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“Back for Another Visit-- Still Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Colonial
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Del Parque Central 25 Metros Al Oeste, Calle la Libertad, Granada, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #7 of 35 Hotels in Granada
Los Angeles California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Back for Another Visit-- Still Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two weeks in early June. We are back again eight days. This is the seven. We were very pleased with the hotel last time, and it is just as good. We have stayed at the top hotels in town and this is our favorite. The price is also very reasonable.

Hotel Colonial is 50 feet from the main square. You can walk to almost everything.The rooms are spacious and quiet. The bed is comfortable, air-conditioning works fine, breakfast is excellent and the staff is great. There is also a bar and small swimming pool. The price is very reasonable and they have low season specials on their website. Both times, we have been here in the rainy season which is just fine for us. It rains for an hour or so and then is clear and cooler.

We give Granada and Hotel Colonial our highest recommendation. My wife and I are very experienced travelers all over the world. Granada is one of our favorite places. It is just touristy enough. This means that there are enough tourists so that there are good restaurants and hotels, but not so many that they overwhelm the local flavor.

A friend joined us for two nights and loved Granada and the hotel. When you get to town, take the horse carriage ride to get an orientation, and then take a one-hour tour of the small islands near town in Lake Nicaragua. With this orientation there are plenty of other things to do. We like to hire guides because they tell us the stories behind the sites which is very useful. They are not expensive here.

I have business in Nicaragua and have a driver take me to Managua everyday which is about one hour away. My wife stays in Granada. She is taking Spanish lessons and has explored most of the city. Managua is not very interesting, but Granada is great.

  • Stayed October 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear Carl

Thank you very much for your kind comments concerning our hotel and beautiful Granada. It was and will be always a pleasure welcoming you and your lovely wife at Hotel Colonial.

In the meantime receive our kind regards. Best wishes for all your private and business matters.

Remo, Jacqueline and the Hotel Colonial Crew
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This place is exactly in the center of the town, you cant really beat it. Location wise perfect because everything is literally steps away. The town center, banks, shops, restaurants, i mean everything within a block!! The rooms were nice has a little balcony to smoke and people watch if you can withstand the heat. Rooms are clean and safe that should be your number 1 priority. Staff/Owner/Mgmnt they are on top of their game. They met all of our american standards by far. My friend left his brand new Galaxy S4 and credit card in the room as we were checking out, and the maid actually brought it down to us as we were waiting for a taxi for our next excursion. Honesty you cant beat that. All the receptionist also spoke english which was a plus. The water also has a sulfur like smell maybe well water...not really sure but that shouldnt be a deal breaker guys. Ok so sorry guys but I do have only 1 complaint and that is why I cant give you guys the perfect ten... You guys dont have a fridgerator...sorry. Other than that like I said I would recommend this place to the queen!! FYI we got 2 queen beds in one room for about $100 usd.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear (sorry I don't know your name)

Thank you so much for your kind comments on TripAdvisor. Knowing that our guests are happy while their stay at Hotel Colonial, gives us the energy trying to make everything as pleasant as possible for you. It was a big pleasure having you and your friends at Hotel Colonial.

Refrigerators: you can send the queen at any times :-)
To avoid wasting lots of energy, we decided taking all the refrigerators out of the rooms because people rarely used them. The solution: If guests wish to have a refrigerator in their room, two minutes later they get one. We kept some for providing this service if requested. So if you come back next time, just let us know. We are happy to put one in your room.

We hope you will come back to beautiful Granada and would look forward welcoming you again at Hotel Colonial.

With our kindest regards

Remo, Jacqueline and the Hotel Colonial Crew
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you travels take you to Granada, you must stay at the Hotel Colonial. It is an outstanding hotel in many different ways. The hotel is very attractive and the rooms quite spacious. The service is exceptional -- from the front desk to the restaurant to the bar to the manager himself. Everyone took the time to make our stay pleasant -- suggesting places to go, wonderful tour guides, fine restaurants. They really go the extra mile!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Kathy

Thank you so much for your ver kind comment. We do really appreciate! It was very nice hosting you and your group at Hotel Colonial. With so nice guests as you are, it was just a big pleasure for all of us trying our best to make your stay a nice one.

