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La Gran Francia

Esquina Sureste del Parque Central, Granada Nicaragua
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#15 of 46 hotels in Granada
Located right off the main square of the historical colonial city of Granada, La Gran Francia is a splendid ancestral building whose existence historians argue dates back to the years immediately following the founding of Granada, in 1524. This architectural jewel was restored during the decade of the 1990's, recovering the majesty and splendor of its heyday and today houses our hotel restaurant, bars and banquet hall facilities. In two distinct and centric settings, La Gran Francia Colonial Hotel offers its guests a total of 35 air-conditioned rooms, with all modern comforts and amenities. At La Gran Francia Colonial Hotel, you will be able to enjoy the best of Nicaraguan hospitality and the rustic elegance of colonial Granada. La Gran Francia has been recommended by Conde Nast Traveller and Samantha Brown from The Discovery Channel, among others.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Street parking
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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WhiteMouseBurrow wrote a review Mar 2020
Moscow, Russia2343 contributions68 helpful votes
The hotel is in the old Spanish style, especially liked the furniture and the general decoration. The service meets modern ideas. The cuisine is quite diverse and can satisfy every taste. You can spend a reasonable time here ...
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Lynn L wrote a review Mar 2020
West Chester, Pennsylvania45 contributions28 helpful votes
La Gran Francis is a lovely grande-dame from Granada’s colonial past. The restaurant is wonderful. It is located directly across the street from the hotel. The room was spacious with high ceilings. Unfortunately, the toilet leaked, which I reported to the receptionist, but nothing was done. The door to the patio would not lock, but I couldn’t open it, either. I was not given the correct room and safe keys, so that caused some anxiety, but was resolved within an hour. I ended up carrying the bulky keys with me at all times because I did not trust reception to return the correct keys to me. Housekeeping changed our sheets, but left no tp or clean towels.The property holds a lot of promise, but I could not recommend it currently.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Nesligül D wrote a review Feb 2020
Istanbul, Turkey6114 contributions465 helpful votes
Half of our group stayed here and the other half in Plaza Colon which was apparently better maintained. I chose this hotel on purpose because in Plaza Colon, there were stairs and our room here was on ground floor. Very conveniently located just off the main square, very close to the cathedral, this beautiful mansion with a lovely courtyard and spacious rooms could easily be the number 1 hotel of the city. However, the bathrooms floor needed refurbishment although there were no problems with hot water, some clients didn’t like the bathroom. Actually the historical washbasin was a museum piece. With just a little expenditure, the room would change a lot. The furniture was of dark wood. We used the table for our luggage. There was a safe and the WiFi was good. There was also a water tank next to the reception where we could fill our bottles. Breakfast was served in the courtyard of the historical mansion across the street. This house belonged to a infamous historical character, William Walker. Breakfast was typically Nicaraguan with rice and black beans and fruits. The staff tried their best but they were totally unprofessional and untrained with no English. We had a hard time trying to get a small towel. In principle, they give 2 big and 1 small towels for 2 people in Nicaragua and you have to fight for the second small towel. We usually gave up and used the large one to wipe our face and hands.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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chucksta1964 wrote a review Feb 2020
Granada, Nicaragua5 contributions1 helpful vote
One (1) Uno shrimp. A few scattered microscopic octopi. One dime-sized calamari ring that was over cooked. A lot of carrots and eggplant. However, as sad as it was, compared to other meals I've had in Granada, it was about standard.
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Date of stay: February 2020
MWH_62 wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom293 contributions205 helpful votes
We stayed here for three nights as part of our Costa Rica & Nicaragua tour. On first sight this hotel looks like a grand old colonial style mansion with an internal courtyard that is typical for the area. This courtyard is filled with the hotel’s swimming pool. We were fast tracked through check in courtesy of our tour manager but it soon became apparent that our tour (12 people) was the only guests in the hotel. The hotel staff whilst very helpful had little understanding of English and relied on telephone calls via an interpreter for any dealings. This surprised me with their proximity to the USA which could produce a large part of their future custom. The rooms were of the same style with a lot of dark wood and a really small walled courtyard area. Although this did have chairs it was not an inviting place to sit out with four walls within touching distance and an aircon extractor fan. The rooms looked stylish but with basic furnishings and you felt you were part of the house’s history rather than in a plush modern hotel. On closer inspection however you realised that there were a lot of issues within the room that could be easily resolved. The table light fitting was broken with the switch and bulb fixed only by the wire and moving considerable every time you went to switch it on or off. Coffee maker in each room but no cups available to make use of it. None available at reception either so we had to borrow some from the breakfast restaurant the following day. Nowhere to store your case and no luggage stand like most other hotels. We resorted to leaving them open on the floor which would have been ok except for; The room flooded during the night due to heavy rain. This came through the doors leading to the courtyard and swamped the floor and anything on it. We had to borrow a mop from reception to keep this at bay. Other members of the tour party were also affected and the hotel provided towels to place against the door to try and keep it at bay. During our stay none of us experienced hot water although after mentioning this to reception via the translator the water was upgraded from cold to lukewarm. I am aware that tourism in Nicaragua has been virtually non-existent in recent years due to recent political troubles and I believe this may have impacted on the upkeep of the rooms as a result. The staff were very apologetic for the problems we encountered and provided free cocktails at our evening meal on our last night’s stay here as a thank you for our patience and acceptance without complaints. I would have marked this higher if it wasn’t for the hot water issue.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
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US$84 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Gran Francia
Which popular attractions are close to La Gran Francia?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de Granada (0.08 km), ChocoMuseo Granada (0.4 km), and Parque Colón de Granada (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Gran Francia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at La Gran Francia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Gran Francia?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Gran Francia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tostometro Granada Nicaragua, Pan De Vida - Granada, and Café de las Sonrisas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Gran Francia?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does La Gran Francia have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Gran Francia offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Gran Francia located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Granada.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Gran Francia?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does La Gran Francia offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Gran Francia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.