Hotel Patio del Malinche
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We woke this morning and had to finish packing we had a nice hotel booked for the few days over Christmas so needed to make our way over there. We headed out to the patio for our breakfast of rice and beans that we have become nicely accustomed to, called a cab and headed out. After about 3 minutes we arrived...
Hotel Patio de Malinche is …
Snow is falling, all around you. We are playing in the sun! Merry Christmas everyone! (thank you Shakin' Stevens)
Chris woke up at 7.30 before the alarm, not surprising as he was super excited at the prospect of a Nicaraguan Christmas Day. Annabelle was woken up with the familiar tune of Gloria – she even managed a little dance in …
Today we woke up in a strange "what is the meaning of life" way and so decided to start off the day by looking up the meaning of Boxing Day, here is what we found out....
Traditionally 26th December was the day to open a Christmas Box (normally made of wood or clay) which had been filled with money and/or gifts and given to those less …
I am back in Granada for 2 days before heading to Ometepe. I had a yummy lunch at Tercer Ojo and another incredible steak at the other place that I can't seem to remember the name of... Decided today to check out an old fort and the cemetery and I'd love to show you the photos I took but some ******* robbed me and took the camera. I was walking …
... before it got dark. Stepping outside the casa we were located a few blocks back from the central market and in a suburban area. You immediately knew you were in a very poor neighborhood (the neighborhood of Granada or Nicaragua for that matter), the gutters littered with rubbish, oils and froth bubbled around in a below river stream, skinny dogs tore for anything editable in the garbage and families squished into little banged together iron and concrete shelters. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Patio del Malinche Granada
Wonderful boutique hotel
I've just spent 5 days at this wonderful boutique hotel in the center of the historic city of Granada.
I'd loved it. IIt was quite surprising: stylish and charming.
Very friendly host, comfortable rooms, refreshing swimming pool, nice breakfast.... And the rate was perfectly affordable.
A great value!
Lovely little hotel
This is a lovely, well appointed, very clean, small inn very near the center of granada. The hosts are wonderful, pool is very refreshing, and a nice little bar at poolside. Love the stay here and would come agian.
The most beautiful hotel in Granada
The most beautiful hotel we've ever stayed in Nicaragua. Insuperable place to relax and stay in Granada. Do not hesitate to visit them. They will really help you to enjoy your stay in Niaragua! We strongly recomend it!!!!!
My family and I stayed for 3 days.We came in and the staff and owners were very friendly and made you feel welcome and like a big family .great clean pool very refreshing .relaxing full of charm very very family friendly you can see the volcanoe from the 2nd floor .delicious breaksfast.lots to offer.for a small amount of money laundry is done and neatly folded updated new it's just undescribabble too many things to say very wonderful I highly highly recommend you to stay here!!hammocks. tiki bar.they offer books to read , brouchures on the city or any other places and what they have to offer.very nice colonial city amazing architechture has something to offer for everything very near to everything
Great little hotel
We had no idea what to expect when we booked this hotel, but it was fabulous.
The hotel is quaint, with more common areas than you would expect for a hotel with only 15 rooms. The staff is very personable and happy to help. The hotel is very centrally located - near everything you would want to visit.
The rooms are very basic, but clean and modern. None have views, but all surround a beautiful courtyard.
We will return!
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Hospitality and service were outstanding! This hotel is georgeous; the rooms are nice and clean. The owners will do everything to make you happy and they will make you feel welcome the minute you put your foot in the door. Breakfast was very tasty and freshly prepared. The owners will help you with tours and whatever else you may need. I travel quite a bit and this hotel and it's staff made a huge impression on me; I will stay there again next time. I miss being there!
Anna and John, USA
My family and I stayed at this hotel for a night and we absolutely loved it. This hotel has great service for the price, the owners and staff make you feel like family and offer you comfort.
The hotel itself is beautiful, great taste, decorations, balconies overlooking the "Volcano Mombacho" not too far from the park and activities.
But what made it overall great was the owners and their great hospitality. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Fantastic small hotel
I've stayed at the Patio del Malinche twice now, once on my own, and once with my family, most recently this past August 2006. I'm writing this review now, just as I've finished making my reservation to return again in April of this year. Having stayed in numerous hotels through much of central America, the Patio del Malinche is perhaps my favorite! it is not large and awe-inspiring or overly luxurious, however, its rooms are new and well designed, with comfortable beds, and absolutely spotless. The ambiance is old Granada-- colonial new Spain at it's best. It is very unassuming on the outside, but warm and spacious with wonderful architetural detailing on the interior. Only an architect can clearly spot the joining of historic building elements to new additions, including a very nice small pool that makes for a refreshing break in the late afternoon after a day wandering the streets of Granada or visiting one of the nearby villages or volcanoes. We were also in Granada during a big fiesta weekend, the Hipica de Granada--- that made for an even more memorable stay.
The staff at the hotel are every bit as nice as the facilities. The owner and all his help are friendly, warm, and happy to assist with almost any request. Parking is available in a secure lot nearby, and you can't beat the location only a block and a half from the central plaza of the city. For those that might not know it, Granada is a real gem in central America, and Hotel Patio del Malinche is a great place to see it from!
My wife and I stayed 3 days in Granada. First night we stayed at Hotel Colonial, a nice hotel but extremely overpriced ($120 w/taxes, no breakfast) and lacking charm. For our second night we decided to find a new hotel. After visiting Hotel Alhambra, La Gran Francia and Casa San Francisco, we found Hotel Patio del Malinche. We LOVED this hotel. The owners are a couple from Spain that fell in love with the city and decided to stay. They opened the hotel less than 6 months ago. They are extremely friendly and hospitable.
The place is a beautifully restored traditional colonial building. It offers all the ammenities that we were looking for AC, swimming pool, laundry, bar. All this for a great price ($60 w/taxes and breakfast).
Nicaragua is still a very poor country and sometimes you can't help but feel sad for these people. So it's nice to know that the owners are very involved in giving back to the local community.
Info (spanish) and pictures of the hotel are at: