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“Great value in San Juan del Sur”
Review of Barrio Cafe Hotel

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Barrio Cafe Hotel
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

I had a good experience with this little hotel. For the price it's a great value. I'm sure there are nicer places and definitely more relaxing places but if you are looking for a good price for a very clean room, perfectly located in the heart of San Juan del Sur, there is nothing not to like about this place. Very good little cafe downstairs and great service from the staff. Definitely a good option for most travelers.

The only downside was the bed/linens. They are clean but not very soft and comfy. Other than that, no complaints.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Azul Pitahaya is great value for mid-price option with hot water showers, free Internet and air conditioning - when the electricity is working, which it often is not in Nicaragua. And when it is not working this hotel has a generator so the ceiling fan will work. Good size rooms, attractive and clean, and attached to the best restaurant in town. You could not have a better location, in the absolute center of town and one block from the beach.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We decided to spend one night in San Juan del Sur, at pretty short notice & booked into Hotel Azul Pitahaya.

It is a conveniently located hotel, near to the bus stop and to the beach. The hotel reception is accessed through Barrio Cafe and the reception staff were efficient and helpful. We hit the beach soon after arriving & were able to borrow beach towels from the hotel at no extra charge.

The room was large with two double beds, tv, safe and private bathroom - pretty standard, although an in-room safe is not always common.

Breakfast was not included in the price and cost US$3 per person and consisted of rice & beans, toast & eggs - the usual menu for Central America.

We had lunch at Barrio Cafe, which was fine - nothing special. The cafes and restaurants in San Juan del Sur seem to be catering for western tourists, with hamburgers & hot dogs being very common.

San Juan is a great beachy place to visit, with amazing sunsets and happy hour prices. Well worth a side trip if you are travelling in this part of Nicaragua.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights while in San Juan del Sur. the staff was very friendly and eager to help. The hotel is above the restuarant and coffee shop which is an added bonus!! I felt very safe as a traveler and it was close to everything. I wish the price was lower, but its definitely worth the money for a hot shower, clean room, ac, cable and comfy bed.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in San Juan Del Sur and had a good experience. The beds are comfy and the rooms are clean. We had some problems with the wifi while we were there, it would turn off and on randomly and sometimes you could not get it in the room. The included breakfast was very good though with lots of options. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly! I do think the price was a bit high but all around it was a good stay.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

At Hotel Azul Pitahaya we had the suite for 2 nights. The room was very clean and very friendly. from the small balcony you have a nice view on the life on the streets. only the price could be a little bit lower.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

Great menu, very good food and awesome atmosphere!! Great place to eat, drink and hang out! Wifi connections works very well and the staff is very friendly!!! I had the burger and the coffee is one of the best! Don Paco!

Room Tip: All rooms are around the scene, second floor would be probably best!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Pablo M
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Address: Avenida Mercado, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (Formerly Hotel Azul Pitahaya)
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Price Range: £47 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barrio Cafe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barrio Cafe Hotel, is a small hotel strategically located on the center of San Juan del sur. We are just one block away from the gorgeous horse shoe bay, surrounded by many local stores, bars, and restaurants. We also have for your service our beautiful Barrio Cafe restaurant where you can enjoy great food, drinks, and coffee. ... more   less 
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