Lush main courtyard with fountain (popular with pigeons)
Cute pool in separate courtyard with tropical landscaping
Excellent restaurant in the main courtyard serving Nicaraguan fare
Rooms have Spanish Colonial charm, air-conditioning, and cable TV
Traditional dance performances certain evenings
Central location surrounded by restaurants and bars
Good free breakfast
Rooms with balconies facing the street can be noisy (though the views are great)
Pool is small
The Hotel Dario is a charming mid-range hotel option with an unbeatable location in the heart of Granada, smack-dab amid the restaurants and bars lining Calle la Caldaza. The lush main courtyard has bright flowers and a tinkling fountain; the restaurant offers up live traditional dancing and great Nicaraguan cuisine; and the small pool is surrounded by tropical landscaping. Mid-range rooms have Spanish Colonial charm and cable TV, but those with balconies facing the street can be a bit noisy.
Surrounded by restaurants and bars on Calle La Caldaza
Hotel Dario is located right on Calle La Caldaza, a pedestrian thoroughfare lined with restaurants and bars. Popular sights such as Central Park and the Lake Nicaragua waterfront are nearby.
Granada is one of Nicaragua's oldest cities, and it's full of Spanish Colonial charm -- expect historic churches, a large central plaza, and lively festivals throughout the year. It's also located right on the massive Lake Nicaragua, and visitors will find restaurants and bars along the waterfront as well as a pier where ferries depart to Ometepe, an island with two volcanic peaks. Nicaragua is still a poor country and it shows, but as tourism grows here, the city should see more development.
Right on Calle La Caldaza
7-minute walk to Central Park
11-minute walk to La Merced Church (the bell tower has panoramic views of the city)
11-minute walk to Lake Nicaragua waterfront and pier (there's also a dirty beach)