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Casa Ariki
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Friendly and helpful owners, nice and clean rooms, peaceful location. Fan and shared bathroom with double bad was $25. Definitely a good value at peak season in SJDS - a night before we stayed in a loud dump on the main street where we paid $20

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Baldo & Sarah were friendly & helpful. 'Good ideas on what to do ('Lined up a pickup, to take us to Playa Hermosa for the afternoon & sunset). Our room was small, bath was shared. Balcony with view of surrounding mountains was a great place to watch the sunrise.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I had the great joy of staying at Casa Ariki for a month at the very start of my travels, in May 2013. It was absolutely the perfect place to stay in SJDS! Quiet and clean and warm, I felt very well looked after and yet had lots of my own space. It is the perfect location within close walking distance to the beach and town, but far enough away to have peace and quiet to enjoy the summer rainstorms and a good night's sleep. For any fellow yogis, it is also just around the corner from Zen Yoga so it's easy to get to the early classes there (also highly recommended!)
Sarah and Baldo are two of the sweetest people you would ever like to meet, and Baldo's repelling trip and surfing lessons are not to be missed.
I can't recommend it highly enough, I only hope one day I get a chance to go back and spend more time there.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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SurferNica, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2013

Thanks for your great review! We appreciate you picked Casa Ariki for your long stay in San Juan del Sur.
We also hope one day you will come back and visit us again.

Welcome To The Tribe!

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Great place to stay in San Juan del Sur. The staff, Sarah, Baldo, and Mateo are very friendly, nice people and very knowledgeable about the best beaches to visit in the area and restaurants/bars to hit up. The room and bathroom was very clean. Room comes with option of AC or ceiling fan and Free WiFi. Within walking distance to all the best restaurants/surf shops/ and bars in town. Very Affordable. Safe. Highly recommend. Gracias for enjoyable experience in San Juan!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

THE PLACE to stay in San Juan.
Artfully arranged by a young professional couple. These two will give you the real scoop about where to go and what activities to plan with out the gimmicks! Pay a visit to Jesus on the cliffs at the rim of the bay and repel down with the owner of Casa Aiki. You will be in good hands and also learn some of the history about San Juan Del Sur. Rather be in the water catching a wave?

They got that covered also, the owners are up to date on the best breaks and have been instrumental in hosting the central america surf competition here in NIcaragua.
Great comfort and value, friendly staff and night watchman.
Must see the bonsai plants and enjoy a cold beverage on the upper balcony!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Great trip and great place to stay. Offered us surfing lessons and stayed out in the water even though it was FREEZING. Everyone was so friendly, including the security guard at night and the lovely dog. Clean, comfortable, and an easy walk to restaurants, the beach, etc. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Great place, very central, few minutes from the beach, restaurants and bars but quite enough for a good night sleep. The family (with their newborn baby and a beautiful dog), were very helpful and friendly. I live in Leon and I will definitely go back to SJDS and Casa Ariki!!!!
Ciao

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Address: From the Municipal Market, 2.5 blocks South | Del Mercado Municipal, 2.5 cuadras al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range: £29 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located only two and a half blocks from the municipal market of San Juan del Sur and only three blocks from the bay, Casa Ariki is a home away from home. With five private rooms and beds for up to 17 people, we offer a laid-back environment to relax and enjoy your time in San Juan del Sur to the fullest! In addition to comfortable accommodations, Casa Ariki has free Wi-Fi, a guest kitchen, a common area with boardgames, books and magazines to borrow, a balcony on the second floor with an incredible view of the town's rooftops, free coffee from Matagalpa and friendly staff. Want to rappel down a cliff, surf, ride horses or view the ocean from the tree tops? No problem! Our staff can set up rappelling tours, surf lessons, beach transport, horseback riding, canopy (zip line) tours, fishing and much more! We're sure that when the time comes to check out, you will leave Casa Ariki reluctantly, wanting to come back again and again. ... more   less 
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