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El Paso, Texas
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

La Terraza is centrally located next to the Central Park area with access to everything the town of San Juan del Sur has to offer. From the third floor the views are amazing, with vistas sweeping over the bay and the town. It is a nice 3 block walk to the central area with bars and restaurants and there are... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My family and I stayed on the second floor apt. It has 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed and private bath. The other two bedrooms share a bath with a double bed in one bedroom, and 2 single beds in the other. For privacy reasons, I loved that my son had his own room and bathroom. The bedrooms are... More 

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katesjds, Owner at La Terraza Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Chris for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. I appreciate your comments and hope you find a chance to visit again. Thank you, Katie More 

Esteli, Nicaragua
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I stayed here with four of my friends for three nights and having our own little apartment was a great way to experience SJDS. I have stayed several times before in the city, usually in hostels or cheap hotels and it just feels entirely different to have your own private area as a home base. I don't know exactly how... More 

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katesjds, Owner at La Terraza Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Matthew for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. I'm glad you enjoyed and hope you return again soon. Yes, we used to rent rooms seperately, more like a hostel but after 2 negative experiences (the 2 reviews you refer to) we no longer continued renting as a Guest House and only rent the full condominium whether it's to... More 

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

Hello! I am the owner of a tour company called Tropical Fruit Adventures, based out of Nicaragua. We have used La Terraza for every group we bring to San Juan del Sur! The condos are beautiful, clean, and the service is exellent! Our goal for our clients is that they learn everything they can about Nicaragua, and with La Terraza... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We booked into this place well in advance through Airbnb- based on their listing there and also on the hotel (in fact: hostel) website. We booked the "Third floor vacation condo". Long story short, this place is not anything like they described it, or as shown in the photos. The ONLY thing it has going for it is the location.... More 

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Esteli, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

I stayed at la Terraza with two friends. We were told that the place was safe to stay at because a guard stayed there all night to watch the cars and the door. One night, we left our stuff in the living room and woke up to find 800$ gone, clothes gone, shoes gone. We alerted the staff right away.... More 

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Kathleen R, Owner at La Terraza Guest House, responded to this review

We're sorry this guest had a bad experience while visiting San Juan del Sur. At La Terraza we feel that it is our responsibility to offer guests clean and safe accommodations. We also go above and beyond to ensure this. In this quaint community where crime is rising as tourism rises, we have taken every precaution to ensure the safety... More 

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Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

This guest house is almost perfect. 3 rooms on each floor and we managed to be the only people there at the time. The living room area was a fantastic space and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking and storing food. The balcony was a favorite lounge spot for us. The terrace itself is not much, which is surprising... More 

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Winnsboro, Texas, United States
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

My friends and I stayed in two rooms with no a/c, and the fans and breeze were enough to be comfortable. If you require a/c, they do have that available in rooms at an additional fee. Location is good, almost everything within a block or two's walk. Any time we needed assistance, the owner and other assistants were very helpful.... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed here in the two twin bed room. Staff were very accommodating via email given our short notice. We arrived in the apartment to find a horrible smell coming from the kitchen. Luckily we were eating out and didn't use the living room or kitchen for much. The room was sweltering hot and the first night I barely got... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Stayed here with my husband for several days this place cannot be beat! We checked out several other nearby locations and nothing compared in this price range! The conveniance of location walking distance to everything, clean and safe room, and amazing hammock on the porch was unbeatable. Staff was polite and helpful. Bed was a bit 'lop-sided' sinking a bit... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Terraza Condominiums consist of full apartments with 2-3 bedrooms and 1-2 bathrooms. Some offer ocean view, a/c, balcony. All offer full kitchen, comfortable living area, hammock, access to our breezy rooftop terrace with an amazing 360 degree view of the town of San Juan del Sur, it surrounding hillsides, and the San Juan bay and Pacific coastline. Prices vary from budget to mid range, contact us for availability. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Terraza Guest House

Address: Del Parque Central, 25 vrs oeste, San Juan del Sur 48600, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: RM116 - RM130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
La Terraza Guest House Hotel San Juan Del Sur
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“3rd floor is the one to get with great views from your own hammock on the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles dawidio, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“2nd & 3rd floor rooms have balconies facing all the night time action on the street below.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisDenise108, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Just don't do it. There are so many other, better choices in SJDS”
  • Here is your
  • One of the bedrooms- note windows.
  • The patio furniture- would you like to sit here?
 of 5 bubbles lucydodd, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“I had the room facing the water which made for a lovely view!”
  • view from my window room #1
 of 5 bubbles 762daniellel, 7 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Third floor has the best view! I love the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 677marianner, 26 Nov 2013 | Read review
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