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El Jardin Hotel
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Certificate of Excellence
South Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Mixed review”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This restaurant was right behind the home we were renting. One day we walked up to have lunch and could not find anyone around at all so we left. The next time we went we did find someone available and had dinner. It was quite good with a lovely view of the pacific as the sun set. On the day we were leaving to fly back to the States we had a lovely breakfast here.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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LaSalle, Canada
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Amazing view of the bay and and amazing staff to go along with it! We rested there for 10 days and enjoyed every minute. Tonguay and Maria (filling in for the regular owners) were so accommodating and made use feel right at home. Even the Saturday night noise from those returning from a night of partying in nearby San Juan del Sur was limited and did not dampen our stay. Met lots of nice travellers and always felt safe and well cared for. Food was amazing - especially the tenderloin (and other beef dishes) that my husband loved! The road up is a bit steep and bumpy, but no problem with the right vehicle! Would go back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sherwood Park, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is hands down, the BEST hotel I have ever stayed at.
Delphine, Timothy, and their family are wonderfully accommodating, & are genuine, kind people with hearts of gold. Unfortunately, when my friend and I stayed in San Juan del Sur, we were robbed on the beach, but Delphine and Timothy still managed to make the experience one of the best. Timothy even brought the police to the hotel so we could file a report, drove us to the police station, picked us up again, and allowed us to use their personal computer to contact our families. I could not be more thankful for everything they did for us!
Furthermore, Delphine and Timothy know everything there is to know about the secrets of San Juan del Sur. They will direct you to some of the most beautiful, secluded beaches, the best restaurants, and know of all the local hot spots. But by far, the BEST food in San Juan del Sur is right in the El Jardin hotel! BEST food I have ever had in my life thus far, no joke. I would even return to San Juan del Sur solely to eat Delphine & Timothy's first class meals again!
The hotel itself is beautiful. Clean, comfortable and in a BEAUTIFUL location. The view is breathtaking!! Although it is a bit of a hike from town, its secluded location is one of its best features! It is close enough to town to access all the excitement that San Juan del Sur has to offer, but far enough away to enjoy a relaxing evening, watching the sunset and sipping on one of Delphine's famous drinks. There is a large pool for guests, rooms are spacious and beautifully designed, and the hotel is very affordable.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting San Juan del Sur! I can't wait to go back!!

Thank you Delphine & Timothy for the fantastic experience in San Juan del Sur! I hope all is well!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Brampton, Canada
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42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2014

This hotel is very colourful and has a nice swimming pool with a great view of the bay below. I had the basic room (#1) which was $45 plus tax. It was small but had air conditioning included and hot water shower. The room was nothing fantastic but good value for the money. The restaurant had very good food. I had the tenderloin and it was one of the best steaks I have ever had. The breakfast was also very good. The view from the swimming pool area was nice and great for taking photos of the sunrise or sunset. I took a taxi into town for $6 each way so am not sure how long it takes walking but noticed afterwards that the walking route across the foot bridge is shorter than the way the taxi goes. The owners and staff were friendly and helpful. I received a 5% discount for paying cash and credit cards are accepted without surcharge if you wish to pay that way.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Fernie, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place is great. Delphine has a wonderful heart and the gift of hospitality. The view is amazing, make sure you watch some sunsets from up there. The food is delicious. The breakfast is perfect. Try the tenderloin for dinner, you won't be disappointed. SO GOOD! The rooms are very very clean, and the beds are comfortable. The AC works well. It's a little ways out of town, easy with wheels, 15-20 min walk (nice in the morning), 6-10 cab ride from downtown. Oh yeah, nice pool too ;) Overall, I would say AMAZING PLACE TO STAY. Delphine and Timothy will take care of you!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to Nicaragua and we spent 19 days with Delphine and Timothy. Such a wonderful and relaxing experience. Everything and more than we expected it's a shame we had to leave. Would have liked to get to know our hosts even more as they made our stay that much more, Delphine made us so welcome.
A breakfast to die for and evening dinner watching the sunset not to be missed, great good/wine & coffee. Hope to maybe see you all again next year. Maybe a trip on that boat?
Best wishes to you, your family and staff. Dean & Nina Nottingham, England. Xx

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Nosara, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 17, 2014

So peaceful, Quiet, Beautiful and wonderful food! The owners are splendid and were so helpful!
The view is amazing overlooking a beautiful bay! We enjoyed everything about our stay here! The sunsets are breathtaking! Oh and the breakfast that is included is delicious! Wonderfully presented and prepared to perfection! We are a family of 4 and loved every bit of our stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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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 Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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