Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

4 stars
De la Parroquia de San Juan del sur 1 1/2 Cuadra al Este, -, San Juan del Sur,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
13 reviews
Romantic break!

A great hotel for the end of our trip in nicaragua - perfect for relaxation and comfort. Close to... See full review

  • Massachusetts traveler9
  • Jun 15, 2014
Paridise

Hotel truly is a Paradise in a great eco friendly country that Nicaragua is. Facilities are great... See full review

  • Victoria Boy
  • Feb 19, 2014
Pelican Eyes offers a stunning hillside location and panoramic views of San Juan del Sur and the ocean beyond .

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 Casa Tranquila spa is an experience of sheer indulgence. The hotel offers 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 the concierge) help keep you fit while visiting paradise. Even the brick stairs-winding up the hillside - contribute to the cause.

San Juan del Sur hotel's mission is to provide a unique and memorable Nicaragua vacation experience in every aspect of your stay. The 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.
From business retreats to family reunions and birthday parties, the hotel offers a full array of specially designed events to suit your needs. Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, or a baptism, you can count on the professional staff at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa to make it happen. Tucked into a lush nook on the expansive Nicaraguan hillside resort, Casa Tranquila is a calming space shaded by natural flora.

This Central America spa exists for your relaxation, recovery and comfort. The therapists are highly skilled in the latest massage and body care techniques, so plan a visit during your San Juan Del Sur vacation. Some Special Rate reservations are charged immediately and are non-changeable and non-refundable. Hotel provides also barbecue area, lobby and reception.

Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa is a walking property with many stairs and may not be suitable for all guests. If you require special consideration due to physical limitations or health conditions, please feel free to consult our reception staff. Studios and townhouses are private and secluded, but also farther from hotel services. Please keep this in mind when making your reservation.

Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa Rooms

Ocean View Room
Ocean View Room offers one king bed or two queen beds with air conditioning, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, CD player, ceiling fan, color TV, DVD player, en-suite / private bathroom, internet access, kitchenette, laundry service, microwave oven, mini bar, refrigerator, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone. Habitaciones are deluxe large one-room hotel accommodations featuring two beds, in various combination of kings and queens, a convenience kitchen and a large bathroom with shower. Located near the front of the property, the habitaciones are close to La Cascada and the lower infinity pool.
Ocean View House
Ocean View House offers two king beds or two queen beds with air conditioning, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, CD player, ceiling fan, color TV, DVD player, en-suite / private bathroom, internet access, kitchenette, laundry service, microwave oven, mini bar, refrigerator, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone. Casas are the largest accommodations, open and airy two-bedroom houses with one or two bathrooms. They feature a combination of king and queen beds, a spacious gourmet kitchen/dining room area, and a living room. Some include a queen-size convertible futon couch.
Ocean View Townhouse
Ocean View Townhouse offers two queen beds with air conditioning, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, CD player, ceiling fan, color TV, DVD player, en-suite / private bathroom, internet access, kitchenette, laundry service, microwave oven, mini bar, refrigerator, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone. Townhouses are large, one-bedroom townhouses with two bathrooms, offering maximum space and privacy. They feature two queen beds, two bathrooms, a spacious gourmet kitchen/dining room area, and living room with a queen size convertible futon couch.
Ocean View Studio
Ocean View Studio offers one king bed or two queen beds with air conditioning, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, CD player, ceiling fan, color TV, DVD player, en-suite / private bathroom, internet access, kitchenette, laundry service, microwave oven, mini bar, refrigerator, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone. Studios are one-room efficiency units featuring two beds, in various combination of kings and queens, a small fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a cozy dining area, and a large bathroom with shower.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Map

11.2533 -85.8682
Area served
Rivas, Nicaragua.
Nearby airports
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (Managua International Airport)(MGA) - 2h 30m drive from the hotel.
Area description
Pelican is located in the charming town of San Juan del Sur, along the Southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. The resort is located 2.3 hours south of Managua Airport and 45 minutes north of the Costa Rica border.

Dining

Bistro La Canoa
Located by the Nicaragua resort's upper swimming pools, Bistro La Canoa offers breakfast and light fare. Guests are invited to enjoy the sweeping ocean view while sipping a refreshing beverage. Both restaurants are also available for private functions.
Restaurant
San Juan Del Sur hotel is proud to offer two distinct Nicaragua resort dining options to the vacationing and local guests and visitors.
La Cascada Bar & Restaurant
Serving unique international and gourmet Nicaraguan restaurant cuisine, La Cascada shines like a glittering jewel from the tree-lined cliffs above San Juan del Sur.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.5

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Massachusetts traveler9
Massachusetts
Jun 15, 2014

Romantic break!

