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.
- 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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