Ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Ryan from Ontario
Amazing!Posted Jun 12, 2014
Pros: Great for adventurous people who want a romantic location or just somewhere top explore. Very few mosquitoes
Location: On the side of an ancient volcano crater overlooking a lagoon. Just beautiful.
I chose this resort based on reviews and it did not disappoint what-so-ever. Most people who choose this resort do so because of the reviews and I must say, if you are reading this and debating where to go, this is it! The staff is friendly and hard working, always there to get you another drink, teach you about nicaragua, or learn about wherever you are coming from. The food is all local and made specifically for you, if you like something or don't like something they will go out of their way to get it for you. We asked to have pineapple crepes one morning for breakfast and caught someone coming back in a couple of hours with a crate full of pineapples. They go out of their way to make your trip like you want it. Also, the cooks are AMAZING - I wanted to bring Carla home in my luggage to cook for me at home. haha. And it is all local nicaraguan food so you really get a chance to experience local cuisine. Linda and JC are the owners of the resort and are absolutely wonderful, they brought us out to town at night to see some local dancers and hit up local bars. They also had some dancers come to the resort one night for us. JC also has some amazing stories so if you get the chance to sit down and talk with him, do it. Lionel is the tour guide/manager and he is very knowledgable and friendly. Rooms are clean and have lots of space - recommend getting a casita We did the Masaya volcano tour and Mambacho cloud forest. Both great.
for Everyoneby Pat from USA
End of VacationPosted May 21, 2014
Pros: Staff!, food, views, simplicity.
Cons: Way off the beaten path and hard to locate but that is what also makes it great!
Location: Hike the volcano, tour neighboring Catarina, Hiking, swimming in lake or pool.
Stayed early May. It was HOT and the pool was very inviting. This place was GREAT! After two weeks of traveling through Nicaragua it was the perfect place to get some peace and quiet. Rooms were simple and very clean. The staff is very attentive, view unreal. The meals that are included in your stay were the best we had throughout our trip. Wish we had stayed there longer. Highly recommend.
for Everyoneby meggie from Texas
Pleasantly surprisedPosted Apr 15, 2014
A small slice of paradise in a beautiful unspoiled country. The only frustrating part of the holiday is finding the lodge. The directions are good but in the last month the road turning off from the bus station ( can't find that either) has become a one way. But that is not the only thing. The actual access to the lodge is through a pass between rocky short cliffs and NOT on the curving cobble stoned road that slopes up steeply as one would assume. But once at the lodge it's truly wonderful. The service is personal, welcoming and excellent. The food is really good. We did not have even one bad meal!! The casitas are clean and very comfortable. The best and most relaxing part is to lay in a hammock with a cool breeze and read a good book. Would I recommend this lodge? absolutely!
for Everyoneby Mark from Virginia
A Place of TranquilityPosted Feb 24, 2014
Pros: 1. Food 2. Location 3. Staff Friendless 4. Tranquility
Cons: 1. The roads leading to the Hacienda (though the hotel is not responsible for their management). 2. Closet space.
Location: The location is somewhat remote. The city of Granada is worth visiting.. There are other active volcanos in the area as well as other lakes.
The location of this place is somewhat remote. The roads getting there are a little bumpy. Once you're there, though, you are glad you came. The Hacienda overlooks an active volcano and Lake Masaya. There is a constant gentle breeze that makes you forget that the city nearby is 90 degrees F. There is also a cooling refreshing pool close by. But, probably the thing that sets this place apart from others is the food. The cooks have managed to give the Nicaraguan food that they serve a very distinctive and appetizing flavor. Night after night, they manage to present the chicken or beef they serve with the correct amount of ingredients and spices to make it taste quite delicious. Add to that the fact that the staff takes a personal interest in the tenants (the owner takes part in that activity), and you have the ingredients for a very pleasant stay. The owner mentioned that he does not want to increase the capacity beyond 22 people so that better service can be provided. If you are looking for a place away from it all, this is the place to come.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Gorgeous eco-lodgePosted Feb 7, 2014
Pros: Beautiful views
We enjoyed our stay. The staff went above and beyond to meet our needs. We would definitely go back!
Recommendedby DaveT from England
Wonderful place to stayPosted Jan 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent all round: stunning views; helpful, knowledgeable and attentive staff; 3 delicious meals of local food and 'afternoon tea ' at 5 every day . The lodge is in an isolated rural locaton and the owner has been very concerned to ensure that the development of the Hacienda has brought benefits to the locals in terms of employment and facilities. The cabins / rooms are spacious and very comfortable each with their own hammock and deck chairs in very private sitting areas.There is a full programme of tours and visits available to experience the life and culture of the area . We have travelled extensively around the world and this rates amongst our Very best experiences.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Volcanic ParadisePosted Nov 22, 2013
Pros: The hotel itself is designed in typical Nicaraguan fashion designed with panoramic views of the Masaya Volcano, lush jungle and lake from every angle.
Location: Check out the website for excursions.
We stayed in Casa Linda for three nights in November. Casa Linda looks exactly like the pictures on the hotel website and also includes an outdoor shower, hammock, and seating area right into the private entrance to the pool. The Casa is surrounded by colorful flowering vegetation that draws butterflies, honey bees and small birds which produced a lovely background hum. The food was truly gourmet and made to order by Chef Carla who provided fresh, delicious, authentically Nicaraguan food every day. I am now addicted to her delicious empanada's, tostones, and chicken mole. Oscar was the great bartender creating the perfect Pina Colada and Mojito. JC and Leonel were perfect hosts ensuring that every need was met and provided tips and ideas to fully maximize our time there. I will say the highlight of the trip was relaxing and enjoying the view. The site is remote so plan your excursions in advance and plan to spend some quiet time enjoying the hotel. There is wi-fi available in the common areas.
for Couplesby Rudi & Susan from New Mexico
Very nice and quiet lodge outside GranadaPosted Sep 8, 2013
We stayed for three nights in mid-August and had an absolute wonderful time. The hosts Linda and JC were great company; the food was excellent; and our casita was pleasant, quiet, and enjoyable. We wanted to just kick back after a strenuous two weeks completing a volunteer foot-bridge building project in Santa Teresa, Condega; and this was the perfect place for it. The staff was attentative, and we enjoyed the views from the lodge and the pool. If we have a chance to travel to the Granada area in the future, we would stay here again.
for Couplesby Chris from VA
Great resort to getaway with outstanding servicePosted May 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
The resort is in a gorgeous location not close (w/in 15 minutes) to much of anything, but that is the point of going there. The food and service were outstanding and there are many options for great excursions within an hour of the hotel. Highly recommended for those looking to get away, relax, and experience Nicaragua.
for Everyoneby Sarah & Keith
Better than we expected!Posted May 18, 2013
Pros: I loved everything about this place. The views, food, amenities were all top of the line.
Cons: It's perfect!
Location: The location is very remote, but within drivin distance to cities, volcanos, and unique shopping venues.
My husband and I recently had an opportunity to stay at this lovely Hacienda. Luis, Pancho & Staff helped make our stay comfortable and memorable. The views from any spot at the resort are simply breathtaking! We requested Luis to make arrangements for volcano and city tours, and he did not disappoint. Food and accommodations were absolutely fabulous! We could not have picked a better place! This resort is in a remote location and not for everyone, but certainly one of the best places I've been too. I highly recommend this resort to anyone looking to escape to a little place in heaven! I can't wait to return!