We just finished a visit from Esteli and points north and we drove up into this driveway we had no idea what to expect. Then we entered the front door and it was just beautiful. They have done a wonderful restoration.. it is modern but has all the feel of a colonial bldg.
Room: we stayed in the mini suite. It’s super comfortable with a 20 ft ceiling. They give you free bottled water the first night only. All the rooms facing the street get ear plugs in case the street noise bothers you. We didn’t mind it. The room had a mini bar and a safe. They hang a newspaper on your door each morning.
WiFi: we couldn’t get a signal in our room. It seemed like you needed to be near the reception area to get a good signal. We weren’t the only ones since we found a number of other guests congregating in the same area with laptops etc
Pool: the pool is small but does the job
Parking: there is a private and guarded parking lot in the back of the hotel
Location: walking distance to shops, museums and churches and city center
Food: it’s okay, not great. Breakfast is complimentary and offers a good selection. They have a lot of events at this hotel so you might end up sharing your breakfast with an event.
Languages: Have a translator app or learn some basic Spanish because the staff are not bilingual. I only managed to get one person to explain something in broken English to me.
Laundry: they do have laundry services at the hotel, but there is a nice laundry place called Mi Lavenderia right around the corner that will do a whole load for 250 cordobas which is a lot less.
Overall this is a great hotel in a central location... there are little nooks to rest, listen to the birds and let the world fade away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel El Convento is located at the heart of the city of Leon, Nicaragua, on the site of the former San Francisco Convent. Its colonial buildings and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere which will make your stay a very pleasant experience.The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms, conference and banqueting facilities, a cafeteria and a gourmet restaurant which is considered by many to be one of the best in Nicaragua.Whether you are visiting Leon for business or pleasure, Hotel El Convento should be your first choice! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Convento Leon
- El Convento Hotel Leon