In the heart of Granada, the city bursting with rich colonial heritage, sits the elegant Hotel Plaza Colon, a beautifully lemon yellow Spanish inspired hotel. Furnished with antique dark wooden furniture and floors, neutral walls with splashes of brightly coloured flowers and paintings, the hotel’s 27 rooms are oozing with European influences. Granada itself is a vibrant city still in keeping with its colonial past, a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city will make you feel like royalty, and a trip to La Polvora fortress will offer awe-inspiring views across Granada.
The hotel is in the perfect central location overlooking Parque Central (central park) and the bustling handicrafts market. Granada itself is built on the edge of Lake Nicaragua, the world’s 19th largest lake and just a 45 minute scenic drive from the airport; here you are just a short trip away from the many beautiful volcanic islets of the lake (365 – to be precise.)
In true Spanish style all the rooms feature cream walls, rustic wooden furniture and vibrant furnishings, along with air-conditioning. The hotel has a beautiful internal courtyard and swimming pool, complete with tropical flora and a bar – so kick back and relax while you sip on a macuá, Nicaragua’s delicious national cocktail.
Why we like it
Granada is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Nicaraguan Colonial culture, with delicious food and enticing market stalls everywhere you look. Hotel Plaza Colon is in the perfect location, with views of the cathedral and distant volcanoes across the lake from your room.