Was fortunate enough to stay at El Carmen for 2 weeks while studying Spanish in Granada. We stayed in a double room with bathroom for the discounted rate of $10 per night as we stayed for two weeks (usual price is $11 or $12 a night i think). Great value for such a big , private room with bathroom. The rooms are set around a nice garden with hammocks, great for relaxing. You can use the washing machine for a small charge too. The owners, Arnold and Donnally are so helpful and friendly. The location is great too, on Calle Consulado a few blocks from Parque Central so it's fairly peaceful at the Hostal and the Hostal itself is really secure and safe. Would highly recommend staying in at El Carmen for the location, value, security, friendly owners and good feel to the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guesthouse el CARMEN is a large private house in the Historic Center of beautiful Granada. We rent out studios which are located around a beautiful courtyard and are recently constructed. It has solid walls and all units have a ceiling fan, windows overlooking the garden, that can be opened and a private shower and toilet.One of the studios has air conditioning. The studios are well furnished. A dining table for four, 2 rocking chairs, a wardrobe, cupboards and a Queen-size bed.The kitchen is also well equipped: A stove with 4 burners, microwave, coffee maker, juice maker, refrigerator, pots and pans, plates, cups, wine glasses, cutlery etc for 4. Towels and sheets are provided and the room is cleaned once a week.The house has a nice garden area with abundant tropical vegetation. Pick your own mangoes in the season or see the Sacuanjoche blooming, Nicaraguans national flower. We have two terraces with a couple of hammocks to linger in or enjoy an ice cold beer. The neighborhood. We are located 3 and a half blocks from the main shopping street and 4 and a half blocks from the Central Park. Thanks to our location everywhere you want to go to is within walking distance while at the same our location is quiet and away form all the hustle and bustle of the tourist area. This building used to be a hotel but it closed in September 2013. We are now a private house renting out rooms at times. ... more less