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“Hidden treasure on the cheap”
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Hotel El Puerto
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Hotel El Puerto
Reviewed 1 May 2013

I love this place and stay almost every time I come to SJdS. I'm getting a bit old for the pary hostels and this is a step up in quality, cleanliness, security, and warmth without putting a damper on the wallet. It's a hotel that wouldnt catch your eye coming into town, but if you inquire within, you will find a very secure, quiet, welcoming area with a handful of clean, yet fairly basic private rooms. The owner is great, free coffee and cookies in the morning, clean rooms with A/C options, and a beautiful lime tree to help with your DIY Nica Libres!

Room Tip: I've been travelling with a UV camping filter now every time I go to Central America and it allo...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

The big sized room was clean and well equiped. You can chose between fan and AC (+10$).
It's actually pretty central, just two minutes to walk from the beach and all the restaurants.
You get coffee and cookies for breaktfast for free.
We had a nice stay, just one thing: the annoying cock which starts crowing in the early morning.Every morning.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Gertrude (german older lady) is an excellent owner and host and her hotel is one of the best 1 Star places in San Juan : Very clean , rooms are big , showers are excellent , room service at request. It is no suprise that we find here 3 other couples from europe that stay here for months in wintertime. Location is only 3 blocks away from the coastline . There is no possibility to have breakfast in the morning but free coffee with biscuits is available in the morning. Fridge with cold beer and water is available.

Room Tip: on the first floor , there are the rooms with view on the hills (no seaview)
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

With clean rooms, reasonable prices and excellent security, this is a solid place to stay in San Juan del Sur. There is no hot water in the rooms, but guests can choose to use high-quality air-conditioning for only 9 dollars more per night. The hosts are friendly and attentive. The location si quite central. The only complaint I would have is the incessant hammering that goes on during the day from a nearby building. It is no fault of the hotel, of course, but still detracts from the overall experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Clean, friendly, safe and free coffee-what more can you ask for??!! Would definitely stay again. $25 for a double room with WiFi and comfy bed. Nice and quiet in the evenings so easy to get a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

We have been here for about a week. A good deal if you if you don't want to stay in a hostel. Something that could make this place even better would be to have breakfast or free filtered water refills included. We have been in Nicaragua for 2 months and this is our first tourist town so I kind of got use to perks like that.

The rooms and everything in it are very clean. No mosquito net but we are able to easily hook up our own. I feel safe here. They also send you laundry out to get washed if you need it.

Owner speaks English enough to fill in the gaps of my Spanish:)

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We found this hotel by coincindence. It was super clean, owners are really nice, helpful and honest. It has a good location, it is quiet but so near to all entertainment in the night. The price is great (20 dollars for private room with bathroom), it has wifi and an excellent free coffee in the morning. They can do also laundry for you smeeling really nice like the towels in the bathroom :). Amazing! We felt really safe and Gertrud is the best! Klara an Vesna.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Address: Town Center, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
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Ranked #8 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 6

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