Jade Moyano

Tribal

Granada

by: Jade Moyano

  • Why

    Lifestyle research and a bit of wanderlust.

  • When

    November 2014.

  • Who

    My energy healer Kelly Russ and me.

Highs + Lows

  • The service was excellent. Easy check in, super helpful tips on things to do, friendly staff, gourmet breakfast…

  • The design. Yvan and Jean Marc have exquisite taste. The very unique pieces throughout the property, beautiful tiles, and sophisticated blend of antique and modern furniture create a very cool atmosphere. The room layout adds to the charm, each have sliding glass doors leading to a private terrace that overlooks the pool.

  • The cocktails. Although there is no restaurant on site, their cocktail menu is on point.

  • The relaxed vibe. Slow living is big in Nicaragua and this hotel really makes you want to sit back and relax. If you end up two hours late for dinner, blame it on the music and the beautiful mini forest outside your room.

  • Not having a restaurant on site or any food options nearby. The closest restaurant/store is about a 10 minute walk so stock up on snacks.

  • It feels a bit isolated at night since it’s in a more residential side of town, just be smart about it (cabs are safe and staff is super happy to call one if need be).

: 42/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Relaxed boutique hotel, feels like a dream home.

  • Vibe

    Tranquilo luxury, personal and cozy.

  • Location

    Near the center of Granada, but far enough that you are not stepping over tourists to get there. The walk to town is actually amusing…you get to meet and greet neighbors and see the residential part of the city.

  • Rooms

    5 premium rooms and 2 junior suites, all with private terraces overlooking the garden/pool.

  • Music

    The music evolves throughout the day with the sun, from classical during breakfast, to Cuban in late morning, light grooves in the lazy afternoon hours… Great beats.

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Yvan Cussigh and Jean Marc Houmard

  • Pool/Gym

    Lovely pool surrounded by exotic trees. No gym.

  • Restaurant

    None on site. However, they do serve an incredible breakfast made by a private chef who comes in every morning.

  • Bar

    More like cocktail service (try the passion fruit margarita).

  • Minibar

    No mini bar, but drinks are available at the pool.

  • Wifi

    Yes, a bit spotty but will work if you’re persistent.

  • Children

    No children under 14 allowed since the hotel is small and wants to preserve the mature, quiet vibe.

  • Price

    Very reasonable.

In the Area

It’s a traditional Nicaraguan arts and crafts market, about 20 minutes by car. Although touristy, it’s still fun to explore. Good leather goods and textile.

Visit the market (Mercado Viejo) at Masaya

El Mercado Viejo Craft Market, Av El Progreso, Masaya, Nicaragua

It’s a traditional Nicaraguan arts and crafts market, about 20 minutes by car. Although touristy, it’s still fun to explore. Good leather goods and textile.

Be sure to stop at one of the kiosks and try their famous Vigoron, a delicious, traditional dish for inquisitive foodies.

Enjoy the well preserved colonial architecture and colorful homes around Parque Central

Parque Central, Granada, Nicaragua

Be sure to stop at one of the kiosks and try their famous Vigoron, a delicious, traditional dish for inquisitive foodies.

Just do it, if there is a place for it, this is it. They’ll pick you up and drop you off at the hotel too.

Go zip lining at the Mombacho Volcano

Mombacho Volcano

Just do it, if there is a place for it, this is it. They’ll pick you up and drop you off at the hotel too.

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Tribal

Tribal, Calle Cuiscoma, de la Gaviota Media Cuadra al Lago, Granada, Nicaragua

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