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“Great place to stay and very friendly”
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Casa San Francisco
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Granada
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Hudson River Valley, New York
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“Great place to stay and very friendly”
Reviewed December 9, 2007

Casa San Francisco is a leader in the Granada renaissance. We stayed three nights. The staff was most helpful in assisting us in planning our daily activities. We highly recommend that you enjoy at least one dinner… the food is muy bueno. Be sure to meet the owner, Terry Leary.

  • Liked — Great staff
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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In-Town Atlanta
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Reviewed December 7, 2007

We stayed for four nights (with our children aged 9 and 5) in two rooms in the annex, on a side street just around the corner from the hotel. There are three rooms there, a large pool, and a kitchen and sitting area that the owner, Terry, kindly shared with us. The rooms are lovely, with interesting artwork and architecture. This was the perfect setting for children : room to spread out, a pool, and plenty of birds to feed at breakfast time. Terry was a fantastic host, inviting us to a community Thanksgiving feast at the hotel, making suggestions on interesting day trips and even baking the children chocolate-chip cookies. The restaurant food was very, very good. With all these amenities we were hard pressed to get the children to leave Casa San Francisco to go siteseeing! We will definately return to this hotel.

Stayed November 2007
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Scottsdale
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2007

This was the most charming, warm, friendly place. The staff worked with us to plan all of our travel plans. We had planned to stay 3 nights and ended up staying a week, the food was excellent, we ate there 6 times. The rooms were beautiful with an attention to detail. The beds were the best. The rooms are quiet and relaxing. The location of the hotel is close to everything. The price was very resonable and the value was great. We are coming back in January for a longer stay. The owner sisters, Nancy and Terry, former Peace Corps volunteers and world travelers were there to offer local insite. The staff all speak English and we got to know them. I can not tell you how magical this place is.

  • Liked — The beautiful gardens and the rooms are so charming
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank cwprobst
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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2007

We picked Casa San Francisco over La Gran Francia and other decent-looking places, because it was listed as "high end" in Moon and Lonely Planet, while not featuring high end prices. After spending 3 nights there, however, I'm not sure it warrants a "high end" description. It's somewhat average, with small, dark, noisy rooms, a tiny pool, and staff that tended toward spacey. Though having a private balcony was sort of nice, our room had inadequate lighting (could not read our guidebooks in the room), was right next to the kitchen (which made it noisy), was without curtains on windows (which made sleep difficult), and did not have real blankets. Request a quieter room in the back. On 2 mornings we waited over 45 minutes for breakfast, stressing us out as we were scheduled to be picked up for various tours; the staff seemed confused and incapable of getting us fed. Other than that, the location was great (east side of town is much nicer than west side), the food was tasty, the room was generally clean ... it's just not a "high end" hotel, Moon Guide's rating notwithstanding ... adjust your expectations accordingly ...

Stayed November 2007
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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2007

We were two couples traveling together over Thanksgiving week. All of us loved this hotel. It is in an old hacienda on a quiet side street about 2 blocks from the main square. It is not large, has a nice, small pool and a great, small court yard with beautiful flowers, a fountain and birds. The toucans live in a cage, but were out roaming the courtyard restaurant most of the time. Also two large parakeets and a turtle. All of the creatures loved fruit.

The staff was very helpful. There was always someone at the desk who spoke English. The owners were on site every day.

The hotel arranged for a driver to meet us at the airport. His name is Gustavo. We liked him so much that we used him every day. His English is very limited.

One last major point, the food in the restaurant was excellent.

  • Liked — staff, courtyard, food, birds
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
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1 Thank planetjim
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Gardendale, Alabama
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2007

This was our first stop in Nicaragua. Our plane arrived in Managua in the middle of the night and Casa San Francisco arranged for us to have a driver pick us up. This was the perfect place for us to get acclimated to the climate and culture of Nicaragua. The staff and Terry (one of the owners) went out of their way to help us make any arrangements that we needed to make (cab drivers, tour guides, special locations for the day, nacatamales) and to answer any of our many questions. CSF was the perfect place to rest and recharge by the refreshing pool or with a cool drink or a delicious meal after an exciting day. Its location was ideal; close enough to walk to the city center, but far enough away that it was much quieter than city center.

We stayed in two rooms, Room 9 and Room 4. Both rooms were beautifully decorated and had warm showers, comfortable beds, and a powerful air conditioning. The courtyard gardens with the birds and turtles were always a relaxing setting for the breakfast each morning before setting out on that day's adventure. The internet access offerred to guests gratis was the best connection that we encountered whlie in Nicaragua.

Overall, we would highly recommend Casa San Francisco as the perfect place to spend while visiting Granada. Although the location and facilities were fantastic, the service and staff is what sets this hotel above and beyond the rest.

  • Liked — Service, facilities, location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2007

This is a wonderful place to stay in Granada. Thanks to many of the previous reviews I chose this lovely hotel & was not disappointed. I stayed in room #4, with a/c, tv, comfy bed and a private balcony. The staff is always on hand to help & offer advise, as is Terry one of the owners who has traveled the world and is very interesting to talk to to. The restaurant onsite is outstanding as well, with sodas, beers & water available all day long. The included breakfast is good & filling, I opted everyday for the typical Nica over the continental, it included eggs, toast & gallo pinto, plus plenty of coffee. The hotel itself is in a wonderful spot, very quiet but only a 2-3 block walk to the central plaza and park. I was also able to look into the room on the other side of the stairs from mine, room #1 is really nice as well with a four poster bed, a beautiful tiled bathroom and a private balcony.

I would highly recommend Casa San Francisco for a stay in Granada, you can't beat the location, prices and friendly staff.

  • Liked — Location, friendly staff, nice comfortable rooms
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled solo
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Property: Casa San Francisco
Address: Calle Corral # 207, Granada, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Granada
#6 Romantic Hotel in Granada
#7 Family Hotel in Granada
#9 Business Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa San Francisco 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Casa San Francisco is a small charming boutique hotel located in the centre of the colonial city of Granada, in Nicaragua. Our guests enjoy not only the different atmosphere of each 9 fully equiped rooms (A/C, hot water, TV and cable) but also the delicious international cuisine of our restaurant Bocadillos, a tapas restaurant and bar, as well as the refreshing swimming-pool and the worthy views from our roof-top terrace. ... more   less 
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