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Colonial Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Granada's Historic District

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Granada hotel description

Casa Xanadu, more than just a luxurious oasis of comfort to travelers, it welcomes you into a world of service exceeding any 5-star resort with our lush tropical gardens, elegant surroundings, and large, deep swimming pool. Suites come with air conditioning, mini fridge, and pillow top bedding room service, laundry service, tour guide service and we'll even pick you up at the airport and take you back when its time to leave. Designed for tranquility and relaxation, an excellent alternative for families or small groups. Children very welcome indeed. We love children.
After being picked up at the Airport in Managua (Free if you reserve one suite for 7 days) you are greeted by Xanadu's Guest Relations Manager, Ms. Marlene Rivas. During your stay our staff will attend to your breakfast choices, daily housekeeping, same day wash, press & fold laundry, and shopping. Meanwhile, Marlene will assist in setting up and reserving tours of the many things to do in and around Granada-Lake Nicaragua and beyond. The suites are private and three are equipped with Jaccuzis, while all have refrigerators, flat screen TVs, pillow top bedding with 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and a decor you will love.
Last but often first is our wonderful Shiatsu massage specialist who will provide you and your family with a therapeutic massage right in the comfort and privacy of your own suite. Add to that facials, pedicures and...well you get the idea. We're going to spoil you.
During your stay our staff will be responsible to see that you do nothing that resembles work. We will be there as you please and leave you to privacy if you ask. While breakfast daily is included many guests choose an option to have dinners prepared as well and served in the tranquility of our tropical gardens by the pool. Our cooks can also set up and prepare a barbecue for families and groups. Laundry and ironing are done same day. takes care of your laundry while you're out and does grocery shopping even before you arrive. If you need a baby sitter she's good at that, too!
Apart from her responsibilities we will make you aware of the many activities such as tours, places to visit, things to do in and around Granada. We don't want you to miss out, so we have an in-house licensed tour guide who will provide you with assistance in arranging and reserving your tours so you don't have to be bothered. No charge. Our pleasure.
Casa Xanadu is unique with its many tropical gardens, colorful lighted reflecting pond with fountain, various seating areas that merge into the social area by the pool. Here is a dining area, a barbecue, and various places to relax or take a nap, go for a swim or listen to music which plays wirelessly from your smart phone through our music system.
Xanadu is large enough for parties of up to 20 persons, yet it is cozy but it will also seat up to twenty guests. Xanadu is spacious. From the entrance to the pool area takes up the length of one half the length of a city block.
Whether you are a small family, a group of friends traveling together, or a large family having a reunion Casa Xanadu should be where you stay. This is an extended stay residence where Xanadu becomes your home, a place that welcomes you unlike a hotel or rental.

Xanadu's suites are quite large and spacious. Once a colonial home the vaulted ceilings reach 26' (8 meters) at the apex, its suites are cozy and designed to make you want to stay. Our environment ranges from the necessary (WiFi throughout, copy machine & printer, available private phone if needed) to such things as flat screen internet & cable TV, Air Conditioning, sumptuous bedding, a private swimming pool open 24/7 just for you and your family, tropical gardens, music and areas to relax in the warmth of our tropical climate.


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Property Type

  • Hotel
  • On floor 1
  • 7000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel
  • Hotel


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a child friendly residence. From toddlers to pre-teens there is something for all children at Casa Xanadu including Roku 3 devices for internet TV, Netflix and other programming for young people....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The entrance has two steps after which there is only one step in the pool area. One of the suites is located on the 2nd floor. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Kublai Khan: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Internet TV, Jacuzzi, refrigerator, A/C...moreless

  • Shambala: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    garden view, A/C, refrigerator, cable TV, near pool...moreless

  • Shangdu Suite: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Shangdu 2-bedroom suite w/jacuzzi & refrigerator...moreless

  • The Mandarin: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Private 2-bedroom with private dining, refrigerator...moreless

  • Three Bedroom Suite: El Convento: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double

    2 bed suite with 3rd bedroom optional...moreless

  • All air conditioned bedrooms have a refrigerator, an extra soft pillow top mattresses, Egyptian cotton bedding, a flat screen TV, and hot water....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Visitor's Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Swiming Pool Changing Room: toilet, outdoor shower


  • Shambala Suite: toilet, shower


  • Mandarin Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • El Convento Suite: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Shangdu Suite: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Refrigerator, A/C, Cable TV...moreless

  • Kublai Khan Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub


  • The pool has its own bath/dressing area with an outdoor shower. The main corridor has a 3/4 bath for use by guests and employees. ...moreless

