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El Jardin Hotel
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 April 2012

GREAT boutique hotel,
Set up on a hill overlooking San Juan Del Sur; beautiful vista a couple of miles outside the town.
The owners are extremely accommodating and genuinely terrific people. Also, a great "value". Extremely clean rooms with a nice pool just outside the front of the hotel.
The cuisine? Typically French, but, not "imitation", rather the "real thing"; VERY authentic.
I would recommend it to all who visit!
Happy travels!!

Room Tip: Best rooms overlook the bay, beautiful and quiet, a good idea to choose a room with air conditioning...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This family run business was a diamond in the rough. It's a bit of a trek to the beach but well worth the taxi ride into town. We were treated like family and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The food was fantastic, from the complementary breakfast to the succulent entrees. The crepes should not be missed! We really enjoyed the day of sailing and will definitely stay here again when we come to Nicaragua! Next time we'll rent a car so we can enjoy the local beaches and explore the area.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Pics of hotel and location very deceiving, very disappointed, would have not stay even for FREE!!!!! Location for its price is very outrages, no nearby beach; you have to drive thru dirt roads to get to civilization, when we arrive we were told our room was out of service, and was given another room, 1 very small fan for 2 beds, the worst experience we have ever had with a hotel, will never again stay at this hotel nor I would refer it to any friend.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed for two nights but wished we could've stayed longer. The food at breakfast and in the restaurant was the best we've eaten in central America. The room was a good size and we made good use of the pool.

The hotel is a few miles out of SJDS but I would recommend staying here and getting taxis to the town.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Thank sfergus1979
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

What a great view. The room was very nice and clean. Breakfast and coffee were top notch and the advice on getting to the bay was fantastic.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank caveman10
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Beautiful place, views, and sunsets. Very accommodating owners Timothy & Delphine. And Timothy is definitely a "Chef". Great breakfast and coffee included in the room price. Unique clean rooms overlooking the pool and the bay a short walk away, well worth the trip there. Owner drove us to town and took the time to show us around. The owners can also arrange many activities or tours in the area. Location too far to walk into town however the minimal taxi cost makes a trip to San Juan Del Sur a must.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

I stayed at El Jardin for one week with my boyfriend and we loved our stay. Room #4 opens up to the terrace area, where we spent a great deal of time taking in the amazing bay views. The whole place exudes calm and relaxation. I spent one full day just soaking up the sun and relaxing by the pool.

You'll need transportation to get into town, but even without our own rental car, we managed quite well. other guests would sometimes give us a lift into San Juan del Sur, and Delphine and Tim were happy to give us rides or call a taxi for us. They also helped arrange our side trip to Ometepe and a day-trip to Granada and return transportation to the airport. They were also immensely helpful when my boyfriend got sick.

Oh and the food! Tim is an amazing cook and it was such a treat to have wonderfully prepared French food while basking in a tropical atmosphere. The breakfasts were wonderful too! Dinner is a must for at least one night while you're there :)

From San Juan del Sur we surfed and enjoyed the beach restaurants. Altogether a wonderful week in Nicaragua.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarafloot
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Additional Information about El Jardin Hotel

Address: Bahia Nacascolo | PO Box 68, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur
Price Range: £50 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Jardin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Jardin is the perfect place to relax while enjoying amazing views on the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is located up a hill, 4 km (2,4 miles) North from San Juan del Sur. We offer free shuttles to town once a day. Our guests can also spend the day by the outdoor pool where they can enjoy stunning views on Nacascolo bay. Each room has a private bathroom and features charming decor with cheerful colors. Some of them have a private terrace overlooking the ocean which is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. El Jardin's bar & restaurant features both an indoor and an open-air dining area with views on the bay. We serve international food (for example, burgers and tacos) and are also very proud to offer European inspired options (including Beef Bourguignon, Shrimp bisque, Homemade lasagna and many more). The bar is open all day with a good selection of cocktails. ... more   less 
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