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8 km north in San Juan del Sur, next to Maderas Beach, Playa Marsella, San Juan del Sur 505 Nicaragua
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Marsella
At Villa Mar you will have the best personalized service and the greatest environment to relax and rest. The hotel has sea sided rooms designed to create the best experience. Each room has a/c and private bath. The establishment also has a terrace where you will be able to enjoy magnificent sunsets and all the nature surroundings, and a bar-restaurant within the facilities. The restaurant offers the best seafood of the area. All prices are per room and include taxes and breakfast. Some activities offered by Villa Mar are boat trips, horseback riding, tours to other cities, surf lessons or 20 minute walks to Maderas Beach and Majagual Beach. Other offered services are private transport, wireless internet, parking lot and security. The hotel also accepts cash and credit/debit cards.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Outdoor furniture
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Air conditioning
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Marjan G wrote a review Mar 2017
London Ontario Canada103 contributions33 helpful votes
Although we didn't stay here, we came here three times. Once was for the fish filets and twice for the lobster dinners. All were excellent meals, but one was more excellent than the other! We tried the lobster in a lemon sauce and a wine sauce. The lemon sauce was the hands down winner. The meal was so wonderful, that I asked the waiter for the recipe. The cook and owner came back and had me guess the ingredients. I couldn't guess any of them. Then she told us the secret ingredient and then brought a sample to our table to taste! Our only regret was that we didn't discover the Villa Mar restaurant earlier!
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hostal y Restau... V, Propietario at Hostal Villa Mar
Responded 19 Jan 2018
Muchas gracias por su valioso comentario, tuvimos charlas agradeables con ustedes y fue realmente lindo poderle conocer, esperamos un dia puedan volver a nuestro pais y por supuesto a deleitar nuestra comida!
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BlueUke wrote a review Feb 2017
Kelowna, Canada3 contributions
A friend and myself came here for a little getaway while visiting her in Nicaragua. The location is fabulous, just a short walk to a beautiful beach. The rooms are quaint and comfortable, not that we spent much time in there. I absolutely loved their big deck, so relaxing to sip coffee and watch the sun come up on the morning. I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Vienastravels wrote a review Jan 2017
Richmond, Canada25 contributions29 helpful votes
I came here the first time to escape the noise of the city and was not disappointed. The place is peaceful and the restaurant serves some of the best food I had in Nicaragua.The beach is a minute's walk. San Juan Del Sur is a 20-minute taxi ride away.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Janals wrote a review Aug 2016
Amherst, Massachusetts8 contributions3 helpful votes
For the most part, this was a sweet place to stay. I would definitely recommend it if you are care-free and showering matters little to you. The porch and dining area were beautiful. Filled with tables, rocking chairs and hammocks and a view of the beach. It felt like paradise and the PERFECT place to put my feet up at the end of the day. The food was good and the staff was kind and welcoming. However, it was not an ideal stay for our family. We were a family of four and they put four beds into a room that could barely fit two. No dresser or place for belongings and that was difficult. We had a room with A/C that worked fine (although it was loud) and the bathroom had no screen on the window so you needed to keep the door closed and at night it was filled with bugs. The hardest part was that the shower was not much more than a dribble of water, which we were assured was normal (that was difficult after full days at the beach). We voiced our concerns about the room and the shower and they were willing to switch our room the following night, which was very nice, but at that point, we had already decided to change hotels so we could get in a decent shower. I guess the bottom line is it's beautiful Nicaragua and if its a decent place to stay. Just not ideal for my family.
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Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Hostal y Restau... V, Propietario at Hostal Villa Mar
Responded 20 Aug 2016
We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. It is too bad that we were not able to communicate how difficult it is for us to obtain water. In our country, as in many others in the world, we suffer from water shortages and people even die from lack of this vital resource. The fact is that the shower pressure we provided is normal for our circumstances; perhaps we did not communicate that we have to bring water from 8 km away despite the signs displayed around our hotel explaining how we try our best to provide and distribute water in the most efficient way. I understand that you found the water issue an inconvenience. For us it was still a pleasure to have you stay with us. We would kindly ask that people simply take into account that the water shortage is a real issue for us and that we need to work together to take care of this resource.
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mayan122112 wrote a review Mar 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia124 contributions57 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed here for a week. It is clean and the staff are personable and helpful. The food was good. In retrospect we now would stay at one of the beaches farther north. The facility was quite nice. We have no complaints.
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Date of stay: February 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: WiFi and electricity sporadic
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Response from Hotel y Restaur... V, Propietario at Hostal Villa Mar
Responded 12 Mar 2016
Muchas gracias por su opinion, nos da mucho gusto saber que su estadia con nosotros la disfruto, tratamos de hacer lo mejor por ustedes, nuestros clientes! Esperamos pueda volver a nuestra linda Nicaragua
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NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del SurPlaya Marsella
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Villa Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Villa Mar?
Nearby attractions include Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia (3.6 km), Latin American Spanish School (5.2 km), and San Juan del Sur Beach (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Villa Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Villa Mar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Villa Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dale Pues, The Beach House Nicaragua, and Simon Says Smoothie Bar.
Does Hostal Villa Mar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostal Villa Mar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hostal Villa Mar located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Playa Marsella.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Villa Mar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hostal Villa Mar accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.