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“Good location / a bit loud / Rooms a bit run down”
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Barrio Cafe Hotel
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The location is awesome. Attached cafe was really great. Breakfast was very good.No wifi in the room but there is in the cafe. Room was clean, but could use some up keep. Lots of water damage. Bathroom is super narrow. Front desk staff was not friendly or helpful. But the staff in the cafe were great

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kristin A
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

For the paid amount you can get something better.
1. The hot water aren't consecutive.
2. If you want a nap during the day, better go to other hotel. As the place is part of the cafe, there is constant music without much quiet
3. Poor to almost no wifi in the rooms
4. The receptionists have very little knowledge or just don't eager to share or do slightly more than check in- check out progress. They don't look or act professional.

The hotel does have very comfortable beds, and the coffee included in the breakfast is one of the best i had in Nicaragua

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Mila Z
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Had a good stay at Barrio. Good location. Good price. Clean rooms. Friendly staff. Free breakfast at the restaurant was very good. Note that music plays until 22:00. There's a nice rooftop with hammocks and a nice view.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Gabriel J
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

little bit expensive for one night and small room. bathroom was especially narrow but beds are super comfy. breakfast with eggs benedict was also good, but needs vantilator for the sitting area. very central hotel with a good position and cafe.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank elifnazdemirdag
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

PROS

1) Very nice room and en suite bathroom nicely finished.
2) Clean and room cleaned regularly
3) Well located
4) Nice rooftop terrace with hammocks
5) Friendly staff who tried their best to help us

CONS

1) WIFI didn't quite reach to the room, we just about got it but pretty slow in the room where as very good downstairs
2) The breakfast was very good - however I was a little annoyed that what was included was only a small portion of restaurant menu and there was no option to upgrade (ie pay the difference to upgrade a normal coffee to a cappuccino). Some of the item selections don't make too much sense either as the breakfast burrito is not allowed even though it's the same price as eggs Benedict (is allowed). This seems like I'm nitpicking but for $80 a night I was paying I don't see why they quibbling over one or two dollars price difference in breakfast restrictions.
3) Staff not overly knowledgeable about tours, as I said they did their best to help but didn't know too much (and limited English - although I have basic Spanish so got along ok).

If I could give them 3.5 I would but I think for 80 dollars a night I should have WiFi that stretches to my room and their full breakfast selection!

1) WIFI didn't really work

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jonny S
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Stayed here a couple nights. Overall the place was good value. Really clean sheets and nice beds, bathrooms were good and the staff fairly helpful and friendly. I would stay again. The restaurant/cafe was also nice.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
Thank isurf75
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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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Thank warren s
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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: $83 - $111 (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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