Our group of 5 people were really lucky to stay at this amazing property located in the historic center of Granada. This is a beautiful 19th century mansion converted into small, boutique style, very chic hotel with only 6 beautiful, nicely decorated rooms. Three of us occupied the grand, largest room and our friends stayed in the normal, but very spacious one.
Initially I have chosen this hotel, because it is only one in Granada which has an amazing, medical spa. We had treatments every day: the service was above all the words (very professional) and the prices were very reasonable. Try at least one treatment with the doctor himself (he really knows what he is doing!).
If I have a chance to choose this hotel now, I would go for the excellent (10- star) service. Nadine, the manager of La Bocona Hotel, is a very beautiful, energetic and vibrant woman, and at the same time a great businesswoman (sharp and professional). Perfect English and Spanish. She is one rare combination of very valuable qualities, and she saved the whole trip for us as it was almost ruined by the bus company, which managed to sell our tickets twice. Nadine and her assistant Miguel went out of their way to put us on earlier bus.
They also organized for us a very nice trip on the Lake Nicaragua, where you can see different beautiful houses on the islands.
Piece of advise (where to eat). As you maybe know, service in Latin America is very slow (and Nicaragua is not an exception). So, for really good and reasonably priced lunch try the Garden Cafe, which is located one block from the Central Park.
If any of your friends like cigars, buy some in Nicaragua as a souvenir. They say that Cuban cigars is just a brand famous all over the world, but Nicaraguan ones are much better and much cheaper.
At the moment we are planning another trip to the beautiful Granada. This time a family one. My husband and my son want to go fishing on lake Nicaragua with a local guide, and I will stay at my "Nicaraguan home - hotel La Bocona" and have wonderful treatments at the spa and swim in their really nice swimming pool.
See you soon and thank you again for everything you have done for us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel La Bocona is a six guestroom restored colonial mansion with a large swimming pool and an on-site professional spa to be enjoyed by travelers from all corners of the world who come to Granada looking for an authentic portal to exciting times in Latin American history. An architectural showpiece, the Hotel boasts all colonial period features including cathedral ceilings throughout, solid wood ornate doors, pillars, chandeliers, embellished wood sun-catchers above the doors and, of course, Spanish courtyards of tailored gardens inside. Included in our rates is a full breakfast, afternoon snack, local gym membership, wifi and private parking. We promote responsible tourism by donating half of all revenue to Carita Feliz, a local charitable organization that offers personal, professional, health programs to young people and serves more than one hundred thousand meals annually to children and other community members of little means. ... more less
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