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“Bearable for a night”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel El Raizon

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Hotel El Raizon
Ranked #17 of 75 Managua B&B and Inns
Bethesda, Maryland
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“Bearable for a night”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2008

As previously mentioned, this property is located adjacent to the Bridges to Community office and this is where you are put up when you volunteer for one of their service trips (as I did). Although the hotel is certainly better than the conditions one experiences in the field, the hotel is pretty basic and we experienced some problems, including the toilet breaking, a fuse blowing, a meager shower with only cold water, etc. The place, however, was clean and my daughter enjoyed the various animals on the grounds (toucan, baby rabbits, baby chickens). I have no idea about price, but would assume the rooms are quite cheap. We stayed in one with 5 beds which was quite cramped, and another with 3 beds (roomier) (in the newer and nicer section of the hotel). The hotel is on a major road, but there is a large metal gate that blocks out most of the noise. There is also a small store on the premises where you can buy a variety of goods (including beer!). I also heard there was internet access, but I stood by the front desk for about 10 minutes and was completely ignored by all staff, so I gave up on this pursuit. So, in sum, I would say this place is bearable for a night, but don't expect anything other than the bare necessities (if even that).

  • Liked — Next to Bridges to Community office
  • Disliked — Too basic for my tastes and problems with shower and toilet
  • Stayed January 2008
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    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2007

El Raizon is on the same site as the Bridges to Community Nicaragua headquarters. Bridges houses most of their volunteers there for at least a night and I stayed there as part of a service trip. I thought it was a good, clean, quiet place to stay.

Its not really in an ideal location for siteseeing by foot so I guess you would need a car to see the area from there. Also, its pretty far from the airport. We didn't meet any English speaking staff there so knowing some Spanish would be a good idea.

Stayed November 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2007

my visit to hotel raizon was great i went with my boyfriend and we both found peace and quiet out of managua city busy noisy life. the service was 100% excellent it is a family run business they made us feel at home and i would recommend this place to anyone that wants to go to nicaragua.

Stayed August 2007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2005

Convenient location, clean, excellent service, good food

  • Stayed April 2005
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Property: Hotel El Raizon
Address: Km 20.3 Carretera a Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Managua Department > Managua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Managua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Raizon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family hotel that offers comfortable rooms with great prices along with the experience like you havent left home at all! Visit us and discover all you can enjoy in our hotel and the beautiful country we are located in: NICARAGUA! ... more   less 
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