Hotel Patio del Malinche
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We woke around 6:45 AM, got a few things ready and went down to have breakfast. Breakfast was like nothing I've ever had. We had local coffee, eggs (fried with soft centers), refried beans, toast with butter and mango jam, and a baked tomato seasoned with local seasonings. Aly also got "ensalada de fruta..." a fruit salad with star fruit, banana, …
As we drove into Granada, along both sides of the street...it's just one continuous building. Each building, house, business, store, restaurant, etc. is directly connected to the next. Sometimes the only way you know the difference between a store and a house or hotel is the color of the paint changes. Juan Ramon dropped us off at Hotel Patio Del …
... of them just
push, but they all have bells that they ring while they go through
the city. Wherever there is a group of people gathered-for a
funeral, or a street performance, in the busy Mercado, or in a crowd of people
oogling a traffic accident, an ice cream man appears, ringing his
bell and trying to make a sale, which lends a bit of festivity to every
occasion, matter how morbid. I'm not sure how much ice cream costs for the local
... of the group joined us for dinner and we went to a steak and seafood restaurant for dinner which was delicious. Although I have to admit, I'm getting a bit sick of eating Central America food and eating out in general. I'm craving Asian food, sashimi and fresh salads! We came back to our room to sort out our things for tomorrow's activities which will include volcano boarding, heading to Leon and then to Surfing Turtle ...
... spots to surf around here with some better with the high tide and vice versa. There's plenty of talk about over head waves but Nick hasn't seen much above 2-3 feet with the occasional larger set. In Playa Santana the break is wide so everyone spreads out and multiple people get a swift ride. There's plenty of experienced and talented guys (and girls) who manage to make something out of nothing. I had another go at learning to surf and ate a lot of sand with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Patio del Malinche Granada
If you have the fortunate opportunity to travel to Granada, you would be smart to spend some time at Hotel Patio del Malinche. This old colonial home converted to hotel has less than 20 rooms, a open air restaurant and garden, and the absolute best breakfast in Nicaragua. We stayed here our first 3 nights of an 11 day tour of Nicaragua and we never found another breakfast that even compared to this one. Eggs (scrambled or fried), roasted seasoned tomato, fresh juice mix, fruit salad, local coffee, refried beans, sausage, and toast with butter and the most amazing mango jam. I could have eaten this breakfast for every meal of the day. I thought about trying to figure out a way to get that juice mix imported to Texas. I will be staying here again when in Granada (might just come back so I have an excuse to stay here). So enough about the breakfast, the rooms are super clean and comfortable, hot showers, private pool, and the staff are all extremely helpful and polite. Best accommodations of our entire trip no doubt.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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: