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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a terrible time at a really noisy hostel in San Juan Del Sur called Casa Ora and when we found Casa Maderas we were in need of some serious R & R which we got! Casa Maderas is super!! Especially after back packing we felt it was very good value. The pool is really big with big sturdy...

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your rewarding words about our staff, great location and relaxing atmosphere. We are so happy we could accommodate your need for relaxation and beautiful beaches. We are happy that you enjoyed the daily free shuttle to Maderas beach for our guests. Access to and from town is possible with daily shuttles from a local company at a...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The lucky monkey has so much charm it's not even funny. Pierre the French Canadian bar tender is adorable. It's a gem for sure. I love it here. Would recommend to anyone trying to have a mellow atmosphere, good food and great drinks.

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment about our restaurant and customer service. We do our best to provide a welcoming atmosphere with healthy food and various happy hour specials every day for all our guests. Hope to host you again in the future.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We live up the road and consider this our getaway! Pierre at the Lucky Monkey bar and Restaraunt is our favorite server/bartender, he always has a smile on and brings the good vibes and good drinks! Casa Maderas has a relaxing ambiance and an all around great vibe!

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about our staff, we try our best to make everyone feel at home and welcome. Also, we sure try to keep this place a relaxing area where guests can enjoy the pool, our on-site restaurant Lucky Monkey and the beach accessible by walking distance or free shuttle. Many thanks again for taking the time...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed four nights, great pool, loys of chairs, hammocks and swings, the room was pretty basic and pretty hot despite the fan, but the location between two awesome beaches, one a 2 minute free shuttle, the other a ten minute walk away was great. The on-site restaurant was really good and reasonably priced and the staff was lovely. Would...

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and other travelers. Since we are an Eco friendly hotel our rooms don’t have A/C (except recently we added A/C in 2 rooms) so depending on the season and the winds it can be hot inside the room. The trick is to have a cool shower before going...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casa Maderas is somewhere you never want to leave. I came after backpacking through the rest of Central America and stayed in the dorm which is amazing value compared to other hostels. I stayed for one night, came back a week later for 2 nights and ended up staying for another 5! The dorm is clean (cleaned daily) and spacious...

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comment on our spacious and clean dorm rooms as well as our customer service. We are happy that our location was convenient for you to explore the various beaches within walking distance and enjoy the surf. We will pass over your very nice comments to our Restaurant chef & staff. We are pleased that you liked...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two night in Casa Maderas. We would have love to be able to stay much longer. But unfortunatly it was the end of our trip in Nicaragua. The place is perfect to relax with a great atmosphere. The beach is 15 minutes walk. A perfect walk to keep you fit before and after swiming in the lovely beach....

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comment, your words are really rewarding to our hotel and restaurant. We sure try to keep this place a relaxing area where guests can enjoy the pool, our on-site restaurant and the beach accessible by walking distance or free shuttle. Our Yoga Pavilion is located at the highest point of the hill on our land, and...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pool is a major plus here, and the yoga pavilion which is lovely. Nice staff too. The food at the Lucky Monkey restaurant on site is good too, and the Happy hour cocktails are a bargain! The only issues I had was that the rooms could have been a bit more comfortable inside (the lighting wasn't great, and small...

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We also are very annoyed by the fumigation but they are mandatory at certain times of the year required by the government touristic department to control spread of some viruses or diseases that develop more easily in tropical countries. The ants were not the target but mostly the mosquitoes were. Again...

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Most people here seemed to be families/couples, so no party vibes. The beach isn't far and the pool is a definite plus when you can't be bothered walking over the hill. Dorms are awesome with their own bathroom and heaps of space. Lucky monkey restaurant on site does awesome food, best fish burger I've ever eaten! Staff are also super...

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comment about your stay. It is true that we are not a party hostel, we are more of a relaxing hotel where you can enjoy the quietness of the place. We are located at only 10 minutes walk from Maderas beach and we also offer five free shuttles everyday for our guest to go there if...

Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place is near enough to walk to the beach, but far enough to have peace and quiet. The eco-theme of the place is well represented, and the staff make the place feel like home! Shoutout to Pierre, for going the extra mile in making the place feel like home. He also makes a killer pina colada. Good deal on...

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CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment about Casa Maderas and for sharing your experience with other travellers. Many guests choose Casa Maderas for the proximity of the beach and for our peaceful and relaxing environment. One of our goals is to make everyone feel like at home and we are thrilled that you felt that way. We will make sure to...

Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A recommended spot to spend a few nights outside San Juan crowds, relax, and get to do some surfing it its beautiful beaches nearby. Pierre and Laurence were super friendly and we had an amazing time hanging out with them.

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Thank you for letting us know about your lovely experience at the hotel. A lot of guests choose to come to Casa Maderas to avoid the agitation of town and to enjoy the quietness and peacefulness of our place. We are located at only 10 minutes’ walk distance from Maderas beach, which is internationally known to be a great surf...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CASA MADERAS welcomes you in its authentic Nicaraguan country style accommodation. Casa Maderas is an affordable nature-friendly hotel located 9kms North of San Juan del Sur accessed by affordable daily shuttles. It is only a 10 min. Walk from a world-renowned surf break, Maderas Beach, making it a perfect place for surfers to experience great waves! Our hotel is ideal for solo travelers, couples, families or friends desiring to sit back and relax, away from the commotion of downtown San Juan del Sur. The songs of the bristling winds, singing birds, and howling monkeys will surround you. Our little piece of heaven offers you a wide range of services and activities such as surf lessons & rentals, yoga, zip-lining, sailing, fishing, horseback riding and sea-turtle expeditions. On site, you can enjoy affordable meals of international and local cuisine or refreshing fresh fruit smoothies at our Bar and Restaurant's terrace overlooking our large swimming pool. There is no kitchen available for guest use. Our restaurant is open for breakfast beginning at 7:30am and open through until 9:00pm. Breakfast is not complimentary. Chill in one of the many hammocks we have all over the property or lounge by the pool. Challenge your friends to a volleyball match in the pool. Come and enjoy the breathtaking view of the countryside at our splendid open air Yoga studio on the top of the hill. We also invite you to visit our Eco-Pavilion where you can find out about our nature-friendly initiatives. Our hotel consists of 24 rooms for 1 to 6 people. Each room is fitted with comfortable beds, new mattresses, mosquito nets, a bathroom, ceiling fan(s) and locker(s) (please bring your own padlock). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Maderas Ecolodge

Address: Playa Maderas road | 200 Meter From the Junction, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur 47000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
Price Range: $55 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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