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“Beautiful Oasis”
Review of Hotel El Convento

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Hotel El Convento
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

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.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

After 2 nights in the rainforest we were in dire need of comfortable beds and a bit of pampering. Our mouths dropped as we pulledd up at the old convent gate and looked into the perfectly manicured courtyard which is the focal point for the rooms surrounding it. The corridors are decorated with religious ephemera from the old convent I assume, plus local handicrafts. The beds are just right, the water hot, the rooms large. The lounge area is elegant and tastefully furnished, the breakfast substantial (eggs cooked to order) and the staff friendly. Leon itself is a fascinating place and I strongly recommend a visit.

Stayed: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Spent 2 nights here recently. This restored convent is top notch. A lot of time ,energy and money went into this restoration. Rooms circle a wonderful central garden area. The rooms are fabulous. Clean attractive comfortable. Word has it that the owner is one of the richest men in Nicaragua. It shows. Careful attention to detail. A fabulous breakfast and great on-site restaurant. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Truly a gem. A must stay!

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights on business.

Hotel rooms are excellent!! It's a really nice and clean place. Decent size rooms.

You can find great restaurant options within walking distance of the hotel.

Only downside is that the "Fit Center" they offer is pretty useless, both treadmills were out of service, there were no dumbbells, so no strength training was possible.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
Thank Luis D
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I found this hotel just amazing. Historic hotel like this is a little treat in life. Seeing many modern hotels but remembers few. This will old will for sure be remembered.

Nice and welcoming staff, good breakfast and very comfortable room. Wifi an important part in modern people life, spot on. Good connection and speed.

With all the artefacts from past time it was like a small museum with opportunity for a treasure hunt with the camera.

Garden...... well we can not ask for more.

I am happy to recommend this hotel to everybody.

A small minus was an outdated Fitness Centre. Four apparatus and non did really work.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel El Convento

Address: Two Blocks West From Parque Central | Next to San Francisco`S Church, Leon 21000, Nicaragua
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Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Leon
Price Range: $120 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Convento 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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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