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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2013

My partner, sister and myself stayed for 12 days oct 12. The service was exceptional and I felt so pampered! Our casa was fantastic and very comfortable. I would definitely return and we have recommended to friends.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 8 March 2013

My daughter and I stayed in one of the small houses on the property. It was a long walk up to the infinity pool but well worth it. The views are spectacular. Our favorite excursion while in San Juan del Sur was a trip we took on Pelican Eye's sailboat. That was worth every penny - great service, good food,...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 8 March 2013

It is a wonderful place for a short, relaxing vacation - we would have loved to stay longer but it is too expensive for a longer stay - at least for us. But while we were there we enjoyed every minute!

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Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 8 March 2013

On March 6th, our friends, who had visited the Pelican last year wanted to surprise us by showing us this beautiful resort with the Infiniti Pool. On the internent, it quoted $7.00 per person to use the pool. However, when we reached the gate to the premises, we were told that it would be $20.00 per person. We then walked...

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PelicanEyes, Guest Relations Manager at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ollie Millie, Thank you for providing us with your helpful feedback regarding your visit to Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa. We are pleased to hear that your friends found the setting so lovely that they wanted to return and share it with you. We do apologize for the misinformation on the website and will be sure that it is...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 March 2013

My wife and I where at the Pelican Eyes Resort actually a year ago 2012 and through an outside group enjoyed their pool and facilities (water arobics ) which enticed us back for a day to use the pools/bar and restaurant for $5 each per day, HOWEVER going back this year March 6, 2013, the security guard stated it is...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 March 2013

This resort is very high on style and good on service and quality issues. The location is lovely, on the east end of San Juan del Sur. As many have said, it is a vertical place with many stairs to even the lower level rooms on the hillside. We counted over 100 steps up to Llama del Bosque, but we...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 March 2013

My husband and I were very excited to travel to Pelican Eyes as it had come highly recommended by a trusted friend (although it turned out that he had been here in 2006 before the resort's financial and legal troubles with the original developer). There were many lovely things about the resort - the room (a "studio") was spacious, though...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Stayed in SJDS with another couple, we rented a fantastic condo from AirBNB, but the girls booked massages here thinking it was a fancy joint. Massages were poor, about four times the prices of other spas in town. Both girls were pressured into giving good reviews despite hobbling home in pain. We specifically booked services on Wednesday, because the Pelican...

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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 March 2013

As I recollect my wonderful vacation in Nicaragua, the beautiful people are at the very top of the list--eyes that speak love and kindness in those I merely observed in the midst of surroundings that seem to lack so many material comforts. To a person, the people at Pelican Eyes who I actually interacted with concerning various matters couldn't do...

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Overall we enjoyed our 5 day stay (2/19/13 to 2/24/13) at Pelican Eyes- however there were a few items that gave a less than superior impression. 1) inconsistency in staff recognition of our needs and confusion with how to manage certain situations- I.e. being told to schlep up the hill to get towels from our room for a sailing cruise...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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La Cascada
La Cascada
Cuisines: Latin, International
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  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa offers a stunning hillside location and panoramic views of San Juan del Sur and the ocean beyond. Our infinity pools, spacious accommodations, romantically lush gardens, wonderful restaurants, open air bars, and one-of-a-kind San Juan Del Sur coastline sailing adventure are a unique experience.A visit to our Tranquila Day Spa is an experience of sheer indulgence. We offer a menu of massage and body treatments to ensure that you truly relax on your romantic Nicaraguan getaway. Experience more of Nicaragua with day trips to Granada or the artisan markets in Masaya. Here at the resort, open air yoga classes, water aerobics, and active local excursions (arranged by our concierge) help keep you fit while visiting paradise. Even our brick stairs—winding up the hillside — contribute to the cause!Our San Juan del Sur hotel’s mission is to provide a unique and memorable Nicaragua vacation experience in every aspect of your stay. Our friendly staff endeavors to fulfill every possible need or special request (and to predict those wishes perhaps not yet even realized!)No request is too big or too small. Let us know what we can do to enhance your stay in paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

Address: De la Parroquia 1 1/2 cuadras al este, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: ₹ 12,904 - ₹ 20,095 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Pelican Eyes Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Hotel Pelican Eyes
Resort Pelican Eyes
Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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#1 Spa Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#3 Green Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
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  • View From Lobby Pool
 of 5 bubbles DJBSFO, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“beautiful location, convenient to town, great pools”
 of 5 bubbles H4889YTpatriciad, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Casitas are wonderful expecially if you are a family who may enjoy cooking and a big dining area”
 of 5 bubbles 381deborahs, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“get a beach view from as high up as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles 654neilw, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Casa Russo only house with a personal pool. Casa Jocote is the size of a mansion with the best view but does not have a pool.”
 of 5 bubbles eddya2013, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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