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Reviewed 24 June 2021 via mobile

I stayed at the Hotel El Convento for 6 weeks and it was wonderful. The colonial charm of the city is amplified and refined at this wonderful hotel. The staff is amazing and will do everything in their capacity to assist and accommodate you. In the heart of the city, there are many places to eat, drink, and visit within walking distance.

Room tip: I wouldn’t even try to find a better hotel in Leon.
Date of stay: June 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ana Gutierrez, Ventas at Hotel El Convento, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2021

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for the time that you took to let us know about your experience with us, It was a pleasure to serve you.

We hope serve you soon.

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 10 March 2021

We stayed two nights and enjoyed this unique property. Bed was comfortable, room was spacious, A/C worked great. Breakfast was included in the rate we paid and was very tasty. Staff was all very gracious.

Date of stay: March 2021
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Ana Gutierrez, Ventas at Hotel El Convento, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2021

Dear Guest,
Thank you per the time that you took to let us know your experience with us.
We hope you soon.

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Reviewed 27 March 2020

We stayed for two nights and were very happy with the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable and when we needed help from the staff they were very helpful. There was a nice breakfast and the location is very central. Would use again if we ever returned to Leon.

Date of stay: March 2020
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Ana Gutierrez, Administración de ingresos at Hotel El Convento, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2020

Dear Guest,

Thank you per share your experience with us.

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Reviewed 16 March 2020

As you can guess from the name Hotel El Convento was once a convent, although that word can mean what we would consider a monastery as well. The San Francisco Convent dates all the way back to 1639 and was run by the Franciscans until they were expelled from Nicaragua in 1829. After that it has served as a school, an institution of higher learning, a convent once again, but with sisters this time and lastly a school once again. Damaged by earthquakes and then bombed into oblivion during the civil war, by 1980 there was nothing left of the original historic structure.

Beginning in 1995, the site was purchased by the current owner who obtained as many plans as he could assemble to build a hotel that was as close in design to the original convent as possible. He has succeeded spectacularly. I had no idea until I got here that the place was essentially new.

The place is absolutely loaded with great pieces of art, most religious in nature, but not your run of the mill stiff depictions of saints and madonnas. For example there is a carved wooden angel with a Dolly Partonesque superstructure and children all waiting their turn. I've seen lots of angels, but never one that looked like this one.

Aside from looking at the art there is also a nice courtyard and fountain that was a favourite gathering spot for white-winged doves in the early morning and at evening.

The rooms were spacious with brick walls and tile floors that kept the rooms cool although there was also air conditioning if you wanted it, but we generally found the ambient temperature just right.

Not only was the hotel itself great, but the location was excellent. It seemed that almost everything you would want to see was only a few blocks away in one direction or another. This is simply a great oasis in a very nice city with very few tourists.

Room tip: Rooms away from the central courtyard are quietest.
Date of stay: February 2020
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Ana Gutierrez, Administración de ingresos at Hotel El Convento, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2020

Dear Sir

We are happy to read your comment.

We appreciate the time you took to let us know your experience at our hotel, it is a pleasure to serve you.

Cordially,

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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

This hotel is situated a 5 minute walk from the main square and cathedral. It is a converted convent that used to belong to the church next door. A lot of the objects and rooms have been kept giving it a lovely atmosphere. The room was clean and tidy with 2 double beds, TV, WiFi and air conditioning. A separate pool towel was already in the closet for you to use. The pool is small but clean and refreshing. Breakfast was buffet style. Only on my 3rd morning was I offered an omelette but there was bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, plantin and halumi cheese on offer with bread/toast, yoghurts and fruit. The courtyard has designed bushes and a large fountain that the birds used to cool off in! Peaceful to sit and read or just watch the birds. Would recommend.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
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