Hotel La Bocona
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The last part of our trip we stayed in Granada to be close to Managua for our flight home. Managua, like any major city, had a lot of crime and we were advised to not stay there. So we went to the nearby city of Grenada where we stayed Hotel La Bocona, instead. The hotel was a restored old colonial mansion, which was pretty amazing to stay at. …
Hotel La Bocona is now a six guestroom/ three courtyard, amazing colonial hotel and spa to be enjoyed by travelers from all corners of the world who come to Granada, Nicaragua--looking for an authentic portal to exciting times gone by in Latin-American history.
This 2000 square meter mansion was originally built over a seven year period by …
... called Espressionista, creamy almond based soup with watermelon- served cold, salad with mangoes and manchengo cheese, veal ossobucco, Moroccan chicken and basil ice cream. We explored a bit as this will be our main location to pick up our trinkets and do some exploring. We find ourselves in a bar or some type of place to get a drink/icecream several times a day just to keep ...
... colonial courtyard setting with the seating round the edge of the building and the centre planted with bright flowering shrubs and trees.
After lunch, we walked to the lake front, Centro Turistico, where the World SUP and Paddleboard Championship was being held. It had just finished but judging from the temporary grandstand and the amount of event tents being taken down, it must have been a pretty huge event. There were lots of ...
... br> At dinner that evening, the boatman from the boat that had been full and whom we had not met came to our table, introduced himself, said how sorry he was that he had not had space for us and even more sorry that we had had to meet “those bad people”. There is a real sense of being looked after in Nicaragua.
We decided to try and return to Granada in one day. It seemed it might just be possible as a bus leaves Pearl Lagoon once a day at ...
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel La Bocona Granada
Hotel La Bocona was great. The staff was incredibly nice. The location made for easy walking to historic sites and dinner.
You should know a few things before staying here, however....
1. You have your own bathroom... but it's across a large courtyard. So if you're like me and have to go potty in the middle of the night, it's not the most convenient thing to deal with.
2. Our room was along the street with nothing but shutters and bars between us and all the loud street noise. Yelling, loud cars and lots of honking made sleeping difficult. I'm a light sleeper so I didn't sleep much. So bring some serious ear plugs!
3. No airconditioning, fans only. Sounds like a westerner luxury we could do without... until it's hot as hell and you're trying to sleep. So if being comfortable at night and not sweating like crazy is a big deal to you, I'd advise another spot to stay.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.