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“Married/Our Wedding at La Bocona” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel La Bocona
Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Granada
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Beijing, China
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Married/Our Wedding at La Bocona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Hello, we just got married at La Bocona and had an absolutely wonderful time. Our wedding guests included our Nicaraguan friends and friends from abroad-some who travel internationally on a monthly basis and some who were having their first time abroad. All three of these types of guests loved the Bocona for a variety of reasons; simply put, La Bocona was able to accomodate everyone's distinct needs and with the top-notch service and beautiful venue make our wedding beautiful, elegant, calming and peaceful when it needed to be, and a huge party when the time was right! Nadene and her team flawlessly catered to all of our needs --- they know when we need a lot of help and know when we just want to be on our own. In this sense, it's really a home away from home.

We spent over 13 days at La Bocona planning and executing our wedding so we can say without reservations that we would recommend La Bocona to anyone looking for a perfect place for their own wedding. We would be pleased to serve as a reference - Nadene can put you in touch with us if you are interested.

As well, Amos and his team at Balance Spa in La Bocona provide excellent client-centered service.

Last, but definitely not least, we value the sustainable model of the hotel and commitment to the local community.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LaBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this review, 15 August 2012
It is our honor that you chose Hotel La Bocona to hold such a precious life event--that you placed your trust and your expectations in our hands. The team and I are filled with joy that we had the opportunity to participate in the making of the special day. You both and your loved ones were a delight to have under our roof. Most heartfelt regards, thanks...and of course, best wishes and congratulations!
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Brasil de Santa Ana
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71 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

I have been working with Nadene for the past two years and Hotel Bocona when I discovered them while in Granada in 2011. They have donated accommodations to our organization for our charity auction for the past two years. SASY! Stop Animal Suffering Yes! has been the recipient of Nadene's generosity for accommodations and breakfast which have been outstanding. Not only do they give 50% to their own supported organization, Carita Feliz, but they still give to others in need. The property is beautiful, they have excellent service and outstanding food and spa treatments, I would highly recommend them for their generosity in helping others and it's a cool place to stay! Great location to boot.
Thanks Nadene and staff - you are the best!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Costaricamommy
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LaBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this review, 13 August 2012
Thank you so much!

We are thrilled to participate in your events, contributing to the health and welfare of our furry friends. SASY is such a noble and much-needed organization in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Keep up the good work and count on us for continued support!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

This was the first stop on our honeymoon. The staff was very helpful, friendly and personable. Breakfasts were delicious, coffee was great and when we arrived on the first afternoon they had a nice beverage waiting for us. The hotel is lovely, it has an old estate fill with very high ceilings, tall doorways, long drapes, antique king four post bed, pool, garden and a great staff! Our room was street side, and the hotel is located on a busy intersection. We fell a sleep both nights to Nicaraguans honking their horns through the intersection and woke up to it, that would be my only complaint. It was a lovely place to stay and it gave me a great feel for Granada.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DowntownBrown3
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LaBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this review, 10 August 2012
The two of you were an absolute delight to have here with us -- Thank you so much for having chosen to stay with us and for making our work fulfilling!

Congratulations on your new life together!
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Miami Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

Beautifully restored colonial treasure in the heart of Granada, a block from the main square. The Hotel was beautiful and immaculately appointed minimalist with authentic era antiques. It has a figure 8 layout with the rooms surrounding two courtyards one which is a garden and the other which has a pool.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank slsilves
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LaBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
So lovely to have architectural buffs like you here!

We are looking forward to another stay with us. Thank you for selecting our Hotel!
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Roatan, Honduras
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64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

This hotel is a old colonial home redone as a hotel. Beautiful garden courtyards, 12 foot doors, and the most comfortable beds in Nicaragua I suspect. Very attentive staff but not obtrusive. The bathrooms are separate from your room: you have a private bath, you just have to walk down the corridor to get there. Seems a bit weird at first but not a problem. Had to do this to protect the integrity of the old home where the original rooms had no plumbing.

Downsides at La Bocona would be street noise early evening and early am. And can't get internet in the room: have to sit in the lovely courtyard to get wi-fi. Not really a problem.

No TV at La Bocona! I love it.

Very nice tea service at 4pm.

Best place I have stayed at in Nicaragua. Will return there in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LaBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
We appreciate your taking the time to review our Hotel. It was certainly our pleasure to host you!

Thank you!
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trenton,nj
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

We travelled to Granada over Memorial Day 2012, thanks to a deal on JetSetter. I contacted Nadine several times for details and to book services ahead of time (airport transfers, spa treatments, excursions). This incredible lady is a true asset to the hospitality industry and to Granada. Full of knowledge and good suggestions, inquisitive about our wants, very detailed-oriented, great back and forth about how to make this a memorable trip (we were celebrating my partner's birthday that weekend) and above all matter of fact and honest. She was totally on target, her advice and warmth absolutely made a difference to our trip. She runs the hotel very efficiently and you can tell all the staff genuinely strived to make our trip special.

We had the double-bed room, never been to such a big room. As the rooms actually were designed to open to the street as well as to the interior patio, you do hear a bit of street noise sometimes. It did not bothered me, found it charming actually, but can see it might tick others off. You can tell the renovations do follow historical standards, very well done. The bathrooms are not in-suite, but you know this clearly beforehand. Spacious, well functioning and clean. The warm water (no need for it really!) worked well too. I personally liked this out of the ordinary set up.

The Spa is out of this world, a must after a day exploring the volcanoes or lake. Great massages, the staff knows what they are doing. We totally recommend them.

The weather was really warm, but the pool helped a lot. Olga's breakfast specialties and delicious afternoon snacks still bring a smile to my face. The tour outfit Nadine recommended delivered excellent adventures and the restaurants in Granada did not dissapoint. We really enjoyed the slow-pace, kind of back in time feel of the town too. Wish we had taken one of the many carriage rides we were offered, it is a common way to travel within the city. Even during a night time black-out due to electrical storms, we feel safe wondering about town in the dark. Kind of unexpected happenings that helped make the trip extraordinary.

Nadine, you are the best!!! Looking for the next chance to explore Nicaragua from your hidden gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jorgito715
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HotelBocona, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
Thank you so much!! Con mucho gusto...
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

We stayed for 1 night and really enjoyed it. The facilities are extremely charming and the staff is very helpful. The spa/message facilities are incredible and a great value. The location is well placed, but the best quality of all is the owner who is actively trying to give back to the community. We enthusiastically recommend Bocona.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank j s
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, General Manager at Hotel La Bocona, responded to this review, 11 July 2012
On behalf of the owner, thank you so much for the lovely comment about giving back.

Community development is foremost on our minds here at La Bocona. As you know, we donate 50% of all income to a local children's educational center that also provides more than one hundred thousand meals a year to underprivileged community members of all ages.

Often times, travelers express that they would like to contribute their time or skills to the community but, may not speak Spanish or have enough time to really involve themselves in volunteer work. Staying at our hotel, you have directly, positively affected the lives of many local families.

Thank you so much for your stay and for your review. We are happy to have had the chance to host you!
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Property: 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 #27 of 43 Hotels in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel La Bocona 3.5*
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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