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Hotel Villa Isabella

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Indio, California
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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel Villa Isabella has been around for many years. My wife and I have been going to San Juan del Sur for 24 years and have investment properties there. We needed a place to stay, so we decided to stay there for a night. Boy, have things seemed to change. The room was decent, but the bedspread and the quality... More 

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stcollege,pa ;us
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Modern place just right distance from noisy main area ( just too hot to be further away). Nice pool and rooms. Free soft drinks and coffee all day are nice touches. Staff friendly and most speak decent english. They let me delay check-put till 3 for late bus. Couple of buts... I woulda liked to be told up front that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

I have spent a lot of time in Nica, stayed in all types of accommodations from hostel to resort suites. Villa Isabella is perfectly in the middle and offers more than just the best service, it offers the connection to the local community by the owners and managers that have been in SJDS longer that anyone. The rooms are higher... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2015

The hotel was founded by honorary locals Mike Iacoboni and Jane Mirandette, who fell in love with the area many years ago and built the hotel to be a sanctuary for travelers and surfers alike. Mike and Jane are also deeply committed to the social development of the region. When we first encountered Mike, he was in front of the... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

We booked this hotel via Booking and when we arrived the hotel was full. The guy behind the counter offered us another hotel, Casa Marina, for a higher price without breakfast. After checking the reviews we did not take that hotel either because people got robbed. We decided to leave the hotel and find something else. Happy we did.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Hands down the best place in SJDS. Friendly staff, clean rooms, and very secure. It sits off of the road so it is quiet, yet it is in the middle of everything. Mike and Jane are very accommodating. The free coffee is great, and so is the breakfast. Can't go wrong here. It is the only place I stay and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

Rooms and bathrooms are very good basic rooms (ours also had a fridge which can be a great help). The location is great (2-3 blocks from anywhere in town), and the front porch is where you'll meet half the ex-pats in town. They offer free coffee or tea to their friends and the porch becomes a place where friends gather... More 

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British Columbia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We stayed here a few years back now but it ranks high in our places in Nicaragua. We had a nice big room upstairs for the four of us (two teenagers and two adults). The pool was a welcomed addition as we found it HOT! It there weren't so many places to visit in the world, we would go back.

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Managua Department, Nicaragua
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85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I know very well my standards, and maybe this place can be great for some people, but for me was very bad, the furniture, the bad, the towels, the walls, very low quality. Spending a night here cost me 87$, i asked for a disccount, and finally i paid 80$, still very expensive for me, not worth it. I didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2014

back at san juan del sur on my travels stayed at villa isabella at the back of town 24 hour guard system if you are young you will find most places charge 10 dollars per night with no guard system in place here your belongings are safe all rooms have ceiling fans airconditioning tv clean beds changed every day free... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Villa Isabella, an intimate hotel, is dedicated to your full enjoyment of San Juan del Sur and the surrounding Pacific Coast paradise. Our attention to detail and personal service frees you to focus on your stay, either for business or pleasure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Isabella

Address: Diagonal Norte Iglesias Catolica San Juan del Sur Rivas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: RM885 - RM911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Have coffee with the manager, Mike :-)”
 of 5 bubbles NicolasWa, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you don't have option and you're gonna stay here, check all rooms, some of them are differents and cost the same, example, bigger bed, bigger tv, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles lcj27_wanderlust, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I could faintly hear the ocean waves at night from the rooms facing the ocean, despite being a little distance from it.”
  • Very clean rooms
 of 5 bubbles RL536, 10 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The front second floor has a balcony but a bit more traffic noise. Room 1 is my favorite as its nestled inside the complex. You can pick from regular rooms to complete apartments. If you struggle doing stairs, make sure you are on the main floor or the outside second floor. The inside 2nd floor is very steep and small steps for someone that is a lot more unsteady. However Edwin is always happy to do what you need including packing and carrying everything you might need.”
 of 5 bubbles moniqueflick, 28 May 2013 | Read review
“A room away from the street might be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles kathybabcockaz, 2 Feb 2013 | Read review
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