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Hotel Colonial
Ranked #7 of 45 Hotels in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 20, 2013

My girlfriends and I stayed here in August and I was blown away with this hotel. Right in the middle of where all the action is at in Granada. But the best part of this hotel is when you walk inside, you suddenly feel as if you are far away from the action as it is silent and peaceful. The rooms are very bright colored, authentic Central American decor. With dark cool comfortable and beautiful rooms. I am never one who likes to stay in a typical Americanized hotel when I travel abroad because I like to dive completely into the culture. There is a beautiful pool with a fantastic bar and all the rooms are slightly different for different guests. And just when I thought this was a quaint little hotel, the owner was kind enough to give us a tour. Somehow they have succeeded in making this larger sized hotel very quaint and somehow completely peaceful. They have rooms for families with attached kids rooms, rooms with jacuzzi tubs and there was even a second pool. The place was built perfectly to make you feel as if your staying in a 15 room place off the beaten path, but yet there were plenty of rooms with different options. The staff was incredible and breakfast was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I never really sleep well outside of my own bed and I travel quite often.. here, I slept a full 8 hours each night without waking up! The owners are incredibly kind people and Julien, who drives for them, was excellent as he drove us back to the airport in Managua. I cannot think of any hotel in the 14 countries I have been to where I just wanted to hang out at the actual hotel. And you cannot beat the rates either. If you stay in Granada, this MUST be the place you stay! Worth every low cost cent! <3 Cant wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2013

Dear "sunnyaroundthe ....."

Thank you very much for your very detailed comments about Hotel Colonial. It makes us happy knowing when people feel like being home and feel like splurging around somewhere special. Notes like yours give us the energy to go forward and always trying to do a bit better than before.

We all are very much looking forward welcoming you and your friends again at Hotel Colonial in beautiful Granada.

From sunny Nicaragua to sunny Florida with our kindest regards
Have a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year

Remo Aere
General Manager

and all the staff of Hotel Colonial (will let them know about your compliments)

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Reviewed December 19, 2013

I always stay here when in Granada. You can't beat the location, literally steps off the main plaza. Very safe area for walking even for a single woman. Short walk to restaurants and the market place. Everything is right there and yet it is quiet inside the hotel rooms. The rooms are very large and clean. The beds are very comfortable. There are two pools and a nice courtyard area. Everyone was very accommodating. The only thing that was slow was getting waited on for breakfast as they didn't seem to know when people came in. Everything else was great, as always. I recommend this to everyone.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank allpartoftheadventur
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2013

Hi towards Montrose from Granada

Thank you very much for your kind comments about Hotel Colonial. Especially thank you for your little complaint about waiting time to get served while breakfast. I did speak creatively with the Breakfast Crew this morning and told them to check more frequently if new guests arrived at the tables beside the pool (from the main restaurant is no direct visibility, so they have to walk from time to time out of the restaurant to check if new guests arrived at the three tables beside the pool) Thanks again to let us know about that.

We look forward seeing you again at Hotel Colonial and we all wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year

Kind regards

Remo
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Right off the park/square,. this is a great spot, quiet and calm for a peaceful nights sleep, but close enough to be right in the action. Easy to get to all the tourist spots from here, a great home base. The restaurant has good food, and the staff is definitely ready to get you whatever you need. Everyone from the bellman, front desk staff, to bar tenders, and maids, make a big effort to attend to all your needs. We were on the second floor, it was really quiet at night, even with loud fireworks going off in the square. The pools are little chilly as the sun doesn't hit them for very long, but both pools have a swim up bar and great lounge chairs. Definitely worth a few extra dollars. Its a great place for people passing through on business, or people looking for a "home base" to explore Nicaragua from.

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms seem to be quieter, but if you have bad knees, stay on the first floor, the stairs a...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank americangirl61
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2013

Hello American Girl from Big Corn Island

Thank you very much for your kind comments and compliments concerning Hotel Colonial. I will let the staff know that you (and many other guests) are very happy with the way they host our guests. Thank you for staying with us and be always welcome at Hotel Colonial in beautiful Granada.

