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Hotel & Resort Palermo
Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Palermo Zoo”
Reviewed January 12, 2008

Where to begin. Beautiful resort, OUTSIDE of san jan del sur. Though this may be perfect for people such at Steve Irwin that was not our case. Our second night into our stay 6 day stay, there was a tarantula the size of a grown mans hand, in our room. Besides that, there was also
-Frogs
-Many unknown species of spiders...MANY
-centipedes / millipede
-wasps
-Gigantic aunts
I understand we are in the tropics, but this "eco-friendly" atmosphere is the farthest thing from safe. To top of my adventure here, I was sitting at the bar. As I dropped change from my pocket and went to grab it, I noticed the very deadly Coral snake slithering by. On a happier note, there is free transportation through out the day from a very nice man. In conclusion Palermo is a nice resort, but it is clearly noticed that there needs to be insecticides sprayed daily as every other resorts do in Nicaragua.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
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5 Thank traveling234
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Happy_Kayaker, Owner and marketing manager at Hotel & Resort Palermo, responded to this review, March 22, 2010
We are no longer aiming to achieve certification as a eco-friendly resort - and under new management are choosing to maintain a bit more separation between guests and the natural world.

You will still awake to monkeys calling from trees near your villa, but won't find ants and scorpions in your private spaces.

Living in Nicaragua is a balance between the wild and the comfortable. Today, we favor the guests and keep the insects at arm's length.

Please visit us again, and let us pamper you.
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Reviewed December 30, 2007

This is a fantastic place to stay. (Beware though that It's just outside San Juan del Sur so it is not on the beach.) However the views to the ocean are wonderful, and the pool area that offers the spectacular views is luxurious with nice lounge chairs and great bar service. There is also a restaurant with very good food. The villas are huge and extremely clean. Also the furniture is really lovely and has a great Nicaraguan feel. It's not easy to get into town but the staff was very helpful in making arrangements. This is a great place to stay if you are looking for a more upscale experience. It's spaciousness, cleanliness, and quietness, not to mention the beautiful views, definitely make up for the distance to the beach. (Btw, the beach is less than 10 minutes by scooter.)

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Happy_Kayaker, Owner and marketing manager at Hotel & Resort Palermo, responded to this review, March 22, 2010
After several years and new management, we agree that free transportation to and from town is important for our guests. We now run a free shuttle on the hour between Palermo and our in town, on the beach club - Bambu Beach Club.

We hope you return to visit us soon.
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Property: Hotel & Resort Palermo
Address: Carreterra San Juan del Sur, km 139, San Juan del Sur 48600, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#4 Green Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#4 Family Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#8 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel & Resort Palermo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palermo Hotel and Resort is located in San Juan del Sur, a city that bridges Costa Rica and Nicaragua on the Pacific Ocean. The hotel features 50 villas, poolside spa, flexible in-room work spaces, full-kitchens and room service, wireless broadband connectivity throughout the property, as well as both large and small, air-conditioned conference and meeting spaces. Villas are for rent by the day, week or month, as well as for sale as vacation homes. Terraza de Palermo Restaurant and Bar offer a dramatic dining experience overlooking the tropical pool and sunsets into the Pacific Ocean. Locally sourced, vegetarian, vegan, healthy and Nicaraguan meal service available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villas De Palermo Hotel And Resort
Villas De Palermo Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Hotel & Resort Palermo Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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