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Hotel La Bocona
Ranked #30 of 45 Hotels in Granada
Reviewed 13 March 2010

WOW...La Bocona will take your breath away. This hotel is a true gem of Granada. Every detail of the hotel has been addressed, the service, furnishings, food, architecture and the art will take your breath away. After spending the day exploring the city take in the afternoon tea time before venturing out for the evening, a very rejuvenating time.
The rooms are magical, the canopy beds add the romantic touch that will leave you with memory that will last a life time.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

What an amazing experience, this fantastic beautifully designed new hotel! Great service, fabulous spacious rooms with beautiful canopy beds. Also it has very clean modern bathrooms and a beautiful small swimmingpool. Breakfast is made fresh and with care, and in the afternoon there is a tea-time moment. I never had such a relaxing time in a hotel. And what the most special part is, is that you, while spending your time here, sponsor kids in the poorer areas as well with educational projects. Everybody wins here.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 February 2010

We spent a wonderful week at Hotel La Bocona, which is very beautifully decorated with antique furniture and modern paintings. The hotel has (only) 6 lovely large rooms, beautifully decorated with antique furnishings and four-poster beds. All rooms are either out for the really beautiful atrium courtyard with flowers and fountains or swimming pool. The staff was incredibly helpful and welcoming - and met us always with a smile.
The fact that the hotel donates half of their profits to the children's centre Carita Feliz, makes us feel good.

We will certainly stay there again next time we go to Grenada.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 February 2010

I and my friend got an excellent and personalized service at the hotel. Both when we were planning for individual trips or wanted to know more about the country. The special feature of the hotel was the beautiful atrium. We could swim in the pool, sit alone or you could talk with the hosts of the hotel, who knows a lot about the country.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 December 2009

There are a few, very few, hotels that have a magical ingredient that turn them into someting truly special. Hotel La Bocona is one such place. Arranged around three patios in classic Spanish/Moorish style, one patio has an inviting Moorish-style swimming pool overlooked by a mango tree home to orange breasted birds called lapas, another is a welcoming oasis of plants, a third is a zen-like space for massage and other spa treatments provided by the hotel. The bedrooms are beautifully simple with triple height ceilings, huge four poster beds and antique furtiture. There are home comforts aplenty like freshly baked bread at breakfast, a welcoming tea or coffee after a day exploring the wonders of Granada or a bottle of chilled mineral water left in your room, just when you need it. But any boutique hotel can do this. What sets La Bocona apart is the warmth, friendliness and desire to help that emmanates from Martin, the host of this magical place and that filters down to everyone who works here. It turns what would be a just a beautiful hotel into something truly special. There is a great energy here that makes it one of those places you never forget. A gem - don't miss it.

Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2009

My husband and I stayed at La Bocona as part of our one year anniversary trip. We LOVED it. Perfect place to welcome us to Nicaragua. Gorgeous hotel, huge rooms, beautiful outside garden/patio areas. Delicious breakfasts. Martin, the manager, was incredibly helpful. He was welcoming, interesting, and had excellent recommendations for us for meals, things to do and arranged a tour for a full day with a wonderful guide (Bosco!). All in all we loved everything about La Bocona and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2009

Traveling and doing business in Central America/Nicaragua can be challenging and tiring. La Bocona provides just the secure friendly homely atmosphere, comfort and cleanliness you need as a compensation - we ended up staying twice on this trip. The rooms are BIG and extremely stylish and host Martin has a tremendous feel for when to offer a nice chat, cup of tea or food - or leaving you alone if that's what you want. Truly a home away from home - that is if you are used to a luxurious one. Give yourself the pleasure of enjoying the many great paintings of the hotel and don't forget to visit the nearby museum holding a World Class collection of pre-columbian pottery.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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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 #30 of 45 Hotels in Granada
Price Range: £67 - £123 (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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