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“"Bring the keys they´re not here"” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Posada Dona Blanca

Posada Dona Blanca
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Posada Dona Blanca
Ranked #18 of 33 Leon B&B and Inns
San Jose, Costa Rica
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“"Bring the keys they´re not here"”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

"Bring the keys they´re not here". That´s what we heard while *IN* the room during the afternoon. They tried to open the room while we were in it!!! There´s no mistake of what they said, I´m a native Spanish speaker. When I opened the door they only said "oops, we thought you were out" and left.
Before that, we thought there was something different in the room when we returned the first time ( I had closed the bathroom door. When we returned, the bathrooom door was opened and there was a smell of incense in the room.). We decided not to leave any valuables in the room. After that, the "bring the key" incident happened. Thankfully we only had reservations for one night. Would I stay again there? NO!
Plus the wifi didn´t work on our room and I was afraid of going near the "lobby" to use my phone because they might go in the room looking for it...

Room Tip: Stay elsewhere with a safe box.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed in Posada Dona Blanca for a couple of nights. It is a couple of blocks from the Cathedral of Leon, so conveniently located. However, it is right on the main thoroughfare, so the noise level is quite high. The rooms are bland. There was no staff to greet us when we got to the place in early afternoon, only a young caretaker who did not speak a single word of English (fortunately my wife speaks reasonable Spanish). The breakfast was very good, and served with a smile. Other than that, we were not impressed.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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189 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

My wife and I stayed here for five nights and consider Posada Dona Blanca an excellent value in Leon. We stayed in room #4 which has three beds in it and is still very spacious. The bathroom was the largest of any we have ever experienced. The inn has a wonderful retro charm from the 1960’s but everything is in pristine condition and very clean. They serve a simple breakfast that includes a wonderful variety of fruit, eggs, bread and a large pot of very good coffee. The tables are placed on the patio around the courtyard, and guest can admire the flowers and birds while eating.

Posada Dona Blanca is well located, only a few blocks away from the main plaza and cathedral, and there a several nice restaurants and local places to eat in the surrounding neighborhood.
Tierra Tours is located right next door and we used them to arrange a 10 PM private car ($70.00 at the time) from the Managua airport to Leon so that we would not have to stay the night in Managua. It worked out very well and we also used them for Volcano boarding on Cerro Negro, a day trip to Matagalpa, and a shuttle to San Juan del Sur.

If you are looking for a really affordable inn that has private bathrooms, air-conditioning, and hot water (that is actually hot), Posada Dona Blanca is a very good deal.

Best travels,

Craig & Donna

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DonnaandCraig
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Brooklyn, New York
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74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here two nights. The location of the hotel is very central and convenient. Accommodations are very roomy, old colonial style, but basic. The rooms need a major uplift and clean up. There was dirt flying from the fan and pain cracking.

Stayed February 2014
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Swanville, Maine
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90 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Good location in town, spacious, pleasant rooms, kept well, and friendly. Our best selection in Nicaragua. Rooms are very comfortable. Has most everything you'd need. No complaints. Priced well, too. Breakfast is mostly fruit, but large portions.

Room Tip: Room 6 is upstairs with a small balcony on the front. Room 4 is huge. All rooms that our group was...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank macinmaine1
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nyc
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103 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed two nights at this hotel. It was very basic but great considering the price. We rented a car and was able to drive it inside at night. The staff doesn't speak English but we got by. Walking distance to everything you need. The room and bathroom were huge but sparse. The includes breakfast was decent and you could pay for additional options. The staff made a phone call for us to our car rental company which was very nice.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

It is a pretty good spot to stay the night, it is comfortable and the staff is really nice. Its affordable.. The accomodations are really good and private :).. in the same street there are a loft of restaurants and places to hang out.. It a very good choice ..

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Guadalupe H. P
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Property: Posada Dona Blanca
Address: De la Iglesia La Merced 1 cuadra al norte, Leon, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
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Ranked #18 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
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