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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. It is worth the money ( $22 for a room without balcony) because it includes breakfast and private bathroom. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and the view on the city is nice.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived in town quite late only an hour before dark by the time I wandered around on the hillsides dragging my pack I was kind of exhausted my phone was low on battery so I had to use Lonely Planet as a guide great work Lonely Planet all the streets are showing but no names anyhow they gave this...

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Thank Redrock55
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Overall, the hotel was very nice. The staff was friendly, there was a beautiful view, and the location was great. The only issues I found were that the hotel staff did not speak English, as advertised, and the toilet/sink liked to leak on the floor in my room. So stepping into that in the morning with socks was never fun....

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Thank Clay W
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 April 2016

El Castillo is located in walking distance of the square, has on street parking, and the rooms were clean, comfortable, and quiet. Breakfast was included and made to order. Staff is helpful and lovely. Definitely a great value.

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed one night in hotel el Castillo. Our room was clean, had a huge window, a nice balcony with a beautiful view. The personnel was very friendly and helpful. They even adapted the breakfast for our vegan lifestyle. The only negative thing I can think of is the bad smell that emerges from the shower. There's a little tile...

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Thank Morre C
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Small hotel on two floors and friendly terasses to meet fellow travelers. Inexpensive. Ask for a room with a balcony. Good breeze and cleanish rooms. You cannot cook in their kitchen but there are quite a few good restaurants nearby. Well located. Breakfast is extra cost and not worth it. Go to the grand cafe nearby. Would recommend it.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We booked via booking.com. They moved us in room no 7, immediately right when you enter the building. This room is situated literally next to the street. Unbelievably loud until approx 11 pm. Traffic starts again around 5 am. Room smelly, but spacious. Loads of ants. Next day we asked to change the room. We were told that this is...

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Thank Armin N
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2016

we spent two nights here in room 5 which has a balcony U$25/night. breakfast was an extra U$3. the room was smallish, but all in all comfortable. the walls seem to be thin, but the street noises is less than other places in maragalpa. some of the other rooms were very mildewy smelling. not good ventilation for the bathrooms. breakfast...

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Thank 10flags
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We stayed 1 night in a room with a balcony. It was nice, clean and airy. I'd recommend it. The 2nd night, we were moved to room 10. It didn't have a window and it stunk like mold. It was brutal. The walls were also very thin and it was extremely noisy. Lastly, the internet did not reach this room....

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Thank Taisa B
England
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Rooms not as new and fresh as described in guide. Ours was distinctly dowdy and the bathroom had no ventilation and was extremely damp - made the whole room smell. The breakfast was average and staff indifferent. The great plus here is the terrace which has great views of the city.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Every guest of Hotel El Castillo will enjoy the cool climate and a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains in Matagalpa. The hotel is conveniently located a few blocks from Central Park.All rooms have private bath, hot water, cable TV, WiFi and most has private balconyHotel ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Castillo

Address: Pescamar 1 cuadra al sur, Matagalpa | Iglesia Catedral 3 cuadras al este, Matagalpa 050-088-4, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Matagalpa Department > Matagalpa
Price Range: $34 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Some rooms have balcony views while others consist of four walls without a window.”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Balcony rooms. Or upstairs. Downstairs is a bit noisy. The wi-fi only works on terasses.”
 of 5 bubbles 691Saska, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Do NOT take room 7.”
 of 5 bubbles 195arminn, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“check room before booking because mildew smell can be overpowering in some rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 10flags, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a window”
 of 5 bubbles taisab2013, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
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