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Hotel La Pergola: Colonial Charm in Granada

In Accommodation, Nicaragua, North America by Sheena18 Comments

Granada is one of the oldest cities in the America’s & Hotel La Pergola is the perfect base for exploring this historic destination – with a swimming pool & breakfast included, find out why it’s the best-value accommodation in town.

Granada was founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba & named after the Spanish city of the same name – in turn, the currency of Nicaragua (cordobas) is named after the conquistador.

With its rich colonial heritage, Granada is one of the most popular places to visit in Nicaragua.

There are many fine hotels in the city but we found the best value in comfort & price at Hotel La Pergola.

Colonial Hotel La Pergola

Welcome to Hotel La Pergola, a historic 19th century colonial house

Hotel La Pergola is a historic 19th century house – it’s been restored with such modern facilities as a swimming pool & solar panels, while still preserving its garden courtyard & other colonial features.

It also has a fantastic location in the heart of Granada, just 3 blocks from Parque Central & 1 block from the many restaurants on Calle La Calzada.

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Check in Hotel La Pergola

The Christmas spirit is alive inside Hotel La Pergola!

Rooms at Hotel La Pergola

There are 26 rooms available at Hotel La Pergola, from double to group rooms to suites & apartments.

Our room was very comfortable & spacious, with both an air-conditioner & a ceiling fan. There was also a mounted LED TV with cable channels and a desk & chair. We really liked the small niche in the corner to store our bags & hang clothes, which kept the room neat & tidy.

The queen size bed had a semi-orthopedic mattress which explains why we slept in every morning! The room was attended to each day by the daily housekeeping.

Double room Hotel Granada

Comfortable & clean rooms at Hotel La Pergola

The en-suite bathroom was roomy & kept spotlessly clean.

The shower is solar powered so if you want hot water, it’s best to use it during the day. There’s a back-up gas generator in place, so you can still get warm to lukewarm water at night.

We would recommend choosing an upstairs room, for the wrap-around terrace balcony overlooking the garden courtyard & pool.

Bathroom Hotel La Pergola

Hot water solar-powered shower

Breakfast at Hotel La Pergola

Breakfast is included in the room rate at Hotel La Pergola & every morning there are different local & Western options to choose from.

Our favourite was Huevos Rancheros, a typical Nicaraguan breakfast with fried eggs in a tomato salsa, refried beans, fried plantains & fruit. The pancakes were also delicious!

Other options included:

  • Omelette
  • Nicaraguan breakfast with rice & beans
  • Granola, fruit & yoghurt

Coffee, tea or fresh fruit juice is also included.

Free breakfast at Hotel La Pergola

Huevos Rancheros by the pool

There are more breakfast choices available, at an additional cost.

The poolside café also offers snacks & refreshments throughout the day, including beers & alcoholic drinks.

There’s no on-site restaurant but if you like Italian food, “Pizzeria Don Luca” is nearby & you will receive a discount there as a guest of Hotel La Pergola.

Swimming pool Hotel La Pergola

Relax around the swimming pool at Hotel La Pergola

Common Areas at Hotel La Pergola

Swimming Pool – It’s hot year-round in Granada, so it’s nice to come back for a refreshing dip after a day out. The L-shaped pool is a good size, with a small closed-off section for kids.

Terrace – Enjoy the sunshine or cool night breezes under the covered terrace patio. There’s a large picnic table to relax around & enjoy some drinks & snacks. There’s also a 3rd level lookout point with views of the Granada Cathedral & Mombacho Volcano.

Garden Courtyard – Relax with a book or good conversation on the wooden rocking chairs around the leafy garden courtyard.

Hotel La Pergola garden

Step back in time in a wooden rocking chair around the garden courtyard

Other Features of Hotel La Pergola

  • Wifi – strong connection throughout the hotel
  • 24 hour security
  • Free local gym membership
  • Parking available
  • Eco-friendly practices & policies
  • Events & meeting room
Terrace Hotel La Pergola

Have a drink or bite to eat on the upstairs terrace

Things to See & Do in Granada

  • Parque Central & Catedral de Granada – heart of downtown Granada
  • Convento y Museo San Francisco – oldest church in Central America
  • Iglesia de La Merced – historic church
  • Mi Museo – private collection of ceramics
  • Fortaleza La Polvora – 18th century Spanish fort
  • Granada Cementario – home to 6 former Nicaraguan presidents
Catedral de Granada

The elegant Granada Cathedral in Parque Central

Day Trips from Granada

Granada is also a convenient base to explore the surrounding attractions:

  • Las Isletas – take a boat tour around the 365 mini-islands
  • Volcan Mombacho – hike up an active volcano
  • Laguna de Apoyo – swim & kayak in a crater lake
  • Pueblos Blancos – visit Caterina village & mirador
  • Volcan Masaya – look into a crater of bubbling lava
  • Masaya – visit Mercado Artesania & Museo del Folklore
Volcan Masaya Nicaragua

Volcan Masaya as seen from downtown Masaya

Hotel La Pergola Wrap-Up

Granada is the perfect place to treat yourself to a stay in a historic colonial property & you can do that at Hotel La Pergola without breaking the bank!

