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La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Granada
Brooklyn, New York
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful and friendly boutique hotel”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited Granada in December with my boyfriend and his parents for two nights. His dad (who is Nicaraguan) highly recommended this hotel but unfortunately it was only available one of the two nights.. so we stayed that one night! The hotel is beautiful and has rooms on two floors surrounding the middle of the hotel which is open aired and houses a pool. The room was very clean, and wonderful air conditioning, and was a large size! There's so much to explore in Granada so we didn't spend too much time in the room, but I really enjoyed the small amount of time we were there. Breakfast was served at their restaurant across the street, and you could sit and eat in the beautiful garden. It was included and a very good breakfast. It is in a great location and a short walk to the main square.
Wifi in the room was pretty weak, but when you walked out to the lobby it was fine.
I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We're sure your detailed review will be useful to many users.

We're aware of the slow internet service in the rooms and are currently working with our service provider on the problem. Thank you for bringing it to our attention though.

We're very glad to hear you enjoyed what little time you stayed with us and hope to welcome you for a longer stay in the future.

Happy travels!
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Sunrise, Florida
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a junior suite, central location. Great that we had a pool to cool off in. Granada is a very, very hot and humid city year round. They included breakfast in our rate and it was really good, fruit, coffee, eggs, mango juice, gallo pinto and my husband swapped the eggs for french toast at no extra charge. The air conditioning in our room was really cold.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and everything was to your satisfaction. We hope to see you again soon.

Happy travels!
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NC
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Arrived without reservations. We stayed 2 nights on the second floor with balcony. The front desk and the bellhop were very accommodating. We travelled by motorcycle and needed secure parking for the time we were there- the bellhop rode with my husband to the parking facility to show the way.
Our Spanish is limited, but everyone we encountered on the staff spoke English. The pool was a great way to cool off after sightseeing; and there was welcoming AC in our room.
We watched the semi-final of the World Cup at the bar area, where other patrons and the bartender were all stunned at the Germany/Brazil game.
There is a sweet courtyard for dining, drinking, relaxing.
The location is perfect; within walking distance of everything you would want to see. (If you decide to do the Islet tour, you will need transportation to the launch area).
Breakfast is included and was good.
We did have one dinner at the restaurant, paella with seafood-delicious

Room Tip: Second floor with the balcony was nice, but the ones on the first floor may be equally good. We did...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you so much for your detailed review our facilities and service. I am sure your comments will be of great help to Trip Advisor users. We're very happy to know you enjoyed your time with us.

Happy travels!
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

The architecture of the hotel is very well preserved, so you really get involved in the city´s colonial and historic vibe. The location is really convenient and centric. The staff was always ahead of our needs.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the second floor to have a great view over the city's colonial rooftops.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us and for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Granada. We hope to see you again soon.

Happy travels!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

I only had one night to stay in Granada on my way down to San Juan del Sur. That's a shame, since it meant that I only had a one night stay at La Gran Francia. The staff were very gracious and kind. My Spanish is good, not great, but we were able to communicate fairly well and all with good humor and an obvious desire on their part to make my stay comfortable. The room was charming, comfortable, and had a lovely view of the top of the cathedral. The TV wasn't plugged in or hooked up to the cable, but it could have been had I asked. I decided I didn't need it. My one disappointment was with the bath/shower. I couldn't get enough water flow to draw a bath in less than an hour, and the shower never did get beyond tepid. Too bad after a long day of sticky travel. But I had a very nice dinner in the restaurant, where I was the only guest that night. And breakfast the next morning was healthy, pretty, substantial and included. The property itself is part of Granada history and is beautifully maintained. Staying here was a visual pleasure and a perfect start to my great Nicaraguan vacation.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear CBMacDonald,

We are very happy to hear that you generally enjoyed our stay with us, albeit its short duration and issues with the showers. The low water pressure, unfortunately, is a city-wide problem at the moment, but we are trying to find a solution to it. I will be sure to mention the water heater issue to our maintenance staff.

It is only through the candid and detailed feedback from valued guests like yourself that we can hope to improve our service, so thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon.

Happy travels!
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Managua, Nicaragua
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed off-season so the price was very comfortable. We were greeted warmly and the bellmen were so helpful and kind. The room was gorgeous, in a historical building a few steps from the central park and historic district of Granada. The breakfast included was wonderfully prepared and light. We wanted to swim in the pool so bad but time did not permit. This is my second stay, and I know where I'm staying every time I go to Granada.

  • Stayed May 2014
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Dear Jaime V.

Thank you so much for continually choosing La Gran Francia. We're proud to know that we have fulfilled your expectations and you keep coming back. When you do return, make sure to mention to our staff that you're a repeat customer and you join our loyalty program and enjoy of its benefits.

Happy travels!
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St. Augustine, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I spent 4 nights in this hotel in early 2014. It is very well located near the central park and many of the local sights. The staff is super attentive and helpful and the entire hotel is spotlessly clean. Great hotel for a romantic weekend. I really enjoyed the second floor rooms with small balconies overlooking the street.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony and view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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LigiaMV, Owner at La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Dear Scott J,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and our staff's hospitality.

Happy travels!
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Property: La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante
Address: Esquina sureste del Parque Central, Granada, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Granada
#10 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Gran Francia Hotel y Restaurante 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right off the main square of the historical colonial city of Granada, La Gran Francia is a splendid ancestral building whose existence historians argue dates back to the years immediately following the founding of Granada, in 1524. This architectural jewel was restored during the decade of the 1990's, recovering the majesty and splendor of its heyday and today houses our hotel restaurant, bars and banquet hall facilities. In two distinct and centric settings, La Gran Francia Colonial Hotel offers its guests a total of 35 air-conditioned rooms, with all modern comforts and amenities. At La Gran Francia Colonial Hotel, you will be able to enjoy the best of Nicaraguan hospitality and the rustic elegance of colonial Granada. La Gran Francia has been recommended by Conde Nast Traveller and Samantha Brown from The Discovery Channel, among others. ... more   less 
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