We spent two peaceful days at hotel Popoyo's self-catering apartment on the top floor of the main building. Below I describe what we liked and what could have been better:
The hotel is in a peaceful area and one can walk around on the beach and surrounding areas feeling safe.
We got a discounted rate of $80/night for the self-catering apartment, which was very spacious and well-equipped. The breakfast was included in the price and we could have a couple of choices free of charge and pay for any extra orders.
The apartment was very clean, the bed and sofas, and other chairs were all comfortable. The balcony had leaning chairs as well as a dining table, which allowed us to have our dinner on the balcony enjoying the moon-lit sky.
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and their service was efficient.
There was a great pool that had a bar set-up (small table and steps to sit on at the deep end), which made it possible to have a drink, and a swim at the same time. Pool area also was beautiful with several thatched seating areas.
The restaurant El Toro provided seating inside and outside and also had a good-size menu. We had dinner there only once and the fried fish was tasty. Breakfast was also served there and it was rather tasty.
Things that could improve:
Water situation was rather unpredictable in the hotel. One morning we had good pressure and hot water and the second morning neither. It was not just the top floor because I heard one guy from the luxury bungalows also asking about the low pressure in his shower.
The bed, though had a great mattress, was a bit narrow for 2 people.
The safety box in the room did not function properly.
One of the small mirrors on the wall fell off because it had been glued very poorly.
All in all, however, our stay at hotel Popoyo was very good and it was a break from the very busy, crowded and loud San Juan del Sur.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Popoyo is the ideal place to enjoy your surf vacations in Nicaragua, with friends, your loved one, or family. We are a small beach resort, where the guest experience is the most important thing. Enjoy a peaceful vacation while having access to the best waves and sunsets that Nicaragua has to offer! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Popoyo Nicaragua/Tola