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Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort

Empalme de El Valle, 991.5 m al Este, San Juan del Sur 47008 Nicaragua
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#22 of 29 hotels in San Juan del Sur
The Surf Ranch in San Juan Del Sur, features Nicaragua's largest skateboard park, rock climbing wall, private gym, jungle paintball, volleyball court, world class restaurant & bar, swimming pool & swim up bar, poolside cabanas, standard rooms, villas, and deluxe condos. The Surf Ranch offers many extreme sports and activities such as surfing, skateboarding, paintball, sailing, fishing, yoga, rock climbing and more.
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Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Swimup bar
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Non-smoking rooms
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KathyGrey2015 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Caledon, Canada60 contributions16 helpful votes
We arrived with no reservation and were given quick friendly service and accommodated immediately ! The staff was warm and friendly. The grounds were beautiful . The rooms were basic but clean. Good value for the short term traveller.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Be prepared to take taxis into town. Great value. Pool, pool table, wall climbing, skate park,...
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Lizcarbajal wrote a review Feb. 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I’ve been here before with my kids, we love the pool and skate park. I’ve never spent the night but I’m tempted by the cute cabins and friendly staff. Around sunset there are monkeys in the trees right behind the cabins. It’s clean and has a nice atmosphere. Food and drinks are a bit pricey but it was really quiet so I think they need to charge a bit more while Nicaragua continues to recover.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thanatos1426 wrote a review Sep. 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Was charged additional charges and when complaint was made was told that I was ignorant and and imbecile that didn't understand the charges. The place itself as well is too recluded and if it rains you are going to be stuck there since you have to cross a small river to get there.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
Responded Oct. 1, 2019
Dear Guest You said you had a great time to the staff, then after your stay you sent us an email about an extra charge. We explained to you multiple times that you went to our website, filled out the info and booked it through PayPal, so there is no way we can charge you extra. We did not have your payment info. We explained that it could be if you are using PayPal as a third party connected to your bank account, that your bank will charge you a fee. We asked you to show us the bank statement so we could explain, but you avoided it and told us that by trying to help, that we were technically calling you the names you mentioned above because we were trying to help explain to you how bank fees or PayPal fees work. Your review is not accurate to your stay, the resort and your review is on potential things that could happen but never happened to you.
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Carlos R wrote a review Aug. 2019
Managua, Nicaragua2 contributions
Surf Ranch is a nice place to stay when you go to San Juan del Sur. During the day you can have a relaxing/fun time with some drinks in that beautifully designed pool and some other activities they have for you, it’s just a few minutes car drive to get to the town at night, BUT I have to say that the best part of the experience was the staff. During my stay, I had the chance to meet Randy, Alexander and Magdalena, they were extremely nice, friendly, helpful and even fun to spend time with! A great example of what a great customer experience should be! Please give those three a round of applause and a promotion for the great job they do! Other than that, my only suggestion is for the owners to invest in an area for kids... Other guests kids were driving us nuts “playing soccer” without respecting others space in the pool.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
Responded Sep. 19, 2019
Gracias por la increíble y honesta reseña.
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Amanda C wrote a review Apr. 2019
25 contributions2 helpful votes
My fiance and I stayed at Surf Ranch for 3 nights and loved it. The property is beautiful, the pool was nice, the rooms were clean. We really had no complaints. The staff were especially friendly, both the bartenders we met were awesome, very chatty and fun, helpful and gave us some recommendations for when we went into town. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
Responded Sep. 19, 2019
Thank you for the amazing review.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia (4.4 km), Latin American Spanish School (3.0 km), and The Art Warehouse (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dale Pues, Café Mediterráneo, and The Beach House Nicaragua.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.