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“Good hotel located in amazing beach!!!”
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Machele's Place
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tola
Certificate of Excellence
Managua Department, Nicaragua
1 review
“Good hotel located in amazing beach!!!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Machele's place is small in size but big in quality, good prices, excellent food, drinks, clean pool, the waiters and service staff are very friendly; Gigante Bay is beautiful, perfect for surf or if u want to share with your family ! Definitely the travel is worthy :) !!!

Stayed May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We came to visit Nicaragua to hit up a beach town where you could relax at the beach or lounge by the pool without any worries. We wanted a place that was not too big so that we could get a feel for the town. We also wanted a place that would serve as a home base, while we explored the many others beach towns that are a short drive away. Macheles was all of these things. The rooms were clean, had AC, and comfortable beds. The staff was super nice. You could practice your Spanish with them if you wanted, or it was very easy to communicate because the staff also knows English. The complimentary breakfast was a must before heading out to adventure. The owners were very friendly and always willing to help you make plans. We went on a private sunset boat ride, got massages, took yoga classes, and had surfing lessons. It is literally across the street from the ocean and was truly a trip we will never forget!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Had an awesome week in Gigante and stayed at Machele's Place the whole time. Recommended to me by a friend, and I want to pass the recommendation along as it was an awesome spot to stay at. Great service, clean, very safe, and they had everything we needed right there! Proximity to the beach and town store was great too!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We came to Playa Gigante to relax and celebrate a birthday. We wanted a place to stay that was clean, had great food and could be used as a home base for exploring up and down the coast. We were not disappointed! The food at Machele’s place could not have been better. The complementary breakfast with eggs “revuelto” or “entero” and Nicaraguan rice and beans (gallopinto) was really good. We looked forward to it every morning! We felt safe, the staff was friendly and courteous and the atmosphere was welcoming and quiet. The free high speed internet connection was excellent and we enjoyed many good lunches and dinners. From here we took tours of the jungle on ATV’s, explored up and down the coast (we don’t surf but this place is a mecca if you do…), went golfing and had unspoiled white sand beaches all to ourselves for long walks and sunsets. I would highly recommend Machele’s Place.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

This place is amazing! AC, hot showers, very clean, great Nica and Western food (try their smoothies!), and beautiful pool - in case you don't feel like taking the walk about 100 yards across the street to the gorgeous beach of Playa Gigante. The staff speak English and the owners are always around and very friendly. They seem to know everyone in the area, and can set you up with anything you're interested in doing! We paddleboarded and took a trip to one of the volcanoes in the area, but they can also set you up with a boat trip to snorkel/fish/drink, ATV-ing, surfing...Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Allyson S, Owner at Machele's Place, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
I love this review because it highlights the adventures Gigante has to offer! Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience! We hope you will come back! XX Allyson
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Machele's place has an excellent vibe with high quality hospitality incorporated. Beautiful pool, rooms are up to date, loaded bar and delicious food!! There are many things to do around Machele's, most importantly, relax. Lastly, affordable. You can't get anything else like this for the service and price combined.

  • Stayed March 2014
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MachelesPlace, Owner at Machele's Place, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Thank you for your review, Kachine! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Macheles as much as we enjoyed having you! We can't wait until you come back. XX
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

My sister has an construction import business in Managua and invited us to tour the Emerald Coast beach properties with her. We were very pleasantly surprised. Playa Gigante is a small fishing, surfing community with a few new boutique hotel choices. We chose Machele's beachside hotel and pool, just opened 3 months, www.machelesplace.com.

Quiet, clean, comfortable and very hospitable establishment. The property is secured with locked gates and a guard. The restaurant/bar offers daily cooked meals and affordable beers, $1.40. We enjoyed our breakfast with many Canadians partaking in the Olympic Men's Hockey win over Sweden.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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MachelesPlace, Manager at Machele's Place, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed our sports bar atmosphere with our local beer choices! We hope you will come visit us again in the future. We wish you the best!
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Property: Machele's Place
Address: Playa Gigante, Tola 95959, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Machele's Place 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where new world comfort meets old world tradition. ... more   less 
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