We had a pre-made, pre-paid reservation at this hotel which was, apparently, a 4 or 5-star hotel, not to mention we were to spend the new year's eve here. We had to pay extra for extra services and were to stay for 4 nights. We made a Panama-Costa Rica-Nicaragua trip and until this accommodation we weren't disappointed. When we got there the staff told us that all the good rooms we paid extra to have were given away and we had to stay in an appendix across the street... that was terrible. The next day we complained to the owner who said the rooms have been booked through online sites so he couldn't do anything for us even though we paid extra to have the best service. We were a big group, we were separated, some of us in the appendix, some in the actual hotel. We attended the new year's party and had meals there, but the rooms we got, around 20 of us, were the worst I have ever seen considering the money and reputation of this hotel. They were dirty, had bugs, were very small, no place for our luggage, no attention to details... nothing. They looked like old apartment rooms, and like no one had visited in a long time. IT WAS AWFUL. I cried when I saw the room, especially since we expected good services for the money we paid. I hope the owner learned something and won't sell twice the rooms and then offer some random appendix that was.... purely horrific.…
This is our second stay at Hotel Dario. The hotel is located on Calle La Calzada. This is the main street in Granada where most everything happens in the evening to the wee hours of the morning! Upon our check in, we were indulged with two complimentary Margaritas! The attention is beyond excellent! We went to our room which was situated on the main floor across from the interior garden and entry to the hotel. The room is ample in size as well as the bathroom. We chose not to have the balcony views this time around in order to not have the distractions from the street below. The following morning, the Breakfast Buffet awaited us in the early AM, the buffet is varied having something for everyone! The staff is excellent in meeting the needs of their clients! The hotel offers all your typical amenities - bar, pool, restaurant, WiFi. Nothing is lacking! I am already looking for a three-peat as this will be my home away from home when in Granada!…
This is a beautiful restaurant in a historic building on Calle La Calzada. The restaurant is set in a gorgeous courtyard area and the service is excellent. We had the chocolate de Casa and Chocolate cake. Both were presented beautifully and were delicious. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and we really enjoyed our time here. It is worthwhile having a look around the restaurant while you’re there as the walls are adorned with historic photos of the family that owned this house as well as plenty of interesting memorabilia. They accept cash or card and there’s no extra charge for paying by card.
Recommend staying 1/2 nights - this is a place to go for the ambience, you are in the centre of everything. All sites are walking distance, you are on the main restaurant/ bar road so ask for a courtyard facing room. Good to stay to get a feel for Granada, breakfast amazing (french toast) but service is classic and very chilled! Rooms are air conditioned and clean, beds large and comfy which is all you really need.
We have been here several times it is our place for a quiet afternoon coffee and a little reading time. We enjoy the great service and really good food. Ramon is an excellent waiter gently guiding our choices from the menu. And the service is impeccable. Yesterday we tried a competitor but the service wasnt there and we came running back to Dario
Perfect central location in the colonial gem that is the city of Granada. We stayed in room 105 with a balcony facing not only the stunning Vulcan Mombacho but also the night time busy pedestrian street, la Calzada. If you are sensitive to noice you should pick a room facing the garden instead but we loved to sit on the balcony with a glass of rum people watching and enjoying the warm evenings.The hotel is a former mansion that has kept its ambiance and is maintained by very friendly staff, especially our friend Ramon Rodriguez who maid sure our breakfasts were a highlight. Would definitely stay here again.
We are actually staying here now. Our last is tomorrow. Thank goodness. The hotel is very unorganized and needs improvement. What they fail to tell the guests is that they’re near the busiest streets in town and every night there is a party or something going on where music is blasting until 3am. Many of us guests had to move to another hotel to escape the noise and music. The hotel pool is a joke and the amenities are poor. The buffet breakfast was bland and boring. No entertainment or hotel activities. The hotel they partner with is more modern, but we had no hot wAter and the air conditioning units made noise all thru the night. I told both managers of the hotels and did nothing to fix those problems. Both hotels are badly managed and they need qualified staff to run an efficient hotel. I don’t recommend this hotel at all …
We spent 4 nights at the Hotel Dario over Christmas. The accommodations and the staff were lovely! It really is a charming, historic hotel with an excellent breakfast included. My only recommendation is to request a room by the pool. We spent our first night in a room with a balcony which overlooks the main street. The music on the street didn't stop until 5 am. The staff kindly moved us to a different room by the pool the following day and we had no problems at all with noise for the rest of the stay. We would definitely stay here again and definitely hope to be back!
I loved the building and the decorations of the hotel. It’s very well kept and clean. I felt like I got my money’s worth throughout my stay. The staff was kind and attentive. The breakfast was delicious and huge!
The hotel, a beautiful colonial-style structure, is in the centre of things. Breakfasts are good and included and the staff is just wonderful. The street it's on, Calle la Calzada, brims with pubs and restaurants at night. The Catedral Granada and Centro Cultural Museos Convento San Francisco - which is awesome, great place to spend a couple of hours - are a couple blocks away, as are the wonderful Cafe de Arte, Pita Pita and Garden Café where money raised in the gift shop goes to educate and empower girls.