This is a review for the Madonna Inn in Masaya, Nicaragua which is located on the Pan American highway across from the Texaco. We chose this hotel because our Lonely Planet guide described it as a “real hotel” and “super clean” with “pretty furniture.” I would say this is a misleading description of the place. It was clean enough I guess, but the furniture and fixtures were just shabby and grim. Judging from the sights in the town of Masaya, we thought it was probably about the best show in town, though, and decided to stay. The cost was about US$30, and it is located north of the Texaco on the Pan American highway (same side of the highway). The bed was decent but the sheets did not fit it well, so as in many low-end hotels, I woke up in the morning sleeping on the bare mattress… yuck. In addition, security was very sketchy – the door knob was about to fall off and the owner had to pry the tiny room safe open with a butter knife because he could not find the key for us (which he eventually found). There was no secure, fenced court yard, so anyone could have walked off the Pan American highway to our doorstep. The attached restaurant was very dark and gloomy - we did not try eating there. Fortunately, there was no music playing into the wee hours of the night – the place had no customers that I could see. The air conditioner worked well, though, and made enough white noise to block the sound of the highway. Neither of us had trouble sleeping due to noise. There was hot water, also. Overall, the place was not terribly bad; if you do not mind that it is run down and ranks low in security. Good luck finding something better, though.
- Also Known As:
- Madonna Inn Nicaragua/Masaya
Location: Nicaragua > Masaya Department > Masaya
Free Parking Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Masaya