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“Wonderful hotel with a terrific staff”
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Hotel Plaza Colon
Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Granada
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel with a terrific staff”
Reviewed 25 July 2009

We spent a total of 4 nights at the Plaza Colon. First off, the staff is very friendly and accommodating. They were helpful, had good recommendations for restaurants, and made you feel at home. The property itself is directly on the Plaza Colon, which is the small park in the center of colonial Granada. Do ask beforehand to get a balcony room. These balconies, with small tables and rocking chairs, face out onto the life that is the Parque Central and make a morning breakfast so much more fun. The pool is a small, very refreshing treat for Granada's humid weather. There is a gated parking lot in the back with a 24 hour guard for $5 per night which makes it very safe for your rental car, just make sure you get a payment voucher for your last night there to give to the guard (I missed this the first time and it caused some confusion). Breakfast is included, and it is nice to eat on the balcony, though one day you should try Kathy's Waffle House and don't miss talking to the parrots inside. Granada, and Nicaragua in general, is best suited for people that are comfortable with some sense of adventure. This is not the 4 seasons you will be staying at. But it is a lovely, small, very friendly and beautifully maintained Spanish Colonial house converted to a lovely hotel. Masaya and Mombacho are both about 30 minutes away.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

My husband and I were looking for an adventurous vacation, so we chose Nicaragua. When we booked the Hotel Plaza Colon, we weren't sure what to expect - the pictures looked amazing, but you never know. When we arrived from our long day of traveling, we were immediately happy with our decision:

1. Cleanliness
Very clean - not just in the rooms - the entire hotel. The pool was a little green for a day or two, but they cleaned it up pretty quickly.

2. Location
Can't pick a better location - we were right in the Central Park area, which was fun at all times of day or night. It is located in the center of all sightseeing, food, and nightlife.

3. Rooms
Nice, spacious, clean. Air conditioning was nice and cold; lots of hot water.

4. Service
Great staff - especially loved Freddy and Carlos - they could help with practically anything and provided excellent recommendations for meals, tours, and directions. ONE negative: we had a bag of food and candy that we brought into our rooms - I think the maids got hungry, because when we returned from a day of traveling, all of our candy was gone (two bags of Peanut M&Ms, and a HUGE bag of Starburst! We weren't too upset, and then didn't touch anything else of ours - so maybe they were just hungry :)

5. Value
We got reservations at this hotel as a package deal. For airfare, 7 nights (breakfast included), and a car rental, we paid $1600 (fees included - for two people - NOT person!!!!)!!! I think we got a GREAT deal and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Maria_Isabel, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Colon, responded to this review, 21 July 2009
Unfortunately, we did not learn about this situation until the review was published. We appreciate all of the comments; good and bad (the good ones make all the effort worth it and the bad ones let us know what we need to correct).

If the guest had let us know immediately about the problem, we would have offered immediate compensation; we have already contacted the guest to offer a fair compensation since it is our goal to have 100% satisfied guests and we do everything that is in our hands to achieve it.

We are aware of the responsibility we have as a Hotel and if one employee makes a mistake or does the wrong thing we will do everything possible to make up for it for the guest and to prevent it from happening again.

Warm regards,

Maria Isabel Canton
General Manager
Hotel Plaza Colon
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boca raton, florida
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Reviewed 8 July 2009

My husbands family lives in Nicaragua, but we wanted to stay someplace else. My husband found this hotel and I looked a pictures of it and started to get excited. Our flight was delayed 3 hours in Miami, so by the time we finally arrived to the hotel, we were exhauseted. But we had to look around and see the place. It was so beautiful and the rooms were nice and spacious. The service was wonderful. They took care of everthing we needed. The breakfast was so good, we were full for most of the day after eating. They have a park across the steet (Central Park) and there is always something going on. There is so much to see there with all the history. I always felt safe at the hotel. Even though there were things going on in the park across the street, you would never know it when you came into the hotel. My husband, 10yr old daughter and myself all agree we will definitly stay there next time we go. There is no dought about it! Thanks to the great staff there and the beautiful hotel, we had a great time!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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los angeles
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Reviewed 8 July 2009

perfect central location, huge rooms, fantastic colonial style floors anfd furniture, nice breakfast, and unusually quiet in the center by the pool, very peaceful place to rest after a day spent exploring, and a perfect place to recharge before going out, great service, great price

Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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Chicago
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2009

I recently completed a volunteer service trip in Nicaragua and stayed an extra 2 nights in Granada before heading back to Chicago. Of many highlights on the trip, the Plaza Hotel Colon was one of the top. The Hotel is located in the perfect spot, in front of the zocalo with a view of the Cathedral in the back ground. The hotel is a gem of colonial architecture and the use of fine woods. The rooms are spacious and have air, tv, etc. a pool and all the comforts and charm of a 5 star hotel at 3 star prices. The hotel is immaculate and the gardens and plants are beautiful. The staff and are very pleasant, efficient and are always there to lend a hand or recommend a tour or a restaurant. A wonderful place. Mike McDermott Chicago

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 7 May 2009

I took all the reviewers advice and reserved a balcony room for 4 nights, with my wife and 2 boys (10 and 13). My kids loved the balcony, they fought for the rocking chairs to hang out in at the end of the day and after breakfast. You can watch all the action unfold in the central park across the street.

We used this hotel as a base to explore Granada and the surrounding area. It was always great to return to the hotel for a quick dip in the pool and then a beer or soda on the balcony. The hotel is very convenient to "gringo road" with lots of restaurants. My kids favorite was Mona Lisa Pizza (thin crust).

Rooms are large and comfy with the all important "good airconditioning" and water pressure. I highly recommend staying here, and spend the extra for a balcony room!!! This is a high price hotel by Nicaragua standards, but better than a similarly priced hotel in the US. The room bottled water was pricey so buy a gallon jug around the corner at the liquor store or market.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

This was one of my favorite hotels of the trip! Everything was first
class, and we had a huge room, with a huge bed, and had a huge balcony
that looked right over the main square. The room has a small shower and
a small fridge (which we had to figure out where to plug in ourselves),
but it was so nice and open. And on the balcony, you have two rocking
chairs where you can just sit and watch the people go by, or read, or
whatever.

In the morning, they serve breakfast, which was full of fruit, eggs,
etc, and was really tastey, and just what we needed to start our day.
The staff all spoke decent English, and the hotel is right on the main
square, and nearby the main market, and the main restaurant row area.
Great hotel, in a great location!

  • Stayed March 2009, 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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