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“Colonial Luxury”
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Hotel La Bocona
Ranked #31 of 45 Hotels in Granada
Reviewed 22 January 2012

We chose Hotel La Bocona to round out our colonial Granada experience and were so pleased we did. The hotel offers a truly old world experience with with elegantly appointed rooms and common areas, immaculate gardens, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Centrally located, the hotel provides easy access to Granada and most activities on foot. The downside to this locaiton is that there is street noise, as the rooms face the street and rely on large doors for ventilation. The staff is friendly and helpful with recommendations to make the most of our stay, despite our inability to speak Spanish. Our only challenge was at check-out where we had some confusion. We would highly recommend Hotel La Bocona to others looking for a colonial Granada experience.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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HotelBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

We are so pleased to be able to provide an authentic version of the luxury of the colonial time and even more pleased to host travelers who have come in search of it !
Hasta la proxima vez y gracias!

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Reviewed 21 January 2012

My partner and I stayed at Hotel La Bocona for 4 days at the very end of December and both of us enjoyed it immensely. The hotel is perfectly located about two blocks away from Parque Central. It’s a short walk over to restaurants on Calle La Calzada and other Granada landmarks.

The hotel is small (with only six rooms) so sometimes you feel like you're the only ones staying here. The hotel is simply gorgeous! It’s a fabulous restoration of a Spanish colonial home, with original ceiling artwork and tiling. The interior courtyards, along with a pool, are wonderful places to relax. The rooms were large, with lovely high ceilings, and were beautifully furnished.

I can’t say enough good things about the staff at La Bocona. Jakob at the front desk was very helpful in making tour reservations. Nadene, the manager, gave us a fabulous tip about where to spend New Year’s Eve (we had a great time at Hotel Granada's party). And Olga and the rest of the kitchen staff were very friendly, attentive and cooked delicious breakfasts. They were marvelous.

One caveat about La Bocona: our room was loud and hot during the day. Some of the rooms border Calle La Libertad, which can get very noisy. The noise dropped off almost completely at night but if that’s an issue for you, you might want to request the interior room by the pool or one of the rooms on the other side of the hotel. The rooms do not have A/C, which is not much of a problem at night. But we were too uncomfortable to spend much time in our room during the day.

All in all, we loved our stay in Granada and Hotel La Bocona was a wonderful choice.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lisabee39
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HotelBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words! We, the Hospitality Team, were so pleased that you enjoyed our suggestions. It feels great to show off our city's events and amenities!

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Reviewed 17 January 2012

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful stay in Granada.
La Bocona is a gem! The rooms are enormous, elegantly decorated and emmaculately maintained. This boutique hotel is quiet and relaxing, breakfast is simple and delicious, the spa is delightful and the staff warm and friendly.
I had the poor luck of falling ill during my stay in Nicaragua -- nothing related to the hotel ---- and a staff member, the sweet Olga, took care of me like I was family. She made me tea and made sure I was ok. A big thanks to Olga and the entire staff at La Bocona for making our stay feel like a home away from home. I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for an unique experience in Granada.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank slk78
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HotelBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

You were the sweet one! We all appreciated your visit and I personally enjoyed our conversations. Unfortunately, you did fall under the weather but, Doctora Olga is always happy to oblige where needed--she's so great!
I know you generally branch out to new countries trip by trip but, I'm hoping Granada found a place in your heart. We'll be here waiting to host you again.

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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We rented all six rooms at this hotel for three nights for our daughters' wedding. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. It is evocative of another era and is both grand and comfortable. The staff were attentive, friendly and discreet. We really felt as though this was our home for those three nights - an oasis of serenity and luxury. The rooms are huge and airy and all the beds are king size. The pool was inviting and always crystal clear, and very romantically lit in the evening. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented each morning. This is truly an amazing place. Thanks to Nadine and all the staff for helping make the the wedding and reception run so smoothly, and to generally make our stay so memorable.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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HotelBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

Your family and friends staying with us could not have been any more friendly! We, the staff, felt like we were all part of your group and that a member of our family was getting married --thank you for that.
R was stunningly beautiful and radiant! It was definitely our pleasure! Thank you.

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Reviewed 4 January 2012

I had to cancel my reservation here at the last minute but they still went out of their way to help me get a bottle of champagne to the wedding in Granada I was missing. So even though they made absolutely no money off of me, they did me a favor.
This brings new meaning to the term 'hotel concierge'.
Thank you Hotel La Bocona! Can't wait to use the airline voucher and get to your hotel this year.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Katarinagirl
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HotelBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

We can't wait either! Looking forward to it --and thanks.

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Reviewed 25 December 2011

For sheer luxury and warm, attentive staff, this gorgeous atmospheric hotel, a restored colonial mansion maintaining the gracious charms of the period, exceeds expectations in every respect, including access to the city's historical square and spacious, delightfully decorated rooms.

I cannot say enough about the engaging bilinqual staff. Special thanks to Olga, Jacob and Gustave for helping to make our Grenada stay unforgettable.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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HotelBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

It is easy to deliver gracious service to such a gracious guest! Thank you for your lovely comments and please come back---any time.

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Reviewed 1 December 2011

I had the pleasure of spending several days at Hotel La Bocona in October. Folks. Believe all the positive hype! It was absolutely lovely.

The breakfast that was included was delicious EVERY day. It usually included fresh fruit, coffee, an entree such us a crepe or omelet and finished off with freshly made fruit juice. Can't beat it. And the ladies who actually take care of the hotel and made me breakfast everyday spoiled me rotten. I'm not kidding! Amazing service.

The rooms were quite comfortable, elegantly furnished and spacious. Don't be put off by the bathroom not being in the room. Not a big deal at all.

The location is close to all the restaurants and town square. The only time we had to take a cab...which was MAYBE $2US, if I recall...was to get to the water taxi to go out to Las Isletas.

Overall, I can't give enough complements to the hotel and staff. Diego, Louis, Jacob, Margarita, Nelly, Olga, Gustavo (Jr and Sr) and of of course their fearless leader Nadene ( aka la directora), you guys ROCK!! Thank you so much for an AMAZING stay!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank Robshak
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HotelBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2011

Thank you!

You and your husband are such interesting, enthusiastic and fun-loving people and these qualities tend to bring out the best in others. Having developed relationships with each member of our team, your presence is still felt and the staff continue to refer to you fondly as if you are part of our every day. We are all hoping the moment comes soon that we will see you walk in through Reception with your smiling faces. It will be as if our sister and brother have finally come home.
Thank YOU for that. Nadene, Diego, Luis, Olga, Margarita,Nelly, Jacob, Gustavo Jr. and Sr.

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Additional Information about Hotel La Bocona

Address: Calle La Libertad | 2 Blocks West of Central Park, Granada, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 45 Hotels in Granada
Price Range: £66 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bocona 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Bocona is a six guestroom restored colonial mansion with a large swimming pool and an on-site professional spa to be enjoyed by travelers from all corners of the world who come to Granada looking for an authentic portal to exciting times in Latin American history. An architectural showpiece, the Hotel boasts all colonial period features including cathedral ceilings throughout, solid wood ornate doors, pillars, chandeliers, embellished wood sun-catchers above the doors and, of course, Spanish courtyards of tailored gardens inside. Included in our rates is a full breakfast, afternoon snack, local gym membership, wifi and private parking. We promote responsible tourism by donating half of all revenue to Carita Feliz, a local charitable organization that offers personal, professional, health programs to young people and serves more than one hundred thousand meals annually to children and other community members of little means. ... more   less 
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