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“Lovely little hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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La Posada del Doctor
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Leon
Hoodsport
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62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely little hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Leon has a number of small hotels and none large. Breakfast is included, locked front steel bar door for the entry, tortugas meandering in the grass. Comfortable suroundings. Wifi does not work in the rooms although it is avaialble at the tables out of the rooms. Hotels in Leon are difficult to get a number of days in a row during this time of the the year.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

This doesn't look like much from the street, but when you enter,it's a beautiful hotel around a lovely courtyard. Room was clean and comfortable with a good bed. Breakfast was delicious and we received good service.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TorontoBrit87
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

On the plus side - good location, fairly central from the hustle and bustle of Leon. The breakfast is great, included a lovely fresh squeezed passion fruit juice. Nice patio indeed, and it was nice to see people keeping pets - they have a lovely collection of tortoises.

On the low side - there are some things to be said here as well. We were the only guests at that time, and somehow the staff decided to give us the room located RIGHT behind the neighbour's chicken cot. Of course we didn't know that until 11 pm when the rooster decided to do...well what roosters' do best. They also had a big function that night for a birthday and it was a big party going on - which was fine but would have been nice to be warned about it. And lastly, I think for the size of the room and bathroom; the proximity of the chicken cot and the price we paid (which was 50 USD per night plus tax) and for Central American prices, I think it's very expensive.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Turcoaz
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Cincinnati, OH
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37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

There was a mix-up with our reservation at Posada Fuente Castalia, where we wanted to stay, and so we stayed here instead. The courtyard was nice, with wifi and a good breeze, true to the photos others have posted here. The room, while small, was also decent.

But the service was terrible. Really, there wasn't any service, so it's hard to call it terrible. There was someone at the front desk who kept our key when we left the hotel, and someone who served us a so-so breakfast. But zero hospitality, and I mean none. No one asked if we needed anything, tried to tell us anything about Leon, or really talked to us at all.

We were apparently the only people staying at the hotel that night, does not excuse the lack of service but in my mind makes it worse. It was really frustrating because I know how good Nica hospitality can be.

I've seen some of the other reviews about beds; our bed was fine, although they bizarrely gave us two single beds when there were clearly plenty of open rooms with double beds.

The location in Leon was good but we would not stay there again unless there was nowhere else to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cincinnatalie
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Seattle, WA
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53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

It looks beautiful when you enter, with it's central court yard. Then you get to your room with it's prison style cots for beds and thin mattresses. The rooms are very inconsistent. Some rooms have "better" beds. No hot water for us. AC was working which is good since it was in the high 90s. Food was mediocre. Rooms are tiny. Bathrooms are even smaller.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank 555Travelbug555
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New Haven
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

I love this little hotel. Owned and operated by a woman whose mother grew up on the premises with 12 brothers and sisters, Posada del Doctor is clean, safe, and charming. The rooms are spare--many have only twin beds, but mine was very comfortable with well-functioning AC, a solid mattress that afforded a good night's sleep, and hot water in the private bath with shower. Breakfast each morning was delicious and served in the immaculately manicured courtyard. I was awoken occasionally by a neighbbor's rooster, which can be annoying or funny, depending on whether you enjoy that sort of local character. If this concerns you, when you check in or make your reservation, request a room away from the back wall shared by the neighbor's chicken coop.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JennyGB
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Miami Springs, Florida
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68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

We arrived in the evening and the man at the desk spoke English just fine (better than my Spanish). This is a converted villa, a short walk from the central plaza and many tourist locations (churches, monuments, etc.) The water was hot, the AC was cool, the rooms were on the small side but we were there to see the city, not hang out in the rooms. We traveled light, so didn't need much storage. Lovely courtyard, antique furnishings and art. Secure gated parking across the street and down a building or two. The desk was attended 24/7, and the hotel was in a safe area as well. There are several doctors' residences/offices on this street - seems to be the "Harley Street" of Leon. We ate a late dinner right around the corner at a new place, Mozzie's, a hostel with a comfy bar and restaurant run by an Australian and his Nica wife.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mangomum2
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Property: La Posada del Doctor
Address: Costado Oeste del parque San Juan | Parque San Juan 30m al oeste, Leon, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — La Posada del Doctor 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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