My wife and daughters and I just recently visited Nicaragua for the first time. We rented a place in Pochomil and we were fortunate enough to stay at Michael and Shannon’s place on the first and last night’s of our trip and we can’t say enough about the location, the hosts and staff (especially Roger). It made our transition from/to the airport easy and stress free. The food was great and Shannon and Michael have many experiences and recommendations regarding what to do during your stay in Nicaragua.
We have stayed there twice over the last two months. The hosts Shannon, Michael have truly developed a great location. Shannon, Michael, Roger and the other staff members, are super at meeting the needs of their guests. The food is great!!! Loved our room, well designed, and a very comfortable bed. Good location, only 3 blocks from a major road, and a shuttle ride to the airport. You will not be disappointed if you stay at El Mirador Suites.
We have a place at the beach and when we come into town for a dinner or a party we prefer to stay overnight. El Mirador is the best option! It’s super-well designed and decorated, clean and simple, and the view of Managua and the lake is breathtaking. Yummy breakfast (ask for specials). The owners are totally committed to their guest’s comfort and also fun (we have stories). Michael and Shannon are from Canada, and they also have options for beach houses and tours if desired. The hotel can also arrange transportation from/to airport very reasonably.
We have been to Nicaragua many times to visit family but have never stayed at the beach so we wanted try something new. We wanted to bring the family with us so when we came across this beach house, it was accommodating for us all. Being Canadians, it was great to know it’s owned by fellow Canucks. Michael and Shannon were such wonderful help to us . From answering all of my questions to even bringing a barbecue for us to use. Now the house itself??? Absolutely beautiful. Well equipped with all you need to cook and immerse yourself in utter relaxation while enjoying the view and sounds of the waves. If you don’t want to cook, their wonderful caretaker , Marcelo, is more than happy to get something for you to order from the local restaurant. We felt like we were in paradise. I totally recommend this place for anyone looking for quiet, cleanliness, space for more than 4 and being right on the beach. A nice touch was the thick soft bath towels in all 3 bathrooms. We will definitely return!!
We needed a place to stay overnight that was comfortable and affordable. We found them here at the El Mirador. Michael and Shannon, our hosts and the owners of this wonderful establishment, we’re the nicest people. They took great care of us and we truly enjoyed our stay there. We reserved the deluxe king suite and boy what a treat that was. Nice and roomy, very large bathroom, satellite TV, hot shower, great company….what more could you ask for. I would recommend this place to everyone.
I could not have had a better stay! From the hotel, staff, and owners it was a very pleasant experience and I highly recommend it! My favorite ‘niche’ part of stay was being able to rent the mountain bikes. The room was clean, spacious and newly remodeled with a nice mix of modern bathroom and furniture made of Nicaraguan’s finest woods. The hotel sits on a corner hill just over local community which made it for a very pleasant breeze whenever eating in their restaurant morning or evening. It was perfectly located just outside of Managua with quick access to carretera Masaya and travel to Granada and Leon. But the best was the support from staff whether it was finding ferry times for travel to Ometepe Islands or finding a local mechanic to fix a minor problem on my car. Very friendly, and full of local information for expats or from native perspective. Check them out!
I had one of the most relaxing experiences after a long day of work. Stopped by to have a drink before heading home and I ended having one of the best ceviches in town, sitting at their comfortable terrace overlooking the sky lights of Managua. The ambience is very laid back, relaxing and inviting to have more of all the amenities they have to offer. I will be coming back for more!
El Mirador Suites is the perfect place to stay when arriving or leaving Nicaragua. Living on the beach 3 hours away from the airport it’s a great option to use El Mirador Suites for their super comfy beds, high pressure hot showers and enjoy the mellow vibes. The hotel is ultra clean, tastefully decorated and the food is fresh, healthy and yummy. I will stay here every time I’m in transit in Nicaragua. I hope they always have room for me 🙂
I had the opportunity of hosting an event at El Mirador Suites and Lounge. I must say the level of service provided by the owners was just fantastic! They were very courteous and had every detail planned well ahead of time. The suites are very well designed and very spacious. Located very close to the city centre makes it very convenient to find and navigate around. Overall a great experience!!
I just stayed here for two nights as a layover before my tour of Nicaragua & the beach. Michael and Shannon were super responsive to all my questions, and made sure I arrived safely from the airport. Their little hotel is great! Everything is new, it’s impeccably clean, and a great location — super good part of Managua, with embassies and mansions, but still has an authentic Nica feel with street food, festivities, and I even took a tuk-tuk taxi to the mall. My room was HUGE! It was inside facing the courtyard, and pretty quiet, My breakfasts were substantial, with lots of fresh fruit. It was like staying with friends. For a single female traveler who wants to feel safe, this is a good option because they’ll arrange for a transfer from the airport. They also sent their staff member, Roger, with me and we took a taxi and toured Managua. Roger is local and speaks English really well. Thank you Michael and Shannon and I hope to be back soon!!
I’ve now stayed at Mirador Suites twice during short trips into Managua. The place is a perfect gem! Shannon and Micheal are such wonderful hosts. They have put a lot of love into this hotel. The rooms are extremely spacious and comfortable and the shared spaces are cozy. We really enjoyed having a happy hour outside with the breeze and view of the lake. You’ve gotta ask for their ceviche!!! If you’re lucky enough to be there on the weekend you can enjoy the lovely Nacatamals (traditional Nicaraguan dish) for breakfast or their homemade muffins. The breakfast is a really enjoyable and there’s lots to choose from! The hotel is really well located and is ideal for a short business stay or if you have any appointments at the hospital it is perfectly situated. It’s also a very comfortable transition if you are on holiday and just need an overnight in Managua (you will wish you were staying for 2 nights!). Thanks so much for making us feel at home .We will definitely be back over and over again when we need a place to stay in Managua!
Managua, July 20th, 2016 First of all thank the kind invitation of Shannon and Michael to such a wonderful place on Thursday 14 July, 2016. I was able to be received warmly by Shannon and Michael in a very cozy, quiet, cool place, I felt like I was in my own house. I must say the decoration, furniture, color scheme and ambience; room design and color combinations are wonderful. Shannon and Michael have a special gift to make it all work great, in fact, are the best hosts ever. I work for the field of health and tranquility of patients outside the hospital is crucial for their prompt recovery, so I fully recommend “El Mirador Suites and Lounge “and if you want to make sure about about what you have read visit http://www.turismocanica.com and you will see how beautiful and you see how beautiful the Mirador Suites and Lounge is Roberto B Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas
We stayed in the beach house for two nights in early March 2016 only due to Michael’s generosity! The house was easy to find (for Nicaragua) with a car, which in my opinion you need. We brought some groceries and drinks with us. Marcelo (he lives on site and looks after the place) greeted us at the gate and was very friendly and accommodating. Marcelo introduced us to his wife and daughter who also helped with cleaning. We barely knew they were there actually! We all had our own room and bathroom. The towels were lovely thick fresh towels we are used to, the hammocks were fantastic and there were 6 of them! The views were amazing and we had all we needed. We went into town for dinners which was easy with a car. We enjoyed coffee and breakfast on the patio and spent the day on the beach with the boogie boards. The wifi worked great which allowed us to make plans for our next location in Nicaragua.The beach was really quiet and it couldn’t have been better to end the day at sunset while boarding in the surf with just our friends nearby. If you are looking... Continue Reading
We stayed at this lovely home for the week, it was very accommodating for our large family. The staff was caring and went beyond there duty’s. Home is just steps away from the beach and a leisurely 2 mile walk to the small town of Pochomil.