurant on site where cold beer was readily available and dinner specials prepared nightly at a fair price as well as the fair priced Mexican and burger menu that starts around lunch time. The last thing I'll close with is that I could entertain friends that would visit from Leon or Managua without hassle from management because everyone is welcome at THE LAZY TURTLE. The price and atmosphere are perfect for long stays even. Book now http://www.thelazyturtlehotel.com/

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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León, Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

I highly suggest you guys visit this place. The owners are so freaking nice and they have the best burgers in Nicaragua, nooooooo joke, best hamburgers ever!!!! The hostal is really chill and nice, the best part is that the owners treat you really nice and that makes you feel in a nice friendly enviroment.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had a really nice stay here at the Lazy Turtle! The owners Val&Ryan we're so friendly and funny! Ryan cooked us a good diner, lunch and breakfast. Val gave us ice cold beers and rum! For the price we paid this was really a good deal!! The room was specious, clean and with a shower and toilet inside the room. The area Las Penitas was also very nice! We surfed, went to to the beach and just hang around at the local bars. Thank you Val&Ryan! We had a really great stay with you!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was the perfect ending of 4 weeks Nicaragua. The place has spacious and clean rooms but the real reason you want to stay here are the owners Ryan and Val. The minute you walk trough the door of the lazy turtle is like coming into a friends house. Ryan and Val do anything to make your stay comfortable and they serve great Mexican food and burgers.
They are always in for a chat and can give you lot's of information about Las Penitas. This is the place to stay in Las Penitas

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed here for two weeks back in March and it was fantastic. I don't even know where to start. The beds are super comfortable, the rooms are spotless, it's quiet overnight, the view is gorgeous. The best part of this place by far is the owners, Val and Ryan. You'd be hard pressed to find a more welcoming and accommodating couple. Give Val two minutes of your time and you'll swear you're old friends. They were meant to be in the hospitality industry. They also have the best food. I recommend watching Ryan as he's putting the finishing touches on your dish...you can see the amount of love and care that goes into the food they prepare just by watching that (although one bite of your food and you'll be able to tell as well). We loved it here so much we're booked to go back this December! Oh, and did I mention they have the coldest beer in Las Penitas? If you're anywhere near Las Penitas, do yourself a favour and go to The Lazy Turtle.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Lazy Turtle
Address: Main St | Tidal Bay Road, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Las Penitas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Las Penitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lazy Turtle is a funky little joint located in the tidal bay of Las Penitas. We have 4 private cabins and food and beverage services. If coming by taxi you can let the driver know that we are near (cerca) Barca de Oro. ... more   less 
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