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La Islita Boutique Hotel

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Calle El Cisne De La Alcaldia, 2 C Al Lago, 1.5 Al Sur, Granada Nicaragua
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#6 of 83 B&Bs / Inns in Granada
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La Islita, a cozy boutique hotel with Spanish Colonial charm, is undoubtedly in the best location on a quiet street in the heart of Granada's historic center. Restaurants, shops, language schools and cultural sites are a quick walk away. Our eight rooms are equipped with A/C, Cable TV, Hot Water, Stylish Fans, and Wi-Fi access. Two suites have oversized private balconies. A refreshing saltwater swimming pool in a tropical garden is available to all guests. The rooftop terrace offers some of the best views of Granada. A great value for your money.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
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24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mike S wrote a review Apr 2018
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom107 contributions56 helpful votes
What is it that makes an amazing hotel? It's pretty much a combination of many things, some of which are more important than others of course. It has to be well located. It has to be clean. It has to be how it presents itself in advertising. These are the basics, but if you get them wrong, then you have failed before you even start. Well, La Islita Boutique gets all these basics spot on! Let's move it up a gear then. What else do I want? When I arrive I want a nice welcome. I want to be made to feel like I am a wanted guest, rather than another business transaction. I don't want to be just another irritating tourist to get through. It's important, right? So we were met at the front gate by Arnold, who had seen the taxi arrive and rushed to greet us. (We were also met by Rocco - when you stay make sure you throw his toys for him). We received a wonderful welcome. The check in was slick and painless and Arnold engaged with us as people rather than as a transaction. Throughout our stay , he was an essential in ensuring all our bookings went smoothly, after all, he arranged them all for us! He certainly knows his stuff. And his English is amazing. Better than our Spanish......The rooms are wonderful and when you hear the history of the buildings,you really get to understand it. Ask Arnold. Within a four minute walk you are at the tourist heart of Granada, but tell Arnold (or Tim or Andreas) what it is you are looking for and they are full of recommendations. There are plenty of places to eat and they will sort the wheat from the chaff. The next morning we were greeted by the happiest ladies we met on this trip by far. Throughout breakfast we were served by them full of giggles, smiling and pleasentness - it was amazing. These ladies cook and serve breakfast and then clean the rooms immaculately. We also met the owners Tim and Andreas at breakfast. Fabulous guys! They chatted to us throughout our stay. (Breakfast, by the way, was, of course, delicious every day!) So all in all everything you want from a hotel and more, to be able to give it an easy five stars review. Here's where the story changes though. You may have seen on the news that there was a little but of trouble in Nicaragua about some changes to pensions. Don't get too excited. It's all very rare and of course, the western press exaggerates the effects. We never felt any risk at all. However, it was all very scary for the local people, the outcome being, pretty much every shop and restaurant closed up around five o'clock. There were a few of us staying at the hotel; we hadn't eaten, there was no where left to eat and all we had was rum (phew! We were lucky there then eh!) We sat in the lounge and when Tim and Andreas found out, they raided their fridge and put on an ad hoc finger feast! They then sat with us, eating food and drinking rum (Ron Flor de Cana of course; yet another reason alone for going to Granada/Nicaragua) and chatted with us all evening. This is what truly makes a hotel much much more than the five stars, which is the most I can award. When we needed it the most, we ceased being guests and became family. For all that I wrote at the start of this review, that alone is enough for me to recommend La Islita Boutique, but for what happened when adversity (yeah ok, a bit dramatic) struck, that's why I would say, if you are going anywhere near Granada, there is not a place other than this, that you should even consider. Guys (and ladies of course) Thank You!!!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All the rooms are amazing
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588takak wrote a review Apr 2018
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Hotel is nice, clean and only a couple blocks from the main pedestrian area of Granada. Another couple of blocks away is the central park and the Cathedral of Granada. You can get a nice view of the town and cathedral from the small rooftop deck. The owners (Andres and Tim) and staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. There is a "pool" but it's very small. Breakfast was included and although they had a few standard breakfasts, they were willing to go off-menu with no issue. I was travelling with my wife, my daughter (13) and her friend (13 also). Both girls could be somewhat picky with food so it was awesome that they made them pancakes!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sam R wrote a review Mar 2018
Madison, Wisconsin53 contributions19 helpful votes
We loved staying here....very stylish and easy walking distance to the sights in town. The hotel was very artistically decorated. The rooms were spacious and ours had a wonderful balcony overlooking interior courtyard with small pool. The breakfast was excellent and the staff was very friendly. The front desk staff was awesome, very friendly and full of helpful information about the area. They set up several tours for us....including the active volcano at night which was a trip highlight. They have a cooler full of beverages that you can access and just record what you take. The excellent restaurants around town were in easy walking distance. We would love to come back and stay at La Islita.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: the upstairs room with balcony overlooking the courtyard and pool was excellent
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JUDY J wrote a review Feb 2018
Sedona, Arizona25 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a special place with a fabulous staff I truly enjoyed my stay I highly recommend it! Great breakfast lots of good travel info Nice rooms and just a short walk from the noisy party area! quiet and peaceful Arranged travel and tour expertly
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Shelagh wrote a review Feb 2018
Whistler, Canada100 contributions25 helpful votes
Stayed six nights and was looked after by Tim, Andres & their amazing receptionist Arnold. My upstairs room had a small balcony and was spotless everyday when I returned from touring Granda or surrounding area. The two ladies who serve breakfast then clean the rooms do a fantatsic job and always have a smile when they see you. The hotel is a safe quick walk to the Calzada but far enough away the noise does not disturb you. I would stay here again if/when I return to Granada. Gracias!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Islita Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to La Islita Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de Granada (0.2 miles), Parque Colón de Granada (0.3 miles), and Central Parque (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Islita Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at La Islita Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Islita Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Islita Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tostometro Granada Nicaragua, Pan De Vida - Granada, and Pita Pita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Islita Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does La Islita Boutique Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Islita Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Islita Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Granada.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Islita Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to La Islita Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Railway Station (0.3 miles).