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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I didn't actually rent a room, but I was in and out of casa ariki all week with my two friends that were staying there. Sarah and baldo are absolutely amazing, generous, and supply a wealth of knowledge to help those who have never been to Nicaragua or are unfamiliar with SJDS. And their baby Mateo really steals the show....

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Ashley! We hope you'll stay with us next time you're in town :)

Telluride, Colorado
Reviewed 10 April 2014

this place was very comfortable. we pretty much stumbled on it while walking around. i would compare it to staying at a friends place out of town. our hosts were very accommodating and helpful. they have great info about the area and are eager to share. we spent just a couple nights here but i would have stayed longer if...

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to host you again in the future.

Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Oh, man! Where to begin! Sarah and Baldo are wonderful hosts with great suggestions on what to do. Great place. Super clean. Very safe. Incredibly close to town but far from any noise. We did the surf lessons with Baldo and it was the most fun I've had at the beach in a long time. Definitely looking forward to returning...

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope you'll be back to visit us soon!

Rockland, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Baldo and Sarah were absolutely wonderful, and fun to talk with. Clean rooms with air-condition and a shared bathroom make for a great place to stay, and all that within walking distance from everywhere.

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for the review! We hope to host you again someday!

Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Sarah and Baldo are some of the best people we've met and they've made Casa Ariki welcoming/clean/quiet/comfortable, in an ideal location walkable to everything, and made for a perfect first week in SJdS. Feel lucky to have found them and their place.

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Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Friendly and helpful owners, nice and clean rooms, peaceful location. Fan and shared bathroom with double bad was $25. Definitely a good value at peak season in SJDS - a night before we stayed in a loud dump on the main street where we paid $20

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Puyallup, WA
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Baldo & Sarah were friendly & helpful. 'Good ideas on what to do ('Lined up a pickup, to take us to Playa Hermosa for the afternoon & sunset). Our room was small, bath was shared. Balcony with view of surrounding mountains was a great place to watch the sunrise.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I had the great joy of staying at Casa Ariki for a month at the very start of my travels, in May 2013. It was absolutely the perfect place to stay in SJDS! Quiet and clean and warm, I felt very well looked after and yet had lots of my own space. It is the perfect location within close walking...

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SurferNica, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We appreciate you picked Casa Ariki for your long stay in San Juan del Sur. We also hope one day you will come back and visit us again. Welcome To The Tribe!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Great place to stay in San Juan del Sur. The staff, Sarah, Baldo, and Mateo are very friendly, nice people and very knowledgeable about the best beaches to visit in the area and restaurants/bars to hit up. The room and bathroom was very clean. Room comes with option of AC or ceiling fan and Free WiFi. Within walking distance to...

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 September 2013

THE PLACE to stay in San Juan. Artfully arranged by a young professional couple. These two will give you the real scoop about where to go and what activities to plan with out the gimmicks! Pay a visit to Jesus on the cliffs at the rim of the bay and repel down with the owner of Casa Aiki. You will...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located only two and a half blocks from the municipal market of San Juan del Sur and only three blocks from the bay, Casa Ariki is a home away from home. With five private rooms and beds for up to 17 people, we offer a laid-back environment to relax and enjoy your time in San Juan del Sur to the fullest! In addition to comfortable accommodations, Casa Ariki has free Wi-Fi, a guest kitchen, a common area with boardgames, books and magazines to borrow, a balcony on the second floor with an incredible view of the town's rooftops, free coffee from Matagalpa and friendly staff. Want to rappel down a cliff, surf, ride horses or view the ocean from the tree tops? No problem! Our staff can set up rappelling tours, surf lessons, beach transport, horseback riding, canopy (zip line) tours, fishing and much more! We're sure that when the time comes to check out, you will leave Casa Ariki reluctantly, wanting to come back again and again. ... more   less 

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Address: From the Municipal Market, 2.5 blocks South | Del Mercado Municipal, 2.5 cuadras al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: RM145 - RM396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Keep track of the remote to the air conditioning unit!”
arieljohnston, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Our room was #5, maybe the other rooms are better.”
DominicD353, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Two if the rooms have private bathrooms, while the others are shared. Worth the money to have your own restroom.”
windym_17, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Room 1 with a private bathroom was perfect, two sets of bunk beds and a full(?) sized bed. Very comfortable.”
97AshleyB, 16 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Room by the stairs has its own bathroom, sleeps up to 6.”
JaclynO759, 16 Aug 2012 | Read review
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