Hotel Cacique Adiact Review: What Makes It So Admirable

Leon is a city loaded with culture and one of the most prominent cities in Nicaragua.

It’s truly a culturally-aware city with many influential artists, and home to various museums. With two quaint beach villages situated right next to each other, this city offers a laid-back atmosphere. Let’s talk about reasons why you should visit hotel Cacique Adiact, and why we highly recommend this place.

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A Bit About Hotel Cacique Adiact 

If you're planning a trip to Nicaragua soon, there are plenty of options to infuse luxury and hospitality into your getaway. Hotel Cacique Adiact is one such means of doing so. But what makes Hotel Cacique Adiact the perfect place to rest your head in Leon? Well, we've broken it down below.

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Background About Hotel Cacique Adiact

Hotel Cacique Adiact is owned and managed by a Danish-Nicaraguan couple who live in the neighbouring house. They share a garden and swimming pool with the hotel. The couple decided to build the hotel in 2010 and designed it themselves, whilst ensuring they kept the colonial style in the town. Three years later, the hotel opened and has since been nominated as a number one accommodation in Leon by their customers every year.

The hotel is doing everything they can to become more energy efficient, and utilize social panels to help make a positive impact on the environment. With 180 of them installed with a capacity of 50 Kw, they store the excess energy during the daytime in a battery bank and use it during the night. All of their hot water is produced by solar heating panels which are stored in hot water tanks. Also, the hotel uses energy-saving LEDs for all of their lights. After guests leave their room/apartment, the automatic interrupters cut off the electricity in case people forget to turn their lights off.

The hotel is also doing all they can to reduce waste. As a result, organic waste is collected and used as food for employees’ pets. All plastic bottles are collected and recycled, and they use real cups and glasses instead of disposal items. They’re even going so far as to experiment with compostable garbage bags as a substitute for the traditional plastic bags.

Why Should You Take a Trip Here?

Leon, Nicaragua is a wonderful place to visit, and there are so many reasons to do so. Firstly, it’s filled with so much history and beauty. For example, you can expect street art, graffiti and other monuments to the great revolutionaries and poets of Nicaragua throughout the streets to this day. Many of these details remain untouched since the 1990’s.

Leon is free of tourism and commercial. It offers a chance to truly embed yourself in Nicaraguan life, something which is harder to do in cities like Granada. There’s no better place to brush up on your Spanish, take a salsa class, or simply visit the local market. Stop by the Mercado Central to pick up anything from a ripe papaya or dragon fruit to try a taste of culture.

This city is the heart of a college town and offers a youthful atmosphere which makes it a legendary place to party. If you’re interested in trying salsa, bachata or craving the dance floor, Leon has something to offer you. Head to Via Via for a low-key night stop which offers live music every Friday. It offers a range of traditional dishes too which keeps you fuelled for the entire night.

Features & Benefits of Hotel Cacique Adiact

Hotel Cacique Adiact offers 11 apartments and six rooms, and two of the rooms come with a kitchenette. All of their apartments have one balcony or terrace with amazing views. Also, the rooms feature air conditioning, wired and wireless Internet, a flat screen TV with cable, desk and fridge. Let’s take a look at the other amazing features of this hotel and why you should invest your time in it.

1. Accommodations 

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The apartments and two of the rooms at hotel Cacique Adiact offer a kitchenette with dining table for four, in addition to rocking chairs. The terraces and balconies feature a hammock, which is an ideal way to spend a clear, warm evening outside.

There’s a variety of accommodation to choose from, including: standard room, large room in front of a pool, room with kitchenette, one-bedroom apartment, one-bedroom special apartment and two-bedroom apartment. We love this variety because it enables you to travel with a small or large group.

Most of their rooms are spacious and suitable for a handful of people, including families or friends. These rooms are well-suited for longer stays to help you feel comfortable in your new home from home. However, hotel Cacique Adiact also welcomes short stays, but they’re so confident you’ll enjoy your stay that you might extend it longer.

The hotel has apartments with two bedrooms which is suitable for families. Alternatively, the one-bedroom apartments are great for two-four people. With Internet access in the room, a work desk, kitchenette and dining table for four people, they offer excellent conditions for a long stay – whether it’s for pleasure or work.

For the moments when you feel like relaxing, head out on your private terrace or balcony, or take a refreshing swim in the pool. Stay fit abroad in the gym. Alternatively, if you’re there on business, there’s plenty of area to work undisturbed no matter the room option you get.

2. Dining 

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Hotel Cacique Adiact has a cafeteria in the lobby area, which is beautifully arranged with a garden view. They serve a breakfast-buffet from 7am-9am for hotel guests. With this, you can expect fresh fruit, fresh fruit juices, cornflakes, oatmeal, coffee, eggs and Nicaraguan rice and beans.

