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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
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La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Esquina sureste del Parque Central, Granada, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #13 of 35 Hotels in Granada
Bakersfield, California
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed here on a recent visit to Granada. What a great place. It is at least a 4 star place. When you first walk in you feel like you have been taken back in time to the 19th century. It almost feels like you are visiting a museum. Antique furniture decorate the place and once you are in your room you get a very well equipped room with all the amenities including a refrigerator, a beautiful bed, wi-fi. Some rooms have a balcony view on the second floor (ask for it), there is a small swimming pool. It is quiet and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast is typically included and you can choose from a limited menu. However, the food is very good and the staff at the restaurant is very helpful. Although not in the menu, the chef made a special request due to our dietary restrictions. We highly recommend this place. It is one of the best hotels in Granada. We used to stay at the Alhambra, but it seems that the Alhambra is now run down and La Gran Francia is the place to stay in Granada.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, September 6, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of our hotel and your experience with us. Users are bound to find it very helpful. We hope to welcome you back to La Gran Francia soon. 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is an exceptionally nice hotel for a very reasonable price. The location couldn't be better and the restaurant area is also a gem. Stayed as part of a large group and the check in and check out process was organized and efficient. Staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it. it is comparable to a four star facility in the US with a lot more charm.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, September 6, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend our hotel to others. Happy travels!
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was my first time in Nicaragua. My mother and I stayed here at La Gran Francia for two weeks. I was really impressed with the hotel architecturally and the staff was very hospitable. We were easily able to reserve multiple tours from Granada to: Montelimar, the Isle of Ometepe (my favorite), San Juan Del Sur, and to the famous Mombacho Volcano. A special thanks to Grisele Camille (general manager), Katia & Francisco (reception), Claudia & Grepseell (grayline tour agents), Juan (waiter), Freddy (maintenance), Roberto (gardener) Armando & Bjarni (security).

A beautiful, affordable, historical, and relaxing. If you are hungry the restaurant is right next door. There is a nice lounging area upstairs to read or have a cappuccino; and of course a bar downstairs. Come enjoy the pleasures of Granada at La Gran Francia....

~ Maria Esperanza

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Three colleagues and I stayed for three nights at La Gran Francia when we were on business. The hotel made it feel like a vacation. Rooms and bathrooms are impeccably clean; water is hot; air conditioning is cold; Internet fast and free. The staff was unfailingly helpful in arranging transportation from the airport and to other towns. There's a gorgeous garden where we ate an excellent breakfast every morning. The hotel is right on the central park, next to the Cathedral: a perfect location. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay with us. We are very happy to hear that our staff and facilities met (and perhaps exceeded) your expectations. We hope you will visit us again soon. Happy travels!
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Managua, Nicaragua
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night only and that was enough for is to say that this place is GREAT! Lovely rooms, good service, in the middle of Granada which is a beautiful city. The prices are justified by their quality. I highly recommend it. You need a place to stay, this is YOUR PLACE TO STAY.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our facilities to such an extent, and that you feel we offer a product of some value. Please visit us again soon.

Happy travels!
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Stockholm
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a great stay at this colonial style boutique hotel! The staff is very friendly and helpful, allthough sometimes we as guests had to participate quite a lot in coming up with how some problems should be solved :) At this price, we were really surprised of the great location location (just by parque central), high service level and beauty of the hotel. Try to get a room with a balcony if possible.

Stayed July 2014
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We're very glad you enjoyed your visit to Granada and your stay with us. Proactivity is one of the principles we try to instill in our employees. They should anticipate our guests' needs. We will keep working very hard on this matter. Thanks again for your candid remarks and happy travels!
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Columbus, Ohio
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited Granada in December with my boyfriend and his parents for two nights. His dad (who is Nicaraguan) highly recommended this hotel but unfortunately it was only available one of the two nights.. so we stayed that one night! The hotel is beautiful and has rooms on two floors surrounding the middle of the hotel which is open aired and houses a pool. The room was very clean, and wonderful air conditioning, and was a large size! There's so much to explore in Granada so we didn't spend too much time in the room, but I really enjoyed the small amount of time we were there. Breakfast was served at their restaurant across the street, and you could sit and eat in the beautiful garden. It was included and a very good breakfast. It is in a great location and a short walk to the main square.
Wifi in the room was pretty weak, but when you walked out to the lobby it was fine.
I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, July 18, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We're sure your detailed review will be useful to many users.

We're aware of the slow internet service in the rooms and are currently working with our service provider on the problem. Thank you for bringing it to our attention though.

We're very glad to hear you enjoyed what little time you stayed with us and hope to welcome you for a longer stay in the future.

Happy travels!
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Address: Esquina sureste del Parque Central, Granada, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Granada
#10 Romantic Hotel in Granada
#12 Family Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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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