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“The top spot in San Juan del Sur!!!”
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Casa De Olas
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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“The top spot in San Juan del Sur!!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This hotel has a balance of everything that makes it the best place to stay in SJDS. From being able to shoot down into town or be central to all the beaches in the area to having a rare view of an already amazing sunset, Casa has it all!
I've stayed in at Casa twice over the past year and the improvements made on this budding rose continues to amaze me. There's a balance of peace and the occasional late night with amazing people both on staff and those wise enough to stay there will blow you away.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Had an absolutely great time at the house of waves, we were extremely well looked after by Fred, Carla and Shane. Not to mention the rest of the staff that were more than helpful. Excellent home style cooking, perfect sunsets, a relaxing pool atmosphere, cheap drinks, great music, friendly people, fantastic accomodation and they even have a monkey!!! What more could a weary traveler ask for. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I stayed at Casa de Olas for three great nights. We were in one of the private rooms (a queen and a bunk bed) and we could have stayed there for at least another week. There are a lot of great reasons to stay here:

The owners, Fred and Carla, are friendly, helpful and really committed to making sure that everything they offer, from the rooms to the tours, are the best they could possibly be. From the very first email they were super communicative and a pleasure to talk to. Their tour and beach shuttle prices are at least as cheap (if not cheaper) than anything we found in town. The vibe is great - relaxing, friendly and respectful. There are lots of games to borrow, movies in the evenings on a big screen and a full bar.

The pool is wonderful and relaxing after a day on the beach. It's kept very very clean and there is an in pool table area so you can have a drink or two in the pool. The rooms are a good size, the bathrooms are large and the beds are comfortable.

The group dinners are delicious. Made fresh every night, and they include dessert. Not the cheapest you'll find in town, but definitely a reasonable deal for what you get. The complimentary breakfasts are also good and filling.

The sunsets are GORGEOUS from their location up in the mountains overlooking San Juan del Sur. All in all, it's hands-down the best place I have stayed during my trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for a week and even though it wasn't in town I didn't regret it at all. A shuttle comes every 2 hours to bring you to/from town.

The breakfasts and great and free. Dinner is $7 and were exquisite meals.

I checked in at 3 on a Tuesday and didn't leave the place at all until 8pm the next day, that's how relaxed I felt there.

Fred ans Karla and very hospitable. The monkey is cool too!

  • Stayed July 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend recently and it was the best ever. Had a great time and everyone was wonderfully accommodating. The free shuttle was sufficient for transportation and all the recommendations for beaches/food/etc were fantastic. The view is beautiful and the food was delicious. Buzz the monkey provided entertainment. Can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stayed here for a week, loved every minute of it. Fred and Carla are the BEST, providing you with everything you could need or want while travelling. The view is incredible and the pool is a perfect place to unwind. Every night they have a family dinner option (if you don't want to go into town) and every morning breakfast is included. The music, ambiance, and staff make you feel like you are in paradise. THANK YOU for an unbelievable experience, I cannot wait to go back.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed one night for the Sunday funday in San juan del sur based on a recommendation. The owners Carla and Fred were very welcoming and great fun to talk to. The hostel is always busy but they managed to squeeze us in somehow! Much quieter than the places nearby. Great infinity pool looking over the valley which is big enough to have a proper swim in. Great laid back atmosphere and good music playing all day. also there's a monkey!

To top it all off the owners sent a painting I left behind in a taxi to the bus station in Rivas for me for half what it would have cost me otherwise.

All in all a very good stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Casa De Olas
Address: Lot 6 Las Escaleras, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 67 Specialty Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa De Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Olas, is a unique place to stay, blending the best of Bed & Breakfast, hotel and hostel together to create the Casa de Olas experience. We are situated on a hilltop over-looking the town and bay of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Our location provides endless views over the Pacific ocean with spectacular sunsets nightly. Casa De Olas is designed for the more discerning backpacker and budget travelers who are looking to find an oasis of luxury at affordable prices. In total we have 10 rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 75 guests at any one time. We have dorm rooms that can accommodate from 4-6 people with one room housing 14. Casa de Olas is designed for those traveling on a budget or in groups. All rooms are spacious with en-suites. We think staying a little out of town is the best way to experience all that San Juan del Sur and the surrounding area has to offer. Australian couple Fred and Carla are your hosts bringing a wealth of knowledge from their native land with a long resume in the hotel and restaurant industry. Fred and Carla are warm and always ready to give a recommendation. Take a look at our website, TripAdvisor and Facebook pages to find out more and we look forward to having you stay with us soon. ... more   less 
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