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Hotel el Internacional

Hotel el Internacional

This is the first time we’ve stayed at a hotel in Granada. Since we were in it for the long haul last time we were here, we always stayed in rented houses.

There are many hotels in Granada, of course, ranging from top notch luxury right on the main drag La Calzada, to more quint establishments a bit off the beaten path. We naturally tend to gravitate toward off the beaten path, plus we’re bargain-minded folk, so we found this place.

It is a small hotel with only 4 rooms. Perhaps this makes it more of a bed and breakfast. Especially since breakfast is included, which I didn’t actually know until I asked how much we owed after shoveling mounds of scrambled eggs, pancakes, gallo pinto, and coffee into our faces like wild animals. A nice, delicious surprise!

Our room is cozy, has a small flat screen TV, an air conditioner, and roomy bathroom with a cold shower. Yes, a cold shower. It’s not as bad as it sounds, really. Cold water here is not that cold and is actually quite refreshing after a long, sweaty day of wandering aimlessly through the cobble stone streets of Granada.

The staff are friendly and accommodating, including the tiny 16-YEAR-OLD(!) terrier who moves from one napping place to another all day.

The hotel is on this street behind me.

The hotel is on this street behind me.

BAM! Hotel el Internacional all up in your face.

BAM! Hotel el Internacional all up in your face.

A little lounge with rocking chairs for...lounging.

A little lounge with rocking chairs for…lounging.

Dining area for enjoying breakfast.

Dining area for enjoying breakfast.

Small indoor dipping pool for cooling off.

Small indoor dipping pool for cooling off.

Each room comes with a small Caucasian fetching boy for gathering fruit. Just kidding! This is our son. He never fetches anything for us.

Each room comes with a small Caucasian fetching boy for gathering fruit. Just kidding! This is our son. He never fetches anything for us.

I just threw the towels and they landed like this. Can you believe that?!

I just threw the towels and they landed like this. Can you believe that?!

A desk for piling things on.

A desk for piling things on.

This is where you pee and/or poop then wash your hands.

This is where you pee and/or poop then wash your hands.

A large, cold shower with plenty of room for pacing back and forth before you get the guts to actually get under the cold water.

A large, cold shower with plenty of room for pacing back and forth before you get the guts to actually get under the cold water.

2 Comments

  1. Hotel looks nice. I see you work from home . How is the Internet there?

    • The internet has been speedy and top notch everywhere we’ve lived in Granada and Matagalpa whether long term rental or hotel…as well as most places we’ve jumped on an open wifi (restaurant, bar, etc.)

      Just last night in the hotel my son streamed the 1989 Batman movie, while I listened to Spotify and surfed the net. No hitches. In fact, as I write these he’s streaming The Incredibles while I work on the net and my wife does some online class work.

      The only issues related to internet connection are more related to power in general. Sometimes the power goes out for a while for no apparent reason. Seems to be happening less lately though. Only once in the past 6 days.

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