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“basic but all you need”
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Casa Romano
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“basic but all you need”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Romano is a nice clean basic hotel that i would recommend.
Pros: Good position between beach and main st, simple clean rooms, good fans for a good sleep (we had 3 fans in our room for 3 ppl- so good!), kitchen available for cooking, good wifi. $10 each a night for low season... pretty decent.
Cons: I found the lady running it to be a bit rude... no brekkie, no hot water, communal area could be improved, lack of travel/friendly environment.
All in all good cheap clean rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Very nice staff and family that runs it. they were the best. Rooms are simple but clean. Kitchen to use, safe, great location. Fans in rooms help keep the breeze. No hot water in showers. Well kept. Very helpful staff in pointing out the best of the local spots

  • Stayed September 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for 5 days. The room was simple but clean. It is close to the beach. And you need only to walk 100 meters to come to the main bars/restaurants/market.

We paid 25 dollars/night in the low season.
I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed at Casa Ramano for 5 nights while in San juan Del Sur, and for us it was perfect. Close enough to go out and party yet further enough away so we could have quiet nights. The room was clean and the fan was more than enough. The kitchen and fridge were spotless as was the bathroom. The people that work/own Casa Ramano were helpful and friendly also.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Managua, Nicaragua
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Casa Romano is very well located, less than a block away from the sea-front, has good clean rooms at an acceptable price (a double room, private bathroom) for $25, in August 2013.

For me, travelling as a couple, the hotel was perfect, as was nice and quiet, had a very good kitchen and access to computers, and a good selection of books.

This is certainly not the most communal hostal I have ever stayed at, and the design and rules of the hotel means for limited interaction between guests. But, if, however, you are with a partner or friends, and want to be close to the action, but in nice, clean and quiet accomodation, then Casa Romano makes for a very good option.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for one night with two friends in a triple room. We paid 45 dollars. The rooms was clean, with fresh sheets and towels. It had a private bathroom and plenty of space.

We really liked the vibe of the place, with its little garden and rocking chairs and the sweet lady at the front desk.

Location is right around the corner from the two main streets - quiet but convenient.

I'd highly recommend Casa Romano over the louder more mainstream hostels and budget hotels nearby.

  • Stayed July 2013
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NYC
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Pros:

The hotel is located just off the center of town. Very good location as it is close to everything but farther away from the noisy hotspots.

The layout is good, nice siting area, computers for guest use, kitchen for guest use. and a back yard with comfortable hammocks.

Rooms are of reasonable size, and everything is very clean.

The hotel is very quiet. and if you are looking for early nights and complete peace and quiet this is the perfect place for you.

The staff of sons and daughters are extremely pleasant.

Cons:
The hotel is run by a family. The vibe was very ridged and almost militaristic.
I felt as if I was intruding rather than as a guest. I felt more like I was staying in a Catholic boarding school. Some very pleasant guests had been warned that talking after 9:30 was not allowed. I brought a friend over to use the restroom at 9:30 and was told that visiting hours ended at 9pm.
There was some communication about visitors which was made possible by my poor spanish and the owners seeming indignant regarding speaking English. Sadly we engaged in a very verbal argument much to my discomfort and embarrassment. Luckily the sons and daughters helped smooth out the issue so as to reduce the amount of offence given and taken. I did not face these problems anywhere else during my stay in SJDS. And in their defense some of the hostels are far too "loose" regarding policies that can protect guests from security issues or annoyance of disrespectful guests- I just think they took it way too far.
Last but not least- no coffee in the morning I count as a human right abuse.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Casa Romano
Address: Del Banco Bdf 1/2 Cuadra Al Este, Avenida Del Parque, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Romano offers you in a safe environment: Private bathroom in each room. Towels included. Confi, individuals bed and doubles. Fans available in every room. Rest area with hamacs. Internet access, wi-fi. Use of community kitchen and freezer. Smokers can indulge themselves in the backyard ;-) ... more   less 
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