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“Handy to everything” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Gran Oceano

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Hotel Gran Oceano
Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Jaco, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Handy to everything”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

We stayed here for three nights. Do your booking through booking.com as it is half the price of the hotels website. Try to get a first floor room as these are twice the size of the ground floor rooms. The staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast is basic but ok. It is located in the middle of town and close to beach and bars and restaurants. Nice and quiet at night.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank robbo2804
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel is located in downtown SJDS near the beach and bars. That's about the only good feature. For the high season price of $140 US you would expect more. The rooms were clean but far from being worth $140 a night. The staff would also only allow each guest 1 towel per day period. You couldn't trade a used towel for a new towel, obtain a second towel for the pool, or get a towel for the floor outside the shower. Your better off looking elsewhere in this town.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We just spent three days in San Juan del Sur at the Gran Oceano & it was good. Only a few steps to the very clean beach, free typical breakfast, nice pool, very secure parking, reliable hot water & AC (not the norm in SJDS), gracious hosts - Alba & Jorge. Rooms aren't luxurious but very adequate. We are going back to SJDS in January & will stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank budd113
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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58 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Comfortable and clean rooms. Ask for first level floor, we moved because of vents ...Breakfast was not so good and the staff was mixed. Looked at at least 6 places before camping here.The staff were interesting and somewhat helpful. Would I stay here again, yes if it were just the 2 of us traveling.The pool was in the parking lot next to outdoor eating. clean and cool with plenty of space to lounge.

Room Tip: Ask for main level. Rooms are bigger with fans and garden courtyard.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RaynKj
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Davenport, Washington
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed 2 nights here. Very clean with a nice pool. Close to everything. Breakfast & coffee included. The only drawback is the coconuts falling on our roof in the night. Not a good sleep. Tried to get a different room but they said there weren't any available. Just try not to get room 118.
Price was 56.00 a night.

Room Tip: Stay clear of the very back room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank srborden57
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Calgary
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62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

My first time in SJDS, female, travelling on my own. Perfect location, walking distance to everything, clean rooms, a/c, hot showers, breakfast included and a pool. Awesome choice, I would rate it a great 3+*! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back! Very helpful, friendly staff. Can't go wrong with this choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank PurpleTravel
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
101 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

Second year in a row at San Juan del Sur and initially found this hotel a year ago while staying somewhere else.

This hotel (stay of March 4 to 8, 2013) is ideally located close to the beach, great pool and clean rooms and facilities. The staff were very helpful and friendly even with our limited Spanish.

The bedrooms have a small tv, good AC and very clean. The small bathroom is Ok and so is the 12 by 15 foot bedroom with a double bed.

For the $ a great place.

Room Tip: If basic clean accommodation you are looking for, this is the place 3 Star
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Retired_Traveler_7
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Additional Information about Hotel Gran Oceano

Property: Hotel Gran Oceano
Address: Del Parque Central 2c. y 1/2 hacia el mar, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Gran Oceano Hotel

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