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“Great location, but marginal service.”
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Barrio Cafe Hotel
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Although the place is well located in respect to the beach, other restaurants, shopping and other beach activities, I found that on several occasions I was misinformed or ignored by the staff.There is spotty and short lived hot water in the shower and no phone service to the desk or anywhere else.Safe in room but was informed after trying it, that it it didn't work.

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Room was clean and fresh, quiet, good size. Good TV choices on channels in English as well as Spanish. Great air conditioning. Hot water mostly consistent. Trick is to turn it off after a few mins then turn on again. Wonderful friendly service in the restaurant. Everyone welcoming and relaxed. Must do Sunday Funday! Excellent times :) Great breakfast! Especially for hangover day! heck out rood top terrace, very relaxing having a drink and chilling on the comfy hammocks. Watch the green parrots at 4pm daily. They hang out on building opposite hotel.

Room Tip: Be careful on stairs and tile walkway, very slippery when wet! We were #4, was quiet and felt privat...
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is open and has a really nice flow into the hotel. I really liked the creative decore. My husband and I ordered the micheladas worth our meal and we loved them. I ordered the chicken wrap and it was delicious. We also visited because we wanted to check out the hotel rooms for future visits. We asked the clerk to show us a room and we weren't disappointed. They were very modern looking with a sleek design and very clean. We will definitely consider staying here next time we visit SJDS.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Situated in the centre of town it is a great place to stop by for breakfast and lunch. The breakfasts are amazing, we got the breakfast burrito and the thickest, fluffiest pancakes I've ever seen.
More expensive than other places but definitely worth the price!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We spent over a week here and enjoyed the excellent service and welcome air conditioning! The included breakfast featured some delicious options, especially the Huevos Rancheros. The staff were all brilliant and helpful, and the maid service was thorough. We enjoyed a couple evenings in the rooftop hammocks and enjoyed an excellent dinner experience in the restaurant. Altogether we would recommend this place for its professionalism and its unparalleled location in the vibrant heart of San Juan del Sur!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

I enjoyed my stay at the Barrio Cafe Hotel. The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable, nice bedding. the rooms are small, but do the job, the bathroom was very modern and clean, but also very small, The food in the restaurant was awesome, but a bit pricey for Nicaragua. You cant have visitors in your room for any reason, not even tourists.

Room Tip: The lower floor rooms are next to the dinning area so it is noisy in the morning. so if yo like to s...
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great service, excellent food, nice presentation, reasonable price. Outdoor breezy patio atmosphere but covered for shade. Nice music. Hot as hell but all four of us Gringos loved it. Fish of the day seabass, tuna tartar, coconut shrimp, cold beer, Michelada. Antonio, our server was great. And as a bonus: secured free wifi.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Barrio Cafe Hotel

Address: Avenida Mercado, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (Formerly Hotel Azul Pitahaya)
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $85 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barrio Cafe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barrio Cafe Hotel, is a small hotel strategically located on the center of San Juan del sur. We are just one block away from the gorgeous horse shoe bay, surrounded by many local stores, bars, and restaurants. We also have for your service our beautiful Barrio Cafe restaurant where you can enjoy great food, drinks, and coffee. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Barrio Cafe Hotel Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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