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Arenas Beach Hotel

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arenas is by far the best beach in Big Corn. I stayed in the bungalows which were just fine but it seems the regular rooms are a little more private. The staff is AMAZING. The bar on the beach was supposed to close at 10 but we weren't ready to go to bed so the bartender stayed still 2 am!...

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michaelbitton5, Manager at Arenas Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We loved having you stay with us and the staff say hello! Arenas Beach is a fun place to visit and work and we are glad that you enjoyed your time! Hope to see you again soon, the bartenders will be waiting:)

Seaham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we didn't stay at the hotel, we spent 8 hours there whilst waiting for our flight to Managua. A $10 day pass is available which gives you access to all the beach facilities and bar area (deducted from your bill at the end). The staff clearly outline this and will help you get a taxi when it's time to...

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michaelbitton5, Manager at Arenas Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for breakfast! We just opened our new ocean front restaurant and you can not be any closer to the water! Thanks for mentioning our day pass. We are open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The 10$ allows you to use our beach chairs, umbrellas, etc..and it is consumable. Saludos!

Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third stay at this hotel and have always exceeded my expectations. It is not a fancy hotel but it offers the amenities that almost any average traveler expects to find: clean rooms, comfortable beds, air conditioning, hot eater, wifi access, cable / TV and a friendly and efficient service from all its staff. If that were not...

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michaelbitton5, Manager at Arenas Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jorge, It's always a pleasure to have you here with us and we really appreciate your return business. We are also happy your enjoyed our brand new ocean front restaurant, you cannot be any closer to the waves! We look forward to your next visit and have a few more big surprises planned in the near future, stay tuned!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed at Arenas for 3 nights. Great hotel. very friendly staff. The beach is beautiful. The island has a lot of character and a low key vibe. Michael, the hotel manager was very accommodating. Great price for this hotel!

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michaelbitton5, Manager at Arenas Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we agree, Big Corn is the "Perfect Island". We appreciate you spending your vacation with us and hope to see you again in the future. Take Care.

Uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent four nights at the Arenas Beach Hotel at the end of our two week trip to Nicaragua. Our bungalow was simple but adequate (could use a bigger mirror) and with such a beautiful beach right across the street - we hardly spent anytime in the room. We found all the staff to be very warm and friendly and...

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michaelbitton5, Manager at Arenas Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for spending your vacation with us. We do have a truely amazing location and beach and are happy you enjoyed it! The staff loves to share this island paradise with our guests and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 10 years, Arenas Beach really does feel like home with each vacation miraculously better than the previous one. Perfect beach, wonderful staff, great food; a combination that is difficult to beat but will always keep me coming back! A special thank you to Mr. Leslie and Alex, we really appreciate all that you do for us and Enrique, we...

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michaelbitton5, Manager at Arenas Beach Hotel, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us each year. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again next year! Enrique and the whole staff say hello and we ill have your bikes waiting:)

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is the type of property that seats in an underdeveloped island. Don't expect to come to corn island and find The W or Hilton. We had our expectations straight and the hotel overall is the best of the island with the most beautiful and calm beach. We visited the entire island by horse and later on a golf cart...

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Management response:

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We let you know during check in that the hotel was fully booked with a large corporate group and 26 rooms where checking out all at once. Normally that is not the case but it did cause a delay. We apologized...

Dennison, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We just returned from 5 nights at Arenas Beach Hotel. I can't say enough great things about it. The staff was EXCELLENT. They were so helpful and friendly. They really made our stay so much more enjoyable. Stanley would great us and notice if we were gone during the day. I want to go back just to visit him! We...

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Management response:

Thank you very much for your review, and for spending your vacation with us! It just makes us feel so great as a team when our guests leave with such a wonderful experience..its what we strive for. Stanley also read your review and wanted to say hi, thank you, and that he will be right here waiting for your return!...

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Really, really great hotel in wonderful location on the best beach on the island. When we checked in we were a bit disappointed not to be allocated a cabin room .... until we saw our huge room in the main part of the hotel with a large balcony, which was very quiet. This is to be recommended. Ok, so the...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful experience. We are also very excited to open our new ocean-front Restaurant and Boat Bar soon..stay tuned and hope to see you back! Arenas Beach Management

Englewood, Florida, United States
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The bungalows are small but comfortable and obviously in various stages of updating. The hammocks on the porches are the best aspect. The bathroom was very small as was the only mirror and no closet. The shower was adequate but given the message to conserve water it took 5 minutes for our shower to provide hot water. They have a...

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We appreciate your review and look forward to making some of those recommended improvements as we update the bungalows. We are also very excited to open our brand new restaurant and boat bar right on the beach, this will be the ultimate dining experience on the Caribbean. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mr. Mike

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Arenas Beach Hotel

Address: Southwest of Corn Island, Nicaragua (Formerly Cesar Beach Hotel)
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Big Corn Island
Price Range: $183 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arenas Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Loved the bungalows with the porches. We had the one closest to the beach and it had a great view.”
dfrandrup, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms in the front of the buildings have windows on a common porch, so no privacy.”
CeciliaB624, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“there are none”
petermL9279QH, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the main buildings the cabins get creepy at night”
RyanF861, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the cottage. All the cottages looked similarly located.”
MaudeM706, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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