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El Respiro Ecolodge

Carretera Nandaime Km 55, Camino El Mamon, Granada Nicaragua
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#7 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Granada
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Our lodge, combining modernity and colonial style (with the strictest respect for Nature) is located on top of a hill 350m above sea level, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area: - Granada,'the great sultana', founded in 1524. - Lake Nicaragua , its Peninsula and isletas ( small islands)and even as far as the other side of the lake distant of more than 60 km. - Last but not least the ubiquitous Mombacho volcano, a protected Nature Reserve, with trees over a hundred year old and exceptional wildlife. El Respiro's unique setting offers both tranquility and communion with Nature. Due to its proximity to Granada, colonial architecture, restaurants and nightlife is only 10 minutes away...
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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English, French, Spanish, Hungarian
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Marianne F wrote a review Feb. 2020
Sydney, Australia70 contributions9 helpful votes
This is a stunning place. Set high up on hills above Granada, with volcano views, cooling winds, a swimming pool, hot outdoor shower, wi-fi, friendly hosts and good food. It has solar power, free filtered drinking water and fans in the rooms, so good environmentally. Hosts were friendly and helpful, I really didn't want to leave! It's only 15 minutes into Granada and a few minutes to Volcan Mombacho, so good location.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Snoephaai wrote a review Jan. 2020
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua19 contributions3 helpful votes
This truly was amazing, beautiful place, beautiful surroundings and so peaceful up in the hill. The food was excellent, and the view when enjoying dinner is like you are living a dream. We went out for lunch and Romain gave us a beautiful tip. Villas Mombacho at the lakeside. Also beautiful. El respiro ecolodge is one of the best experiences on our journey through beautiful Nicaragua!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SamuraiKitty3 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Fountain Valley, Ca48 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a beautiful experience. The owners were so friendly and SUCH GOOD COOKS!! I brought my 14 year old son as part of a homeschooling trip and this was his favorite place we went. He loved the food and the animals on the farm. We got to feel the bunnies watermelon!! If I ever go back to Nicaragua this will be my first stop.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Andrea @trip.n.roll wrote a review Jul. 2019
56 contributions43 helpful votes
El Respiro is an eco-friendly, self-sustaining resort that leaves you speechless even on the road to get there. It is a small oasis of peace and tranquility in the middle of the jungle, the view is breathtaking, the only sound you will hear will be the singing of birds and howler monkeys. We stayed in the Casita, a luxurious villa with bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with outdoor shower and a big patio where an amazing breakfast was served every morning. Romain's cuisine is the best we have experienced in Guatemala! Every evening the dinner was delicious! El Respiro is a great choice to get away from the chaos and heat of the city, there is also a wonderful swimming pool overlooking the jungle. If you are in Granada you can ask for a taxi pick-up that will take you directly to the resort. Everything was perfect, we couldn't have asked for better!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MichaelJRichards wrote a review May 2018
Portsmouth, New Hampshire7 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed in the casita, the separate lodge from the main lodge, down the hill maybe 100 yards. The photos don't do it justice - furnishings are beautiful and new and comfortable. The owner is lovely, very friendly and helpful! I appreciated him very much. The place itself is well kept, and surrounded by nature: I spotted monkeys, frogs, crickets, birds, and bats - who are all very vocal at all hours. I had one breakfast and one dinner there, both were fantastic. Staying there alone was a bit more isolated than I expected; I highly recommend this place for a couple or family/friends though.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
US$63 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Respiro Ecolodge
Which popular attractions are close to El Respiro Ecolodge?
Nearby attractions include Mombacho Cigars (7.6 km), Iglesia de La Merced (6.8 km), and Islets of Granada (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Respiro Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at El Respiro Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at El Respiro Ecolodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Respiro Ecolodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tostometro Granada Nicaragua, Restaurante El Garaje, and La Frontera.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Respiro Ecolodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Respiro Ecolodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Respiro Ecolodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at El Respiro Ecolodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Respiro Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to El Respiro Ecolodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Railway Station (6.9 km).