I recently traveled to Nicaragua for a medical mission trip. I landed at the Nicaragua airport at midnight alone. Knowing very little spanish, I spoke with several taxi drivers trying to find the cleanest, safest, most affordable hotel in downtown Managua. Most stated that the Hotel Gran Marquez was the place for me. Upon arriving to the hotel I was greeted by one of the owners, Cesar. He spent an hour or so talking with me in both english and spanish, as he is bilingual. Immediately I had a sense that he was looking out for my safety and well being. The hotel proved to be very safe as it was monitored by a security guard who also brought me cold beer on a silver tray. The room was very clean and tasteful. The next day I was greeted by Patricia, the other owner. She was delightful and encouraged my exploration of spanish with a great sense of humor. Breakfast was delicious and my time by the pool (pascina) was very relaxing. Overall, I felt like I was taken in by a family and I'm very greatful for the experience. If I was to return to Nicaragua, I would make it a point to visit with them again in 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