bienvenidos, since 2008
We loved this accommodation. Claudia and Rob are great hosts, gracious and seemed to enjoy sharing their home. They were accommodating to our travel needs and always helpful with arrangements and information. There are only two rooms (we actually were in both because we stayed here twice during our trip).
The rooms are large and have a nice colonial feel. The property is a well restored traditional colonial with rooms open to the courtyard and frescos on most walls. It is located well, a couple blocks from the center of town and easily accessible in and out of town. Great breakfast which was served at any hour we wanted.
More than accommodation…
Casa Silas offers you a very comfortable queen size bed and ensuite bathroom with hot shower. Our rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, and also feature skylights for a gentle wake-up call from the Nicaraguan sunrise and the parrots outside your window.
The roomslook out upon the courtyard patio and swimming pool. Your most difficult decision at Casa Silas will be whether to have a morning dip in the pool before or after coffee. In addition to coffee, black or herbal teas, we also offer a selection of fresh, local fruits, jams, and heartier breakfast fare to start your morning of exploring. We also make available a mini bar, complimentary high speed internet, and VoIP free telephone calls to the US, Canada and Mexico. Laundry service is available.
We offer full concierge services, including airport shuttle, tour information, restaurant recommendation, and more. Of course, we would be happy to help you arrange a walking tour of the city, a boat cruise or kayaking of Las Isletas, or if you prefer to explore on your own, we can arrange for a driver to take you to Volcano Mombacho or Volcano Masaya. There are also the artisan markets of Masaya, the pottery cooperatives of San Juan de Oriente and for the nature-inclined, the crater lake, Laguna de Apoyo is only a short distance away, and a wonderful retreat for a day.
If you aren't certain how long to consider staying in Granada, be assured there's activity enough for a week or more. In advance of your arrangements, our counsel is a courtesy and we're delighted to share what we know. Drop us a line, click contact in the menu, and we'll talk.
…we want you to have the best experience of Granada, Nicaragua with us.
La Gran Sultana, 1524
Granada was founded in 1524 and is “the oldest city in central america” established during the Spanish occupation. The city has a fascinating history – during colonial times Granada was attacked repeatedly by pirates. At various times during the 19th century, the city was the nation's capital. In 1861 Managua was finally given this distinction, ending decades of fighting between conservative Granada and liberal León for national dominence. Granada was sought after, captured, and destroyed by north american mercenaries led by William Walker of Tennessee. Granada's catholic past and present are evident in the dominating architecture of the newly-restored,…
cathedral domes in the centre of town, the Iglesia Guadalupe nearer the waterfront, the Iglesia La Merced to the west of the park, whose reconstructed tower is today used as a commanding height from which to take in sweeping vistas of the area, and Iglesia Xalteva a half a kilometre further west limits the original spanish settlement boundary, and finally nearer the centre of the city, the Iglesia San Francisco (1529), the first church built by the spanish in Granada, is today a cultural centre and visual icon of the city. This is a city forged in the full fury of religious and political spirit. Today, the spirit of life here is much more tranquilo and welcoming.