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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2010

We booked SurfZone via the internet months before we went to Nicaragua, this is usually something I don´t do, but I got over excited for the trip. A few days before our arrival we were told we were upgraded to SwellView Villa (closer to Playa Maderas) due to roof damage at SurfZone. There were 4 of us in total. But... More 

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Thank Prathida
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2010

The place is beautiful. Great architecture, great layout, fantastic atmosphere. The pool is great. Chely and Magenta do a fantastic job of making you feel right at home. You feel more a guest of their's than a guest at a hotel. It is off the beaten bath. Quite remote, giving lots of peace and quiet. Yet walking distance to Playa... More 

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Thank osolupo
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 July 2010

I traveled with a few friends to surf a few days in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua and we stayed at Surf Zone. This place was super nice. It is all open air, surrounded by tropical jungle, with a small, but pretty pool. The paintings on the walls are awesome...palm trees, parrots, waves, sunsets...made of colors that all blend to create a... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2010

Do not go to this plqce, you can do so much better in San juan Del Sur and even in the street where this so called hotel is located, this is 30 minutes drive from san Juan Del Sur. The owner does not seem to be able to motivate his staff, heard horrible stories about him. The pool was dirty... More 

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Vermont
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Reviewed 28 June 2010

On the whole, loved Surfzone and we look forward to going back with friends during the winter holiday. Beautiful spot, nice rooms, and walking distance to two stunning beaches. Totally off the grid and away from the heavy party scene in San Juan, but close enough if you wanted to catch a shuttle in for some people watching. Chely was... More 

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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2010

We stayed in Surf Zone for three nights and it was amazing. The hospitality of the couple running the place is the best (try there delicious meals and cocktails!), the rooms are beautiful and because the hotel only has four rooms, you'll always feel that you have a luxureus hotel all for yourself! It's near to the best surfing beaches... More 

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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

This place, near city centre San Juan del Sur, is the best!!!! When you´re looking for a relax place to just chill out, surf, enjoying nice dinners (homemade by this very nice and charming couple) or the best cocktails in town you should check it out!! It takes about 10 minutes walk to reach one of the best surfbeaches in... More 

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Thank MyrtheAmsterdam
Tel Aviv
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2010

cool place! one of the best ive been at central america and im sure ill be back its super clean and the staff r really good people, but the best thing that it is really close to the maderas beach - great surf or massive chilling, i recommend surfing

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Heredia
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2010

Very clean and comfortable, friendly owners! This place rocks!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surf Zone is set around a sparkling swimming pool, with lush gardens and an open plan chill-out area. Surf Zone comes with a professional ping-pong table, wi-fi and a passion for surfing. A tasty breakfast is included and other delicious meals are available at reasonable prices. There are 3 main options; Bed & Board, Surf Camps and Venue Hire…you can choose your experience. Surf Zone is located only 5 minutes from Playa Maderas. ... more   less 

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Address: Playa Marsella, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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