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Hotel Plaza Colón

Type of destination:

  • City
  • Farm / ranch / rural
  • River / lake / wetland
  • Historic site

Type of accommodation:

  • Hotel / inn


Rates: (in US dollars)

$101 – $150
See details about rates below.


Target Market:

High-end

Description

The Hotel Plaza Colón is across from Parque Colón, also known as Parque Central, in the historic city of Granada.

Granada is a colonial city with emblematic architecture. It is surrounded by naturally beautiful places such as volcanic islands, Apoyo crater lake, the Mombacho and Masaya volcanoes, and the Masaya artisan’s market.

The hotel is in an old and elegant colonial house that has been restored to its original style and architecture, with inner courtyards and balconies with views of the Central Park and the Cathedral.

You can enjoy the refreshing pool and there is a parking lot with round-the-clock security.

Rooms

27

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast included
  • Fans
  • Hot water
  • Internet connection - Free Wifi in common areas
  • Laundry service
  • Pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wheelchair accessible - One wheelchair-accessible room

Other:

  • Business center
  • Bar with a wide variety of wines, liquors, and coctails
  • Cafeteria

Activities

  • Adventure sports
  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy exploration
  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Educational / research / volunteering
  • Fishing
  • Guided tours
  • Horseback riding
  • River rafting / kayaking
  • Spiritual / religious
  • Walking / hiking
  • Yoga / meditation

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 29

Percentage of local employees: 100%

At Hotel Plaza Colón we make a special effort to hire only local employees and to use local providers. We also sponsor an environmental education program at the Pedro Joaquín Chamorro School in the community of El Diamante (on the shore of the lake).

We are directly involved in resolving environmental zoning problems that affect the city, through the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) in Granada. Right now we are trying to set up an inter-institutional commission to address the subject of child exploitation and homeless children. We are also in charge of providing a sustainable solution to the problem of waste left by horse-drawn carriages in the city.

Rates

$101 – $150

The hotel rates vary by season.

For more information about rates, please visit:

Getting There

Nearest international airport: Managua (MGA)

Travel time to nearest airport: 45 minutes

Additional Information

Additional Web sites

  • www.hotelplazacolon.com/blog (available in English). Hotel Plaza Colón's blog. It offers information about the hotel, surroundings, local activities and news.

Date This Information Was Provided

March 2013.

Photos courtesy of Hotel Plaza Colón, Nicaragua, for SustainableTrip.org.

Contact Information

María Isabel Cantón
Manager

Frente al Parque Central
Granada
Nicaragua

Tel: +505/2552-8489 ; +505/2552-8492
Fax: +505/2552-8505

www.hotelplazacolon.com;
www.facebook.com/hotelplazacolongranada

Contact

Verification

Rainforest Alliance Verified™

Date: April, 2013

Sustainability performance:
Environmental management: 75%
Sociocultural management: 78%
Business management: 88%

Overall performance: 80%

 

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