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Calle Consulado Casa 420 | Frente la Farmacia San Fransisco, Granada, Nicaragua (Formerly Hostal El Carmen)
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Guesthouse El Carmen
Ranked #12 of 45 Granada B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After staying in hotels for 5 weeks I was ready to have a kitchen. This place is great,everything you need to make meals,full size fridge,4 burner stove top,pots and pans,blender,microwave,coffee pot, plates and silverware,cooking utensils etc.The studios are large and have a ceiling fan and stand up fan kept it nice and cool.Comfortable beds, large bathrooms,great outside ares to hang... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I had a great stay at Hostal El Carmen. Arnold and Donaly were great hosts. The price was amazing and the accommodations were superior. They have a great patio to lounge in and a couple of hammocks for complete relaxation. I highly recommend calling them when you come to Granada. Within walking distance to central Granada. Nice colonial atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We only stayed 3 nights so did not make use of the kitchen facilities, which looked very good. Our room was large, and the bed comfortable. The shower pressure was low but not really a problem. The grounds were pleasant, with hammocks and chairs to hang out in. Arnold and Donnely were warm and gracious hosts, and we particularly appreciated... More

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Granada, Nicaragua
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a nicely done Hostal. The rooms are spacious, clean and airy, tucked in the back of a beautiful garden. I enjoyed the quiet and the calm of my stay. There is a nice bar in the front of the old sala where you can chat with other guests or Arnold and Donalee, who are warm and welcoming. In... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Hostel Carmen is a nice clean hostel, the value is good, the location is good, the staff is nice, I felt very safe there. Only down fall was no hot water not even in sink to wash face. Also it would be nice if they could offer toast and coffee for breakfast but what can you expect you get what... More

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Arnold_Jensema, Owner at Guesthouse El Carmen, responded to this review

Sorry, but you can't please them all. No hot water in any $12 room in Nicaragua, nor a free breakfast, I can tell you that. No A/C either if you might wonder. (And believe me people write me to ask if the $12 room comes with A/C). We usually offer fresh coffee in the morning but you have to ask... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed two nights here and had a great time. Arnold is very welcoming and the rooms have been recently redone. The garden is really nice and peaceful and there are lots of places to relax and hang out, and to enjoy the wifi. It's nice that there is a small bar in the front where you can hang out... More

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New Denver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This quiet hotel has clean rooms and helpful staff. comfortable beds, nice courtyard, good amenities. A really nice way to ease into the Nicaraguan way of life. we stayed in a non ac room and found it cool enough, considering we had just come from -20 in Canada.

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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed for a few nights at Hostal El Carmen while in Granada in November 2012, and had no complaints about our stay. We really enjoyed hanging out in the courtyard - very peaceful. We were able to easily walk around town, and were comfortable walking back to the Hostal at night. There were many places to stay closer to... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great place to stay! I don´t really understand the comment that some people needed to take a cab to the center, because I walked from there everywhere. If it was in the dark, or at sunset time, I didn´t feel any danger (solo female traveller). It´s just few blocks from the central park, not in a bad area. I was... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

El Carmen is a little oasis in Granada,the room are spacious and extremely clean and set around a beautiful tranquil garden. Arnold and Donnally are attentive and informative and very friendly. The only downside for me is that is is a bit of a walk to the centre of town and it is advisable to get a taxi back at... More

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Address: Calle Consulado Casa 420 | Frente la Farmacia San Fransisco, Granada, Nicaragua (Formerly Hostal El Carmen)
Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
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HOSTAL EL CARMEN is a small family run hotel in the Historic Center of beautiful Granada. The 4 studios and 4 rooms are located around a beautiful courtyard and are recently constructed. It has solid walls and all units have a ceiling fan, windows overlooking the garden, that can be opened and a private shower and toilet. We have one studio with air conditioning located at the first floor. The studios are well furnished. A dining table for four, 2 rocking chairs, a wardrobe, cupboards and a Queen-size bed.The kitchen is also well equipped: A stove with 4 burners, microwave, coffee maker, juice maker, refrigerator, pots and pans, plates, cups, wine glasses, cutlery etc for 4. Towels and sheets are provided and the room is cleaned once a week. The rooms are located in a newly built wing, have solid walls, ceiling fan and private shower and toilet. The rooms are located at the first and second floor and are furnished with a double bed, wardrobe and a table with two chairs, a window that can be opened, a ceiling fan and power outlets. Cleaning and towel and sheet change every other day.We have a nice garden area with abundant tropical vegetation. Pick your own mangoes in the season or see the Sacuanjoche blooming, Nicaraguans national flower. We have two terraces with a couple of hammocks to linger in or enjoy an ice cold beer. The neighborhood.The Hotel is located 3 and a half blocks from the main shopping street and 4 and a half blocks from the Central Park. Thanks to our location everywhere you want to go to is within walking distance while at the same our location is quiet and away form all the hustle and bustle of the tourist area. ... more   less 
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