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Nestled deep in the Caribbean, Granada , Nicaragua , features a wide range of hotels, catering to the shoestring budget traveler, the traveler with a moderate budget, and the traveler wanting to sleep in luxury. The following lists World 66’s top picks:

Budget ($10-$35)

Oasis Backpacker’s Hostel

Students and families alike love Oasis! You can’t go wrong with Oasis Backpacker’s Hostel in Granada , a luxurious yet relaxing environment for travelers on the cheap.  Set in a recently and stylishly restored traditional building, Oasis is fully equipped with modern conveniences, including free wi-fi internet, fax, patio with pool table, roof top terrace with sun chairs, fully-stocked bar, and BBQ for guest use. Oasis’ comfortable, soft beds are furnished with high quality sheets, blankets and pillows. Travel guidebooks, including Fodor’s, have consistently rated Oasis among one of the best hostels worldwide.

Moderate ($40-$81)

Hotel Granada

Close to Lake Nicaragua and just four blocks away from the city center, Hotel Granada is the biggest and oldest hotels in the city, featuring comfortable rooms with A/C, private bathroom, and cable TV.  In addition to its renowned conference room hosting up to 100 guests, Hotel Granada has also boasts a small but tasty coffee shop selling locally-grown beans. The hotel’s restaurant features an array of local and international cuisine, including wine, beer, and a full bar.

Hotel Kekoldi

Located right in the heart of the city and only three blocks away from Granada Park , Hotel Kekoldi de Granada, built in 1524 with its beautiful architecture and private garden, is consistently a surprise to travelers. Kekoldi has 12 gorgeous, spacious rooms, featuring hot water, A/C, satellite TV, and internet. The best part?   Buffet style meals included to satisfy even the most picky eater.

Top Shelf ($85 +)

Casa Le Merced

Casa La Merced, a gorgeous colonial style home built hundreds of years ago in Granada ’s historical conservancy and charming city. Located just in front of the great Merced church, this snazzy hotel will not disappoint the rich traveler. Rooms feature Wi-fi, A/C, mini-bar, TV, queen sized beds, and central heating. As one Yahoo Travel reviewer writes: “Casa la Merced is a spectacular Hotel. I felt as if I was back in time and yet, having all the comforts of being at home away from home. It is located in the heart of Granada and across one of the most beautiful churches. Its employees are extremely helpful and caring. I will go back again to Casa la Merced .”


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July 25, 2005 change by worldtraveler19

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