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Hotel San Jose
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Matagalpa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Our tourguide said this was a simple hotel compared to what we had in the beginning of our trip. But what a surprise! it's simple, because there's no restaurant or bar, but the owner is very friendly and proud of his hotel and very willing to show you your room.
On the morning we had to leave early, he arranged coffee and tea. So very nice of him.
It's a nice hotel with clean rooms and perfect service :)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This was one of two places we stayed in Matagalpa. I was a bit torn in my review, I would not classify it as "very" good but "average" seems a little week. Good would be a suitable description.

The rooms are very average, no fancy amenities but comfortable. The beds are a touch on the small side. At 5'3 I was comfortable but at just over 6 ft my boyfriend was not as comfortable. Having said that, I would still recommend this spot. It is in a convenient location, near one of the parks (Matagalpa has two park centrals), easy to walk everywhere from but set back enough that you are not getting the traffic noise.

On the night we stayed, we did have trouble with noise. At about 3 in the morning we could hear people returning to their hotel room and that woke us up. However, I don't say that as a criticism of the hotel but travelers should know that sounds carries into the rooms easily.

I would recommend this as a good solid hotel to stay at. I was comfortable there and certainly felt secure.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were booked into another hotel that was unsuitable and San Jose was recommended by yet another hotel that was full. We loved it! Clean rooms, everything functioning, central location but very quiet in spite of that, friendly staff, nothing too much trouble for them. Great buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner place around the corner. Parking outside on the street but there is a night watchman who looks after the car - mine was fine the 2 nights we were there.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank Holmsie15
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Nice hotel, decent rooms, good location, friendly-enough staff. We were there a couple of days before New Years and it was dead, I think we were the only ones staying there. No sign of the friendly owner we read about. The bed was too soft for us so we had sore backs the next day. No complimentary breakfast like most places (at least we didn’t see one). The receptionist recommended a great restaurant (Gallo Pinto) just up the street.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank phil v
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This hotel is a cosy and nice hotel in the middle of Matagalpa. Rooms are simple and clean. Owner and staff are super friendly. Airco is present and optional. Shower is very clean and realy good. The best in Nicaragua. No breakfast facilities but the owner aranged coffee and cookies as a substitute which was really great.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Loved this hotel! After 3 weeks in Nicaragua it was nice to find a hotel with exceptionally clean rooms,hot water and AC and a great location. Great little garden area to relax after a day of sightseeing. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this hotel. Breakfast not included but coffee is!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a fine little spotlessly clean hotel in the heart of Matagalpa. It's very simple and that was just fine with me. The service is absolutely excellent ("above and beyond" what would reasonably be expected). No frills but they don't pretend any. My housekeep totally rearranged my room because she accurately noted that the desk that had gone in at my request was inappropriately placed -- amazing. No frills but very well executed ...

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Address: | Detras de Iglesia San Jose, Matagalpa 61000, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Matagalpa Department > Matagalpa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Matagalpa
Price Range: $68 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Jose is located in the center of the fresh city of Matagalpa. Due to its position, visitors are a few steps away from restaurants, cafeterias, bars, pharmacies, parks, banks, museums, the cathedral, among other places. As part of its additional services, the staff offers laundry service and free coffee with cookies and bread. ... more   less 
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