Other Amenities

      • This is a 5 star colonial residence inn located in the heart of the historic district with services that challenge the finest hotels with unimaginable attention to vacation services. In house tour guide Marlene Rivas provides knowledgeable advice and assistance in setting up and reserving tours of Lake Nicaragua, the volcanos and white villages surrounding Granada. She also provides personal tours as well directly from the hotel. The hotel's layout provides for privacy because it is so spacious. The environment is excellent for young people and children who love the play for hours in the pool after returning at the end of the day. If you tire easily of restaurants we provide a wide variety of dinners served in the evening by the pool. Enjoy fresh fish from the lake, chicken, pork and beef dishes plus several pasta dishes if you like genuine Italian cuisine. Our menu comes close to exceeding the most exclusive restaurants in the historic district. ...moreless


      • Music Library:

        Using our wireless bluetooth antenna you may now play directly from your smart phone through our system....moreless

      • Satellite / Cable:


      • Stereo:

        The pool entertainment area is available to guests and friends and features an outstanding outdoor sound system that hooks up to smart phones or plays CDs. ...moreless

      • Television:

        Flat screen cable TV....moreless


      • Away From It All
      • Family
      • Historic
      • Romantic


      • Churches
      • Festivals
      • Health/Beauty Spa
      • Marina
      • Museums
      • Playground
      • Recreation Center
      • Restaurants

      Local Services & Businesses

      • ATM/Bank
      • Babysitter
      • Fitness Center
      • Groceries
      • Hospital
      • Laundromat
      • Massage Therapist
      • Medical Services

      Leisure Activities

      • Beachcombing
      • Bird Watching
      • Boating
      • Eco Tourism
      • Gambling Casinos
      • Horseback Riding
      • Paddle Boating
      • Photography
      • Shopping
      • Sight Seeing
      • Walking
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Location Type

      • Downtown:

        Xanadu is two short blocks to La Calzada which is a main avenue closed to cars and open to pedestrians that runs from Central Park to Lake Nicaragua, a leisurely walk taking about 20 minutes. ...moreless

      • Monument View:

        Xanadu is located in the heart of the famous Historic District of Granada. For most city activities a car or taxi is unnecessary as we are minutes to everything. ...moreless

      • Mountain View:

        One can see the volcano Mombacho from anywhere in Granada....moreless

      • Rural:

        Within minutes to lakes and volcanoes for recreational activities. ...moreless

      • Village:

        Visit colonial buildings and churches by day. At night join the noise and fun along the Calzada and appreciate that Casa Xanadu is always just a few minutes away on foot. ...moreless

      Sports & Adventure Activities

      • Basketball Court
      • Cycling
      • Fishing
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Hiking
      • Jet Skiing
      • Kayaking
      • Mountain Biking
      • Swimming
      • Wind-Surfing


      • Dining:

        Dining Areas seats 15 to 20 people with 5 people seated at two poolside bars, garden-side dining for light lunches for groups of two to three people....moreless

      • Dining Area
      • Seating for 11 people


      • Air Conditioning
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Garage:

        Private garages charge about one dollar per day for secure off street parking....moreless

      • Hair Dryer
      • Internet:

        Wifi internet...moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Linens Provided:

        All bedding is made of 800 to 1200 thead count Egyptian cotton....moreless

      • Living Room:

        Numerous living areas throughout but because of warm climate living area is open air...moreless

      • Parking:

        Ample Street parking only or use private garage nearby...moreless

      • Telephone:

        Private number allows optional dialing direct local and international calls....moreless

      • Towels Provided:

        The softest towels we could find are made of Egyptian cotton....moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        Optional in house laundry service provides quick turnaround washing, drying and ironing. ...moreless


      • Coffee Maker:

        Make cappuccinos, espressos and cafe americano with our gourmet coffee makers....moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Dishwasher:

        Housekeeping does dishes daily by hand....moreless

      • Freezer
      • Kitchen:

        The kitchen is well equipped with a gas range/oven, dishes, knives, cooking utensils, microwave oven, toaster oven, etc. There are wine glasses, water glasses and juice glasses as well....moreless

      • Microwave
      • Oven:


      • Pantry Items:

        Food processor, Belgian Waffle Maker, blender, stainless still cookware, toaster toaster oven, microwave oven, etc....moreless


      • Kayak / Canoe:

        Available on Lake Nicaragua, about 2 miles from Casa Xanadu, you can rent a kayak. ...moreless

      • Lanai / Gazebo:

        (3) l that seats five more. There are three lanais with the main lania that has a dining table for up to 6 persons plus a bar overlooking the pool...moreless

      • Lawn / Garden:

        Numerous gardens throughout....moreless

      • Outdoor Grill:

        1 Gas grill (large) plus 1 Weber charcoal grill. ...moreless

      Pool / Spa

      • Communal Pool:

        Several seating areas around our pool provide ample privacy for day as well as nighttime enjoyment. ...moreless

      • Private Pool:

        One of the largest private pools in Granada. ...moreless

      House Cleaning

          • Housekeeper Included


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          • Tax Rate 15%


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          Last updated: 12/07/2014
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          • Apoyo Lagoon

            "This crater lake is located about 25 minutes from Casa Xanadu and features places along the ..."

