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“Tranquility in the heart of San Juan”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Romano

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Casa Romano
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la playa
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tranquility in the heart of San Juan”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

A very pleasant quiet hotel in the center of town only a block from the beach. Very clean and tranquil atmosphere with traditional latin american style feel. The family owners are around all day and helpful when you need something. Nice rooms, hight ceilings, fans, confortable beds, clean bathrooms, all you need for the right price. Great experience, highly reccomended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,299 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

After being left in the city by Chely of Yajure Surf Hostel I came across Casa Romano. I was pleasantly surprised and thankful. The rooms were basic and clean, all that I was looking for. Their daughter spoke English, which I needed at that point. While there was no hot water, it wasn't freezing and this wasn't the issue I thought it would be. They were super helpful in connecting me with the flying frog and arranging a ride in the morning out to the zip lines. This place is also located a few blocks off the beach and made walking all of SJDS very easy. This isn't the loud and crazy youth hostel, but rather a very affordable basic, clean hostel/hotel

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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229 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Not a B & B, this is more of a hotel/hostel.

Room was super clean, exc mattress. Nice bathroom and shelves to store backpacks. Ceiling fan and great floor fan as well. Use of frig and kitchen was fine. Hotel is very clean and the cleaning woman was always around sweeping and mopping - a big plus compared to many inexpensive hotels where attention to cleanliness is often neglected.

True that customer service was lacking and for the most part the owners and their family were pleasant enough, but it was obvious they did not want to interact much with guests.

Price for private dbl of $25 was right on the money and location was great - close to dwtn and a block from the beach.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Mochilero22
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Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Its a very nice and clean hotel. Very nice location close to the beach with a friendly owner. The garden is beautiful and relaxing! We payed 20 dollar per night for a double bedroom!!One of the best hotels we stayed in Nicaragua! You should definitely stay here while visiting San Juan del Sur!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Milan, Italy
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92 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

good:
- price (low season: 20 to 40 dollars, depending on the room size)
- clean
- kitchen, internet, PCs available to guests
- good position (town center, one block from the beach)

bad:
- very basic room, not much light and air circulation
- common area shared with the family that runs the place (they're always around, watching tv or cooking)
- at ten o clock street door is closed and any activity is shut down 'til morning (which may be also good for the silence)
- only one person from the family seems to speak english

Details above related to low season (august). Overall, not a bad experience for one night. But from San Juan del Sur town usually you move to a hotel or hostel north or south, on a real beach, so you do not need a place in town for long, unless you want to be shaked on a wood bench on the back of a truck for 45 minutes every trip, every day. In other words, just spend one night in town, pay more, and then move to another location 10 to 20 km far away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
Reviewed May 10, 2012

The owner (mom I think) was a bit cold but the rest of the family was very nice. I nice alternative to the hostels, which are a bit dirtier. Didn't use the kitchen so I can't comment on that.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2012

I totally echo the previous reviewer. We stumbled upon this place by chance after the hostel we had planned to stay at was full. $20 for a lovely, clean room with bathroom. When we were being shown around by the "mum" of the house, she told us we had use of the kitchen, which was great for us as we prefer to cook our own meals. However, shortly after we started using the kitchen, it became clear that this was a problem. The utensils/plates etc are shared with the family - they cook their food in the same kitchen. I felt slightly uncomfortable with this at first as some of the plates/utensils were really nice. However there was no sign/cupboard specifically stating what guests were allowed to use, so we just used the stuff in the kitchen, as previously we were told.
The lady of the casa was rude and cold with us. She would huff and puff each time we cooked - she would instruct us to wash up straight away and put the dishes back, nitpicking about a smear left on one of the plates, for example. She clearly did not appreciate us cooking in her kitchen. This would be fine apart from the fact she clearly advertises the rooms come with full use of the kitchen.
I had told her we would be staying for a week, however after three nights she asked when we would be leaving as she had a reservation - exactly the same as the previous reviewer! We checked out the next morning and I begrudged giving them $80 of our money. Really bad customer service - don't open your house to guests and then be a poor host.

Room Tip: If you stay here, dont use the kitchen!!!!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Romano

Property: Casa Romano
Address: Del Banco Bdf 1/2 Cuadra Al Este, Avenida Del Parque, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Romano offers you in a safe environment: Private bathroom in each room. Towels included. Confi, individuals bed and doubles. Fans available in every room. Rest area with hamacs. Internet access, wi-fi. Use of community kitchen and freezer. Smokers can indulge themselves in the backyard ;-) ... more   less 
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