A small but very well kept colonial home with a restaurant and a pool. It displays a large colection of sacred art. We stayed 5 days, the place is very overpriced, many of the rooms are close to the road and very noisy (we opted to move to the garden facing ones) the beds are great, the rooms closest to the road are large but very uncomfortable; since the furniture is quite trim/small antique style chairs and tiny tables that will not offer space for your propierty. I highly recommend they replace those by small couches. They do have those strappy metal suitcase holder available but if you travel with backpacks they dont hold and you will require to hang and place your items in the drawers or closet, DONT DO IT. The maids will take your clothing. I left minus a couple of leggings and a top that were in the closet. just noticed while unpacking, I did not forget them, they went missing We checked every corner and under every bed before we left. This is the first place where we loose anything in any of our extensive travels.
The people at the restaurant are poorly trained for service. They are kind but not attentive and the breakfast bar that is supposed to be open until 10 A.M. can be closed by 9 without notice (It happened 3 times while we were there) They do serve you from a limited non menu offered choice, they will list by word of mouth what they have left. Also the cooks don't seem to wear hair nets. We found the longest hair wrapped around my husbands bacon. The manager noticed it, removed the item from our table and did not say a word to us. The front desk is a very small (for a hotel) desk where the guest have to line up behind two chairs and compete for attention while the locals coming in to do business with the hotel step right infront of the guest with disregard for courtes, and they get tended to. The place is overpriced at 143.00 for the quieter rooms that are extremely small (those are the rooms facing the garden). Finally, you do not have to tip there, they add a general tipp to the total of the bill when you check out. They will explain that, if you notice and question it, but NOT if you dont.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel El Convento is located at the heart of the city of Leon, Nicaragua, on the site of the former San Francisco Convent. Its colonial buildings and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere which will make your stay a very pleasant experience.The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms, conference and banqueting facilities, a cafeteria and a gourmet restaurant which is considered by many to be one of the best in Nicaragua.Whether you are visiting Leon for business or pleasure, Hotel El Convento should be your first choice! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Convento Leon
- El Convento Hotel Leon