A great hotel for the end of our trip in nicaragua - perfect for relaxation and comfort. Close to the town and beach. Staff was extremely helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NIC NINJA
FLORIDA
Apr 19, 2014

5 WONDERFUL DAYS

BE CAREFUL THAT YOU ARE GIVEN A ROOM YOU PAID FOR AND NOT ONE THAT IS SIMPLY READY (CLEANED) we PAID FOR A 2 BEDROOM 2 STORY ACCOMADATONS AND WERE TO RECIEVE A ONE BATHROOM SUITE ...UNTIL WE "PUSHED THE ISSUE.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

GO TO THE BEACH FRONT AREA TO THE "EXCUSION SHACK" PURCHASE A TWO HOUR SUNSET BOAT RIDE. WE SAW MANY WHALES

Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelNat
NYC, New York
Feb 28, 2014

Beautiful hotel with breathtaking views

The hotel is located on top of a hill overlooking the horseshoe beach of San Juan del Sur. the view from the rooms is amazing, especially the sunset. All the rooms are in stand alone cabins, with kitchen and a porch. The rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. Good wifi. There are two enterinity pools, the upper pool has even better view. Few drawbacks: spa services have short operating hours; resort has multiple stairs, which might be challenging for some (hotel offers a shuttle service to the upper pool); there are tons of ants and other bugs in the room (expected being so close to nature), we also saw few small geckos.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants at the bottom of the hill by the beach with much more option than in the hotel and better food.

Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Peter C
England
Feb 20, 2014

By Land Cruiser to Breakfast / Posh but Bonkers!

This is the craziest hotel I have ever stayed in. Our double room was in fact a two storey house complete with two levels & two balconies. Fixtures & furniture were all first class & in Spanish American style. The air-con system, however, was impossible to fathom & the hotel could not provide us with something as simple as a hair dryer. Location is the main problem here. The resort is set on a steep hillside above San Juan del Sur & many of its house are high above the reception area reached only by a stiff climb or by the hotel's fleet of Land Cruisers! To get to breakfast it is necessary to call reception and ask for a ride down. Sure, there is an infinity pool but do you want to be driven there & back!? Crazeee!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Find an hotel in town!

Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Victoria Boy
West Virginia
Feb 19, 2014

Paridise

Hotel truly is a Paradise in a great eco friendly country that Nicaragua is. Facilities are great as are food and drinks. Service is super and staff wants to make sure you enjoy their country.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Colibri is great local favorite with romantic atmosphere and homemade Sangria. Be aware however they do not take credit cards.

Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Queen of Paradise
Maricopa, Arizona
Jul 11, 2013

Fantastic Paradise

I have been in this hotel three times this year and planing my fourth for my anniversary. My husband gave me two choices Hawaii or Eye Pelican and my choice was done in half a second!. This hotel is very safe, relaxing, clean, we'll maintain and their employees are amazing!. The beach only 5 minutes away (: (:

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Amazing food and drinks!

Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DamonLand
ocala, florida
Jun 20, 2013

Great Location

Great view with a very accommodating staff. Transportation provided for a minimal fee, and very helpful setting up anything you wanted to do. We took advantage of the sailboat for a very reasonable charge and had a great time sailing to another beach, swimming, and sailing back at sunset. The staff was great on the boat, and we had a nice time talking with them and laughing, enjoying the day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Two story bar on the beach, packed upstairs with music all night...laid back and fun

Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eheldri
Wayne, Pa.
Jun 19, 2013

Great stay!

We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. We were a family of 26, ranging from 7 to 89 years. The staff was really terrific, the hotel was beautiful, and the restaurant fantastic. Only recommendation would be to request a room around one of the pools. There are a lot of steps and otherwise, the room could be remote. The best place to stay in San Juan. Highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
In good shape
Florida so used to bugs
Apr 14, 2013

If you never want to leave your room great

Only cleaned room twice in four days. Only left shampoo once. Way, way, way too many steps. Pools were not clean. They let outside people use pool for $5 a day although you are paying a minimum of $200 a day to stay there. Drinks are US prices and had ants in them and my husband had to pour his out. You had to fight ants for your food. Any food you bought had to be kept in refrig. Would not stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Pocahontis
Saratoga Springs
Mar 10, 2013

Odd layout!

The hotel is very dsconnected, with multiple entrances to different parts of the property connected by a "public road" with gates. Services and pool space is very limited. They allow non-guests in to the resort to use the facilities and receive complimentary drinks for a very small fee, which is unfair to the real paying gusets of the resort. The car service that they provide to get around the property and into town was very responsive.and timey.. Beatiful view from room. Booked the sailboat tour, but was cancelled due to too much wind. Was Dissapointed....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
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