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“A unique place for a unique and most relaxing experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Isletas El Roble
Isletas de Granada, Granada ., Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #21 of 35 hotels in Granada
West Hartford, Connecticut
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“A unique place for a unique and most relaxing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights on the Isleta in March. What an experience. The island is small but they never rent it to more than one party. The couple who takes care of the guests was very nice. The room are comfortable except during weekends because they play very loud music at an other island. You can hear the music very well if the wind is blowing toward the Isleta del Roble. We missed not having a curtain in the shower but apparently the French owner has always refused to put one. Ah these French people always different! But hw put a game of Boules that is great fun. The owner should also install solar panels to run the filter of the pool which now runs only for an hour a day. That's very little especially for a pool under the tropical sun. We left the Island with "a gout de trop peu". You need to stay at least 3 nights if you want to really appreciate this unique lodging facility. That's what we will do next time we visit Isleta del Roble.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

We stayed at this little lodge for 2 nights and it was a very nice experience. It is not a luxurious hostal but it's confortable. It's on a small island in the middle of the Isletas. The island is tiny and you feel that you are on a special place. The meals are made by a couple who work there and it's very good. There is no air cond. and it's warm (a bit hot) but you can swim in the pool or in the lake. We did the best pictures of our entire trip there.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

We stayed three nights on the Isleta at the end of our time in Nicaragua and it was the most peaceful, serene and amazing time I have ever experienced. The island is tiny - it takes about one minute to walk the perimeter - but beautiful. There are fruit trees and flowers everywhere. At sunset the nearby trees fill with birds and the unobstructed view of the volcano across the lake is unbeatable.

The experience overall is a little bit rustic. There isn't much for entertainment out there but an old boom box, a deck of cards and a couple of old plastic kayaks. The bed isn't terribly comfortable and the mosquito net didn't work, there are no fans or air conditioning so it gets quite warm. But none of that mattered to us!

Our boat driver took us on a wonderful tour around the islands, we didn't see another tourist the whole time we were out there and the birds and wildlife we saw while kayaking around the area were all highlights. The food was great and simple - fresh fish caught in the lake and fried plantains. The fridge stocked daily with cold Tonas!

This is an amazing experience for seclusion and relaxation.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

The stay was exactly what we were expecting with one exception - the rooms could use fans as it can get hot when the lake breeze dies down. The rooms were clean. There is no A/C or TV (A/C is not needed - the same could b argued about TV as well).

This is a beautiful house / retreat that was converted from a private residence into a hotel. The staff is exceptional - Francisco the boat driver and Maritza the cook are both very nice to interact with. The food had a very local flair and was good.

Since they only allow one set of guests at the hotel, it is a little more expensive, but the exclusivity of having your own private island, chef and boat driver sure makes this a memorable experience.

The patio overlooks the private (shallow) pool, and overlooks Mombacho Volcano which is beautiful.

Boris - is the Granada "contact" with whom you will coordinate everything. He is a French ex pat and is very nice.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Isletas de Granada, Granada ., Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #21 of 35 hotels in Granada
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