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 …
... and sparse, whilst above was cloud forest, green, thick and lush. The volcano was dormant and there was a lot of vegetation in the crater, this also hid the natural spring which produces some of Nicaragua's finest water.
On the outer edge of the volcano there were views of Laguna de Apoyo, Volcán Masaya, Granada town, Lake Nicaragua and it's isletas which were formed during the last eruption. There were also some 'fumaroles' where ...
... We headed straight to Granada which is about 1hr away and sits on Lake Nicaragua. It feels like a smaller Antigua which lots of colonial buildings, nice churches and the back drop of a volcano however it wasn't quite as good as Antigua. We couldn’t quite place it but it was just missing something maybe it was trying too hard to be a tourist hotspot and felt a little fake like it was real Nicaragua. We spent time strolling around the various old churches, museums & ...
... port town, and for only the second time in my life I pretty much ended paying someone just to shut up and leave me alone! I knew it was Sunday where travel service is a bit less regular but was sure I'd still be able to get a local bus to the port. Im used to the whole arrive into a town and be swarmed by TAXI TAXI TAXI but usually I can take myself off to one side or simply run to the toilet until things calm down, Unfortunately this time the bartering started on the bus, with ...
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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.