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“Amazing view, great people”
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El Jardin Hotel
Ranked #9 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
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“Amazing view, great people”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Stayed here for two nights and loved it. The view is amazing (from room 8), the rooms are great, and it's not far from town and the beach. The owner was even nice enough to drive me into town. I could have spent a whole week there.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

We stayed over a weekend in El Jardin. We liked it very much. The hotel and rooms were clean; the food excellent. We enjoyed great views on the beach and a bay when having a dinner and a breakfast.

The owners were extremely kind. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Boston
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Reviewed April 9, 2011

A beautiful spot in the hills over looking the bay of San Juan Del Sur. The owners were the most wonderful hosts and this is the place you want to go if you want complete peace and beauty. If you are looking for a wild night life, this is probably the wrong place, but if you are looking for a perfect meal under the stars with the ocean in the distance you will love this. The food was also exceptional. If you are growing a little tired of the typical Nicaraguan fare, this will make you very happy. The Belgian owners seem to create a European dining experience amongst the beauty of the Nicaraguan countryside. In the morning we could hear the echoes of the holler monkeys.

A note of warning, the peace of this place comes at the small price of having to ride a ways off the beaten path, almost literally. Follow the signs and be patient, and once you get there you'll want to completely relax.

Sorry i don't have better photos. I will say that it isn't very often that i take the time to write such a review, but in this case i definitely feel compelled.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed March 23, 2011

My husband and I passed through this place and thought the hotel was astounding. We loved the view and the pool whilst enjoying drinks on the patio. Simply breathtaking. The colors of the buildings and the lush gardens set the tone for our vacation. The chef working there looked like he was dripping sweat in our meals so I couldn't eat. But all in all a paradise of a place.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 23, 2011

The hosts, the rooms, the scenery and the food are just great. There is absolutely nothing to whinge about and it would be a crying shame not to stay at El Jardin Hotel.
If you don't plan to stay overnight in San Juan del Sur you still have to stop by to have dinner at the Restaurant - you'll get probably the best food on this side of the planet.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Zürich, Schweiz
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Reviewed March 13, 2011

Delphine and Timothy are wonderful hosts. They took great care of us and we spent a lovely evening with them on the restaurant patio, with interesting stories from the Kongo, where they've lived before, good spirits, a beautiful view and divine food made by Mauro. He's Italian, which needs no further explanation! Best ingredients mixed with a passion for slow food.
Being the only guests, we were lucky enough to have all their attention and the pool to ourselves. The rooms are colourful and very clean and have a charming private bathroom, very comfortable matresses and a shady terrace or balcony.
If you appreciate high-quality food and are looking for a special place for a romantic stay, this is where you have to go!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Alamo, CA
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

My buddy and I ate here one evening and it was excellent. It wasn't just a meal, it was an experience. If you want fast food, this is not the place. We chilled on the patio overlooking the ocean, had 5 courses of excellent to very excellent food, and didn't feel rushed at all. It was nice to get out of downtown SJDS and enjoy a meal on a gorgeous patio. The owners are the nicest people and Mauro the chef is one of the few chefs still around who thoroughly enjoys cooking great food for good people. I can't wait to roll back through SJDS and have a similar experience. CHEERS!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about El Jardin Hotel

Property: El Jardin Hotel
Address: Bahia Nacascolo | PO Box 68, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Jardin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Jardin is the perfect place to relax while enjoying amazing views on the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is located up a hill, 4 km (2,4 miles) North from San Juan del Sur. We offer free shuttles to town once a day. Our guests can also spend the day by the outdoor pool where they can enjoy stunning views on Nacascolo bay. Each room has a private bathroom and features charming decor with cheerful colors. Some of them have a private terrace overlooking the ocean which is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. El Jardin's bar & restaurant features both an indoor and an open-air dining area with views on the bay. We serve international food (for example, burgers and tacos) and are also very proud to offer European inspired options (including Beef Bourguignon, Shrimp bisque, Homemade lasagna and many more). The bar is open all day with a good selection of cocktails. ... more   less 
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El Jardin Hotel San Juan Del Sur
El Jardin Hotel Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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