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“This hotel has pretty much all you need” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel El Maltese
Granada, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Granada
Hamburg, Germany
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“This hotel has pretty much all you need”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Our group of 22 students and 3 teachers stayed here for three nights. All roosm are air-conditioned, hurray !!!! Don Rodrigo ("el Maltese" himelf, from Italy) and his staff are very friendly and helpful, especially the manager María. There were absolutely no problems wioth security during our stay. The hotel is clean with room cleaning and fresh towels daily. Showers with cold water only. Good beds.
The location directly on the shore of lake NIcaragua supposedly means there's plenty of night life nearby: discos, bars and general bustle on the streets most of the year. We were here in January and there was nothing going on at the waterfront. We were told that was because the university students were on vacation, So then, it's a 15 minute walk (which is not advisable to do alone at night!) or a 3-minute taxi ride for about one dollar person to the bars and restaurants in La Calzada in the center of town
The restaurant at El Maltese features pizza, but they can also fix other simple dishes.
We were very satisfied with "El Maltese" and will definitely come back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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English first
Managua, Nicaragua
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

I stayed at Hotel El Maltese with 3 friends for the festivities in August, even though the hotel was full, the attention was very personalized and Maria, who is the hotel manager, was such a nice lady who made us feel welcome at any time, always pending and open to respond our questions and she was really helpfull to organize our excursion to Ometepe Island and the touristic sites in Granada.

Rooms are very comfortable and clean, we stayed at the apartment. In the morning we could enjoy a beautiful sunrise ... breakfast was delicious with fresh fruits and natural juice, we tasted the pasta in the lunch after our tour in las isletas which incidentally was very very delicious ..!

Definitely, we will return to this charming hotel, very good service, fair price and good location ....excellent to enjoy beach walking...

Room Tip: At the apartment!!! It has the best view to the lake.. :D
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nosara, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

We booked the hotel based on reviews and pictures. When we arrived the staff was extremely helpful and very nice. However, we were assigned rooms 10 & 11 on the lower level. These rooms were full of mosquitoes and smelled very musty. The desk person sprayed the rooms for mosquitoes and then we had the smell of chemicals. Ultimately we paid for the room (and did not stay) and decided to move to a hotel that was closer to the downtown and without these issues.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

Very peaceful location and near to the terminal for ferry to Ometepe. Only 5-10 min. walk to city centre. Hotel staff was extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful! We took the ferry from Granada to Ometepe and Maria Luisa (the hotel manager) booked our hotel for us. Good information on Granada is also available. I loved the views to the lake and reading my book in the comfy hammock, after returning from our day trips. In summary we had a great time in Granada and very much enjoyed our 6 day stay in Hotel Maltese.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

We found this place off the planet travel guide. Their service was great and the people were very friendly. The hostess did a great job at giving us precise directions so that we never got lost while we were in Granada. There was a power shortage in the city while we were there. Our hotel was prepared and had an extra water tank where the hostess had brought us water in a bucket to take a shower. They let us use their computer and were very accommodating with our surfboards and vehicle. The place did have lots of knats all over the bottom floor, but I hardly noticed them since I never used the bathroom downstairs or the outside tables.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

I have stayed in this hotel several times dating back 6 years. I have not been to the hotel in the past three years but I will have to admit that the owner and staff have remained unchanged. They continue to treat each guest as if he or she were the only person there. They are very attentative to individual needs and schedules. I had an early departure time on my final day and awoke before staff arrived to prepare breakfast. I was pleasantly suprised to be treated to a hot cup of tea until staff arrived served by the owner no less. I have looked at many hotels in Granada and none have a view like the Hotel El Maltese of Lake Granada, its located just outside of downtown which makes it very peaceful but easily accessable. The hotel has an Italian menu as well as a typical Nicaraguan menu, and any choice is excellent. Please, if you find yourself anywhere near Granada, Nicaragua do yourself a favor and stop in and visit Mr. Amaducci and the Hotel El Maltese, you will not be sorry you did.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Words cannot describe how incredible my stay was at Hotel El Maltese. It was the highlight of my trip. I wish I had know about this gem before I arrived in Nicaragua...I would have planned to stay longer!

First of all the staff was AMAZING. They were kind, welcoming, and made me feel like I was part of the family. As a solo traveler...that was crucial!

Second, the food was phenomenal! Homemade pasta, amazing breakfast, fresh juice....made to order anything you could want.

Third, the rooms were gorgeous. There is a lovely lovely deck area on the second floor that is a dream. I slept, relaxed and enjoyed every minute of my time on one of the hammocks on the deck. Plus the view. Let's talk about the view! This hotel overlooks the water and the view is spectacular. You have a walking path right across the street from the hotel and it is tucked away from the major hustle and bustle of Granada.

This hotel is truly a great find. I loved every minute of my stay and the PRICE was perfect. I would recommend this hotel to everyone! It is a must if you are visiting Granada.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Granada, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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