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“Great breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
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B&B Posada La Gordita
Del Salman 1.5 Abajo, Leon, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #14 of 28 Leon B&B and Inns
Ashford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Great breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Simple clean accommodations. Fantastic breakfast, with a different exotic and very tasty menu every morning. The host, Monica, is wonderful, extremely friendly and a great source of information about Leon and the surrounding area.

The B&B sign is a little hidden, due to zoning regulations, so look carefully for it. Our out of town taxi driver passed it three times before we found it.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We really doubted how we felt about this place. Monica is the best host ever and really makes you feel at home. The rooms are very hot though, without any windows and the fans make a lot of noise. We didn't sleep at all because the matresses were so thin and bad. Wish we stayed somewhere else but Monica really makes you feel at home.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JulietadeCanada, Owner at B&B Posada La Gordita, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Hi Martin

We had received previous feed back on the beds, when we bought the matresses we didnt know that they would not be that good, but we ordered new orthopedic matresses they will be here Wednesday (hopefully not Nica time). By the description you stayed in our small room, we have ordered upgraded fan for that room as well, the reason it is the least expensive room with private bath is becuase it is small and we recognize that in the prize of the room. Thank you for the other complaiments, will continue to improve our locale with feedback like yours.
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Kingston, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at La Gordita for three nights during our two week trip through Nicaragua, and it was one of our best accommodation experiences. Monica was extremely welcoming and was constantly going out of her way to make us feel comfortable. Definitely the most gracious and helpful host I have met throughout all my travel experiences. It was in a great location, and Monica had suggestions for every type of activity. This place is a definite must!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I just returned from
Nicaragua, and some of the best company as well as comfort that we experienced was thanks to Monica, the owner of la gordita. Not only did she suggest some amazing things to do in Leon, but also when I found out I was allergic to mosquito bites, she went above and beyond to help me in treating them and preventing them! Monica was one of the nicest and most genuine people we met while in Nicaragua...but on that note her family is wonderful also!!! Her dad, daughter and uncle were there as well and each one of them was equally as nice and helpful as Monica.

Breakfast was more than we could ask for also...being on a budget, we spent a lot of time eating street food which, as you can imagine, isn't the healthiest option. Monica made us a fresh breakfast, with fresh fruit and even fresh made juice!! the breakfast was included in the price, but she could easily charge for it it's so good.

also, her friend Jose helped us a lot with driving us to las penitas (the local beach), and back to the airport. if you are needing to change cities, ask her for Joses information because he also is very kind and informative, and most importantly, trustworthy.

to sum everything up, make it a point to stay at la gordita. accommodation is exactly what you need whether on a budget or wanting privacy, but the hospitality that Monica provides can't be bought

Stayed January 2014
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Perth, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Monica (the host) is the loveliest, friendliest and most helpful host we have ever met! The place is located about 3 - 4 blocks (maybe a 5 min walk) from the centre of town. The breakfast was huge and consisted of a hot cooked meal (something different everyday), coffee and fresh juice.

The rooms were large and very good value, however it did get a bit hot with a small fan. Bathroom could have be cleaned daily too. There were some issues with wifi as sometimes it would not work for everyone staying there.

We were very fortunate to meet Monica's family and they are just as friendly and lovely people all around. Felt a bit like a home!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I feel a bit guilty about giving Posada La Gordita only 3 stars, however whilst Monica (the owner) is lovely, I have to be honest that the accommodation (or room I had) was average at best.

I had a private room with a double bed and en-suite, but the bathroom was so small that the sink was in the shower (literally, the shower curtain wouldn't fit around it), and the mattress & lumpy pillow meant a less than perfect night's sleep. The communal area was also not really conducive to a totally relaxed 'hostel' atmosphere. However, Monica was extremely friendly and I really enjoyed chatting to her, and as this is a reasonably new venture for her, I am sure over time the place will continue to be improved.

It's a few blocks away from the 'action', but if you want somewhere away a little from the noise, with an extremely friendly atmosphere (and you're reading this a few months after I've posted it), then I think it'll suit just fine...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JulietadeCanada, Owner at B&B Posada La Gordita, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, we have replaced the matresses with orthopedic matresses to make everyone more confortable, regarding the small bathroom, the house was constructed this way and we have appropriately named the room the New York Room so people know ahead of time, as well as adjusted pricing according to size of room to better reflect the other rooms.
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

What makes La Gordita 5* is the hostess Monica. Monica makes a fab and filling breakfast, has a great knowledge of Leon and the surrounding areas and will help you with just about anything. Our room was clean and we were provided with fresh towels twice in our 4 night stay. It is a short walk into the centre but easy to do.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about B&B Posada La Gordita

Address: Del Salman 1.5 Abajo, Leon, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada la Gordita is a traditional Bed and Breakfast house in the central district of Zaragoza Leon, Nicaragua. Posada la Gordita is grand 6 bedroom home located near all the best places in Leon. It offers very clean and spacious private rooms with private and/or shared bathrooms and breakfast is included!! Our breakfast are made with farm fresh free range eggs, local produce, high quality products, we use organic or local whenever possible. Tropical honey for pancakes and fresh fruit, whatever is in season. You have allergies? No problem, let us know and we will accomodate your needs.All linens and towels are provided and housekeeping cleans the whole house twice a day to create a very homelike experience for our tired travelers. The house has a casual home-like atmosphere with a formal dining room, living room and outside porch. We offer the use of the fridge for your water, ice and purchases from the market. There is coffee available all day and WIFI free of charge. Our house is around the corner from La Olla Quemada, 3 blocks from the main Cathedral in the center and La Union (the most chic supermarket in town) 1.5 blocks from Salman (our local grocery store), within a 4 block radius there are over 20 restaurants and bars, lunch places, shopping, some of the best dessert and coffee places and the biggest ice cream shop in town. There is also an artisan market within 3 blocks, Leon’s biggest fruit stand is within walking distance and offers the best local, freshest and ready to eat fruit.If you are looking for an intimate place, close to everything, with a quiet home-like atmosphere this is the place! ... more   less 
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