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Hotel Don Carmelo
Ranked #6 of 79 Managua B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I don't recommend staying in Managua, unless you have to. We had an early bus to Costa, and an early flight home, and this hotel was an absolute blessing. Henry made the experience for us! He was so helpful in coordinating airport and bus station shuttles, as well as early breakfast for us. The place is modest, and the rooms are small, but it is cheap, safe, and secure. The personal service Henry provide us have us great comfort in an otherwise uncomfortable city for us. Highly recommend, if your tastes are modest.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

I created a TripAdvisor account just so I was able to write a review for Don Carmelo. The service, cleanliness, professionalism and kind owner, Henry, should put this hotel at the top of any person's list. Henry and his employees made our travel into and out of Nicaragua hassle free and relaxing. At such a fair cost, you get the value of your dollars and so much more. I highly recommend this great hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Don Carmelo is a lovely little hotel, especially in the rather intense atmosphere of Managua. The owner Henry is extremely efficient at responding to emails and organising airport pick ups. It is notable too that the hotel offers free airport transfers in a safe Don Carmelo car (as opposed to a licensed taxi) which is more than lots of the most expensive hotels in Managua offer. Rooms are clean and well air conditioned. All the staff could not be more helpful, really lovely.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room with strong wifi.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sophie O
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Offer a free airport shuttle service that is excellent when arriving late at night. Lovely staff. Owner Henry is a very intelligent, professional and polite young man. Room had tv, ensuite, air con. Decent breakfast.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jamesp66
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I chose this hotel mainly because of the convenient free airport pick up/ drop off, and it proved to be an excellent choice. Henry sent me an e-mail almost immediately after my booking to work out the details of the airport transfer.
Once I arrived, he was extremely accommodating and helpful, and I felt at home at once. The rooms are simple, tasteful and spotlessly clean. I was also impressed with there being breakfast the next morning despite my 4 am departure for the airport! If there is anything to fault, it´s that sound does travel quite well in the building, however, I did not find that this disturbed my sleep.

What really impressed me was the care that was taken of the hotel guests. Not long after I checked in, there was a fairly strong earthquake (an exciting 6.1m!). Henry took wonderful care of all the guests; we were calmly but quickly escorted out of the building and the situation was explained in both English and Spanish.
After the power was running again and we could return to the room, Henry kept us updated on the situation, and made sure to drop by again before he left for the evening to see how we were doing and to give a quick briefing on what to do should another quake occur during the night.
This level of service was quite amazing.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here before and after our trip to Corn Islands. Henry was quick and helpful in email correspondence, even going so far as to book us massages at the university of oriental medicine. The girls that work the desk, the bellman, and the free airport shuttle were also all terrific. The room was super clean and had Ac and a fan! I love hotel don Carmelo!

You can even walk to the university of oriental medicine for your 10$ massages if you feel adventurous!

Stayed: April 2014
Thank travelguy9981
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

This is the place to go for in and out of Managua. Not much to see or do in Managua but you have to pass through it.
Stay here. Henry is a friendly and accommodating guy. Help with everything. Free airport pickup and drop off. Seems like Henry is trying to be the best choice for people coming into or leaving Managua by air. And he seems to be succeeding. Has the right accommodating attitude.
We stayed here both in and out of country. First room was small and second was way big. Free breakfast, even at 0415 for early flight out. We would stay again.
Walked to grocery and bank from here.
Could use some brochures and maps to be available. Maybe with bus stations marked.

Room Tip: We asked for a double room, queen bed and one time room was just big enough for the bed and tiny bat...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Ken L
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Address: Ciudad Jardin | Clinica Santa Maria 1 C. Oeste, Managua, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Managua Department > Managua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Managua
Price Range: £25 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Don Carmelo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hotel Don Carmelo we have achievedcreating a welcoming, safe and quiet place, our colonial style hotel and quality service, gives you a very pleasant stay. Each of our rooms isdifferent and they all have air conditioning , Private Bathroom, Cable TV, and WIFI Internet connection. ... more   less 
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