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Empalme de El Valle, 991.5 m al Este, 355-533-3 San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua – Show map
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Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Fishing, Pool Table, Hiking, Diving, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Massage, Entertainment Staff
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Snack Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Shuttle Service (free) , Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged USD 25 per person per night when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Right in front of the unspoiled Playa Marsella Beach, the Marsella Beach features tropical gardens, a restaurant and an outdoor pool overlooking the ocean. Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast are included.
Score from 51 reviews Good
The HC Liri Hotel is located right on San Juan del Sur Beach, just 320 yards from the village of San Juan del Sur. It features a swimming pool and a terrace bar with sea views.
Score from 117 reviews Excellent
Hotel Royal Chateau features a garden and private parking, plus activities like hiking and horse riding can be arranged in the general area.
Score from 110 reviews Good
Rositas Hotel is located 100 metres from San Juan del Sur Beach and 150 metres from the local market. It features free Wi-Fi throughout and a furnished terrace.
Score from 107 reviews Very good
I liked the staff and the pool was nice
You pay way too much for what you get. No wifi hot water or air con fr massive price you pay. Don't stay here.
Staff very nice ,really help
Need more condition room,bed is not secure for children ,pool not sanitary,fan
The place and facilities looks nice.
The staff was always giving excuses, first that they were saving energy when we wanted to play pool, then the same with the airbag, etc. And they also charged me more than what it was. In resume it was a bad experience and we basically didn't enjoy any amenities of the place.
We enjoyed the free breakfast every morning.
We didn't like the poor service by the staff, the lack of fresh towels, the carelessness of the cleaning staff (left our door open), the lack of frequent shuttles in an out of town, and the lack of activities available at the ranch. The place did not live up to our expectations and customer service was very poor.
I liked that they had no TV,at first thought it strange but totally agreed no TV was the way for family to do things and a great time to read a book. Also you get swim in the pool at anytime
It's very quiet place, we loved it! Service was great, food pretty good. The pool good. It's really relaxing place. It has rock climbing for $10 and other activities for extra cost. No AC in the bungalow but there were fans, it's sleeping weather so it was good. It is always hot in Nicaragua so it's expected. Great place!
The wifi did not reach all the way to the bungalow, you had to be near the pool to get wifi access. The pool should be cleaned throughout the days for dead bugs but those were harmless, but overall good. It was a bit far from the main town n in a dirt road but this was no problem, wish I would've had an SUV for better transport but not a big problem.
The place is nice and quite, not too many people and very relaxing. The food is good and the beds are great. The rooms are clean. Very close to town. The staff at the front desk are kind. The place has potential to be better being that they have only been in business two years. Good for people who just stay a night.
There were so many miscommunication during our stay that became very frustrating. One staff would say one thing, the next would say another. Booking.com description was not very clear that only one room in the single/double dorms has air conditioning and if you don't get that room your screwed. This happened to us. The description makes it seem like they all have. We ended up having to wait two days to get a room with air. The staff told us that there would be no additional charge. Then suddenly told us we would have to pay $20 a night. I fought it and they gave me one night free. The free breakfast is terrible. Just gallo pinto, a tortilla and eggs. (They should make that clear) Though the staff at the front desk is kind, they are confused and the staff were sometimes rude telling us to go to the service desk for ketchup which made no sense when they brought over our food. I wouldn't recommend this place because they seem inexperienced and not well trained. With time I'm sure they will improve.
Staff comintment to serve us well, good food, a good hotel to combine adventure and rest despite the public infrastructure issues that the zone has, good installations, interesting idea.
Power outages, power voltage variations, not enough water pressure, all though this are problems that every hotel in the same zone has because is due to a public infrastructure issues. Also I think that it might be a little expensive, but yet again all the larger, that there are really so large hotels of the zone charge comparative rates.
Good staff Pool Nice buildings
No wifi Plugged toilet No water pressure
Good staff, food and ok facilities
Almost nothing included in an all-inclusive package. If you are planning to use their boards and surf, forget about it. Boards were trashed and only 1 shuttle for 2 hours of surf in the morning is included. Might be a fun place to hang out around the pool but that's about it. Surf Ranch was created for only reason only, to take your money at every turn. Would not recommend staying here.
Friendly staff. Took care of our need when we requested. Kids enjoyed the pool.
First, we were told our reservation was cancelled three days before we got there - and they have an option for us at $230.00 a night(!). Took a lot of back and forth with booking.com who promised they will reimburse us the difference. It wasn't an issue when we got there, they actually had rooms to spare (sounded like bait-n-switch). The inflatable jump bag was deflated the whole time we were there and we were told it will be fixed "in an hour". Kids really wanted to jump on it, but it never got fixed during our 3 day stay there. The rock climb wall was open one day and we were told it will take 30 min - 1 hour to get on it. WiFi was down for two days out of the three we were there. Maybe this is a "third world" problem that the management seems to attribute everything to. A lot of better places to stay in town unless you are a hardcore skateboarder.
I liked the villa room where we stayed. It was a 2 bedroom with a spacious living room. There was a deck on top of the villa where we could hang out and watch the monkeys. I really liked the skatepark. Great layout and flow for the size. Good dudes around to skate with as well. I would recommend them keeping up on the maintenance though; definitely showing some age in the seams. The food was pretty good too. The free shuttles to town were nice and very necessary given the location of the Ranch.
I'd say for a place called the "Surf Ranch" they should be a bit more up on the surf. Having never been to the area before, I would have loved to see a board posted with a map of the spots, surf report/forcast, and tide info. I didn't really find anyone there that was very clued in on surfing aside from board rentals, lessons, shuttle fees (none of which I needed or cared about). Hardly any of the things they market heavily weren't available or difficult to get them to open- rock wall, paint gun, air bag, or yoga. The skating was enough to keep me happy but the kids were kinda bummed on the lack of anything for them to do except swim in the small pool or a couple jumps onto the bag.
The hotel dog and the morning breakfast of gallo pinto.
No hot water in the villa and problems with bathroom door locking and had to be kicked down.
The hotel was not responsible with the safety of their activities. The person "in charge" of the climbing wall forgot to tie our son the security rope and he had to go up to bring our son down, luckily none of them fell.. Very dangerous!!! Also they had problems with the reservations and the front desk person was not nice to us
Great resort. I will be back.
No hot water.
The owners and staff were amazing. We stayed for 6 nights for New Year's Eve. Ruben and Juan Carlos at the bar were great. Our room was perfect, right size, two big fans to move the air around. The food was fantastic as well. Every single item we ordered was delicious. The standard breakfast was free every morning, which is gallo pinto with scrambled eggs and a tortila. Our last day we moved into a villa but the water wasn't working so we talked to the owner and immediately we got upgraded to a too notch suite with a/c and hot water. The resort is a bit out of town, about a $5 cab ride, or you can try to time the shuttle which runs about 10 trips a day into town. The hotel dog Buddy, is perfect. Everyone loved him. Fully recommend this hotel.
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