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“SOME GOOD - SOME BAD”
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Hotel Gran Oceano
Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
“SOME GOOD - SOME BAD”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed here because the other places that we wanted to in San Juan Del Sur, were sold out. It looks great from the street and the lobby, but look out when you open your room door.This property has some good features and some quite bad ones.

THE GOOD:
Location - close to the beach yet right downtown.
Quite quiet.
Reasonably comfortable bed.
Hot water.
Air conditioning.
Nice common areas.
Good nightly rate.

THE BAD:
Very small rooms - super tiny bathrooms.
The rooms, especially the bathrooms are in desperate need of a makeover.
The breakfasts are lousy - they even charged me extra for the jam for my toast.
Most of the employees seem to be sad and don't even say hi to you.
Not super clean.

For basic accommodations it's OK. I don't think I would go back unless I had to.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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English first
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here one night the sunday of semana santa. Everybody was done partying for semana santa so the hotel was pretty empty. The rooms were clean with hot water and great pressure but they could be a little bigger. The place its really nice. Has a big pool and a nice bar area to sit around with wifi. The location is awesome cause your in walking distance from the beach,atm,bars, and restaurants. The guy in the front was very nice and welcoming. They do charge you the nights your going to stay right there and then so when u check out you just have to leave the key. Breakfast is included and its traditional nicaraguan breakfast. Overall I would stay here again. Other places were overpriced and can't even compare.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Sauda, Norway
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

We were a Norwegian group of 12 persons, different ages, staying for 12 nights here. Already when we arrived in the middle of the night we felt a friendliness and kindness which lasted the whole stay. The breakfastarea and the poolarea were just wonderful; we could even bring friends here. And the waitresses were so nice and patient with us when we ordered the breakfasts! The rooms with the bathrooms were just as clean as we wanted them to be. The beds were like your bed at home: - just perfect! It was a silent place even the weekend with lots of motorbikers gathered in town! But if you are a person who wants to stay in the room watching TV most of the time, this is definitely not the right place. The rooms are small. But why stay in the room when you are so close to where everything is going on? 40 m away from the beach, the restaurants and bars, and ATM. Our group did not harm anyone and knew how to behave. And that was appreciated by the owners of the hotel who brought everyone in the group a present, and that even before we gave the tips! We have never experienced that in Norway! We recommend the hotel to everybody, and will definitely come back again!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. We enjoyed the swimming pool and the breakfast area. They have 2 parrots and one of them imitates the various cries of a baby. It is so good! The people of the hotel are helpful.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2012

The rooms were quite small, especially because we had 3 people in one room. No chairs/couches or anything, and one bigger bed with 2 bunkbeds, so we would usually just sit on the bigger bed to watch TV. The room had air conditioning, which was nice, as in my previous trips to Nicaragua I never had AC.
The hotel had a nice big lobby with free WIFI and lots of chairs to sit and relax.
Very close to the ocean.
Breakfast every morning was a typical Nica breakfast, but still really nice that it was included in the fee.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank tehy
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 7, 2012

We were looking for a hotel at the last minute. We checked in on a monday afternoon without having to make any reservations. We stayed in the beginning of February and it was just perfect because the hotel was not crowded. The pool area is just wonderful. there are other hotels for a much more expensive price and their pools are so small and just not worth it. the breakfast is included in the price and so is the wifi. You do have to use the wifi in the lobby or by the pool area because our room upstairs could not read it. The town of San Juan del Sur is just so nice. it is the prefect cheap beach town. There are tons of restaurants outiside the hotel if you are hungry and need to stay on a buget. The rooms are clean, nothing fancy but it is good enough. i mean you will only be at the beach the whole day anyway.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Granada Nicaragua
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303 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2012

In a pinch, it will be OK, but lots better for this price or just a bit more. Clean. But small rooms that are in need of a redo. No bar and breakfast which is included is sloooow in coming. Staff is not particularily friendly or not...just there. They do have a nice pool.

Room Tip: They will not tell you the truth about where the room is or size, no no need to ask.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Gran Oceano

Property: Hotel Gran Oceano
Address: Del Parque Central 2c. y 1/2 hacia el mar, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Gran Oceano Hotel
Hotel Gran Oceano Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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