Great Layover option in Managua
29/08/2018 jordanseverin, North Vancouver, Canada
We recently went on a family trip to the Corn Islands (2 kids, 8 and 11). We had a last minute flight change on one of our flights and needed to find a hotel in Managua for the night. We decided to st... more
We recently went on a family trip to the Corn Islands (2 kids, 8 and 11). We had a last minute flight change on one of our flights and needed to find a hotel in Managua for the night. We decided to stay at the Best Western Las Mercedes primarily due to the location. It is literally right across the street from the airport. We hadn't really read any reviews as this was a last minute requirement. We decided to rent out 2 rooms (both with doubles), one for the kids and one for us. The price was totally reasonable compared to our other options. The place was great, its not a five star place, but that's not what we were after. We were after inconvenience and ease.
The negatives were that the breakfast buffet options were limited (from a North American perspective), the pedestrian light at the road didn't work so we had to dodge traffic to get there (it really wasn't bad, just a little nerve-racking as the kids were not used to it) and that there were a few dead bugs (3 or 4) in one of the showers in the room. I more than expect that when travelling to Central America, so it wasn't really that big of a deal.
The positives were that it was otherwise very clean, the beds were comfy, the rooms were fine, the staff was really friendly, the location was great and easy to walk to (just watch out for traffic), the pool and the lounge were fantastic (kids played for hours, but they love pools), the food and drinks poolside were exactly what we needed, and it was quiet for being next to an airport.
If you need to book a night in Managua while travelling through, I would totally recommend this place. It was great. less
CarlosC12062, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Best Western Las Mercedes, responded to this review
Thank you very much Jordan for your spectacular comment, we are very happy to having your family and you with us!