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San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple nights with my boyfriend and had a great experience! The staff is friendly and the rooms are good for the price that you pay. Clean and simple. It is an eco lodge and they are environmentally conscious so they conserve water and electric (reusing towels, no AC etc), but there is so much to do...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Your comments mean a lot to us. We try to make sure our guests are happy during their stay. Although our place is not luxurious, you can find the most important. We are very glad you liked Monica's Yoga classes and will inform her of your good comments. Thank you very much and hope to see you again.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2016

For the price, we would have expected better. We had to request that the light globe in our room be changed 4 times before it was actioned and there were lots of mosquitos in the room at night. The food at the restaurant was okay but inconsistent in quality. I would recommend staying somewhere in San Juan (with a larger...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are glad you found the pool nice and that you consider Casa Maderas a resort style stay . We are very sorry your expectations were not met. There must have been a electric problem in your room to have to change the bulb 4 times, we have solved this already. We are sorry you felt isolated and far from...

Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I spent a week at this lovely resort nestled into the hillside, just next to Maderas beach. Check-in is pleasant and efficient (Note: $10 US deposit for your room key.) I would call staff pleasant rather than friendly overall—with the exception of Orlando up at the restaurant, who was fantastic :) Rooms are cozy, spacious enough, and have great balconies...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment your stay with us. We are glad you liked staying with us, that you enjoyed our facilities, and the restaurant food. We are a service-oriented hotel and will try whatever we can to to provide for your needs or answer your questions. Hope to see you again some day!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I did it. I took the plunge and traveled with strangers for a yoga retreat to Playa Maderas in Nicaragua. Attending a yoga retreat was on my bucket list for how-to-be-my-best-yogi, and when my Brooklyn yoga teacher announced her annual retreat schedule including a country I had to yet to visit, I jumped all over the opportunity. Of course not...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting such a long and detailed comment about your nice experience at Casa Maderas. We are very happy you enjoyed so much your Yoga Retreat here and all the other activities that you took part. Its true that Casa Maderas is a kind of paradise where you remember you dont need so much at all...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This place is a hidden gem! Located away from the (relative) bustle of San Juan del Sur (but connected via shuttles), Casa Maderas was like a little oasis. The pool is clean and cool; the dorms are tidy, comfortable, and well-laid out; the grounds colorful and well-landscapedand the vibe is tranquil and warm. Definitely the best bang for the buck...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Your comments are so nice! thank you for taking the time to write them on Trip Advisor, we are very happy you had such a good time in our little oasis....like you say....we totally agree with this feeling! We try our best to provide a friendly & relaxed atmosphere so that our guests can really enjoy their time here. Have...

North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Nice little resort with a great pool and relaxed atmosphere. I really enjoyed Monica's yoga classes - great way to start the day and always lots of variety! The restaurant was good too - love the rainbow salad with basil dressing. While the walk to the beach was a little daunting at first (that hill!), it really wasn't bad at...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice comments, we are glad you enjoyed our relaxed atmosphere, our large pool and the food served at our Restaurant. Our Yoga Teacher Monica is indeed very good and generous with her time and energy. have a nice trip and hope to see you again.

Montréal, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Casa Maderas is a beautiful resort perched on a hill near Playa Maderas. Impeccably clean pool, full kitchen and bar, great open-air yoga loft. Spacious airy cabins are delightful if somewhat spartan, and have large porches with easy chairs and a hammock on which to relax in relative privacy. Staff is friendly, polite and very professional and good at what...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your insights about Casa Maderas, they are very rewarding and we will encourage our staff to continue working in this direction. Your description of our facilities, services and staff is Great! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and your Yoga retreat. Hope to see you again some day!

Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Very cool, relaxed setting. Friendly staff and excellent location (only 10-15 min walk from the beach or they have a free shuttle). Would be a neat place to have a destination wedding, or a large group staying altogether. The room was comfortable and as clean as you could expect for $25-$35/night. No air conditioning. However, you are limited to their...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with travelers. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel and we are very sorry that you had been sick. I personally asked around and no one seemed to be informed about your situation. We would have bee abale to help you to get medication in town and solve this problem much faster. It is...

Encinitas, California
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Casa Maderas is a nice and quiet place located about a 10-15min walk to the beach. There is a yoga class every day, sometimes in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon, check the schedule. When I was there, there was no option to get lessons but I simply headed down to the beach and arranged an instructor at one...

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CasaMaderas, General Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and thank you for your good words about our facilities, and our restaurant. I am sorry you could not get a surf lesson with our instructor, he is usually available every day. There must have been a confusion...

Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed staying here. Pros: clean rooms at reasonable prices. The pool is really nice and gets the sun in the heat of the day. The main highlight was that the yoga was brilliant - Monica is excellent she even tailored the class to sit my boyfriend who has a shoulder injury. Would stay here again. Cons: food is a...

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your nice words about our Yoga teacher Monica, she is indeed very talented. I will be happy to share your comments with her. Drinkable water in Nicaragua is rare due to our location on the planet...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CASA MADERAS welcomes you in its authentic Nicaraguan country style accommodation. Casa Maderas is an affordable nature-friendly hotel located 9kms North of San Juan del Sur accessed by affordable daily shuttles. It is only a 10 min. Walk from a world-renowned surf break, Maderas Beach, making it a perfect place for surfers to experience great waves! Our hotel is ideal for solo travelers, couples, families or friends desiring to sit back and relax, away from the commotion of downtown San Juan del Sur. The songs of the bristling winds, singing birds, and howling monkeys will surround you. Our little piece of heaven offers you a wide range of services and activities such as surf lessons & rentals, yoga, zip-lining, sailing, fishing, horseback riding and sea-turtle expeditions. On site, you can enjoy affordable meals of international and local cuisine or refreshing fresh fruit smoothies at our Bar and Restaurant's terrace overlooking our large swimming pool. There is no kitchen available for guest use. Our restaurant is open for breakfast beginning at 7:30am and open through until 9:00pm. Breakfast is not complimentary. Chill in one of the many hammocks we have all over the property or lounge by the pool. Challenge your friends to a volleyball match in the pool. Come and enjoy the breathtaking view of the countryside at our splendid open air Yoga studio on the top of the hill. We also invite you to visit our Eco-Pavilion where you can find out about our nature-friendly initiatives. Our hotel consists of 24 rooms for 1 to 6 people. Each room is fitted with comfortable beds, new mattresses, mosquito nets, a bathroom, ceiling fan(s) and locker(s) (please bring your own padlock). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Maderas Ecolodge

Address: Playa Maderas road | 200 Meter From the Junction, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur 47000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
Price Range: ₹ 2,607 - ₹ 3,276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“All rooms seems to be nice. No hot water, bring your own beauty supplies.”
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“There is no AC so be prepared. The room are equipt with ceiling fans, but short power outages in the location are common due to the heat.”
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“rooms higher up on the hill have the best views and more breeze”
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“Bring your own food to avoid getting sick.”
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