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“Definitely the best place to stay in SJDS!!”

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Hotel Park Avenue Villas
Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Definitely the best place to stay in SJDS!!”
Reviewed 17 November 2008

Like many travelers, I maniacly search the internet for THE place to stay when I go on vacation. Our trip to San Juan del Sur was no exception. So if you are like me and you HAVE to read a million tripadvisor reviews and exhaust every known search engine before you choose your lodging, go ahead....or you could work smart and not hard and follow the advice of everyone who has reviewed Park Avenue Villas. This is THE best place to stay in San Juan del Sur, without a doubt.

The hotel is immaculately clean, inside the rooms/suites and out. You get a kitchen, which is a huge bonus. The high end, tiled, outdoor pool is perfectly maintained and extremely refreshing. Safety is not an issue, because there is a friendly gentleman working the gate 24 hours a day. The rooms have great a/c, ceiling fans, and tons of cable tv channels. Everything is within walking distance...the market, the beach, every restaurant and bar, coffee shops, surf shops...everything...And maybe the best feature is the huge common area overlooking the town and the sea and perfect for sunset watching and reading.

Ralph and Renda, owners of Park Avenue Villas and Texas natives, make you feel at home immediately. They are as gracious as hosts can be. You feel like you are a guest in their home as opposed to their hotel. Not only do they run a great hotel, they are also extremely active in the community, which is another excellent reason to support them.

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  • Liked — the owners
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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salt lake city, utah
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Reviewed 15 October 2008

Our stay the Park Avenue Villas was great. The view is amazing and the hosts and staff are helpful and gracious. We had a room with a kitchen that was well equipped and a view to die for. The building was very safe, clean and close to everything. A great place in San Juan del Sur.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank cmase
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Seatte, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2008

We have recently returned from our week long Honeymoon visit to Nicaragua and our stay at the Park Avenue Villas in San Juan del Sur...and we cannot stop talking about it with everyone we know or encounter day to day.

Ralph and Renda were gracious hosts and the hotel was better than either of could have imagined. The view from our private deck from the “Ritz” was breathtaking and the amenities and staff at the hotel offered were top of the line. We didn't have to lift a finger, dishes were cleaned, bed was made, and fresh towels ready for our use each day when we returned to for a nightcap. Fresh Nica flowers were even placed out just for our visit as a warm welcome.

A special Thank you to the staff Jorge, Jenny, Alma, Dorothy, Ramon and Oscar for always being there to assist us in any way.

During our stay we met the friendly locals and even some other visitors from all over the world including Jerusalem, France, Norway and North Carolina. These folks joined us for a sunset or two at the villas and snacks over great conversation; most of them left wishing they would have stayed at the Park Ave Villas rather than return to their own rooms in other hotels.

Park Avenue Villas will be the only hotel we recommend to family and friends that are thinking of traveling to Nicaragua, and we will surely be returning for some more sunshine and hospitality like only Nica can offer.

Ralph and Renda, thank you again for a wonderful experience at the Park Avenue Villas! We will never forget it and will we be back soon!

  • Liked — View of the beach from the hotel and the staff
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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San Diego
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2008

I just returned from a week long stay at the Park Avenue Villas. The hotel exceeded all my expectations. The location is perfect, steps from shopping, restaurants, and the water. The hotel is beautiful. The rooms are spacious, clean, and well equipped. Relaxing by the pool in the hotel courtyard was wonderful. The views are absolutely amazing. You can't beat the sunsets from the second floor balcony. The staff is friendly and the owners, Ralph and Renda, are wonderful people. They made me feel welcome from the moment that I arrived. For a small donation to the local Sea Scouts group, Ralph will take you on an afternoon sailing adventure on his sailboat. What a fabulous way to explore the coastline. I couldn't imagine a better place to stay or better hosts in all of San Juan Del Sur.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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1 Thank LMS-SD
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 29 February 2008

Very nice accommodations for the price - excellent view of the harbor of San Juan del Sur and easy walking distance to bars; restaurants; and shops. I recommend the Park Avenue Villas.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Swimming Pool
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank vbsurfa
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Palmer, Texas
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2008

