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“A great bit of advice”
Review of Hotel El Puerto

Hotel El Puerto
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Hotel El Puerto
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great bit of advice”
Reviewed April 4, 2011

I arrived in SJDS off the bus looking for somewhere to stay from the Lonely Planet book, while getting my bearings an American couple asked if i needed some help, they didnt know my original place that I was looking for, they recomended El Peurto, about 3 mins walk from the bus drop off...I am glad i took their advice, I stopped here twice, very clean, safe, good price $23,free wifi & the morning coffee with biscuits great. (when i did find my original place, just to check it out...glad i hadnt found it the night before - horrible! - Lonely Planet getting it wrong!!!again)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 28, 2011

We spoke to some tourists in Granada and they recommended El Puerto. We checked it out on arrival and found a very nice, clean, airy room with a small balcony with chairs. Location good and friendly manager. The coffee and cookies in the morning was really appreciated. We had one of the bottom rooms which was great as we would rather not do stairs.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2011

We were recommended El Puerto by another couple we met in Nicaragua for the cleanliness and the location. We were not disappointed. The hotel was only a few steps from the market where there was lovely tipical food for a great price. In the morning, El Puerto had coffee set up with cookies, what a great touch! They have rocking chairs in the front and a nice little lobby where you can also purchase refreshments. Gertrude, the German lady who runs the Hotel was very helpful and hospitable.
The only downfall was that we were there on a saturday night (and sunday night) and the saturday night there was absolutely horrendous for sleeping. There was a guy on a motorbike (with no muffler) that seemed to be zooming around the city always passing in front of our hotel. And there was the crazy rooster.....We had never heard anything quite like this after a whole week in Nicaragua. We are nature lovers and enjoyed getting up with the call of the rooster every morning around 5h30-6h00 AM, but 2h00AM was a little early! This rooster's internal clock was completely wrong, he would sing at 2h00 AM but not after that. The second night we shut all the windows in the bathroom (where the rooster seemed to be the loudest) and shut the bathroom door, and barely heard it. We understand that this was nothing that had to do with the Hotel itself or the owner, but thought we should mention that saturday nights in town seem to be busy...
Overall, clean and cozy room, great value and we would return there and recommend this!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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berlin
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Reviewed February 8, 2010

Very nice, quiet and clean place directly in the entrance of the part close to the beach in San Juan del Sur. Rooms with air condition, free coffee and cookies in the morning, the best i found in mid range class in San Juan del Sur.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Baden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 17, 2009

el puerto has nice rooms, bathroom, good matresses and is very clean and safe. excellent value for 23 $ single occupancy. owner speaks spanish, english, french and german. coffee is included in the morning. much better as some more expensive hotels in town. very recommendable !

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2009

Hotel El Puerto was the PERFECT place to stay for us in SJDS. It is situated a few paces from the water and busy area, making it incredibly quiet and easy to get to. The hotel is very safe, with two locked doors to get into the main courtyard. We could leave surfboards, towels and bathing suits outside overnight on our section of the porch and they weren't touched.

Now, this is not a hotel with plush towels and daily sheet changes. It is a bare-bones hotel run by the wonderful German-born Gertrude and her partner. Our room was super clean, very large, had nice cool tile floors and great handcrafted wooden furnture. The main front porch has comfy rocking chairs and the lobby has a refridgerator stocked with water, beers and juices. We didn't come to Nica to spend time in our hotel, so it was an ideal place for us to retire each night -- it had a bed, a private bathroom, was very clean and very safe.

If you don't want a resort hotel, don't want a hostel, but don't want to shell out half your travel money on lodging, this is the best choice. I would reccommend this to anyone heading there and will stay there again - no question!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel El Puerto
Address: Town Center, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Hotel El Puerto Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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