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Hotel Contempo
Ranked #15 of 50 Hotels in Managua
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto
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28 reviews
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“Amazing Hotel! Worth every penny!”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night before we were travelling to Granada. When we arrived at the hotel from the airport the location was the only set back. It is a little far from everything in the city, including the airport, tucked away in a suburb. When we finally arrived, we were shocked at how nice it was. A diamond in the rough. Very clean, modern and spotless, you could eat off the floors. The staff was willing to bend over backwards to make sure we were taken care of. We lost our safe combo a couple times and we asked for help with transportation around the city and they were more then willing to assist with no complains. We ate at the restaurant in the hotel for dinner, breakfast and lunch and the food was amazing. I am still dreaming about the salmon carpaccio.

All in all, a lovely lovely place, if you don't mind the few more minutes of travelling, it is definitely worth the distance. One of the best places I have stayed yet.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Grecia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Excellent hotel! Service was five star, and the staff was exceptional. I would definetly stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Kirkland
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Hotel Contempo is really a hidden gem. Tucked away in an up-scale residential neighborhood, this ultra modern hotel is truly a luxury experience. We stayed for one night at the end of a trip to remote parts of Nicaragua and so appreciated all of the conveniences of home. The rooms were exceptionally comfortable, the restaurant offered a great menu and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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charleston sc
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Hotel Contempo is a true gem. It is situated in a residential neighborhood outside of Managua. The hotel is small, 18 rooms, but more are being built as well as a full service spa. The common ares of the hotel have the feel a of lovely comfortable home. The service at Contempo is magnificent. The hotel is spotless. My room was large with a seating area separate from the sleeping area. It also had a seating area outside that had the feel of sitting in a small garden. Beds are comfortable with quality linens. Some rooms have jacuzzis.
The front desk was quick (and patient) helping me address the small snafus that come with travel to a foreign country. The piece de resistance: the restaurant is one of the best in Managau and quite reasonable. Once again, service was flawless. Have matt, the concierge take you on a tour of the city as well as other outlying areas.
Certainly one of the best hotels I have ever had the joy of staying.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Dont be swayed by the rutted road which takes you here off the main highway. This is a lovely modern hotel across the street from a gated community with mega mansions.. We arrived on New Years Eve to a big party but with the air conditioner and the fan, our room was surprisingly quiet. It seems like each of the rooms has a theme, ours is #3- Volcan (volcano), as evidenced by a volcanic rock wall and hewn stone sink. The shower is a glassed in chamber (beam me up) which sits in front of the stone wall and below a skylight. The hotel also has a van and they will drive you to any spots in town. We went to La Galleria on NYE which was a great spot to people watch, dance to live music and imbibe the national rum, Flor de Cana. If you have time, take a dip in the hotel's lovely lap pool. Our breakfast here was the best in Nicaragua- eggs Benedict and the typical Nica breakfast, lovely presentation, fresh and delicious. Juices are made fresh, fruit is first puréed in a blender then strained.
The owner of the hotel was kind enough to also arrange our transfer to the Aqua Wellness Resort near Playa Gigante in the hotel's new and comfortable Toyota Hillux at a very fair and competive rate. It definitely is worth using the hotel's vehicles for peace of mind. In Granada, we had a private guide and dealt with 2 flat tires in one day! (based on hearsay, this is not an uncommon experience)

  • Stayed December 2011
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miami
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Came for the New Years party with each ticket costing $100--a princely sum for Managua. Decided to see if there were rooms available so we wouldn't have to drive home after a long night of drinking. Front desk clerk began informing us that if we bought a ticket for the party...so I told him we had 2. He said, well in that case the room would be $25.00 US. We snatched it up. In the morning, we get hit with a $122.00 bill for the room and a few breakfast items. Long story short, they refused to honor the rate we were given PRIOR to reserving or checking in. While I love Nicaragua, the lack of honoring the customer is rampant here. It is obvious that for all of Contempo's modern looks, their policies and lack of customer service is as crappy as it is elsewhere in this country.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Ottawa & Calgary
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

We booked this hotel online in the morning and arrived in the afternoon. First impression...we loved the modern & minimal decor in the lobby and the restaurant and it did not end there. We stayed in room #2 "Pino"....again, beautiful, modern, and clean. With only 18-rooms there is such attention to detail. The linens are new, plenty of towels, soaker tub is great, bath products are a better quality, and free wi-fi and free bottled water in the rooms. Excellent!

The pool is a small lap pool in a small but clean and modern garden, great for a morning swim and tan.

Breakfast is included and can be ordered off the menu, lots of choice. We also had lunch from the bistro menu and dinner in the restaurant...dinner was fantastic, french inspired cuisine, lots of excellent choices.

Although we found everything quite nice the best part about this hotel is the staff and the attention & service they provide. Everyone is very friendly and approachable and wants to ensure you are having a great time. From arranging our shuttle to the airport to arranging massages they are excellent. If you do have a chance, we highly recommend having a massage by Francisco. The icing on the cake so to speak was when we ordered a dessert to be brought to the room as it was my boyfriends birthday. They arrived with a beautiful plate with "Felicidades" written in chocolate on the plate, the dessert, and a lite candle. It is this attention to detail that you do not always get in a hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Contempo
Address: Carretera a Masaya, Km 11 | 400 metros al Oeste, Residencial Las Praderas, Managua 14293, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Managua Department > Managua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 50 Hotels in Managua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Contempo 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Contempo is a luxury boutique design hotel unique in Managua, Nicaragua. It's the perfect place to enjoy a cosmopolitan experience with style, intimacy and a distinctive warm service. Our 24 stylish rooms, all with different designs inspired by Nicaraguan themes, boast distinctive elegance and the feel of a private residence, intimate and comfortable. The acclaimed Restaurante Azul located inside Contempo offers a unique culinary and visual experience that inspires your senses. Our chef uses organic local ingredients to bring out the best flavors in our dishes. ... more   less 
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