My wife and I spent our wedding anniversary with the fine folks at Park Avenue Villas. We really had no expectations prior to arriving at the hotel, but having traveled to Managua several years prior, we felt comfortable that we would enjoy this trip and the hotel.
What a fantastic trip, and what a fine hotel. The hotel is located up a small hill and one block from the beach. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a warm friendly smile as we departed from our shuttle and before we could say a word, our bags were already being handled by the effiecient and courteous staff. A staff that we came to know by name and that helps to make this a truly memorable experience for anyone lucky enough to stay at this hotel.
The view of the bay is incredible and even better appreciated from the upper porch as the sun is setting. That is when you realize how international this little hotel really is. As you gather nightly to watch one fantastic sunset after another, you get to share your experiences with the other guest. We enjoyed meeting these folks as much as we enjoyed being in San Juan del Sur. I am certain that we will see some these fine folks in the years ahead as we travel back to San Juan del Sur.
And what can be said about Ralph and Renda Hewitt- our new best friends. As hosts, they go out of their way to make each guest feel welcomed and included. Having relocated to Nicaragua, they are an invaluable source of information on what to do and where to go. We enjoyed several evenings with the Hewitts' both watching the sun go down and sharing dinner with them at one of the many area fine restaurants they recommended. As the hotel slogan states "No Bad Days", well, we could easily add the tag line, "No Bad Meals" based on their recommendations.
As to the hotel itself, it was very clean, comfortable and extremely well run. The staff tended to our every need and never hesitated to make certain that we were being well looked after. They always met us with a warm smile and a cheerful hello. If we had a question they couldn't answer, the Hewitts' were always on the property to assist.
The suite we stayed in (the Ritz) was spacious and well furnished. It came with a kitchen and a spacious living area. We also had our own private porch area, but we never used it ,as we much preferred to sit with the other guest on the open porch next to our room.
This was one of our most memorable trips ever. It was well worth the effort made to get to San Juan del Sur, and I know it's a trip we will make again.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed February 2008
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1 Thank NoCents
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Los Angeles
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2008

I have been to Nicaragua a few times and I have to say that this hotel is THE ONLY hotel to stay at in San Juan Del Sur... this is my second time staying here and my expectations were definately surpassed. The hotel sits on a hill with a great view of the city and an amazing sunset! Most of the rooms have full kitchens with everything that you would need... very clean and comfortable. Dvd players, microwave, sitting area. The pool is on the small side but clean and refreshing. The upper deck has comfortable chairs for watching the sunset which the owners deem as a daily mandatory experience (rightfully so as the sunsets are the most beautiful I have seen). In one corner there is a table with a chess board and a book shelf with a book exchange system. The staff is the greatest... in fact we have asked them to come with us to dinner both years we have been there! Alma, Jorge, Jenny are so helpful and friendly and sweet. The owners Ralph and Reynda are very helpful, they take pride in their hotel and take pride in San Juan Del Sur... they care about their staff and their guests. Last year I stayed with them and Raphs sailboat was not able to sail but this year he remembered and took us all sailing! I had probably the best time I have ever had doing this. I stayed with my family and they all had an equally good of a time! In fact.. I had friends who came to Nicaragua with me who stayed at other places say that they wish they had stayed at Park Avenue Villas. The only other place I would recommend in San Juan would be Pelican Eyes.. but Pelican Eyes is more of a resort.. a little more expensive.. and doesnt have the same personalized service! If you have any questions about Park Avenue Villas or San Juan Del Sur please feel free to contact me hollywollybear@msn.com

  • Liked — The staff, location, cleanliness
  • Disliked — I liked everything
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Park Avenue Villas
Address: Park Avenue # 1 | From Rest. El Timon, 2 blocks north, 1 block east, San Juan del Sur 48600, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Park Avenue Villas is a condo hotel only a block from the beach within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, activities in the middle of town. The hotel is on a slight hill so you get a panaramic view of the bay with awesome sunsets from our second floor deck.We have long and short term rates and 4 selections of suites. Our motto, the longer you stay, the less you pay... We offer one and two bedroom suites with airconditioning, TV, DVD players, great selection of DVDs free...ceiling fans and hot water throughout the hotel. courtyard pool is on the lower floor. Call or email for pricing.In San Juan del Sur and Park Avenue Villas, there is truly No Bad Days. ... more   less 

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