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“Nearly excellent” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Spa Granada
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Atravesada | across from Bancentro, Granada 505, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Granada
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“Nearly excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

This is a very modern, clean and beautiful hotel in a huge old colonial building. Good location, just a couple of blocks off the main square. Very helpful and friendly staff, most bilingual and they even ordered flowers and help prepare a birthday breakfast for my girlfriend.

The courtyards and open areas within the hotel are stunning, it has a few little gardens and marbled floors. It's a top end price although you get all you can eat and a very good buffet breakfast, all day pool access in a very nice pool area and 1 spa treatment included in the price.

However due to the high end price in a country as poor as Nicaragua it's only fair to highlight a couple of important points that management really need to address.

They rent the pool out to the general public at $5 a day. Obviously this is economically beneficially to the hotel but unfortunately has drawbacks for the guests as you have an influx of mainly American teens descending on the pool all day. And in the 2 days I was there I wanted to commit murder. It basically turned in to an 18-30's party with beer cans in the pool, cigar smoking in the pool and a lot of attention seeking loud behaviour with inappropriate conversation including frequent swearing. They also have 3 resident ducks, brilliant and unique but some of the less intelligent pool guests spent the day splashing, chasing and generally terrorising the poor things.

I'm sorry but if I'm paying $80 a night and don't forgets that's a fortune in Nicaragua I don't want to be surrounded by that. The other aspect I was concerned with was the resident baby monkey they have at the hotel, there is a sign stating it is being rehabilitated but they possess neither the know how or the skills to justify this. It needs to be under specialist care in a refuge with other primates not in a hotel as a pet. I suspect it will remain at the hotel as a draw card which is a shame.

J

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pleasantville, New York
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18 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed here two years ago on our last trip to Nicaragua and liked it enough that on our trip this year we decided to stay here again. We were in the Cocoa room, one of the superior rooms. It was very nice on the second floor in the middle court yard.

The pool is very nice after a hot day touring the city and my husband and I each had great massages at the spa. Breakfast is good - only don't really plan on it starting at 7:00 - you're on Nica time. The staff is helpful and friendly. We booked our transfer from the Managua airport through the hotel - well worth doing. This is a good starting off place to stay if you are planning on touring the country or just want to tour around Granada.

Room Tip: Book a superior room, it's worth the extra $10.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Astoria, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Hotel Spa Granada was our first stop in Nicaragua. The hotel staff were great with helping coordinate a ride from the airport in Managua to the hotel. We felt very safe and taken care of during our first trip to Nicaragua. The hotel itself is gorgeous and the staff are so kind and helpful. The breakfast that is provided is AMAZING, as is the coffee!! It was so cool to have a chocolate museum attached to the hotel!
We wanted to go on a kayak tour of lake Nicaragua and they set it up for us and they made us feel safe and cared for. The pool is amazing! The staff at the bar and the pool are very helpful and caring. We never felt like we were missing a thing. The rooms are huge and comfortable and cleaned each day. I had a facial at the spa and it was just so perfect and relaxing. I highly recommend this hotel/spa for any newcomer to Granada. We felt cared for and safe in a new country. Thank you especially to David for really taking care of us and making sure our stay was happy! I cannot stress how happy we were with this hotel/spa! It was a great experience and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Spent 2 days at this prorerty which were amazing.I had 2 spa treatments at a great valvue.The Pool was very nice and not crowded.Lunch was nice and freshly made.You had a bit of a wait but well worth it.The breakfast could have been better but that was the only down fall.Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: The longer your stay the lower the price.Would definitely stay there again.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I feel like that pretty much sums it up! We had a beautiful room, enjoyed the pool and roof deck, LOVED breakfast, but came home late on New Year's Eve to animal droppings and what seemed like was probably a bat (or a couple of bats) nesting in the rafters. Pros and Cons, right? Expensive, but no more than Hotel Granada, etc.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We did not stay at this hotel but booked spa treatments and spent an afternoon there. We had a facial and a massage each, which weren't the most luxurious i've ever experienced but good value. It was a nice place to sit and relax, if a little crowded. The pool and the outside areas are really pretty. The drinks were over priced but the service was good. I did not see any of the bedrooms but the colonial building is spectacular (not sure about the iffy modern furniture) and the chocolate museum cafe breakfast is worth a try.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Ater 5 nights at the Barcelo Montelimar we stayed at the spa granada for 2 nights cellibrating new years and what an experience ! It really made the trip to Nicaragua worth while. The staff at the reception were all very helpful and competent all of this with a smile , the pool with its beautiful gardens and bar , which had a very good quality of food and drinks....not forgeting the 3 charming ducks....and the breakfastes, just awesome with the homemade chocolate !
This hotel has alot of history, once having being a private home and then a medical research center, until just 2 years ago, transformed into this great hotel.......are only regret is not having spent the whole week at this hotel !
If you want the best guide ever for a day tour of Granada and its surrondings, have the reception call for you, Servicio de Viajes Expreso with Carlos as your driver !

sincerely, Sylvain and Catherine

Room Tip: we were in a superior room with a huge balcony overviewing the garden :)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: Calle Atravesada | across from Bancentro, Granada 505, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Spa Granada 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Spa Granada is located in the center of Granada, and is housed in the largest intact surviving colonial mansion of Granada. It comprises five courtyard gardens, each with its own distinctive flavor. Decorated with edgy modern furnishings, Hotel Spa Granada has the feeling of a hip modern hotel in an authentic colonial setting, creating a unique blending of the modern and the traditional. Always benefiting from breezes from Lake Cocibolca, the large shared balconies provide an ideal vantage point from which to watch the glorious Nicaraguan sunsets. You’ll enjoy refreshing yourself in the hotel’s 60 foot swimming pool in a flowery patio with bar and snacks, and relaxing with the daily spa treatment included with all room rentals. ... more   less 
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