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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Besides the pool there is nothing good about this "resort". The rooms are dark with no wifi, the a/c leaks a puddle on the floor, the toilets don't always flush and on our last morning the shower, which hardly worked to begin with, stoped completely mid-shampoo! I felt sorry for the staff who were mostly very friendly. The owners or... More 

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Thank Kelsey B
lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Kelsey Thank you for staying with us. I looked up your reservation, but I can't find anything recently, so you must have stayed with us awhile ago, as these problems sound like what we had in the past with some of the rooms. The rooms have been all renovated. The rooms are not dark and they all have WiFi. The... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We love our time in surf ranch, the place is in a good location, just a short ride outside of town, but also close to the beaches (remanso and hermosa), we really enjoyed the pool and relaxing in the chairs, not only is it quite hot at nigth , but the air conditioners in the bedrooms also help to make... More 

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Tola, Nicaragua
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were fortunate to manage a resort in Nicaragua and while living there we were able to travel to the surrounding areas to visit other hotels and resorts. We saw that Surf Ranch had some amenities that were much different from the usual hotels and decided to take a look. We sure were glad that we did.... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have said, this is not in San Juan Del Sur, however, I understood that when I booked. Be aware that it is not walkable, and you will need a shuttle or your own vehicle to get there. The common areas, pool and palapa bar are very nice and well represented by the pictures. Rock wall, skateboard park, Voce... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, we made a huge mistake with my girlfriend. We booked 5 nights to this resort and moment we have done that booking, I started reading other people reviews and i was like can this be true? Yes i know, that was my own stupidity to book the room before i even read those reviews. But anyway our... More 

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Thank Miro M
lukeboychuk, Manager at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest It is great to hear that you had no complaints about the resort itself, and it is too bad you did not stay to experience that full Surf Ranch experience that our guests have come to love. As we talked about through email, our hotel has cancellation policies, the same as all hotels, and also you booked a... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We loved our stay! The staff was beyond polite and it is at a great location. We loved the jungle feel away from the city with only a 5 minute drive into town. Get the all inclusive alcohol package because the local beer (Tona) and Rum (Flor de Cana) are absolutely delicious and you'll want more! We would recommend the... More 

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Thank Brynn M
lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch, as well as the great review! We look forward to your return in the near future. Thank you. More 

San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Spent 5 days at the Surf Ranch..really nice place with AC'd rooms. The first room I had (#3) had a horrid stench in the bathroom but the fine folks at the front desk were able to move me the next day (shout out to Adolfo!). The staff in general were super friendly and helpful. I took the all inclusive deal... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent stay at the Surf Ranch. It is an honor to see that you had an amazing time and that our staff attended to any issues at hand. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you again. Thank you. More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016

From booking to the moment we arrived every staff member was so incredible and helpful. They were all so warm and welcoming and made everything so easy. Awesome facility and unique location. The food was really great. We had an absolute blast and hope one day to return. It was a little piece of paradise!

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation, as well as the resort, location, and food. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to your return in the near future. All the best, More 

Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We spend 5 days at the Surf Ranch me and the wife it was an experience I will never forget all the worker are nice and assertive even the mascot a dog name Buddy feel better BUDDY we had a lot of fun eat swim and surf everyday had a ball but what was more memorable to me was the... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us and it was great to meet the both of you. Thank you for the kind words, and we are glad you enjoyed your trip, and we look forward to seeing you back in the near future, either at this resort or our next resort which should be open in another year. Thank... More 

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Surf ranch is one of the best places in "san juan del sur" to relax and have fun with friends, family or couples.. Perfect to have an awesome weekend. they got a very nice people working there, very kind and friendly..they got a nice pool and skate park and really good food and lot of things that you will love..... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time here, especially the pool, skate park, food and more. We look forward to your return in the near future. Thank you. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Surf Ranch in San Juan Del Sur, features Nicaragua's largest skateboard park, rock climbing wall, private gym, airbag jump, volleyball court, world class restaurant & bar, swimming pool & swim up bar, poolside cabanas, standard rooms, villas, and deluxe condos. The Surf Ranch offers many extreme sports and activities such as surfing, skateboarding, sailing, fishing, yoga, rock climbing and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort

Address: Empalme de El Valle, 991.5 m al Este, San Juan del Sur 47008, Nicaragua (Formerly Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort)
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $74 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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