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“Comfortable and Reasonably Priced” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Colonial
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfortable and Reasonably Priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

After a terrible experience at Hotel Liri, we moved to Hotel Colonial. We stayed upstairs, where the rooms are smaller; however, we feel that it's generally a good move to avoid bugs when you're in Central America.

Pros:
- Central Location
- Wifi
- Comfortable Beds
- A/C actually works
- Great service (they actually fold your clothes for you, which is a little weird, but at least you don't have to pack?)
- Decent breakfast

Cons
- None, really. It was a pleasant stay for us.

Random Tip: Spray some mosquito repellent on before sitting in the dining area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

El Colonial is our favourite hotel in San Juan del Sur. It's reasonably priced, has totally trustworthy and friendly staff, comfy rooms and a nice garden. They now do free cooked breakfasts too. It's close to the beach and has good secure parking. Can be a little noisy if full so we generally try and stay in the week.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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London
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81 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The hotel is centrally located, and this is the only good bit of the hotel. The room was too small, and the bathroom was just ok. The internal garden was nothing that you can really enjoy. Breakfast was basic: egg and gallo pinto (=rice+bean).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Fife
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188 reviews
145 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting the surrounding area.
Room adequate - only negative was curtains too thin so too much light let in at dawn.
Breakfast adequate.
Lovely courtyard area with rocking chairs to relax in. Very close to beach & numerous restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed here for three nights while we explored the surrounding area. The hotel was nearly empty the first night, but we preferred to have the place to ourselves. The courtyard was my favorite. It's a great place to sit outside and winddown for the evening. The included breakfast was adequate but nothing special, however it was comparable to the other hotels we stayed in during our trip to Nicaragua.

There was cable TV, AC, and a fan.

Staff was friendly, attentive and some spoke english when we needed it. It's only a block or two from the water, but SJDS is pretty small, so most of the hotels would be close to the water.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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nicaragua and oregon
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

good accomodations-good service-2 blocks from the beach-good breakfast-has parking for my car and accepted my small jack russell terrier dog-nina-in fact the staff fell in love with her and she loved them also-has large garden and patio-highly reccomend it

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lazytranch
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Cost us $50 for two, brekkie included, AC, decent room, pretty garden, nice people and smack bang in the middle of town.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank h00dlet
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Property: Hotel Colonial
Address: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Colonial 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Colonial is an Oasis in the heart of San Juan, one block from the seashore with its lively restaurants and bars, and close to ideal beaches for surfing.Hotel Colonial combines the nostalgia of past centuries with the new millenium, a traditional latino interior garden converts the hotel into an oasis of tranquility in a lively fishing village.Nostalgia combines with modern commodities - air ccnditionning, television, wireless internet, private baths, complete breakfasts, secure parking.... ... more   less 
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