The hotel and restaurant have a museum essence to them as you take in the architecture, art collection, and overall Nica atmosphere. We spent only a short time in Granada and with all that was offered through the hotel, I wish we could have planned more time here.
Our room was huge (comparable to the entirety of my NYC apartment) and the bed was...well, it was the hard to pull myself out of it in the morning kind of comfortable. Free wifi, a huge closet to match the room size, and nordic-like air conditioning were a plus!
As much as I would have loved hanging out with drinks poolside in the atrium, it was impossible to pass up on the kayaking, boating excursion, walking tour of Granada, and zip lining through a cloud forest. All of which was conveniently set up for us through the concierge. The walking tour also avoided avoided the pesky tourist trap-y locations.
As for the food- eat it. It's good. Not staying at the hotel is a mistake. Not eating at the restaurant is a tragedy. The local fish (which name is inconveniently forgotten) is lightly battered and cooked to delicious, melt in your mouth, I want to fly back to eat it again, perfection. The servers magically appeared when we needed anything, and didn't hover.
Experience was excellent, and is highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right off the main square of the historical colonial city of Granada, La Gran Francia is a splendid ancestral building whose existence historians argue dates back to the years immediately following the founding of Granada, in 1524. This architectural jewel was restored during the decade of the 1990's, recovering the majesty and splendor of its heyday and today houses our hotel restaurant, bars and banquet hall facilities. In two distinct and centric settings, La Gran Francia Colonial Hotel offers its guests a total of 35 air-conditioned rooms, with all modern comforts and amenities. At La Gran Francia Colonial Hotel, you will be able to enjoy the best of Nicaraguan hospitality and the rustic elegance of colonial Granada. La Gran Francia has been recommended by Conde Nast Traveller and Samantha Brown from The Discovery Channel, among others. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Gran Francia Granada
- La Gran Francia Hotel Granada