Our holiday in Nicaragua started a day late, arriving in the middle of the night with no luggage and just totally exhausted from travelling from Northern Europe and all the mess with our flights. But when we stepped into Casa Cubana's airy foyer and were warmly welcomed by the hostess Esther, we knew we could start enjoying our holiday straight away.
Casa Cubana's rooms are huge and sleeping the jetlag away in a four poster bed was one of the best nights I have had. The colonial-style indoor garden is just beautiful, so the next day we mainly just lolled around in the hammocks and watched the hibiscus grow. And in the evening we sat propped up by pillows in our huge bed and ate order-in pizza - what a non-Nicaraguan thing to do yet one of my most memorable dinners in Nicaragua!
The breakfast included was superb with fresh fruits and granola and a different warm egg dish each day.
We got excellent tips for what to do around Granada, Esther is so well connected that be it yoga and relaxing or adventurous hiking you're after, she knows the people to go to. Casa Cubana is located well away form the bustle of downtown but still within a walking distance. A local bus to Managua and Masaya runs straight by Casa Cubana, so it was easy to continue our travels to other parts of Nicaragua.
I've travelled the world, but scarce have been the accomodations where I have actually wanted to spend time in. -Usually it's just for sleeping the night and being busy elsewhere in town during the day. Casa Cubana was such a haven that we ended up booking some more nights so we could also end our Nicaragua -trip in style.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Cubana is a charming and elegantly restored Spanish Colonial boutique hotel in the heart of Granada, Nicaragua. We offer 4 Unique Suites priced from US $70 per night. Each suite is luxurious with a Queen bed and orthopedic mattress, large private bath, with vanity and hot water. Nutmeg Suite has a Loft bedroom and a single handcrafted daybed on the first floor for families or traveling friends. In addition to the unique suites, we also offer a wide variety of bar drinks and juices for you to enjoy. Prices include a gourmet breakfast in our open air dining area by the pool! Come join us! Wish you were here! ... more less