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“The best location and staff - old world charm”
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Hotel Plaza Colon
Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Granada
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London, United Kingdom
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“The best location and staff - old world charm”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

This is a lovely hotel overlooking the main plaza. The swimming pool is lovely to cool off in after sightseeing. Our room was not very large but everything worked well and there was plenty of hot water. The staff is very professional.
The breakfast was fine, not fantastic, but the setting by the pool is very pleasant.
The only thing that we did not like was sharing a balcony. Our room was part of a suite and unfortunately the neighbouring guest used the balcony chairs to hang his washing on.
Despite this we would certainly recommend this hotel especially as it has probably the best staff and location in Granada.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

I can't rave enough about the experience at the Hotel Plaza Colon- the pool area was beautiful, the breakfast was amazing, the staff through and through were awesome, and the rooms were incredibly comfortable right down to the nice little patio I had in the back for reading the newspaper in the morning.

It's a great place to stay and while there, good food is a little steak house on the small road behind the Cathedral (can't remember the name but someone at the hotel can point you to it) and then a place a couple blocks away called The Tercer Ojo was tasty food, and a great ambiance!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Plaza Colon last month during our honeymoon, and we had the most wonderful experience. It was a true highlight of our trip, and we would love to go back to Nicaragua just to stay at the Plaza Colon. I cannot recommend it enough!

The hotel manages to feel luxurious but low-key and informal at the same time. The staff is warm, friendly, and thoughtful--they seem to genuinely care about their guests and enjoy their work. The service is excellent, but not obsequious. The breakfast is excellent, the rooms are clean and charming, and the views of the plaza are not to be missed. I requested a room with a view of the plaza--I expected it to be loud, but it was surprisingly quiet.

Plaza Colon is certainly not the cheapest hotel in Granada, but it is a great value. If you are planning a trip to Nicaragua, I suggest you extend your stay there and take day trips from Granada--the hotel is a wonderful place to come back to.

Everything about this hotel was first rate.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

The hotel is located right near the main plaza and you can do plenty of people watching from either the bar or the coffee shop at the front of the hotel as both have outdoor seating. Hotel staff are great - very helpful and friendly. Rooms are very large, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Bathrooms are modern - a little small relative to the huge room but perfectly adequate and with good showers and lots of hot water. Room has a safe. It is also very easy to walk to all restaurants and bars etc given the central location.

We had a room overlooking the pool and it also had a small outdoor terrace that overlooks a side street and school. These rooms are quieter than the plaza facing rooms. The pool is fabulous - super clean and warm. Lots of towels available right by the pool.

Breakfast was buffet style for most of our stay and had options from fruit and granola to eggs and Nicaraguan breakfast specialities. Basically a lot of food! When there were less people in the hotel it went to a la carte but still with lots of options and you always get fruit, fruit juice and coffee before you choose something more substantial.

We had a great stay here and would heartily recommend this hotel.

We also had a very efficient transfer from Managua airport provided by Iskra Travel. They replied promptly when we were arranging it, required no upfront fee and we had a very comfortable 4x4 for the transfer. It cost $50 for two people.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

the plaza colon delivers. comfy room, nice pool, good location and a great staff. I've been to many hotels all over the world and there are a few that understand how to cater to their clientele. plaza colon is one. a highlight of over trip to Nicaragua.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We stayed in Hotel Plaza Colon our first night in Nicaragua and it was such a great way to start the trip! The location is fantastic - quick walk to main street with restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel itself was clean, comfortable, hot showers!!, great/well informed staff. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay one night but it left a lasting impression.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Great value, lovely hotel. Very conveniently located directly across the street from the central park with a view of the Cathedral from the deck in front of the hotel. Unfortunately we were not able to get a balcony room, they were all sold out, but it's worth the extra $. The courtyard were they serve breakfast is very charming. The hotel staff was wonderful and very helpful. Especially Virginia who helped us with dinner recommendations and never steered us wrong!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Plaza Colon
Address: In front of Central Park, Granada 11111, Nicaragua
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Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Granada
#1 Romantic Hotel in Granada
#2 Business Hotel in Granada
#8 Green Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Plaza Colon 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in front of the main plaza, Hotel Plaza Colon has become a landmark of the colonial city of Granada. Our top notch colonial style facilities and our 100% Nicaraguan staff will make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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