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“Super hotel in beautiful colonian mansion” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Plaza Colon
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   In front of Central Park, Granada 11111, Nicaragua   |  
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Bradfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Super hotel in beautiful colonian mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Plaza Colon is the perfect place to stay in Granada. Right on the main square facing the cathedral. Lovely big rooms, smiling and attentive staff. Great breakfasts by the poolside. A nice coffee shop and pre-dinner drinks on the balcony overlooking all of the action in the main square.

  • Stayed December 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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Our favorite hotel on the Nicaraguan mainland! Why?

Location: The attached coffee shop porch is across the street from the horse carriage line-up and the bustling “town square” and provides lots to watch day or night. Plus, the hotel is walking distance to Grenada’s main attractions -- both colonial and contemporary.

Staff: All are astonishingly friendly and helpful, most speak some English, and everybody up front speaks excellent English.

Rooms: They are spotless, have high ceilings, atmospheric design, and an ambience of colonial “grand”. Beds are comfortable. There are no coffee pots in the rooms at check-in, but that wonderful staff will bring one if you ask.

Pool: It anchors the courtyard and is surrounded by lush landscaping and tall palms. There are plenty of chairs and towels. However, it is of medium size and many guests during our January visit found it cold.

Breakfast: It is a lush buffet complete with omelet chef and excellent table service.

All rooms, but no outdoor areas, are non-smoking.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sacramento, CA
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32 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This hotel is spectacular and there isn't much I can add above the 470+ reviews that have come before me. Yes, the hotel is beautiful, the rooms are large, and the location can't be beat. However, above and beyond the hotel itself was the staff. Every single one was friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The concierge was the best and her arrangement for day tours with Flavio of Servico de Viajes Expreso was the best. The bar downstairs made wonderful drinks...of which we had many and the breakfast was excellent.

Room Tip: I highly recommend spending the extra US$20 and getting a room with a balcony. Some claim the noise...
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My husband and I, along with our thirteen year old nephew, stayed at the Hotel Plaza Colon for three nights from 1/23-1/26. We stayed in the suite, which I don't think has had much written about it. This was our first trip with our nephew, so the suite was perfect for us. It consists of three rooms and two bathrooms: two very similar bedrooms, both with a queen sized bed and each with its own bathroom, as well as a large living room with wet bar and refrigerator. There is also a large balcony overlooking the town plaza. The suite was spacious and extremely comfortable.

The employees of this hotel are wonderful: helpful, friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Our nephew had a stomach bug for 24 hours and they could not have been more helpful and kind to us. They are also great about arranging tours, making restaurant recommendations, etc. One comment: we were very disappointed in the one restaurant we tried that was NOT on the list recommended by our hotel, and we feel we learned the hard way to stick to their recommendations, all of which were perfect.

Breakfast was amazing: made to order eggs plus a beautiful variety of hot dishes: oatmeal, bacon, sausage, potatoes, gallo pinto, tamales, guava french toast, etc. etc. Fresh fruit, juices, breads - it was really really nice.

There is a bar and a cafe on the main level. We visited both and enjoyed both. The pool and courtyard are beautiful and we swam every day.

We have stayed at other hotels in Grenada in the past and we found the Plaza Colon to have the best location and the nicest breakfast.

Comments about noise were surprising to me because the pool and courtyard side seemed very quiet and I did not find the plaza side to be loud at all - and I am a light sleeper. Honestly, no one should travel without earplugs or a white noise machine (we take both everywhere) but we didn't need them here.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Montgomery, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Went there on our anniversary trip. Loved everything about it. Room was very nice. Loved the balcony overlooking Parque Central. All of the staff was very professional and helpful. Virginia and Carlos in particular made our trip so very easy. Breakfast was always very good good. Would be our first choice of hotels when we go back.

Room Tip: The rooms with the balcony overlooking Parque Central are very nice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My wife and I were with a group so I can't comment on the price. I can comment on the service which was very good. The reception staff spoke English and the breakfast staff spoke enough English so that guests could communicate effectively. The hotel is situated directly across from the central plaza and you can walk to anything. The rooms surround a nice outdoor courtyard with a large swimming pool in the middle. The rooms were comfortable and specious and included an outdoor area, some better than others depending on the location. The buffet breakfast, which included omelettes prepared by a chef, was good and eating breakfast around the pool in late January was especially nice.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor facing the park have great balconies.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Only opened in 2006, this grand hotel has an ideal location on the bustling square opposite the cathedral. Granada is a lovely colonial city which is far livelier and spruced up than its "rival" Leon. It feels like a parador with its 27 rooms round a central pool, where an excellent breakfast is served. The staff were first-class and spoke English, rooms large and well appointed, the beds vast and pillows divine. This was far and away the best hotel that we found in Central America. It does not have a restaurant but opposite down La Calzada is a street of open-air restaurants, cheap buzzy and delightful. Almost the best feature was the original Christmas tree of empty bottles on a tree-shaped frame illuminated from within, hilarious. Almost deserves 5 stars

Room Tip: balcony to view local life
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: In front of Central Park, Granada 11111, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Granada
#2 Romantic Hotel in Granada
#4 Business Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Plaza Colon 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in front of the main plaza, Hotel Plaza Colon has become a landmark of the colonial city of Granada. Our top notch colonial style facilities and our 100% Nicaraguan staff will make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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