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Guesthouse El Carmen

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

We only stayed 3 nights so did not make use of the kitchen facilities, which looked very good. Our room was large, and the bed comfortable. The shower pressure was low but not really a problem. The grounds were pleasant, with hammocks and chairs to hang out in. Arnold and Donnely were warm and gracious hosts, and we particularly appreciated...

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Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is a nicely done Hostal. The rooms are spacious, clean and airy, tucked in the back of a beautiful garden. I enjoyed the quiet and the calm of my stay. There is a nice bar in the front of the old sala where you can chat with other guests or Arnold and Donalee, who are warm and welcoming. In...

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Hostel Carmen is a nice clean hostel, the value is good, the location is good, the staff is nice, I felt very safe there. Only down fall was no hot water not even in sink to wash face. Also it would be nice if they could offer toast and coffee for breakfast but what can you expect you get what...

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Arnold_Jensema, Owner at Guesthouse El Carmen, responded to this review

Sorry, but you can't please them all. No hot water in any $12 room in Nicaragua, nor a free breakfast, I can tell you that. No A/C either if you might wonder. (And believe me people write me to ask if the $12 room comes with A/C). We usually offer fresh coffee in the morning but you have to ask...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed two nights here and had a great time. Arnold is very welcoming and the rooms have been recently redone. The garden is really nice and peaceful and there are lots of places to relax and hang out, and to enjoy the wifi. It's nice that there is a small bar in the front where you can hang out...

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New Denver, Canada
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This quiet hotel has clean rooms and helpful staff. comfortable beds, nice courtyard, good amenities. A really nice way to ease into the Nicaraguan way of life. we stayed in a non ac room and found it cool enough, considering we had just come from -20 in Canada.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We stayed for a few nights at Hostal El Carmen while in Granada in November 2012, and had no complaints about our stay. We really enjoyed hanging out in the courtyard - very peaceful. We were able to easily walk around town, and were comfortable walking back to the Hostal at night. There were many places to stay closer to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Great place to stay! I don´t really understand the comment that some people needed to take a cab to the center, because I walked from there everywhere. If it was in the dark, or at sunset time, I didn´t feel any danger (solo female traveller). It´s just few blocks from the central park, not in a bad area. I was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2013

El Carmen is a little oasis in Granada,the room are spacious and extremely clean and set around a beautiful tranquil garden. Arnold and Donnally are attentive and informative and very friendly. The only downside for me is that is is a bit of a walk to the centre of town and it is advisable to get a taxi back at...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Friendly, helpful owners and staff Lots of outdoor space for relaxation, a few hammocks, comfortable chairs, sofas, tables Clean, coolish good value rooms with private bathroom & towels Decent, good value breakfast Tienda-priced drinks Slightly further out of town (by a 1 or 2 blocks) than other hostels but this is what makes it good value and we had no...

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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Bang for the buck! A great 400 sq. ft. suite with kitchenette and A/C. The hotel is about oh 5 blocks from the action on Calzada. It has a really nice courtyard where somehow the temperature is about 15 degrees cooler than it is outside the hotel. A few hammocks and tables and chairs to enjoy the outdoors. An added...

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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guesthouse el CARMEN is a large private house in the Historic Center of beautiful Granada. We rent out studios which are located around a beautiful courtyard and are recently constructed. It has solid walls and all units have a ceiling fan, windows overlooking the garden, that can be opened and a private shower and toilet.One of the studios has air conditioning. The studios are well furnished. A dining table for four, 2 rocking chairs, a wardrobe, cupboards and a Queen-size bed.The kitchen is also well equipped: A stove with 4 burners, microwave, coffee maker, juice maker, refrigerator, pots and pans, plates, cups, wine glasses, cutlery etc for 4. Towels and sheets are provided and the room is cleaned once a week.The house has a nice garden area with abundant tropical vegetation. Pick your own mangoes in the season or see the Sacuanjoche blooming, Nicaraguans national flower. We have two terraces with a couple of hammocks to linger in or enjoy an ice cold beer. The neighborhood. We are located 3 and a half blocks from the main shopping street and 4 and a half blocks from the Central Park. Thanks to our location everywhere you want to go to is within walking distance while at the same our location is quiet and away form all the hustle and bustle of the tourist area. This building used to be a hotel but it closed in September 2013. We are now a private house renting out rooms at times. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guesthouse El Carmen

Address: Calle Consulado Casa 420 | Frente la Farmacia San Fransisco, Granada, Nicaragua (Formerly Hostal El Carmen)
Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Price Range: $20 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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