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Hotel El Convento

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Two Blocks West From Parque Central | Next to San Francisco`S Church, Leon, Nicaragua
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Abbotsford, Canada
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel, one of 8 we enjoyed on our recent 18 day travels through Nicaragua, was a very adequate hotel. As is the case for most buildings in Leon, it does not impress from the outside, but the expansive garden courtyard is delightful. The rooms are not fancy, but do reflect the original character of the convent, and the beds... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel started life as monastery and the ornate altar is preserved in one of the common rooms. The central plaza of Leon is within easy walking distance. The bedrooms are built around a garden. Our room was clean and comfortable The staff were friendly and pleasant. There was no information package in the room. We only found by observation... More 

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West Kingston, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to stay in Leon. The rooms are spacious. There is a nice breakfast included in the stay. There also is a small but very lovely pool. I would highly recommend for an upscale stay in Leon.

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Peace Dale, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently my wife and I and four friends spent two nights at El Convento. It is one of the most elegant hotels I've ever stayed in. The rooms are pretty and very comfortable, but even better the hallways and common areas are full of colonial art and beautiful antiques. The food in the dining room is good, but steps away... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't book this hotel but fortunately they had a room free when we wanted to change hotels at the last minute. If you're comparing hotels in Leon then my advice is choose this one! The rooms are in a former convent and they are arranged around the central cloister which has a lovely fountain and is full of flowers.... More 

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USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can see if you were going to a convention why this hotel could be convenient. However, for us traveling as a couple, for this price we would have stayed elsewhere for several reasons. The rooms were clean, however didn't have a nice atmosphere. They were quite large but somewhat dark and stuffy, we didn't feel comfortable. What was somewhat... More 

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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely, shady spot in the centre of Leon, with helpful and welcoming staff. There's plenty of quirky décor, reflecting the building's previous life, which does make it look a little like a museum in places, but the rooms have all the mod-cons you might expect. Our room also overlooked the sports bar, but we didn't find it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel El Convento is where you want to stay in Leon. It is architecturally stunning, with its rooms situated around a beautifully landscaped interior patio. The arcaded veranda wrapped around the patio keeps you shaded from the torrid Leon heat, and the rooms are well air-conditioned, large, roomy, and very comfortable. The hotel is elegant, the staff friendly and helpful,... More 

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Somerset
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This converted convent is the best hotel in this interesting town. Rooms are spacious, cool and well equipped but avoid the back corridor which suffers from the noise of a generator. The lovely central piazza offers shady nooks to read. Food is cheap, fresh and well cooked. The cool corridors are lines with works of art and antiques. The breakfast... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked into this hotel we saw the beautiful central courtyard garden and it all felt wonderfully peaceful although it is virtually in the centre of this old city. The room was neat and spacious. Unfortunately it was not all as peaceful as we had thought. Our side of the corridor was looking directly onto a street with a... More 

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