My girlfriend and I took a 2 week trip through Nicaragua and Costa Rica and during that time, Hotel La Bocona easily ranked first out of all the hotels, B&Bs, and hostels. The interior of the hotel features nothing short of a museum (the owner actually curated "el museo", which is right around the corner). With beautiful paintings hung all over the walls, pre-colombian ceramics lining the hallways, and a gorgeous architectural layout, we felt like a king and queen during our stay. Every morning we awoke to a delicious, healthy, complimentary breakfast, which also may have been some of the best food we ate during our vacation. The hotel is situated right in downtown Granada, near many bars, tasty restaurants (we ate at El Tercer Ojo and I'd highly recommend it!), and anything else you might need.
The friendly staff quickly won over our hearts and the hotel manager, Miguel, even went so far as to pick us up from the airport and, at the end of our stay, drive us all the way to San Juan del Sur. On our way to SJDS, Miguel showed us some scenic views of Volcán Concepción, Volcán Maderas, and Isla de Ometepe after stopping at local fruit stands, where we enjoyed CHEAP mangos, pineapples, and the largest avocado we have ever seen. He also arranged a spectacular tour through Las Isletas for us, where we were picked up in horse and buggy and given a tour through the 365 islets in Lake Nicaragua.
Overall, we had, as the title says, an amazing stay. The rooms were spacious, the bed comfortable, the staff incredibly friendly, and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you to everyone at Hotel La Bocona and we hope to see you again in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel La Bocona is a six guestroom restored colonial mansion with a large swimming pool and an on-site professional spa to be enjoyed by travelers from all corners of the world who come to Granada looking for an authentic portal to exciting times in Latin American history. An architectural showpiece, the Hotel boasts all colonial period features including cathedral ceilings throughout, solid wood ornate doors, pillars, chandeliers, embellished wood sun-catchers above the doors and, of course, Spanish courtyards of tailored gardens inside. Included in our rates is a full breakfast, afternoon snack, local gym membership, wifi and private parking. We promote responsible tourism by donating half of all revenue to Carita Feliz, a local charitable organization that offers personal, professional, health programs to young people and serves more than one hundred thousand meals annually to children and other community members of little means. ... more less
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