The rooms are adequate and clean, B U T there is no hot water in room #2. First day I sponge bathed second day I HAD to bite the bullet and take a 50 degree shower. Not the most comfortable thing to do, frankly it sucked. Especially because we were both grumpy from being kept awake until 2:30 in the morning by the blaring music from the bar next door. It seriously sounded like we WERE AT THE BAR OURSELVES. I would Not book this venue again.
Based on previous reviews we booked two nights at La Mision. The staff was very kind and attentive. The room was clean, and when there was water for the city we had what we needed. A good night sleep was elusive, however. The bar across the street was very loud from about 7 pm till after midnight. I believe that all the main rooms have a window to the street. So, it was noisy, with no real way around it. Breakfast was fine, but nothing special. Given the other options in Rivas we did okay, but I expected a bit more from the staff. The courtyard has so much potential, a great space for rocking chairs. So much could be done for short money to make the place great.
Stayed one night with my boyfriend, after Ometepe and before catching a bus to Costa Rica. This place is basic but fine for one night. Pros: spacious room, clean, good a/c. Cons: no WiFi although advertised.
La Mision hotel is really nice, safe and quite place. Is situated close to the bus station and main square. But, despite we told to the lady from reception we have bed bugs in our room, she didn't removed us to other room and just took a spray and did fast cleaning around the place where we saw the bug. So, iwe felt a bit uncomfortable, because we were only guests in the hotel. Breakfast is for $5 and I think, it is overpriced and you will get much more at some comedor for that amount of money. However, the hotel is really nice. If you avoid the bed bags room, don't take the separated one oposite to kitchen. Wifi is very fast.
Though my stay at La Mision only laste one night, the hotel left a lasting impression. The reservation process was easy--I just called a week in advance and gave them my name. The hotel was immaculately clean, the beds amazingly comfortable, and the air conditioning crisp and cool. We left at 6am, but they still managed to serve us a delicious breakfast of eggs, toast, and coffee at the crack of dawn. We took a bicycle taxi from the bus stop in town, ask when you make your reservation how much that taxi should cost. The receptionist gave an honest answer and can help you avoid getting overcharged by the taxi drivers.