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“Excellent for location and a great room!”
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Hotel Gran Oceano
Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Calgary
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent for location and a great room!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My first time in SJDS, female, travelling on my own. Perfect location, walking distance to everything, clean rooms, a/c, hot showers, breakfast included and a pool. Awesome choice, I would rate it a great 3+*! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back! Very helpful, friendly staff. Can't go wrong with this choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Second year in a row at San Juan del Sur and initially found this hotel a year ago while staying somewhere else.

This hotel (stay of March 4 to 8, 2013) is ideally located close to the beach, great pool and clean rooms and facilities. The staff were very helpful and friendly even with our limited Spanish.

The bedrooms have a small tv, good AC and very clean. The small bathroom is Ok and so is the 12 by 15 foot bedroom with a double bed.

For the $ a great place.

Room Tip: If basic clean accommodation you are looking for, this is the place 3 Star
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Not the cheapest option in town at $40 per night but with hot water, friendly staff and good location it suited us perfectly. The main attraction was the pool as it was so hot in the middle of the day particularly as the beach was sand blown due to the constant winds.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Utopia, NB
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is close to the beach. It actually had hot water, clean pool and a nice breakfast. We were pleased with our stay. The rooms are clean and the bed was very comfortable. It was quiet and well run. They had unlimited coffee in the morning which is nice if you are waiting for someone to wake up :) .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We tried to get information on room availability three times during the day - each time we met up with a young arrogant unfriendly male receptionist who went out of his way to be difficult. Even the other staff who were nearby looked shocked at his attitude.

There were rooms available for that night and there were empty rooms that had been cleaned but we were told we couldn't see any, we couldn't leave our bags anywhere and that we needed to come back later.

Now why would we want to stay in a place like that? We didn't!

Not good enough - I wouldn't recommend the place to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband and I traveled to San Juan del Sur pretty last minute. We wanted to make sure had a room in advance for New Year's Eve as we heard they fill up fast. This was one of the only hotels left with vacancy and I can see why! They make it very difficult to do business. First of all they charged $140 per night as the holiday rate, this is about 3-4 times more than anywhere else in town, furthermore they require a 70% deposit that can only be made via wire transfer which means additional fees (although they do accept credit cards, they will not take the deposit on a card and paypal was not an option).

The rooms were clean and had air conditioning and hot water which are both nice, but they were very small. Over all it had a stuffy, uninviting feel-- the opposite of every other stay we had in Nica.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is a clean, friendly, helpful play. A double in low season is $56.00 and includes breakfast of two choices: eggs, toast, gallo pinto, or toast, fruit and juice. The exterior is very colonial in style, the gardens, pool area and restaurant, (open air under palapa), is lovely, clean and spacious. The rooms can vary as to size and although very adequate, could use an upgrade in some cases. Security parking inside gated area if you have a car, (which you really don't need in town). It is 100 meters from the beach on the south end of the bay. Safe day and evening, an ATM just on corner, and small market up the street, laundry across. We've been here several times last minute due to passport needs, and they have always been accommodating.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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