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“Convenient, good value, great dive shop!”
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Hotel Los Delfines
Reviewed 2 July 2009

There are a variety of accommodations on this beautiful island. The windward (east) side of the island offers more of a rustic experience. The leeward (west) side of the island comprises the local restaurants and nightlife.

The Hotel Los Delfines was a welcome relief from some of the attitude I experienced at Casa Iguana. Indeed, it is a hotel on an island with limited resources, and some of the amenities may, at times, be challenged. I never had a problem with bugs, shocking showers, or anything other than some minor inconveniences. However, I felt that the staff was friendly, accommodating and happy to help.

The bottom line is that I am a scuba diver, and Dolphin Dive, located on the premises, ROCKS! I dove with both dive shops, and they were both excellent. Having said that, Dolphin Dive treated me like family, not a receipt.

Oh, and the folks that are shooting pool and having fun across the way? Well, they're locals, boat captains, divemasters, etc. Unless you see my happy face in there, too.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 May 2009

We found the hotel just fine. Rooms are not 4* by north american standards, but are just fine if you remember you are in a central american country. The staff were ok. The restaurant was good, although there are cheaper and better places to eat on the island, the hotel does make good drinks.
We stayed here because we were diving with the Dolphin Dive shop - which is part of the hotel. Great experience, the dive staff were great, the diving was excellent.
If you want/need electricity during the night then this is a pretty good choice, although during slow times the power does go off at 5 AM.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 March 2009

Overall a nice place, but rooms are a bit scary with the variety of bugs, and the electrified showers (Literally "shocking", so best to opt for a cold shower than use the 220 volt water heater built in to the shower head!). Hard to sleep with the meat grinder A/c unit (is there a monkey caught inside that thing? Such random rattling and banging I have never heard from an air conditioner before. Restaurant had good food, but with very surly "There's some place else I'd really rather be" attitude. OK, and what the heck is with the pool hall? Right on what would be a great patio overlooking the water are all of the locals hanging out playing pool all night, right in front the the gate for the hotel.
If they just had a staff that was a little bit friendlier, my girlfriend and I might have stayed, but we kept hearing about better places on the island, so we left 3 days early.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank PerpetualTravelerCA
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Reviewed 4 March 2009

We spent 5 nights at Los Delphines. The room was basic, but everything worked & it was kept very clean. We didn't see any bug or creepy-crawlies & ours was a ground floor room. The shower had low water pressure, but was adequate. We liked the porch with the rocking chairs. The beds were comfortable & there were 2 arm chairs to sit in. The overhead light didn't have a very big bulb, but we figured that the owner was trying to conserve his generator (the hotel has electric from about noon to 6 AM, whereas the village just has power in the evening). The airconditioner worked well & wasn't too noisy. It was fun watching ESPN in Spanish! The restaurant isn't gourmet, but adequate. The assistant manager, Radcliff, went out of his way to be helpful, as did the rest of the staff. the grounds are very attractive. The sports bar out front along the beach was far enough away, that the noise wasn't a factor. At $50 a night, incl. tax, it was good value & we'll definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank JoanneOhio
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Reviewed 1 March 2009

A clean and comfortable hotel, with air conditioning and cable tv. On site restaurant, bar and dive shop. The rooms are spacious and beds large with a double and single bed in the room. Not the cheapest on the island but worth the extra money for the comfort.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled solo
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3  Thank acdiver
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Address: 100m S From Municipal Warf, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Little Corn Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Little Corn Island
Price Range: $111 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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