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Hotel Popoyo
Ranked #3 of 5 Tola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Great place for a stay”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Popoyo for six nights in June.Had a fantastic stay there,the owner Maximo was extremely helpful before I arrived and during my stay,the staff are friendly the rooms are great the food is very good,nice pool and the beach is 100 metres away, great for surfing or swimming,lots of good surfing spots within a short distance from the hotel.I had a 4x4 vehicle so was easy to get around but I met lots of people who were travelling on the buses so no problem getting around.Would definately recommend Hotel Popoyo for a stay while in this part of Nicaragua.Steve, Australia

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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We found Popoyo on a map after several days in SJDS and decided we needed to check it out. We didn't have any information on the area or hotels though. It is very remote to get to on dirt roads and several buses but worth the adventure.
After checking all the hotels (only a handful to choice from). We settled on Hotel Popoyo and were not disappointed. This is an amazing value and the nicest hotel in the area. There were 4 of us and we got 2 private rooms that included breakfast, hot water, a/c and wifi. The breakfast was very good.
The staff are all very friendly and some speak english.
It is a 1-2 minute walk to the beach just across the road.
We really enjoyed our 3 nights here and wished we had more time to spend here.
It is a great place to relax and chill.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Place could not have been better. The customer service was excellent. From the communication 6 months prior to the arrival of our group of 8 people to the services we received by the entire staff once we were there. They were able to help with everything from arranging surf boards to boat trips. Price is very reasonable and the drinks/food were excellent.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Vermont
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Such a cute hidden gem. Booked this last minute and my only regret was not being able stay more nights. The price was very reasonable for what we were getting ($80). I just recently had the pleasure of staying at a Motel 6 in Baltimore out of desperation for the same price and let me tell you...in comparison Hotel Popoyo was the 4 Seasons in comparison. This is coming from an American. The room was basic and worked just fine. The only downside is that I am 5'11" and I couldn't stretch out on the bed on my back. Not really a big deal.
The location is remote. The beach is beautiful. Aside from a few food stands, hostels and a pizza place this was the only food option close by. 2 hour drive down dirt roads from San Juan Del Sur, 1 1/2 hours from Granada. If you are looking to wind down, read, get some sun, surf and get back to the basics, this place is your gem. As a reference point, I stayed at Pelican Eyes in SJDS, and I would gladly pick the service, pleasant accomodating staff, and good food at Hotel Popoyo.
One last note, we only had time to eat breakfast. Eggs Ranchero was pretty darn amazing.
Please go here, patron these lovely people!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great hotel, perfectly prepared for surf lovers, and the most suitable in the area for couples and families. Service specially nica and proffesional. Restaurante el Toro is always a good option, staying here or rest of accomodations in Popoyo

  • Stayed November 2012
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Dublin
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

I stayed here with some other surfers in June 2012. Everything about here was great, the food, the distance to the beach (1 minutes walk), the pool area with hammocks, the lovely clean rooms. The price is pretty good, $18 a night if you are sharing and $40 for a single room. A special mention for Bexy (spelling?), and the rest of the staff who are friendly, informal and helped us with loads of things like organising a boat trip and a local guy to accompany the guys back to the airport in their rental car (getting to and from Popoyo is pretty difficult). There isnt a huge selection of places to stay in Popoyo but this is probably the nicest place. I'd love to go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Buford, GA
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

Stayed 4 nights at Hotel Popoyo. Great experience all around. Had the Deluxe room with choice of any breakfast breakast included in Price. Staff all very nice and helpfull. (they even refrained from laughing at my attempts at spanish) Great food, great drinks. Great bang for the buck. The Grounds, Hotel and Pool are all well taken care of, and attended to daily.
The Manager Maximo, set up a day of Fishing for me with Captain Jeff, and i had a great day on the ocean. Jeff had to work hard as it was low season for fishing. Can hardly wait to come back during high fishing season. Highly recommend Hotel Popoyo to anyone. Just do not tell to many people. See you all again soon.....

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Popoyo
Address: Calle del Toro 29 | Playa Guasacate, Tola, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Tola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Popoyo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Popoyo is the ideal place to enjoy your surf vacations in Nicaragua, with friends, your loved one, or family. We are a small beach resort, where the guest experience is the most important thing. Enjoy a peaceful vacation while having access to the best waves and sunsets that Nicaragua has to offer! ... more   less 
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