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“Most friendly service” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel San Jose
Across from Iglesia San Jose, Matagalpa, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Matagalpa
Geldermalsen, The Netherlands
1 review
“Most friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Clean rooms, friendly people, great hospitality and an owner that is very very proud of his hotel. No breakfeast, as there is no restaurant, but when the owner found we had to leave early coffee and cookies were ready.
And in the evening somehow free Flor-de-Cana appeared.

All in all a great place to stay on a spot on location close to the city centre

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Renton, Washington, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

A friend recommended Hotel San Jose, located just two blocks from Parque Dario, for my recent stay in Matagalpa. I could not have been happier with the experience. From the desk and cleaning staff, to the cleanliness of the rooms, to the comfort of the bed, this hotel exceeded my expectations. It is not a big or luxurious hotel, and it doesn't try to be. I will stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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central america
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The hotel is located near downtown Matagalpa and caters to tourists.....It is clean but lacks some of the amenities of other budget hotels. Air conditioning is extra and the, considering he very small and cheaply made beds...it is way over priced

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Impeccably clean, spacious, and comfortable, we stayed for four nights and could have moved in. The hot water shower was hypnotic. The patio area was as comfortable as anyone’s living room, the garden was gorgeous, and the potted plants and decorations were perfect. The staff was pleasant and helpful, offering suggestions on what to see and do and where to eat. It is located only a block from Parque Dario and close to restaurants and stores.

  • Stayed January 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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Stompetoren
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our tourguide said this was a simple hotel compared to what we had in the beginning of our trip. But what a surprise! it's simple, because there's no restaurant or bar, but the owner is very friendly and proud of his hotel and very willing to show you your room.
On the morning we had to leave early, he arranged coffee and tea. So very nice of him.
It's a nice hotel with clean rooms and perfect service :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This was one of two places we stayed in Matagalpa. I was a bit torn in my review, I would not classify it as "very" good but "average" seems a little week. Good would be a suitable description.

The rooms are very average, no fancy amenities but comfortable. The beds are a touch on the small side. At 5'3 I was comfortable but at just over 6 ft my boyfriend was not as comfortable. Having said that, I would still recommend this spot. It is in a convenient location, near one of the parks (Matagalpa has two park centrals), easy to walk everywhere from but set back enough that you are not getting the traffic noise.

On the night we stayed, we did have trouble with noise. At about 3 in the morning we could hear people returning to their hotel room and that woke us up. However, I don't say that as a criticism of the hotel but travelers should know that sounds carries into the rooms easily.

I would recommend this as a good solid hotel to stay at. I was comfortable there and certainly felt secure.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were booked into another hotel that was unsuitable and San Jose was recommended by yet another hotel that was full. We loved it! Clean rooms, everything functioning, central location but very quiet in spite of that, friendly staff, nothing too much trouble for them. Great buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner place around the corner. Parking outside on the street but there is a night watchman who looks after the car - mine was fine the 2 nights we were there.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Across from Iglesia San Jose, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Matagalpa Department > Matagalpa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Matagalpa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Jose is located in the center of the fresh city of Matagalpa. Due to its position, visitors are a few steps away from restaurants, cafeterias, bars, pharmacies, parks, banks, museums, the cathedral, among other places. As part of its additional services, the staff offers laundry service and free coffee with cookies and bread. ... more   less 
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Hotel San Jose Nicaragua/Matagalpa

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