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          45 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Sandino International Airport Managua (MGA)
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          'Imagine' has good food/live music/ great bar
          3 Kilometres
          Nearest Ferry
          Nearest Train
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Masaya Highway (Carretera Masaya)
          0.01 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          El Zaguan: Great Steaks and Sea Food
          1 Kilometres
          Nearest Beach
          Malecon Granada

          Car: Not Necessary

          Casa Xanadu is a luxurious residence centrally located in the historic district of Granada, only a few steps to the oldest colonial church, Convento San Francisco where Granada's main museum is located. 2 blocks from central park & several other restored churches, museums, workshops. Casa Xanadu is within a very short walk to restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, night spots and saloons. Yet we are 2 blocks from the main walking mall known as La Calzada street, close enough to be there in 5 minutes walking yet far enough away not to hear late night revelers.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          About the owner: Xanadu has been named after Marco Polo's 13th century report of the fantastic palace of Kublai Khan in Shangdu, China. Xanadu became the English pronunciation of Shangdu. We use it as an inspiration to provide palace-like atmosphere and service in this Central American tropical climate.

          Why the Owner Chose Granada:
          Colonial charm meets modern luxury in this spectacular residence inn. Centrally located in Granada's historic district, never need a taxi day or night as you are within walking distance to historical monuments, architecture, museums and restaurants, take evening walks to the Calzada Street night life on well lighted streets.

          The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
          The place you stay is also your primary destination. Or at least it should be. Xanadu redefines the traveler's expectation of comfort and focuses on the entire spectrum rather than 'just lodging'. Start with a good Shiatsu massage on your first day done in the privacy of your own suite. Yes, we have no 'rooms' but actual suites with ceilings that tower some 26' above, lending a sense of infinite space and comfort. After a sumptuous breakfast in a tropical garden by the pool be sure to talk to Marlene Rivas in customer relations. She's a licensed tour guide and offers everything to free descriptions of where to go and what to see and do to actually arranging your tours door to door. If you plan to stay for several days and are traveling in a group or family, you may not want to eat in restaurants every day. No problem. Maria will arrange for dinners in the evening made acceding to your tastes. Relax after a day of tours, take a swim in Xanadu's pool, then listen to your own music which wirelessly connects to your smart phone without getting up. Making your vacation effortless requires a trained staff who attends to your every need. In fact most guests later report that Xanadu's amazing staff is what impressed them the most.

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          Speaks: english, spanish



          • Swimming


          • Main corredor with mural in the distance

            Main corredor with mural in the distance

          • Kublai Khan Suite

            Kublai Khan Suite

          • Sitting room Shangdu Suite

            Sitting room Shangdu Suite

          • Shangdu Suite Jacuzzi

            Shangdu Suite Jacuzzi

          • Shambhala Suite

            Shambhala Suite

          • Cozy place to read or take a nap by the pool

            Cozy place to read or take a nap by the pool

          • Reflecting pond becomes colorful by night

            Reflecting pond becomes colorful by night

          • Mural painted by Erwin Armstrong
Granada viewed from Valle Escondido's Mirador

            Mural painted by Erwin Armstrong Granada viewed from Valle Escondido's Mirador

          • Shiatsu Massage

            Shiatsu Massage

          • Shambhala Suite

            Shambhala Suite

          • Kublai Khan Suite

            Kublai Khan Suite

          • Kublai Khan Suite Jacuzi Bath

            Kublai Khan Suite Jacuzi Bath

          • Bedroom Shangdu Suite 
with Jacuzzi

            Bedroom Shangdu Suite with Jacuzzi

          • Dining


          • Trick Photography from the lobby

            Trick Photography from the lobby

          • Main Corredor

            Main Corredor

          • Xi An warrior guards the entrance

            Xi An warrior guards the entrance

          VRBO #442074

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          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

          $105 per night (USD)

          5 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
          Sleeps 20

          View calendar: Updated 12/07/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2012
          Speaks: english, spanish
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