In fact, for a piece of 19th century history with modern comforts like a swimming pool & breakfast included, Hotel La Pergola offers excellent value for money.

We’re also big fans because we like supporting eco-friendly initiatives – Hotel La Pergola was the 1st hotel in Granada to offer solar hot water & air-conditioning with energy saving Inverter technology. That’s a big tick in our books!

The staff here are courteous & helpful, yet respectful of your privacy at all times. Hotel La Pergola felt like a home away from home & it was a wonderful place to come back to after a long day’s sightseeing in Granada 🙂

Views of Granada

Charming views of Granada from the rooftop terrace of Hotel La Granada

In a Nutshell

Address: Calle El Caimito, de la Alcadia Municipal, 3 cuadras al lago, Granada

Prices: Double room $52.00 (high season – see website for specials)


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Granada is one of the oldest cities in the America’s & Hotel La Pergola is the perfect base for exploring this historic destination. It’s in a historic 19th century home, restored with modern facilities like a swimming pool & solar panels, while still preserving its garden courtyard & other colonial features. Breakfast is included & every morning there are different local & Western options to choose from. Find out why Hotel La Pergola is the best-value accommodation in Granada!


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*** The Final Word: With all the modern comforts in a historic property, Hotel La Pergola is the best-value accommodation in Granada ***

What’s your favourite colonial city in the world?

Visited in December 2016

* We enjoyed a complimentary stay, thank you to Hotel La Pergola for hosting us – as always all opinions remain our own



  1. This hotel looks exactly like a traditional house and that is what attracts me to it. I would love staying here some time.

    1. Author

      Hotel La Pergola is relatively massive with two large courtyards that the rooms face out on. We are still surprised by how large colonial properties are despite appearing small from the outside.

  2. such a thorough account – thanks! did the huevos rancheros taste as good as they looked?

  3. Interesting! Must of been a great vacation for you. The place looks lovely! Thinking of staying here whenever I’m in the area. 😀

    1. Author

      Hotel La Pergola is a great place in a great colonial city! Nicaragua as a whole has a lot of treasures to discover as well & a highlight country for us in Central America.

    1. Author

      Granada is spectacularly bright and cheerful. Literally every property was freshly painted or were currently in the process of being painted. They really want to pop in pictures! Granada is definitely one of the must visit cities & regions while in Nicaragua.

  4. La Pergola seems like a nice place to stay and it’s nice that it is eco-friendly. I wish more hotels or accommodation would adapt this concept because global warming is real. And by the way I like the pink facade, it would definitely be hard to miss with such a bold color.

    1. Author

      In terms of color, La Pergola blends right into Granada. However, it differentiates itself with quality service & the best value in the colonial city. It is nice that they have gas backup as well since solar heated water is dependent on sunshine & number of guests taking showers.

  5. I like the homely charm in this place. That rocking chair is so cute. 🙂
    Good that there are plenty of sight seeing places around. I am particular about this when I choose a hotel.

    1. Author

      Granada is a nice colonial city to visit, but it has excellent day trips within striking distance as well. Too many times we have traveled to places, spent 30 minutes see the town’s one attraction, & had to stay overnight because onward transportation wasn’t until the next day. Thankfully, Granada doesn’t apply in either case!

  6. strong wifi, good breakfast, comfortable rooms and access to great spots — all these are what i look for in an accommodation abraod and hotel la pergola has them and more ! would definitely wanna stay there !

  7. Wow! I haven’t read so much about Nicaragua and Hotel La Pergola is a very simple, yet humble hotel to stay in while in the country. It’s just very interesting to know more about Central American countries and Nicaragua is one of them. I hope I could visit La Pergola soon, too, when I’ll be drafting my trip to the Americas! 🙂

    1. Author

      Nicaragua is a great value destination, & Hotel La Pergola fits right in. You get really good bang-for-your-buck in both cases. Outside of Granada, the main attractions are all nature from volcanoes to beaches to lakes. You will enjoy your time a lot when you get to visit!

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