I stayed here as part of a medical mission trip with my university and I loved it! Every room was different, some small and some large. Since we were a very large group we were pretty crammed in some of the rooms with four people, but we made do! And honestly if you're in Nicaragua, what reason do you have to be in the room?! Enjoy the beautiful country! The staff was amazing, they waited on us hand and food, had an amazing breakfast for us with fresh fruit and freshly made fresh fruit juice every single morning, as well as eggs, pancakes, waffles, something different every morning. They provided fresh towels every day, cleaned our rooms every day, folded our clothes that were sitting out, organized our other items that were on the sink, they even cleaned out my hair brush! You really don't get that kind of service back in the states! They were very hard workers and very sweet as well. I always felt safe here, Jonathon their guard, was always outside near the gate and the gate was always locked. I never worried about money or possessions being stolen and not one of our 30 person group reported anything missing. It is also close to many delicious restaurants, bars, and little shops that you can walk to without any problem. Like another reviewer said, if you are looking for luxury this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a place to immerse yourself into the beautiful culture of Nicaragua, then I highly recommend this place! Can't wait to come back some day!
Sol y Luna is a nice locally owned hotel located within a short walk of several nice restaurants. The hotel is very small and only has 4-10 rooms. The hotel had a locked gate for security and the staff quickly opened the gate for me. Many times they had the gate open before I even got out of the car. The rooms had a small safe that I did not use and did not feel was necessary. All of the staff was very nice. None spoke English, but they all did their best to assist me.
The hotel grounds and rooms were very quiet. The rooms, sheets and towels were clean.
This is not fancy hotel it is a basic, safe and clean hotel. The courtyard area outside of the room was nicely landscaped and it was a nice and quite area to eat breakfast, surf the web on their wifi etc
The hotel had free internet and a free breakfast which was good.
The hot water in the shower had very low pressure. Many local hotels in Nicaragua have NO hot water. So this is a plus. The sink did not have hot water which is not an issue for me.
The room had A/C
This is not a Hyatt or Hilton. If you want luxury stay elsewhere. If you want local flavor with many choices of great local food, stay here. This is an average hotel on the USA scale. This is a nice to very nice hotel on the Nicaraguan scale.
I have been to Nicaragua 2 times in 9 months! I decided to stay here on short notice. The lady who assisted me who I believe is also the owner is a deceiving! The suite she "supposdly" gave me that was better was not. I am OCD when it comes to where I sleep. When I slept here, the room was dirty. The floor was sooo dirty when you walked on it, you could feel the dirt. As in they never mopped it. The furniture is out dated and the staff are not inviting. The food - was the worst. Mind you- I am from Nicaragua but I reside in the states (so I know what my people's food should taste like). Making "Gallo Pinto" is very easy- so if you can't make that, HOUSTON-- we have a problem!
They served us papaya that was not ripe enough to eat and tasteless juice. They also charged me an extra $25 dollars because my boyfriend spent the night there with me- and they said I had not informed them! I'm okay with paying that, it's the manner they said it. They made it seem like I had committed a sin! I demanded dollars when I paid in terms of change- be careful they might want to pay you at a lower currency.
This is a clean, safe, no-frills bed and breakfast with friendly helpful staff.
The hotel is located a block away from some great restaurants and is near the center of Managua but in a safe part of town, the local business have private guards patrolling the streets at night. The hotel is someone's home turned into a b&b. Each room is different. Some rooms are large, some are -ahem- cozy. We stayed in three different rooms. They were all clean with fresh towels. They all had cable tv and a/c that worked. Some had hot water, some not, but frankly in Managua's heat we didn't miss the hot water. Every morning we were treated to a simple but wholesome, tasty breakfast of coffee, toast, eggs, rice and beans. At night we availed ourselves of the many wonderful restaurants down the street, including an Asian Fusion, Brazilian Style Steak house, a coffee house, and a couple other places. They have a public PC with decent internet. The hosts speak English but after hours, most of the staff only speaks Spanish.
Again: no frills but we found it was a great place to stage our vacation in Nicaragua from.