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Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Playa Roca could be so great. It´s right on a beautiful beach, with amazing sunsets and an outdoor bar-restaurant for spending time out of the sun. The rooms are basic but would do. But it is just really badly run. I´m not picky, but the rooms were genuinely dirty with gross grunge in the corners of the shower stall. The...

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playarocahotel, Manager at Playa Roca Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Within the last year Playa Roca has added new beds, new bed linens & towels, newly painted rooms, new AC units, improvements to the infrastructure including better wifi & electrical service, and even new beach Ranchos. Rooms are inspected and fully cleaned after each guest and the hotel has a comprehensive maintenance schedule. Staff is continually trained to provide a...

Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We booked a double room with shared bathroom for two nights. The room was basic, but we don't mind that. What bothered us were dirty sheets and room. We had to share the one and only toilet not just with other hotel guests but with all the people that go to the beach. Obviously it was very dirty. It also...

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playarocahotel, Owner at Playa Roca Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Besides the dorm, the private room with "shared bath" is the most inexpensive because you "share" a bath. We have NEVER only had one toilet for our guests wanting to share to save money, we have 3 rooms that share bath and have one large shower room and two toilets in their own private roomed stalls. One sink for 3...

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We booked this hostel for the end of our trip in Nicaragua, three days to have some rest chilling in front of the Pacific. Unfortunately the experience is so bad. The staff is unfriendly, they all seem to be pissed when you ask to take a shower (just one shared by many rooms) cause this unique dirty shower is closed...

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Leon, Nicaragua
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Having only had food at this place I can say it was a nice experience. The food you order is brought right to you as you're chilling by the beach. Free WiFi, lovely smoothies and fantastic scenery. I would recommend it if you'd like to spend a day at Playa roca.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We didn't plan out our trip ahead of time and picked Playa Roca on the fly. Lesson learned - do some research! We knew we were going to arrive later, so we called to make sure the restaurant would still be open. We were assured it would be (and even arrived earlier than expected). We were the only ones in...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is our second time here. First was in 2010. And we loved it both times. The only thing really different is stronger WiFi - yeah! Otherwise, hospitality is the best. Food is good and the sunset views, simply spectacular. A great place to come and hang your hat for a few days, catch some waves or relax.

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Winter Garden, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Just wanted to say what a great time I had at Playa Roca. You guys made me feel right at home, next time I'll stay longer. Had a great time in Nicaragua, met some wonderful people but your place was the best! I stopped worrying about the policia and started getting along with the folks! Max, good directions getting around...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2015

My daughter and I spent an enjoyable week at the beach in Las Penitas. We stayed at Playa Roca and it was great, the food was plentiful and delicious, the room was clean and free of mosquitoes and pests. The staff were friendly and helpful. The power went off once for a few hours at night but they have a...

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Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

It's a nice place and we had a good time but they have bedbugs, loads of them. We stayed in a private room all the way at the end of the "hallway" with twin beds. Don't know if there are bedbugs in the other rooms but sins they don't use dryers when they wash the sheets there's most likely bedbugs...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for a week, and what a wonderful time I had. I just kept encountering beautiful people which totally made my stay. Even the restaurant staff were lovely people, always helping out. I had a tab there so they always remembered my name which was nice. I didn't leave the hostel too much, after surfing for most of...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront Hotel, restaurant, sports bar. Ocean comes right up to the property line! Volcanic Rock formation makes it unique for surfers and swimmers alike as it creates a bay like situation. Wi-Fi, sports bar, international calling, wildlife and fishing tours with excursions to Leon and volcanoes onsite. Onsite Language school, learn Spanish or English. Small to large meetings and parties space available. Sunset dining a must, bonfires too! New shuttle service to Leon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Roca Beach Hotel

Address: 1 Playa Roca, Las Penitas 91701, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Las Penitas
Price Range: $33 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“They have some rooms with AC that are a little pricier but sometimes worth getting away from the heat for a good sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the south side. Some have A/C”
 of 5 bubbles kevinmD1300WP, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get the one with the sea view if you can. Nice beach noise from the waves and wind”
 of 5 bubbles michaelmS7451DG, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get one with A/C....I've stayed in the front rooms in both the north and south wing.”
 of 5 bubbles zorgnak, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose a more expensive AC room”
 of 5 bubbles 381frederiquem, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
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