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“Lovely place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostal Mariposa
Del parque Arlen Siu 75 vrs al Sur | Carretera a poneloya, Leon 00000, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #2 of 28 Leon B&B and Inns
UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed here for only 2 nights and wished it could have been longer. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We just loved the outdoor but private shower and toilet.
Severine is exceptionally nice and helpful She advised and arranged the Volcano boarding trip up Cerro Negro and what a trip this was-- hugely enjoyable,
We ate in that night and had the most delicious fish in basil sauce.
Breakfasts were good too.

Can't fault it--a great place to stay

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Really loved it here. They upgraded us to a bungalow for free, utter luxury. Bus to Leon is easy, comes regularly, cheap. the hostel has a great swimming pool, the hosts are lovely, you'd be mad to stay anywhere else if ou can afford this place.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oxford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stayed at hostal mariposa for 5 nights and loved the place! We found the location perfect, it was 5 minutes from Leon by bus which will cost you no more than 4 cordobas but if you are staying in town for dinner, you have to get a taxi back but again it was no more than 60 cordobas for the two of us. Then you can catch a bus to the playas poneloya-penitas for 14 cordobas and get there in 35 minutes! The hotel is so nice, with a swimming pool, hammocks, terrace but what we were very impressed with was the cleanliness of the place, it was immaculate! I hadn't found this in the previous hotels we stayed at, a bonus! Our hosts, Severine and Michael and their georgous daughter, Livia, were so welcoming and helpful. It was nice to get to know them especially that they are French and I am too but they also spoke Spanish and English perfectly well. They gave us a lot of advice on where to eat and what to do which we are very grateful for. Really, if you are looking for a nice place a little away from town, I recommend hostal mariposa. The room did cost 28 dollars a night and did not include breakfast but it was worth spending that money!!
Merci Severine et Michael pour ce séjour super simpa à hostal mariposa!!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My daughter has been living in NIcaragua for 4 months, so she knows the good spots to stay at! My husband, daughter and I felt like we had arrived in paradise when we stepped foot on the property. The owners were so accommodating and welcoming. Due to changes in our plans, we had changed our date of arrival by one day (plus we arrived well before check in time) and also changed our room accommodation request beforehand. The owners speak French, English and Spanish. Our bungalow was spacious and delightful. We loved the bathroom as their was no ceiling so one could look at the sun or the moon while showering in a very private and spacious enclosure!!

This is a very safe place. If you wish to bring small children, the entire area is enclosed very nicely. It is easy to catch a cab into Leon (about 10 minute $1.00 taxi ride at the most) or to the beach. We needed to return to Granada after our stay at Mariposa and the owners were extremely helpful in arranging for a taxi for us. There are also buses that you can catch. The owners will give you tips on how to do all this.

The pool is gorgeous, well maintained and surrounding by beautiful plants! As you sit by the pool you can have a cold beverage (honor system and help yourself!). Nice meals both for breakfast and for dinner. I am vegetarian and there were food options available to meet my dietary needs.

I would definitely return here and would recommend it without hesitation.

(I accidentally checked off "spa" and "fitness center" in my rating. There are no facilities such as these there. however, I could not figure out how to delete my choices)

Room Tip: Go with a bungalow!!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A all around nice place. Cabana was clean, no hot water but that's normal for this area. Everything was kept in good shape. Food was very good and priced right. No need to buy drinks elsewhere because they have a honor system bar with good prices. The only negative I have is it is to dark in the rooms and the bedding could be more comfortable. The location was after Leon but before the beach. The owners were very nice and always available for your needs. We arrived late, about 1am and I thought we would be sleeping in the car but a staff member was waiting up for us. Thank you sooooo much. It was so nice and peaceful. I didn't know how much I really come to appreciate this until later in the my trip.

Room Tip: I think all cabanas were the same nice. Private shower, netting over bed. I did not see what the H...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My 3-year old son much preferred Hostal Mariposa's fresh microclimate and clean pool to traipsing around the hot streets of Leon. We were disappointed to find the playground across the road was closed after being told by the hostal's owner it was open but maybe future parents will have more luck. Other than this detail we found the hotel/hostal to be very well organised and a pleasure to stay in for all the family.
We enjoyed the breakfasts and dinners and found transport into Leon easy by bus or cheap taxi; travelling to the beach in the other direction was more complicated since we waited a while for a bus, whose timetable we should admittedly have checked, before ending up in a taxi. Coming back from the beach entailed another taxi since the buses were full, which may well have been a feature of the time of year (late December).
Our main memory will be of the friendly staff and atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tehuacan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed at Mariposa for 3 nights over Christmas 2013. This is an absolute "must stay" place. not only have Severine and Michael made this place absolutely gorgeous, the meals they cook are devine and their hospitality tops it all. Would I recommend staying her.....ABSOLUTELY!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Del parque Arlen Siu 75 vrs al Sur | Carretera a poneloya, Leon 00000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and join us in an idyllic spot, only a few minutes from Leon, where you can chill out in the peaceful surroundings while drinking a cocktail near the swimming pool…..relaxation guaranteed.The hotel has 3 rooms and 5 bungalows all pleasantly situated around the swimming pool and the tropical garden where you can relax in a warm and friendly atmosphere.The beaches of Poneloya and Las Peñitas are a quarter of an hour away from the hotel and Leon is about 5 minutes away.Let yourself be charmed by the photos before visiting us very soon... ... more   less 
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