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Barrio Cafe Hotel
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Ogden, Utah
1 review
“Great food, great staff, great room except...”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We checked in on a Thursday night and stayed for only one night. The barrio has excellent food and great coffee and the staff is exceptional. The room was very nice and clean and included a safe. The only thing that made our stay not perfect was the noise outside. The music was on late and then randomly came on in the middle of the night. So I would recommend this hotel but not to an older couple or even families with young children

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

A great hotel. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice little cafe and bar with a good menu, and friendly and helpful staff. Sit in the bar and watch the world go by at the crossroads. It was so good, I will definately be returning.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Felipe T, Director de Recepción at Barrio Cafe Hotel, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
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Buenas tardes,

Muchas gracias por sus comentarios, esperamos que haya disfrutado de su estadia en el Hotel.

Lo esperamos pronto!

Saludes,

Celina Guzman
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
1 review
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. Very good location and rooms were clean. Barrio's cafe below serves great coffee and nice food. Overall nice people all around. Will love to stay again here on my next visit.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Felipe T, Manager at Barrio Cafe Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Good morning Arum how are you, I really hope your trip has been so great.

Was a pleasure to attend you in the Hotel.

Thank you for your comments.

Have a great Holiday and Happy New Year.

Celina Guzman
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Washington
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

We were dropped off in San Juan Del Sur by a taxi and happened upon the Azul Pitahaya after walking one block. We planned to stay two nights, extended it to four and finally left because there was a busy weekend coming up and the hotel was booked full. The staff is excellent, very friendly and helpful and with a much better command of English than my limited Spanish. The rooms are very comfortable and actually have air conditioning, hot water and a small safe for your valuables. There is also a rooftop patio where you can sit, enjoy a drink. and watch the activity on the street below.

To get to the rooms, you will have to walk through a popular cafe, but this is no problem.You will be offered breakfast and/or dinner at the cafe for an additional charge when paying for a room. Unless you like the convenience, I would forgo this as there are many excellent restaurants close by. However the hotel is in the center of much activity that can go on till close to dawn so you might want earplugs if you have problems sleeping.

To get to San Juan Del Sur from Rivas, take a "taxi collectivo" from next to the central market, (Ask for directions) It is a much better deal than a regular taxi or a bus. The regular taxi drivers at the market will mob you and try to convince you to use them.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This is one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen! Nice and relaxing during the day and at night the town if full of energy and great local cuisine.

Hotel Azul Pitahaya was a very nice hotel, located right in the middle of town, with a lively cafe called Bario Cafe attached. Great staff and good food.

Really enjoyed the whole experience. good surf and yoga as well!!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Felipe T, Director de Recepción at Barrio Cafe Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
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Buenas tardes Kyle, gracias por tu comentario esperamos verte pronto por el Hotel, nos alegra mucho que hayas disfrutado tus vacaciones.

Felices Fiestas!!

Celina Guzman
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

I stayed in Azul Pitahaya for 4 nights and really enjoyed my stay. When I come back to San juan Del Sur I will stay here. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The staff in the Cafe and the hotel were really friendly and helpful. Totally laid back and there is no rush to get you in and out as quick as possible which is a nice change. The food was good but there are cheaper options around but the shaded courtyard is nice to take you time. The location was great as you are only a minute away from the beach and the bus so was just up the road

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Thank RUSMAL
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stopped here during a cruise for a really good Café Latte and snack. The service was really friendly and efficient and the cafeteria area was spotless and located next to s mall courtyard. The establishment is in the centre of San Juan del Sur set about 100 yards back from the beach. Other patrons appeared to be using a free Wi Fi service. Reasonably priced.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Barrio Cafe Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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