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Carlito's Sunrise Paradise
Lima, Lima, Peru
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“nice place on the island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

During our recent visit to Little Corn island, my fiancé and I enjoyed three nights at Carlitos Place. After arriving to the island via a ferry, we were met dockside by a young man with a wheelbarrow holding a sign with my name. He assisted us with our luggage and brought us to our very rustic but comfortable beach bungalow. While certainly spartan, the bungalow was clean, but more importantly sat right on the beach, with a fantastic view of the Caribbean. There was no need for air conditioning as the room was cooled to a pleasant level by the breeze. The staff was friendly and we enjoyed fresh coffee and homemade coconut bread every morning. A word of caution though, and nothing against Carlitos, but my fiancé had his flip flops stolen from the front porch, as the beach path passes right by, is used by the public. Overall though, nice place. We would easily stay there again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

First off this is literally the nicest location I've ever stayed in my life. The door of our cabin opened directly onto the Caribbean and we could wake up in the morning and walk 25 steps and be in the sea. It's also on the best part of the island for quiet while still being a 15 min walk to the village. So that's the good part. The bad part is the actual cabin or shack as my girlfriend called it. It's as simple as it can get. A curtain separates the bathroom area. The wood is all rotting, especially in the bathroom as the shower just runs into the wood. We had to ask for a curtain for the bathroom and that took a full day to get. The service was non existent other than the heroic wheelchair guy who brought our stuff from the dock and back to the dock when we left. He was awesome and we tipped him well. There is no room service, your sheets won't be changed over 4 nights.

Little Corn is great and we had an amazing time but if we went back we'd stay next door at Cool Spot or book earlier and get Little Corn Beach and Bungalow. Iguana also is in the area and it looked very nice. Carlito doesn't live there any more it seems and the place is run by his daughter? The cabins should all be torn down and rebuilt or at minimum the rotten wood removed and the things repainted.

Room Tip: If you're going get one of the ones that opens onto the Caribbean, the view is great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Overpriced, awful shacks. That wasn't the worst part. The staff are rude and bandits. I can't recall being treated so poorly in all my travels. Honestly, don't consider this place. If you are looking for budget and basic, go two doors down to Elsa's.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

It's hard to complain when you're on beautiful little corn island. The beaches and people are so beautiful so we spent most of our time outside. Though we were bummed out about paying 50$ a night for extremely basic shacks. Like others have said, the service is definitely lacking. We needed to ask for toilet paper, towels, and when we had entered our room there were no sheets. In our 5 day stay they never came to empty our trash, change the sheets, or offer new towels and toilet paper. These things are all fine if you're paying a significantly smaller amount of money.

In terms of location however, it was quite convenient. On the eastern side, it received a lot of wind and was a short distance from town (15-20 mins). I've read that the beach has eroded, or disappeared over by carlitos which meant that our hut was literally 5-10 feet from the water. These waters are not the calm light blue you might imagine, though we swam our share here. You'll have to hike up further north for the outrageously beautiful waters.

Ultimately, I'd recommend you look into Elsa's place or the Cool Spot (which are right next door to carlitos) or stay further up north and endure the trek!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Stanwood, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I booked 5 nights here with a double room and kitchen for $80 a night thinking I might get one of their better cabins, NOT.
Rooms are very basic and expected but this place was trashed. The kitchen was a Colman like stove, rusty sink, two pots and a refer that dint work. front porch was 3 feet from the main trail for the beach traffic. My wife and her sister could not stay here so while I was out fishing they moved next door to Elsa's for 1/2 the price, but they forgot one of my bags with my Ipad. They held it hostage until I bucked up another $80, unbelievable. We contacted the police but they were no help. They bad mouthed and cussed at us, it was a very terrible experience, they just don't give a dam about anyone. We talked to a few other people that moved out and disgruntled as well. Avoid this place, there are plenty of other places for much less that will take good care of you right next door.

Room Tip: There is no good room here, service is the worst I have ever had.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Chicago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

The location is great for catching the breezes and waves of the east side of Little Corn. The dwelling is extremely basic. The bedding is questionable at best and I left with a nasty spider bite after 1 night. Would not recommend for the faint of heart.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

The huts at Carlito's/Sunrise Paradise are very basic. We didn't have a mosquito net though other cabins did. Our hut also seemed to be infested with ants, and we did see a couple of cockroaches, but I would assume that's common anywhere on the island. We needed to ask for toilet paper and in the 9 nights we stayed, they did not clean the room, empty the toilet bin or offer us new towels. We had to move the bed because we got soaked when it started raining as the ceiling leaks. But you can't beat the location. Wide porches set very closely to the beach, some have hammocks. You're close enough to town but also halfway between nicer swimming beaches to the North and South (we recommend heading north). The other guests were super friendly and we made lots of friends. We ate breakfast at the restaurant twice but soon learned there are better and cheaper breakfasts elsewhere. They were constantly out of food (even basics like rice and beans). The staff are unfriendly. We'd go back because we loved the strong sea breeze we got in the location and the front porch, but you might be able to find slightly nicer places for the same amount or less.

Room Tip: They had less expensive cabins in the second or third row but I think it's worth it to have the...
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Property: Carlito's Sunrise Paradise
Address: Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Little Corn Island
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Ranked #4 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Little Corn Island
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Carlito`s Sunrise Paradise Hotel Little Corn Island
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