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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed two nights and wish we had time to stay longer. The view was amazing from the room, pool area and restaurant. The staff, Dennis and the other seems to really enjoy their work and the road up wasn't to bad even with our small car.
We can imagine that is even more beautiful during rain season, but what a treat. The happy hour margaritas was also on spot. We will be back!

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Great service, nice, friendly people, nice clean rooms, great food, gorgeous view! Such a peaceful and serene ambiance. Very nice pool that is welcoming even after dark. I would definitely come back. Little slice of heaven.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Katie D
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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you Katie. It is always nice to see that some people enjoy this place and its charm as much as we do. We were happy ot share our little slice of heaven with you.
Have a good day.
Caroline

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

My stay at this beautiful hotel was one of the best travel experiences I’ve had. The hotel is located in the coastal hills of San Juan Del Sur. Since it’s not in town you have a beautiful, relaxing retreat after long days adventuring, with easy access and free shuttles to and from the city center. There are also a number of amenities available for guests, as well as fabulous and AFFORDABLE food. The staff proved to be very knowledge, professional, attentive, and kind. I was completely blown away by the owners who went out of their way to make my experience easier and more enjoyable, all while seeming genuinely happy to help. I would recommend a stay at El Jardin to anyone, and I’ve been raving about it to all my friends and family. If you’re going to San Juan there’s no better place to stay.

Room tip: Definitely splurge and go for the ocean view rooms, they are gorgeous
Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Caroline D, Owner at El Jardin Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Sophia,
Thank you so much. It was great to have you and Bronwyn over and I am happy you enjoyed your stay and Nicaragua in general. I hope you will be back. Glad you enjoyed the food. I guess some people find it expensive because compared to other parts of Nicaragua, it is true that San Juan del Sur in general is expensive and indeed, our place is not the cheapest because we try to offer quality products and something different. We always have best quality meat for example. I guess, it is probably also different feeling when people come for one week or two in Nicaragua compared to others who travel long term.
Anyway, Thank you for sharing your love of El Jardin. Hope you will be back.
Have a wonderful day.
Caroline

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We were in San Juan for 3 days in January. There was a concern that we were too far out of town...but that did not turn out to be the case. It was a beautiful, peaceful environment outside of a noisy town. Our room was very nice with a balcony overlooking the pool with a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff provided excellent service.The food was excellent. They provided taxis into town....so it was not a problem going in for dinner...and it was easy to get a taxi back up in the evening. At the bottom of the hill, its possible to pick up a shuttle to the surfing beaches in the area. Their black lab, Pandora, was a wonderful friend during our stay.

Room tip: The upstairs rooms with a balcony and view of the ocean.
Date of stay: January 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Caroline D, Propriétaire at El Jardin Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Sam,
Thank you for your review. Seems on the recent ones, Pandora seems to be a highlight at the hotel ;-) She is indeed adorable. glad you enjoyed the food. We are working very hard to have a good menu with various options which is really challenging sometimes.
Indeed, we are outside of town but I do like the quietness here and as you said, it is not that complicated to go back and forth.

happy you got to relax in our beautiful hotel.
Have a good day.
Caroline

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile


Breakfast was good, loved the gallo pinto mmmm.. Pretty hotel with a nice pool, stunning views and a cute dog! We rented a motor bike and managed to see the main beaches. Would definitely visit El Jardín again and spend more days enjoying the scenery.

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Caroline D, Propriétaire at El Jardin Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hola,
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the good words. Gallo Pinto is my son's favorite too. Motorbike is indeed the perfect way to go around and discover the area. Our dog Pandora is a star here around. She never gets enough love from our guests!
Have a good day and you're welcome to come back when you get a chance.

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