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Hotel Colonial
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Good value hotel that includes a Nica style breakfast (really good scrambled eggs). Basic rooms but good A/C and clean. Lovely garden that is an oasis hidden away from the busy street. Would recommend.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We were recommended to this place by another hotel where we had previously stayed. Honestly, we weren't impressed by the customer service, they were out of soap, and there was only wifi in the lobby. The bathroom was very small but it did have hot water (at times too hot), air conditioning, and breakfast included. All in all you won't love it but it will be good enough.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank rmoraca
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights. Six people in total. Room rate we got was very good. Rooms are quite basic , but they are clean and have air on. Gardens were really nice. It is a quiet, friendly hotel. A portion of the profits also go to charity is says in the reception. No complaints and can recommend.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

This hotel is located in the centre of San Juan. So perfect location. Hotel and rooms are quiet with lovely gardens. Rooms are clean and with air con. Staff and night guard were friendly. The price was reasonable for the hotel. Would recommend to others!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Gem026
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

The hotel is two blocks from the beach. It was safe and somewhat quiet. The three single beds in the little room left 10 inches between the beds. Yeah, the TV worked and the A/C blew cold. Bathroom was also small. Why don't these places install more hooks or shelves in the bathroom for travelers? Breakfast was quaint and satisfactory.

Room Tip: Upstairs room might provide more space and light.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Upon getting an email from Hotel Azul Pitahaya that they made a mistake and were full the first night of our booking, I decided not to freak, and it turned out fine. Room was clean, quiet, great bed, AC, nice altho small breakfast until 10am. Overlooked a nice garden. Would definitely stay again, even though the water heater wasn't working.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Not badly located but the rooms are terrible, dark and dingy, smell of mould and rot and of sanitation - had to turn of the ancient a/c which added to the musty smell - the staff kept cleaning and putting in air fresheners but the smell would not go away. Was like the rooms had been closed throughout the rainy season and only just opened, unable to get free air through on any of the ground floor rooms. Hot water was sporadic as the electric shower clearly has not been maintained and was fearful to press any of the buttons for fear of a shock. Garden are also needs tending and tidying. the only saving grace was decent coffee and a not too bad breakfast included in the morning. Upstairs rooms slightly better but certainly would not recommend using this hotel at all.

Room Tip: Try an upstairs room but if that too smells of mould and mustiness then stay elsewhere
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Colonial

Address: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range: £38 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Colonial 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Colonial is an Oasis in the heart of San Juan, one block from the seashore with its lively restaurants and bars, and close to ideal beaches for surfing.Hotel Colonial combines the nostalgia of past centuries with the new millenium, a traditional latino interior garden converts the hotel into an oasis of tranquility in a lively fishing village.Nostalgia combines with modern commodities - air ccnditionning, television, wireless internet, private baths, complete breakfasts, secure parking.... ... more   less 
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