First of all i would like to say a few things about the negative reviews starting with the size of the rooms. Yes the rooms are small and there is no TV, however, if you are planning on spending all your time in a hotel room on vacation you should probably not be going anywhere in Nicaragua or Central America in the first place. These are areas where you should be exploring and participating in adventures that you could not experience anywhere else. There was air conditioning and extra blankets (something I haven't seen anywhere else in my Central American travels) which made sure that you could use the A/C without waking up in the middle of the night freezing. Also giving the staff at this hotel anything but a 5/5 shows that you are complaining just for the the sake of it. I have worked in the service industry for over 10 years and i have learned a few things about customer service and it was greater than just about anything I worked with in the US. they wer actually quite comfortable as Central American companies The family that runs this hotel are incredibly helpful and were the nicest people that I met in Nicaragua.
As i said the staff was extremely helpful. First of all we (my girlfriend and I) needed a place to stay after our friends left back to the US and our stay at the home we rented near Playa Majagual was up. We left the house at 8 am and asked the staff to watch our bags until check-in time at 1pm. That was our only request and we were surprised to find that not only did they have our room ready by then we were welcomed to check in. This was over 4 hours before normal check-in and after we made reservations less than 12 hours ahead of time. Also when we checked out the next day to head to Ometepe the staff went out of their way to tell about the best activities to enjoy on the island. They then made sure the cab driver new to drop us off at the port in San Jorge and just in Rivas. This became even more helpful when we made the Ferry by just seconds before it departed (it was important for me to catch a ferry b/c i get sea sick). The location was less than a 1/4 mile form some of the best restaurants on the beach of SJDS. I felt extremely safe walking back to the hotel at night after dinner. It was just across the suspended walking bridge that had armed police on both ends that made sure that tourists were safe. As for the breakfast, a standard of beans and rice (delicious) were served with eggs and fruit. The serving was so big that it put most American Midwest size portions to shame (I am from Michigan and people tend to eat huge portions there). It is also important to point out that not only did they just give us advice on what to do on Ometepe they told us about some of the most amazing activities we did on our 3 week adventure in Central America.
To summarize, the rooms in Hotel Liri are a bit small but the staff more than made up for it with their kindness, great food, and their great advice that only made our trip more exciting and memorable. I just want to say thank you to the staff at Hotel Liri and I wish you the best of luck in the future!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to HC liri HotelHC liri Hotel is a small hotel on the beach of San Juan del Sur, with wonderfull views of the Pacific Ocean. We also have swimming pool in front of the sea. We offer daily transport to the different beaches in the area. In our hotel,we offer a personalized service to our guests because we want you to feel at home.Our breakfast is made with great quality and variety. We offer to our customers products fresh and different every day, because we want that you know the Nicaraguan gastronomy.!!We want only the enjoyment of our guests!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- HC Liri Hotel Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur