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La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Esquina sureste del Parque Central, Granada, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #13 of 35 hotels in Granada
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Beautiful, upscale restaurant in Granada.

Came for dinner with my family (who are locals) while visiting Nicaragua.

Ordered the pork and it was delicious! Hubs had a fish entree that was just okay. Definitely recommend the pork. I cleaned my plate and I wasn't even that hungry!

Sangria was delicious but not very sweet.

Service was okay. When we were there it was a slow night, only three other tables which had already ordered. My aunt asked for the sauce on the side and when they brought the dish the sauce was on the meat. They offered to fix the mistake and brought her back the dish again with the sauce on it. That was a bit frustrating considering the fact that the restaurant was not busy.

Over the food and atmosphere is good so we will be back again on our next trip.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Olivera J,
Thank you so much for your kind review despite the glitches in our service during your visit to our restaurant. I will immediately share your experience with our head waiter so he can take steps to hopefully keep these kind of incidents from recurring. It is only through candid feedback, like yours, that we can hope to improve our service. Thank you for taking the time. And best wishes to your and your loved ones in the new year! Happy Travels!
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

What an amazing experience. My wife, 2yo son and I stayed one night and wished we planed more time in Granada. The staff all spoke english well and was nothing but helpful with all our needs. Had a late dinner in the restaurant, the food was amazing and so inexpensive... Will be back next year for a much longer trip.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear pauhazel, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us and for your very kind remarks. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your time with us. We wish you and your family a wonderful new year, filled with prosperity and new adventures! Happy travels!
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I am a business traveler from Spain and stayed only one night - a weekend escape from Managua - but it was unforgetable. Great property, great staff & attention and the setting in the surreal city of Granada is unbeatable. And don´t miss the jewelry made by the owner and for sale at the hotel: the best buy in Nicaragua.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Dear Jorge E,
Wow! What a wonderful review! It put a smile on my face. Thank you! I will be sure to share your experience with our staff. They pride themselves in giving the best in Nicaraguan hospitality and will be very proud to know you had such a great experience with us. Thanks again and happy travels!
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Falls Church, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The service and atmosphere at La Gran Francia. I would highly recommend this hotel and its great restaurant. Wonderful central location and yet still quiet. Normally conference food can be dull and unpredictable but every lunch was delicous and included three courses.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Dear Nancy G,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us. The work team in charge of events will be particularly pleased to hear what you had to share. We will relay your review to them right away. Thanks again and happy travels!
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I were here on business and pleasure. This is a Great place to stay in Granada - very nice rooms with hig ceilings and beautiful wood furniture, wonderful balconies, exceptional staff. The rooms include good breakfasts in a beautiful outdoor setting. The location is very convenient to central park. We would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear susyrod,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and hope to have the pleasure of your visit again soon. Best regards from the La Gran Francia team!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

La Gran Francia is a beautiful hotel in the center of all the action in Granada. We had a very pleasant stay here. The rooms were nicely air-conditioned (key to maintaining sanity in Nicaragua) and it was close to the lake as well as the center of town and a multitude of night-life. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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LigiaMV, Manager at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear cgrimm21,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience at La Gran Francia. We're very happy to know we helped make of your time in Granada a 'cool' and 'sane' experience. haha Happy Travels!
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I stayed for six nights at La Gran Francia for a conference and enjoyed every minute of the experience even if it was for work!

Best staff in the world: I worked with the hotel staff each and every day from sun up to sun down. They were ALWAYS pleasant with a smile on their faces, getting to know me personally and asking me what I needed, if anything, when they noticed by my facial expression or body language that something was needed. They truly are the BEST team I've ever worked with so if you go, please tip them generously. They are humble and hard working and deserve it!

Convenient location: It is right on the central park and therefore close to everything to enjoy night or day. Only a few blocks away from the best restaurants and nightlife available in Nicaragua.

It is clean: Staff clean top to bottom all day long. You could probably eat off the floor and not get sick.

It is beautiful: High ceilings, giant wooden doors and antique sculptures and paintings reveal it is an historical treasure of colonial Central America.

You will NOT regret staying here!

Room Tip: Rooms towards the courtyard may be quieter. I was on street side but only one night (Sunday surprisi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Sobeeros,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your experience during your stay with us. Your review made me very proud of our team! I will relay your wonderful words of appreciation with our manager and staff as soon as possible. They will be very happy to know that their work is indeed appreciated. Thanks again and happy travels!
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Address: Esquina sureste del Parque Central, Granada, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Granada
#11 Family Hotel in Granada
#11 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a delicately restored historical landmark building, La Gran Francia offers its guests 21 comfortable and clean rooms with all modern amenities; 24-hour security and front-desk service; pool; free wifi; full restaurant and bar; banquet hall and event facilities; and is conveniently located right off Granada’s mail square. La Gran Francia has been recommended by Conde Nast Traveller and Samantha Brown from The Discovery Channel, among others. ... more   less 
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