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Hotel El Convento

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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We loved El Convento in Leon! A converted convent the hotel certainly is quirky – there are religious relics and artefacts everywhere! As with most buildings in Nicaragua the centre of the hotel is a beautiful courtyard with well-maintained trees and plants. Check in was efficient and our broken Spanish/their broken English was enough to get everything sorted. A porter...

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for writing your comments on TRip Advisor. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our team genuine kindness and attitude. Hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcome you again very soon! Warm regards and Merry Chrsitmas,

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The property was originally a convent, adapted into a hotel. The restaurant and rooms are sourranding the central garden, as ancient properties were built. With beautiful gardens and fountains. The lobby and restaurant areas are very nice, decorated and accomodated like a 1900 farm. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, everything neat, clean bathrooms. Perfectly located at 200 meters from the...

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found our location and facilities useful and convenient for your needs. Your kind comments on the standard of service received and the quality of our amenities is much appreciated. We hope you visit us soon.

VermontJerry
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The central courtyard with plenty of spaces for rocking chairs and sofas to relax. The pool is small but welcome when it is so hot. The rooms are a good size and clean but the are quite boxy and a little soulless. Breakfast buffet was ok. Overall I enjoyed this hotel but I was staying in a small group where...

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest It's such a pleasure to receive your feedback! We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found our location and facilities useful and convenient for your needs. We hope you visit us soon

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We spent two nights here at the start of our trip to Nicaragua. The hotel has lots of character and the staff are friendly & helpful. Our room was huge, clean and comfortable, especially the bed, but a little on the dark side. This is quite typical of colonial style buildings so not a criticism. Unfortunately on our first night...

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for visiting us and stay with us during your trip to Leon, we apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for making the comment as this helps us find areas of opportunity in which we can improve. Thank you once again. Kind regards,

San Salvador, El Salvador
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Not your typical hotel as it feels you're taken back in history but with all the amenities to make you feel comfortable. The price is in the high end of what you would find in Leon, but if you are able to afford it, its worth the pampering.

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for rating us and sending us your comments about your recent stay at our hotel. As you may know, we have the privilege of being located in one of the most historic and emblematic buildings in Leon City´s downtown. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and this is possible by the great staff...

Reviewed 21 November 2016

We only stopped at this hotel as part of a Crystal Symphony Cruise excursion. We were provided with a sub sandwich, juice box and apple. The dining area was very nice - tablecloths on the tables as well as lovely chair covers. The staff was very friendly and spoke English. Since I did not stay overnight at this hotel, please...

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest We would like to thank you for taking the time to write us and for your kind words, we feel really happy to know that you had a good impression of the staff. We dearly hope to receive you again sometime since we will always appreciate the opportunity to attend you. Kind regards,

Gierle
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fanstastic authentic building with a nice atmosphere. Great to spent somes days to enjoy the environment. Nice people, good service. Restaurant environment could further be improved but food was very good. Pity from the TV playing in the restaurant while playing music

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your review of your recent stay at the Hotel El Convento. We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Your kind comments on our facilities and the high standards of service from our staff have been shared with the team, and we...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Leon for the first time. I didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised to find a colonial attractive city, with plenty of beautiful bars and restaurants, good quality food. El hotel Convento is a beautiful old building which has been renovated preserving its nice character. Very convenient location. The rooms are very confortable, spacious, clean with...

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. We do try to set ourselves apart by providing consistent, friendly customer service. We so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for making the comment as this helps us find areas of opportunity in which we can...

San Salvador, El Salvador
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Grounds: In one sense the grounds are a bit strange being a former convent. There are religious artifacts scattered throughout the hotel which nicely reflects the history of the building but maybe not so great for a hotel. The garden was central to the building and was very well maintained but other than being nice to look at, really served...

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your sincere opinion about your recent stay with us. As you may know, we have the privilege of being located in one of the most historic and emblematic buildings in Leon City´s downtown, due to this, the hotel maintains a classical style in order to perfectly match with the design...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lovely people , clean and spacious rooms,exceptional garden and copious sitting areas it is lovey to come "home" after the noise heat and humidity of the city to this special place. The staff could not have been nicer. and don't miss the pool. Small but refreshing

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Hotel El C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback! We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found our location and facilities useful and convenient for your needs. We appreciate your loyalty to our Brand, and hope to personally welcome you back to our Hotel on your next visit to Leon! Kind regards,

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel El Convento is located at the heart of the city of Leon, Nicaragua, on the site of the former San Francisco Convent. Its colonial buildings and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere which will make your stay a very pleasant experience.The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms, conference and banqueting facilities, a cafeteria and a gourmet restaurant which is considered by many to be one of the best in Nicaragua.Whether you are visiting Leon for business or pleasure, Hotel El Convento should be your first choice! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Convento

Address: Two Blocks West From Parque Central | Next to San Francisco`S Church, Leon, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Price Range: £80 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel El Convento 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Ask for a room facing the inner garden and courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles Timoteo99, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms overlooking the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles nicwest, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not accept room #16 you will get NO sleep”
 of 5 bubbles 206rayah, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are of equal quality; I prefer not to be located in the front of the hotel near the entrance”
 of 5 bubbles CowboyJosh, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“"Interior", non-street-side rooms are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles AlyssaM521, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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