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“First Class”
Review of El Jardin Hotel

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El Jardin Hotel
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Fernie, Canada
1 review
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“First Class”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This place is great. Delphine has a wonderful heart and the gift of hospitality. The view is amazing, make sure you watch some sunsets from up there. The food is delicious. The breakfast is perfect. Try the tenderloin for dinner, you won't be disappointed. SO GOOD! The rooms are very very clean, and the beds are comfortable. The AC works well. It's a little ways out of town, easy with wheels, 15-20 min walk (nice in the morning), 6-10 cab ride from downtown. Oh yeah, nice pool too ;) Overall, I would say AMAZING PLACE TO STAY. Delphine and Timothy will take care of you!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to Nicaragua and we spent 19 days with Delphine and Timothy. Such a wonderful and relaxing experience. Everything and more than we expected it's a shame we had to leave. Would have liked to get to know our hosts even more as they made our stay that much more, Delphine made us so welcome.
A breakfast to die for and evening dinner watching the sunset not to be missed, great good/wine & coffee. Hope to maybe see you all again next year. Maybe a trip on that boat?
Best wishes to you, your family and staff. Dean & Nina Nottingham, England. Xx

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Nosara, Costa Rica
1 review
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

So peaceful, Quiet, Beautiful and wonderful food! The owners are splendid and were so helpful!
The view is amazing overlooking a beautiful bay! We enjoyed everything about our stay here! The sunsets are breathtaking! Oh and the breakfast that is included is delicious! Wonderfully presented and prepared to perfection! We are a family of 4 and loved every bit of our stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Sunnyvale, California
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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Stayed in El Jardin on our first night in Nicaragua. Definitely a soft landing. The place is 10 minutes out of San Juan Del Sur and we weren't aware of tat.
A good thing I had a copy of my reservation so I could show the taxi driver the location. The ride is supposed to cost 6-10 USD.
The hotel is run by a very nice French couple who speaks good English and serves excellent breakfast which is included. There are eggs+ bacon, fruit, a passion fruit shake and bread and cheese. Really good!
It also have a restaurant for dinner, we didn't try it but it looked great (about 14$ for a meal).
Our room had AC and fan and a private shower with warm water as well. Clean and nice with good air.
The only reason e left the hotel was we were looking to meet some young travelers and there weren't any there.
Try booking your room via El Jardin's website itself. It might be less expensive. They accept credit cards.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed here several nights and enjoyed it a great deal. Far enough from town to appreciate the views, breeze, and quiet yet near enough (45 minute slow walk) to get there easily. Our room was right off the dining area which wasn't the best location but was quite comfortable with two ceiling fans. we spent most hours outside of the room. The bed was comfortable and I liked the hanging space for clothing.
I said as we were leaving we probably had the best food of our Nicaraguan holiday with Timothy and Delphine - and we did. Dinners were the best. We enjoyed several beef dishes as well as a wonderful mostly set Christmas eve meal complete with homemade desserts. Wonderful.
The pool was just the right temperature and clean. Views from the pool deck were stunning.
Thank you for the best start to a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We arrived at Hotel del Sur as the sun was setting in the bay and knew this was going to be an amazing stay. I had worried that the internet pictures were not going to be what we found, but was truly amazed that hotel and location were even more beautiful. From almost every point in the hotel is a view of the bay. Each morning we would leave our terrace doors open to listen for the howler monkeys and the tropical birds. Then enjoy a wonderful breakfast on the patio. Timothy was so helpful in helping us plan our daily outings. I had sent him numerous emails filled with questions about our plans and he was always very prompt and helpful with his responses. We ended up doing a day of surfing, an afternoon of sailing and snorkeling and he even arranged for us to visit the island of Ometepe. Our days were full as we tried to see and do as much as we could in the area. But we always enjoyed coming back to the peace and quiet of Hotel del Sur for cocktails as we watched the sunset from our bedroom terrace or by the pool. Our dinners were deliciously prepared by Timothy and our only complaint was that we ate TOO well while we were there! Timothy and Delphine were such gracious hosts and really made our stay extra special. Their precious daughter stole our hearts as well. Thank you so much Timothy and Delphine! We hope to come back one day!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Timothy and Delphine were excellent hosts. Their meals are exquisite and the ambiance is a perfect escape from the Spring Break feel of San Juan del Sur. We absolutely loved it.
Sunset from the pool overlooking the bay in breathtaking and the road that el Jardin is located on put us one step closer to Playa Maderas, arguably the best beach in town.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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