Spent 2 nights here (Aug. 29 - 30). The property is beautiful. The ammenities are fantastic. The service is a good as can be expected in a developing country that is just beginning to develop it's tourism industry with this hotel (and a handful of others) being the center of the new tourism industry.
Because of the fragile infustructure of Nicaragua, electricity can not be counted on. So... when the power goes out... there is not much that can be done to fix the problem. (A Generator would be nice)...
Also, keep in mind that this property is also selling vacation homes (that they rent out to tourists)... The emphesis here is to build as many of these vacation homes as possible. Contruction begins at 5:30 - 6:00 AM so if it is close to your rental house, you will have to deal with it. When we brought this to the attention of the front desk we were told that there was nothing they could do as we already had a discount (a promotion given when we made the reservation). Finally the manager gave an extra 10% off for the trouble.
Also, when staying here you will need a 4X4 to get around the property as most of their internal roads up and down the hill are not paved yet and can not be traversed easily by a regular car (Nica taxi's not included in this as they seem to be able to traverse anything). Most of the rental houses are up the hill from the hotel restaurant and it is still easiest to drive back and forth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa offers a stunning hillside location and panoramic views of San Juan del Sur and the ocean beyond. Our infinity pools, spacious accommodations, romantically lush gardens, wonderful restaurants, open air bars, and one-of-a-kind San Juan Del Sur coastline sailing adventure are a unique experience.A visit to our Tranquila Day Spa is an experience of sheer indulgence. We offer a menu of massage and body treatments to ensure that you truly relax on your romantic Nicaraguan getaway. Experience more of Nicaragua with day trips to Granada or the artisan markets in Masaya. Here at the resort, open air yoga classes, water aerobics, and active local excursions (arranged by our concierge) help keep you fit while visiting paradise. Even our brick stairs—winding up the hillside — contribute to the cause!Our San Juan del Sur hotel’s mission is to provide a unique and memorable Nicaragua vacation experience in every aspect of your stay. Our friendly staff endeavors to fulfill every possible need or special request (and to predict those wishes perhaps not yet even realized!)No request is too big or too small. Let us know what we can do to enhance your stay in paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pelican Eyes Hotel San Juan Del Sur
- Hotel Pelican Eyes
- Resort Pelican Eyes