With my kindest regards to the beautiful Caribbean Big Corn Island

Remo
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We spent three nights here, paid for two and got one night free with a deal. I wish we'd spent 10 nights! The rooms are wonderful, housekeeping was great and thorough. The lovely little pool is a great place to unwind. Location is great - right at the downtown square. But the best thing about Hotel Colonial was the staff. Each and every person we encountered could not have been more friendly and helpful. We had tons of questions each day about attractions, directions, etc. And every question was thoroughly answered with an enthusiastic smile and a great attitude. They treated us like family. I don't think I've ever been at a hotel where people were nicer and more accommodating.

Parking is a little dicey, but that's true all over Granada. We were able to park immediately out front of the entrance most times, but the street is narrow and your car is at a bit of risk for damage. The other option is a pretty long walk. But that was a small price to pay for such a lovely stay. I'd definitely come here again and highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jim C
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

Dear Jim

Thank you very much for your very kind comments. I will forward your compliments to our employees with great pleasure.

Yes, parking space is not too much in Granada, but we have two blocks away a new 24h guarded and in-house parking. Costs per night is US$ 2.-. Most of the time guests are able to park their car just in front of the hotel.

We are very much looking forward seeing you again in Granada and happy welcoming you at Hotel Colonial.

Remo
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

This hotel is a treasure. The rooms, the decor, the pools, the breakfasts, and overwhelmingly the caring of the personnel-from owner to the person who makes up your bed. Don't miss it. The proximity to the square and restaurants is an added feature.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotelcolonialgranada, Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear "Hsilverphd"

It was a pleasure reading your lines. Thank you for commenting on us on Trip Advisor.

We are looking forward seeing you again in beautiful Granada/Nicaragua and hope to welcome you and your friends at Hotel Colonial.

Kind regards

Remo
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

My husband, daughter and I have now stayed at Hotel Colonial three times and it is our home away from home. Excellent attention is paid to all details, the rooms, the breakfast, the cleanliness, and most especially the staff. They are wonderful, kind, helpful and friendly, no matter who or what they do. They feel like family. My special time is early mornings, sitting outside on the terrace by the pool and breakfast room. Peace and relaxation - not something I've been that familiar with at home. My husband and daughter enjoy "hanging" at the bar late afternoon and evening, meeting wonderful people from all over the world and trying out their Spanish with Claudia, Jennifer, Arlen, Lara, Luis, Mario, and Maria. They are all determined that we will learn. The hotel is perfectly located to enjoy and experience Granada - a city to be treasured.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lynda C
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear Lynda

Thank you so much for your kind comments on TripAdvisor. Knowing that our guests are happy while their stay at Hotel Colonial, gives us the energy trying to make everything as pleasant as possible for you.

We hope you will come back to beautiful Granada and would look forward welcoming you again at Hotel Colonial.

With our kindest regards to you, your husband and your daughter

Remo and Crew

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

My family and I had a wonderful experience at Hotel Colonial. There were two very refreshing pools and one was right beside the breakfast restaurant which had a large variety of food. There was traditional breakfasts and american breakfasts. We were right in the center of town being sometimes a little noisy because our room was in the front of the hotel overlooking the main sq. Overall we had an excellent experience at Hotel Colonial, Granada, Nicaragua.

Room Tip: Higher units usually have balconies. Closer to the back pool is quieter.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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hotelcolonialgranada, General Manager at Hotel Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear Willa

Thanks for your kind comments on Trip Advisor. We are glad you liked your stay with us and we hope to see you again at Hotel Colonial.

Best regards from Granada down south to Costa Rica

Remo Aere
General Manager
Hotel Colonial

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Address: Calle La Libertad | Central Park, 25 mtrs to the West, Granada 0000, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Granada
#5 Family Hotel in Granada
#7 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range: $86 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colonial 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Colonial is your tranquil oasis in the very heart of Granada. . It is the perfect base for you to explore the rest of this wonderful country. On the shores of Lake Nicaragua, Granada is the oldest Colonial City in the new world. Hotel Colonial was built in 1999; it was created having in mind the colonial style of the older houses in Granada. We have 37 rooms. Ten of them are Suites and two are Apartments. All rooms have king size bed or two queen size beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, private bathroom, cable TV, direct phone. Our front employees are all bilingual trained. Our restaurant prepares you a complete la carte breakfast with many options to choose from. We guarantee our team will always work hard so that you spend a wonderful time at Hotel Colonial. Welcome, Bienvenido, Bienvenue, Herzlich Willkommen ... more   less 
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