Hope to see you one day again. Be always welcome

Best wishes and regards

Jacqueline, Remo and the whole Hotel Colonial Crew
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This place was amazing. Our room had a little balcony with a view of the plaza where we could see the action of the city. The room was very luxurious, clean, and quiet. This place had 2 pools that were beautifully landscaped. Its has a location that can't be beat. It is very close to the best restaurants of the city. I hope to return one day.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Pedro

Thank you so much for your kind comments on TripAdvisor.

We hope you will come back soon to beautiful Granada and look forward welcoming you again at Hotel Colonial.

With our kindest regards down south to Costa Rica

Remo and Crew
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Managua, Nicaragua
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Dedication to details. Excellent comfort and service. an environment and feeling totally of colonial Nicaragua. An experience that relaxes and disconnects. Perfect for balance between rest and party at night. Silence and privacy are characteristics of their rooms

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear Roger

Thank you for commenting on us on Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward seeing you again in beautiful Granada/Nicaragua and hope to welcome you, your family and your friends at Hotel Colonial.

Kind regards

Remo
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This hotel is a gem -- genteel, sophisticated, nicely appointed. The staff were the right combination of being friendly and helpful on one hand, while also being professional and respectful on the other. The physical setting is tasteful, with lovely architectural and gardening accents. The two pools are charming and the breakfasts are excellent. It is perfectly located, with easy access to all of the city sights. We stayed for three nights and would highly recommend this hotel to travelers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi

Thank you so much for your kind comments on TripAdvisor. Knowing that our guests are happy while their stay at Hotel Colonial, gives us the energy trying to make everything as pleasant as possible for you.

We hope you will come back to beautiful Granada and would look forward welcoming you again at Hotel Colonial.

With our kindest regards to the other side of the world (please say as well Hello to Frodo, Gandalf and Co.)

Remo and Crew
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Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fabulous location right in the heart of Granada. I thought this may pose a problem with noise. When you leave the hotel you walk through their grand archway doors and you are hit with the hustle and bustle of beautiful Granada! You are within walking distance of everything and you can enjoy roaming the streets,restaurants, shops street venders and art! Take in the color and grandeur of the Colonial city or the hotel can set you up on one of the many tours in the area. Then go back to Hotel Colonial Granada to a cool, quiet calm oasis! 2 beautiful pools with swim up bars, seating in little areas all over the hotel where you can steal away with a book or quiet conversation with friends. Breakfast was great, fresh and in an open air restaurant. A/C and hot water showers in a large bathroom. They have room types to work for any type of situation from couples, groups or families. Now the staff. They made this so special from the hotel managers to front desk, bartenders, wait and service staff. Always we were greeted with warm smiles and everything we asked for was to us in minutes. They set up our transfers back to Managua with nice comfortable drivers. To wrap it up! Go to Granada it is amazing and while there stay at Hotel Colonial Granada!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Family down south in Costa Rica

It was a big pleasure hosting you all at Hotel Colonial. Thank you so much for commenting us on Tripadvisor. Getting such a nice review is a big part of our motivation continuing trying to make the stay of our guests a very nice one.

We look forward seeing you one day again in beautiful Granada and would love to welcome you at Hotel Colonial.

With our kindest regards
Remo, Jacqueline and all the staff of Hotel Colonial
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Address: Del Parque Central 25 Metros Al Oeste, Calle la Libertad, Granada, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Granada
#5 Family Hotel in Granada
#8 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colonial 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Colonial is your tranquil oasis in the very heart of Granada. . It is the perfect base for you to explore the rest of this wonderful country. On the shores of Lake Nicaragua, Granada is the oldest Colonial City in the new world. Hotel Colonial was built in 1999; it was created having in mind the colonial style of the older houses in Granada. We have 37 rooms. Ten of them are Suites and two are Apartments. All rooms have king size bed or two queen size beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, private bathroom, cable TV, direct phone. Our front employees are all bilingual trained. Our restaurant prepares you a complete la carte breakfast with many options to choose from. We guarantee our team will always work hard so that you spend a wonderful time at Hotel Colonial. Welcome, Bienvenido, Bienvenue, Herzlich Willkommen ... more   less 
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