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Calle La Calzada De la Catedral 1 1/2 cuadra al lago, Granada 505 Nicaragua
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#18 of 49 in Granada
HOTEL DARIO is UNIQUE FIVE STAR HOTEL IN GRANADA situated in the historical center of Granada, on the famous La Calzada Street, and only 100 meters away from the central park, Hotel Dario is an elegant neoclassic building from the 19th century. The hotel offers guests a tranquil and private environment, we are a gay friendly. The grounds include beautiful gardens, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, gym and business center. For dining on the premises, guests can choose from the El Tranvia Restaurant or from the Chocolate Coffee Shop. El Tranvia Restaurant is a small but charming dining room located within the main hall of Hotel Dario. The restaurant has been refurbished but remains true to the style of the colonial mansion. The specialties of the restaurant, where food is served with four to seven pieces of cutlery, include meats, seafood, international gourmet food and authentic Nicaraguan dishes. Beyond the elegant cuisine, guests can also expect a variety of wines (including local, Spanish and Chilean offerings), as well as professional and attentive service. The Chocolate Coffee Shop is the in-house cafe at Hotel Dario. Visitors to the shop can enjoy the best coffee in the city of Granada, as well as a variety of other exotic drinks containing coffee and chocolate. Fresh fruit juices, smoothies, milkshakes, cocktails, and a wide selection of the best national and international beverages are also offered at the Chocolate Coffee Shop, in addition to casual bites including sandwiches, snacks, salads, light meals, and fine deserts. All our rooms have A/C, International TV-cable, direct access tel., Private bathroom, safe deposit box and hair dryer. We also offer our "Tranvia" restaurant with International Gourmet Cuisine and our coffee shop "Chocolate" with fine pastries. The facilities include our swimming pool - jacuzzi, gym, internet + (WIFI), laundry & room service, concierge and 24hrs. Reception + security.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Alexandra B wrote a review 11 Jun
Iasi, Romania3 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Albert A wrote a review Oct 2021
Masachapa, Nicaragua484 contributions43 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: First floor rooms are quieter! Balcony rooms let you experience the night life without having to...
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bucketlisttravellers wrote a review Sep 2021
Sydney, Australia3783 contributions872 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2021
IzP wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Shrek wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia8 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Landskroniten wrote a review Feb 2020
Landskrona, Sweden40 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Pick a room facing the garden if you are sensitive about noice levels during night time.
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Sdl90034 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California25 contributions57 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Momof24851 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions2 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Request a room by the pool.
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EmmaTre wrote a review Dec 2019
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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!
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Date of stay: September 2019
GMac wrote a review Nov 2019
12 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$111 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Dario
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Dario?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de Granada (0.2 km), Guadalupe Church (0.5 km), and Soy Nica (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Dario?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Dario?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Dario?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Dario?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante El Garaje, Pan De Vida - Granada, and Bocadillos - Tapas Kitchen & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Dario?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Dario have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Dario offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Dario located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Granada.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Dario?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Dario offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Dario?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.