Thank you El Gran Marquez for contributing to my amazing experience in Nicaragua.
This boutique hotel is so charming and beautiful, with its bright pink walls, lush green courtyard, and blue pristine swimming pool (I loved the colors!) And it's pretty easy to get lazy, with the dining area in the open space and cozy seating areas throughout the perimeter. I came to explore and travel different Nicaraguan places, but on sunny days, it was very hard to tear away from lounging around here!
One thing I noticed very quickly was how clean the hotel was! I think the staff cleans every hour because the hotel and rooms are immaculate. The rooms themselves are very comfortable, with TV, A/C and warm water in the shower (hard to find in Nicaragua). In the lobby they also have Internet access, which was great b/c I check my emails every day. The location is also very convenient, close to the airport and in Zona Hippa, with a bunch of eating spots close by. Yet one of the best features of this hotel might be their COMPLIMENTARY breakfast (ends at 10am I think). I wanted to kidnap their chef, because she makes a mean gallo pinto.
And of course, the customer service. The moment I arrived I felt like an honored guest, with their staff always asking if my friend and I needed anything, offering refreshments, and attending to our every need. The owners were amazing and bent over backwards to make sure I was happy. They are so personable and friendly, they really do treat their guests like family.
To end, you would me crazy to stay anywhere else if you're coming to Managua.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel El Gran Marquez is conveniently located in a quiet and secure area of Managua. Built in 2007, El Gran Marquez offers the best of Nicaragua's hospitality, from a daily complementary breakfast to 24-hour security. Our hotel is within walking distance of the La Zona Hipos, a well-known area for quality food, bars, and live music and the Financial District. We go the extra mile to offer you a variety of amenities such as a wireless internet, cable television, air conditioned room, and hot water. This retreat also offers a pool and relaxing quiet areas ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Gran Marquez Managua
- El Gran Marquez Hotel