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Restoration of a Colonial Jewel
Nadene says 10 years ago
Hotel La Bocona is now a six guestroom/ three courtyard, amazing colonial hotel and spa to be enjoyed by travelers from all corners of the world who come to Granada, Nicaragua--looking for an authentic portal to exciting times gone by in Latin-American history.

This 2000 square meter mansion was originally built over a seven year period by 1860 by a highly-respected, wealthy businessman and politician named Agustin Gomez. (It was still owned by the family until 2007.)

An architectural showpiece, the home included all colonial period features including cathedral ceilings throughout, solid wood ornate doors, pillars, chandeliers and curtain rods, embellished wood sun-catchers above the doors and of course, Spanish courtyards of tailored gardens inside.

In 1927, it was remodeled somewhat to include exquisite carpet-style ceramic floors and hand-painted art-deco ceilings. At one point, the property was legally separated into two homes.

Due to unfortunate political circumstances in the latter part of the twentieth century, the home fell victim to neglect. Motivated to save the now two properties and preserve the architectural heritage of the city, the current owner purchased all of what was the original mansion and began a renovation in 2007 that would last two years, re-establishing the home's original glory.

Mindful to respect all colonial details, the owner decorated with more than one hundred pieces of Nicaraguan antique furniture, some contemporary Danish-designed furniture and accented the mansion with the largest collection of the world-renowned Dirk De Bruycker's paintings. The synergy of these decorative elements woven together with the majestic architecture creates an ambient worthy of the deserving traveler who has come so far for that glimpse of the luxurious, colonial times of yesteryear.

Today, the mansion operates as Hotel La Bocona, named for the famous landmark "La Piedra Bocona" that sits diagonal to the front door, across the street. Half of all revenue goes to support Carita Feliz, a charitable entity that offers personal, professional, health and educative programs to young people and serves more than one hundred thousand meals annually to children and other local community members of little means.

Absolute Luxury and Colonial Elegance
Nadene says 11 years ago
Hotel La Bocona is located in the oldest city in all of the Americas, Granada, Nicaragua. Rich in architecture, history and culture, Granada is heavily-traveled by tourists looking to capture the essence of the colonial period in which it was founded.

Restored to its original 1860 condition, this authentic mansion Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city, walking distance to all places of interest and attractions. A horse-drawn carriage can be taken to the shores of Lake Cocibolca, merely 10 minutes away.

Hotel La Bocona offers exemplary customer attention and exquisitely-decorated, colonial guestrooms. Relax by the garden courtyards or poolside in elegance. Highest-quality spa services are available on-site and personal tours with a professional, bilingual guide can be arranged. A delicious, healthy, full breakfast is included, as well as afternoon coffee, tea and pastry.

What a beautiful hotel
Dieter says 12 years ago
What a beautiful colonial building. It is an old building, now turned into a fantastic hotel in beautiful old Granada.

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