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“Not worth the price”
Review of Casa Iguana

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Casa Iguana
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Not worth the price”
Reviewed 15 September 2011

I like a good value. Casa Iguana is not it. The location is nice, but the rooms are so basic and are so expensive in high season, compared to pretty much everywhere else on the island, and the food is so overpriced, it just doesn't add up.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Douglas J, Manager at Casa Iguana, responded to this review, 16 September 2011
Thank you for your review.

We are working on renovating all the rooms to create a better atmosphere and value. Also, we have renovated the bar and front desk in the lodge to be more inviting. At the moment we are working on getting a new professional Chef to revamp the menu's so you can get a bigger bang for your buck.

Hopefully you will try Casa Iguana again and notice the changes that are being made.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Perfect place for a relaxing getaway! The cabanas are very clean, and the views are breathtaking! Sit in a hammock on your porch and stare at the waves crashing on the beach...simply amazing. I also loved the solar shower outdoors, warmest shower I had on the entire trip to Nicaragua actually! Definitely will be back one day...

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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calgary
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36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We loved our pink Casita overlooking the beach! Deck with hammock and chairs, large bed with mosi net, fouton couch, small bathroom and a great little outdoor shower. Welcome to bohemian paradise.

We only ate breakfast in the Lodge; pricey but delicious -- try the coconut french toast -- yummy. We purchased great patties from the Island Pattie man, Robert, to sustain us the rest of the time and ate at the local Lobster house/restaurant when we splurged.

This is not the Hilton, and the more basic cabins set farther back do not look as inviting as the casitas. But, if you like a lovely cabin on the beach, cooled by the ocean breeze, a beautiful view for breakfast at the lodge, and a wonderful welcoming group of young travellers, this is the place for you.

Can't wait to go back again -- by the way -- Little Corn Diving = excellent service and diving :)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

We stayed 4 nights at Casa Iguana during our trip to NIcaragua staying in a wonderful casita (wooden house ocean view!!) both romantic and with privacy.

We were delighted with the local staff (as well as of course with the very nice Emma and Doug) always kind and helpful, the services of the hotel and the delicious restaurant.

If you are on an island as such Little Corn, you cannot expect (nor you want) services varying from TV to air conditioning and the casitas have everything you need in a very basic shape. We only had two concerns, (i) the bed is way too small for 2 person and (ii) the sofa is totally useless and should be switched for a bigger bed.

Everything else at casa Iguana was simply perfect and we still miss our time there !

As to diving, we highly recommend the Dolphin Dive rather the main and most popular one where staff is not so kind and smiley like at Casa Iguana.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara
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2 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Little Corn Island and Casa Iguana.
The location had a wonderful views, great snorkeling and a good breeze.
The care from the staff, great food, free internet, we had a great time exploring.
The managed Juan Carlos was very informative and helpful.
The dive shop and it's instructors where one of the most informative and inspired I have experienced.
We look forward to going again.

Room Tip: all seem to have great views, just look for a breezy location
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Never have my wife or myself felt so comfortable,from arrival to the departure. We stayed in casita #4 located next to the jungle, it felt completely secluded from the rest of the world. The only sound we would hear at night was the pounding surf and wrestling palm tree's. The porch over looked the beautiful Caribbean sea, with two hammocks to relax in. The guest house was a convenient walk and always offered a cold drink and incredible authentic island cuisine, every meal be it breakfast, lunch or dinner was terrific. The staff is the most accommodating and fun group we could have encountered, from a rocking game of volleyball to just hanging out they are great. And just because you are on and island doesn't mean there is nothing to do from snorkeling right out front to long walks on the beach your time will fly by. LOOSE THE WATCH AND CELL PHONE AND ENJOY LIFE AS IT WAS INTENDED.. Dave and Julie

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

If you read the history of reviews here on trip advisor you will note that this property has a reputation for inconsistent service. The staff generally is there to party and you as a guest are an intrusion into their scene. The cabanas and casitas are not much more than camping. The owner lives in Chicago and only makes short, infrequent trips to monitor things. The food is sometimes good but most times bad and expensive. I agree with other reviewers here that the location is beautiful and the property itself is well manicured but that doesn't justify being treated like an intruder into a private party.
Little Corn Beach and Bungalow is by far your best option for this side of the island but even some of the other options would be more welcoming than this place.
What. Shame such a beautiful place is so poorly run.

Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Casa Iguana

Property: Casa Iguana
Address: East Side, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Little Corn Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Little Corn Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Caribbean as it used to be: An island, a culture, and a way of life that hasn't yet felt the impact of the 20th century. Opening its doors in 1994, CI became Nicaragua's first eco-lodge. Relax on its 40 acre reserve and explore its secret coves, jungle and farm. Whether or not you are a guest at Casa Iguana, we invite you to join us for our famous breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy cocktails and lounging in our lodge to take in the best view on the island and meet interesting people! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Iguana Hotel Little Corn Island
Casa Iguana Little Corn Island, Corn Islands, Nicaragua

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