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“A gem of a small hotel in Managua”

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La Posadita de Bolonia
Ranked #26 of 50 Hotels in Managua
Puerto Cortes
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114 reviews
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“A gem of a small hotel in Managua”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We like to stay where the locals stay when we travel, so this hotel suited us just fine. It is small, quite private, yet is only a few blocks from a major bus station (Tica Bus). The garden cafe was where they served our (free) breakfast, cooked to order - pancakes, "gallo pinto" (Nicaragua version of riceandbeans). eggs, or whatever you wanted. The staff is very friendly and helpful, assisted us in booking our tours, and in finding our way about the city. They even did some laundry for us, and charged very little. No problems with the wifi, and the owner was personable and visits the hotel every day.

I'd like to comment on the previous review - NEVER leave anything valuable in your room in Central America, and if you must do so, make sure it is well hidden. The chambermaids come from really poor families, and I suppose the temptation of money in the room is very great. And DON'T forget to leave a tip - a dollar (or equivalent in local currency) per day stayed means a LOT to these ladies, many of whom are single mothers.

Room Tip: We liked #12, right next to the garden cafe!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed for four nights in a job trip. The service and the personnel are very friendly and always at your disposal with a good smile on their face at all time. Unfortunately, we had a considerable amount of money stolen from the room directly. In dealing with the situation we spoke with Sandra, the owner, and she asked us to check better if we misplaced the money; since the first conversation was nice and she committed to get us back the amount, we did so. We did so as well because we understand that the burden would fall onto the personnel, that averagely had not much income possibilities. Unfortunately at next meeting agreed with her to settled the situation, she didn´t show up (totally unprofessionally) and by phone she changed her argument, saying that, first, it was irresponsible from us to leave money in the room (how so???), and second, that she couldn´t not take any responsability over the issue.

I think that any owner may manage this kind of situations in different ways, yet we uncomfortably had to face an array of lies, and a completely untrustworthy owner. So, if you go to this hotel, please take notice that the owner consider that you should not leave valuable issues in the room, because they might be stolen....

Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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11 Thank Francesco M
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Dallas
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

I stayed for only one night, and had to catch the Tica bus before breakfast was served, but the rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff very helpful. They set up my very early morning taxi to the Tica bus depot (which was very close) with a great taxi driver.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Carmel Valley, California
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

We spent a few nights at La Posadia de Bolonia and we were very happy with our time there. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The owner, Sandra, was great! She speaks English as well, which is helpful. The breakfast was delicious and the rooms were really clean. There is free wi-fi access, too. Definitely a great place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Boston
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Returning to the Posadita after one year was like returning home to family. Francisca and Hilda took great care of our needs, as did Sandra the owner of the hotel. We like the clean spacious rooms, hot water in the shower, great tipico breakfast!
There is a nice open-air sitting area near reception. And they take security seriously, the entrance is always well-guarded!
We also like the location: Hotel Europeo is around the corner. It has a beautiful restaurant in a lush tropical garden setting, and also the buffet style eatery "Comida a la vista" is in walking distance.
The staff is very friendly and helpful and they seem to appreciate the "returning traveler", which still not too common in many other hotels.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This was our second week-long stay at La Posadita. Our room was very clean and well furnished with good beds, good bedding, air conditioning, and hot showers. It felt very safe and the security guard was there to met us each time we returned to the hotel.

The staff is excellent, caring and hardworking. They try very hard to please each guest.

Breakfast is an offering of eggs, fruit, gallo pinto, juice, toast or pancakes. The coffee is terrific and available each morning at 6am.

The hotel is a crossroad for gringos as they arrive and depart the country. We met many interesting people in the lobby and breakfast area.

The internet is good but seems to be available only in the common areas and when staff is present in the office. I am not sure why this is. That was not the case last year when we stayed there. We worked around it but it would have been nice to have Internet access early in the morning before the busyness of the day began.

I would recommend this hotel and plan to stay again when we visit Managua next year.

  • Stayed January 2012
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5 Thank S0j0urner54
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Boston
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

We speak limited Spanish and my husband made reservations over the phone. Hilda was extremely patient and friendly. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and felt right at home. The double room was spacious, bright and cool (A/C). The warm/hot shower was also a treat. We enjoyed the "typico" breakfast very much. $40/night was a good price for the room, but the friendliness of the staff is really priceless.
The location is in a safe neighborhood. Around the corner one can walk to a fantastic buffet-style eatery "Comida a la vista" where the locals go for lunch. All the food is prepared there, large selection, delicious fruit juices, very good prices!!!
We returned to the "posadita" before our flight home and they gave us the same room.
Next time in Managua we'll stay again in this welcoming, charming little place.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Posadita de Bolonia
Address: Canal 2, 3 cuadras abajo, 75 varas al sur, Managua, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Managua Department > Managua
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Ranked #26 of 50 Hotels in Managua
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Posadita de Bolonia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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