Ratings based on 83 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by Robert from San Francisco

awesome

Posted Jun 2, 2016 on Hotels
awesome
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016
Thank you Robert for your comment. We'll hopefully see you here another time! Best regards, Manon
5 out of 5
by Kara from Vegas

Perfect little getaway

Posted Feb 26, 2016 on Hotels
We stayed at El Jardin for two nights. The room was spacious and had a great view of one of the many beaches in the area. The room did not have tv, and wifi does not work inside the rooms but does work right outside. The hotel has its own restauran/bar and breakfast is included in your stay. Bugs were not an issue, maybe the occasional gecko. If you're looking for a place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet this is a perfect place to go. San Juan is just a 5 minute taxi ride away. I would definitely stay here again and recommended this place to others.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016
Hello Kara, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We just changed our Wifi configuration so it would work in every room. Hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Manon
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nica Getaway

Posted Feb 13, 2016 on Hotels
We really enjoyed our stay at El Jardin. Taxi to town is about $5 one way in the day and $10 at night. The view is beautiful, the patio is comfortable, the food and drinks were good and there are two dogs on property, which were fun to play with. The only thing is that the wifi doesn't really work in the room and we didn't have the best orientation so I would make sure you ask about all amenities offered at the hotel before you go buy things from town that were included in your stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016
Thank you for your comment, i'm glad you liked El Jardin. We just changed the settings of our Wifi so it would work everywhere, i'm sorry if that was an issue during your stay. Best regards, Manon
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Très bien au centre ville

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Pros: TOUT, l'endroit, le personnel, l'aménagement
Joli, bien aménagé et très bien situe, un très bon choix
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016 by Manon, Hotel Management
Merci pour votre feedback et heureuse que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. En espérant vous accueillir à nouveau dans le futur! Bien à vous, Manon
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very friendly owners

Posted Dec 21, 2015
From the moment we arrived the owners did a lot to make us feel welcome. The view is magnificent and the food excellent. We would be delighted to return.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016 by Manon, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Best regards, Manon
5 out of 5
by Yassin

Posted Sep 9, 2015 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016
Thank you for rating us!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

To far from any beach

Posted Aug 27, 2015
Great place to relax, very good staff, great view, 4x4 vehicle definitely recommended
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016 by Manon, Hotel Management
Hello, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.Most of the time any car can go anywhere around San Juan. Although During the rainy season a 4x4 can be useful but we offer a ride to town in the morning and then from there you can take any shuttle to the beaches (5-10$ per person depending on how far the beach is), there is also a shuttle that stops very close from the hotel and drives you to Playa Maderas for 5$. We also have good deals on vehicule rentals ( please send us an email for more info) and we are situated right in front of Bahia Nacascolo where it is very nice to swim and snorkel. I hope we'll see you another time Manon
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Aug 9, 2015 on Hotels
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not what we expected

Posted Jun 24, 2015 on Hotels
Wasn't what we expected and too far from town. No TV
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016
Hello, I'm sorry that the hotel wasn't what you expected. When it is the case, if you tell us when you arrive we usually let you go free of charge if possible (except from the deposit which is non-refundable, see the general condition). We try to have a complete description and pictures of the place so people are not disapointed. That is why the TV were not mentionned in the description here we have beautiful views instead :-) The hotel is located four kilometers away from San Juan del Sur. We are not in the city center (which is quite noisy anyway). We are on the top of a hill with a spectacular ocean view but this means too that we are not right on the beach. There is an uncrowded beach where you can swim less than 10 minutes walking distance from our hotel (down the hill basically). All other beaches are very easily accessible by car, taxi or shuttle. Best regards, Manon
5 out of 5
by Noah from Los Angeles, CA

El Jardin is amazing, and Pierre rules!

Posted May 8, 2015 on Hotels
Pierre, the Belgian who is currently running El Jardin is amazing. The hotel is cleanly, peaceful and really does have the most amazing view of the San Jan Del Sur bay and surroundings you could ask for. The rooms are clean and nice, warm water abounds in the shower (a rarity in Nicaragua), and let me get to the best parts...the service and food. Pierre is an incredible, world class host. Offering you free rides into town as long as he isn't waiting for guest arrivals, and cooking up the best darn food you are going to find in nicaragua, hands down. I had the Mahi Mahi lasagna and the Shrimp Croquettes. Both were the two best dishes I have ever eaten in Nicaragua. We also happened to be there for the Pacman / Mayweather fight. Pierre found the fight for us and we brought in lawn chairs from the pool and relaxed and watched the fight in style. If you are in the area to relax and surf, and simply enjoy the surroundings, this is your spot. And even if you're there to party, this is still your spot. Nicest place you can stay without spending an arm and a leg.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016
Thank you for this review. It is good to read people that truly appreciated their stay here! I hope to welcome you here again Kind regards