I had the pleasure of staying at El Mirador Suites and Lounge in early February for a few days before our flight back home. The rooms are nicely designed, clean and spacious with a/c, hot water and very comfortable beds. The favorite part of the hotel for me were the two patios on either side with one having a view of Lake Nicaragua. The hotel is very close to the mall and not too far from the airport. They offer great food whether you want to try authentic nacatamal or a North American breakfast or a fresh baked muffin. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and went above and beyond for us as Roger did giving me a cooking lesson on how to make his delicious ceviche recipe and trying to teach us a little bit of Spanish or Rosa making sure we had chocolate chip cookies and muffins to take on our very early flight home. Michael and Shannon were the perfect hosts and made sure all our needs were being met whether it was getting us a cab to take us to the market or waking up to take us to the airport to make an... Continue Reading
I had the pleasure of staying at El Mirador Suites, February 10th and 11th, 2017. It was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint! The owners are Canadian Expats from the west and they were kind and full of information on Nicaragua. Their staff was lovely as well. The hotel was beautifully decorated with a warm colonial ambiance. It was very clean and my suite was large with an abundance of storage. The bed was extremely comfortable with clean crisp linens. The bathroom was fully modern with a large shower and the water pressure was terrific. Soft fluffy towels topped of a great shower. (I meant to take photos but forgot). The meals are delicious and satisfying. Breakfast is included and as it was the weekend, I had the opportunity to try the weekend menu. I opted for a Nica dish called nacatamal. It was devine and I highly recommend it. I opted for dinner there the second night and it was delicious also. They have plans to expand the hotel and the outdoor areas and I’m looking forward to seeing it unfold as I’m certain I’ll be back! Thank you, Michael and Shannon for a great stay!
The owner and staff were very friendly. Michael was very helpful in making reservations. The hotel is very close to Vivian Pellas Hospital where. We had a very nice stay and the room was extremely comfortable and clean. thank you.
Whether on vacation or having medical treatments at the World renown Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas, you’ll find El Mirador Suites and Lounge a delightful respite after a long days’ journey. When having my yearly medical check-up at Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas, I stay in Managua several days for both doctor’s appointments and shopping. The medical coordinator not only made all my appointments but also chose El Mirador as their hotel of choice for patients needing to see doctors but not having surgery. An added bonus of the connection between the hospital and hotel is not only an extra 20% off their very reasonable hotel rates but, the free shuttle service El Mirador provides to and from the hospital. The owners of El Mirador, Shannon and Michael are the perfect hosts. I felt warmly welcomed in their authentic Nicaraguan B & B. As a single traveler, I chose small hotels where the staff knows their clients and provides the utmost in service and security which I find lacking in large chain hotels. El Mirador Suites and Lounge is new, has spacious and clean rooms, and verandas to enjoy the evening’s breezes, lake view, and city lights. Their breakfast, whether traditional Nicaraguan... Continue Reading
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!