We stayed at Posada Dona Blanca for 4 nights during Christmas. Since we arrived on Christmas Eve, the hotel was quiet. We had a four wheel Toyota Land Cruiser that we were directed to pull into the lobby at night. It was a first to park a vehicle in the lobby of a hotel! The city of Leon was in a celebratory mood for the the entire four days, but our room was quiet, comfortable and very clean. There was abundant hot water and air conditioning; it was 85 - 90 F during our stay. The room also had cable TV in English and Spanish. It is an aged house that served as a family home before becoming a hotel. There is a beautiful courtyard in the center with tropical flowers and trees. A breakfast of fruit and toast was served every morning and included in the cost of the room. You could sit as long as you wanted at breakfast with endless cups of Nicaraguan coffee. We were directed to good restaurants in Leon for lunch and dinner. The gates of the hotel are locked 24 hours a day, and staff is always there to let you in when you ring the bell. You can walk to the plaza, the catedral, shopping at the street market and tiendas. The Posada is also within walking distance of the Leones baseball stadium.
The staff at Posada Dona Blanca were most helpful when we went to the beach at Poneleya for Christmas Day and our truck was broken into and our backpack was stolen. They directed us to the Policia Nacional and called a locksmith to open the glove box that the thieves had demolished. The incident was a small one that could have happened anywhere. Eight vehicles parked near us were also broken into. The important part was that the Nicas were helpful and the Posada Dona Blanca staff went out of their way for us during the holiday.
I would recommend this hotel for anyone who likes a simple and quiet place to stay.
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