As of 11am until 9.30pm, the cafeteria is opened for everyone. During this time, you can expect fresh coffee, including espresso, Americano, cappuccino and more. Made from Nicaraguan coffee, it’s a true experience of culture from this region. You can also expect homemade cakes, fruit juices, milkshakes, soft drinks, wines, beers, liquors and more. Alternatively, if you’re looking for light meals, you can easily access salads, lasagna, spaghetti, panini, sandwiches and Nicaraguan specialties.  

3. Amenities 

Hotel Cacique Adiact offers plenty of things to do for a variety of lifestyles, ages and interests. Let’s take a look at our top favourite amenities.

Fitness Center

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Whether you're strictly following a workout regime or just feel the need to unwind during your stay, Hotel Cacique Adiact has you covered. Their fitness center contains a variety or cardio and weight machines to keep you in shape during your stay.


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If you wish to soak up the strong Nicaraguan sun, there's no better place to do so than besides the inviting pool. Swim laps or just enjoy a soak to cool down. Either way you go, you'll delight in the luxurious nature of Hotel Cacique Adiact and its amenities.

Surfing, Tours, Trekking 

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This area has so much to offer visitors. As it’s an old city, there’s so many beautiful colonial buildings and churches. Also, there are many interesting museums to add more vibrancy to your life. Head less than 20km to visit the beach for a swim, surfing lesson or boating experience.

On a boat, you can see beautiful wildlife such as birds and reptiles. The volcano chain, Los Maribios has many active and extinct volcanos which offer you an exciting trekking experience as well as beautiful views from the top. You can go by day, or sleep at the top and enjoy the romantic sunrise in the early morning. Alternatively, complete your visit with the pristine Asososca Crater Lake and enjoy a refreshing swim.

The beaches near Leon offer excellent surfing experiences. If you’re a beginner surfer, take the opportunity of lessons to develop a new skill and enjoy a new activity in a beautiful environment. Included in the surfing experience is transport to the surfing school.

What Travelers Are Saying About Hotel Cacique Adiact

Travelers from all around the world have visited hotel Cacique Adiact and had an amazing experience. With plenty of amenities in the apartment, there’s a separate bedroom with two beds as well as a kitchen with stove, microwave, mini fridge, dining table and television. 


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    Large swimming pool and apartment-style living
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    The hotel is immaculately kept
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    There’s a definite European flavour to the place


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    No option to cancel your reservation last minute
  • The chairs in the apartment aren’t always comfortable

The air conditioners work exceptionally well, and there’s free breakfast every day which is simple and delicious. The centre of town is just a five-minute walk away which is a great way to explore the area is detail. Despite a few uncomfortable chairs and no cancellation policy, the hotel goes above and beyond to provide excellent service to all guests.

Alternative Hotels to Consider

There are plenty of benefits to staying at the hotel Cacique Adiact. However, if you’re looking for alternative accommodation which offers different features, we’ve found some excellent alternatives for you to explore instead.  

1. Hotel Azul

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Hotel Azul is located in central Leon and features a swimming pool. Also, the on-site restaurant specializes in international cuisine and healthy meals. With 10 rooms at the property, each room features cable TV and air conditioning. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with free toiletries, which hotel Cacique Adiact doesn’t offer.

Remain in the room and still experience beautiful views from. Alternatively, head out to the pool or garden for unbelievable views of the surrounding area. We love that this hotel features an airport shuttle service and 24-hour front desk service to give you support any time of the day or night.

With a range of tours in beautiful destinations, there’s plenty to do at hotel Azul. For example, Isla Juan Venando Natural Reserve is just a 25-minute drive away, and Pilas El Hoyo Volcano Natural Reserve is around a 40-minute drive away. The airport is around 1 hour and 30 minutes away in a car which makes it a great destination for international flyers too.

2. Hotel Mariposa 

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Another alternative accommodation to hotel Cacique Adiact, is Mariposa. Located in the suburbs of Leon, it has free Wi-Fi access, plus a shared lounge area and library. The outdoor pool is more extravagant than hotel Cacique Adiact, which is definitely a positive feature if you enjoy spending your time outside. The accommodation offers rooms which come with air conditioning as a standard, or you can opt for a bungalow with a thatched roof. Each accommodation also has wardrobes, a fan and a private open-air bathroom.

With a garden and terrace, there are plenty of beautiful zones to experience at hotel Mariposa. Other facilities offered include a 24-hour front desk service, express check-in and check-out services, smoke-free facilities and a laundry service for an additional fee. If you’re travelling there by car, or intend to rent one, you’ll be pleased to know that the hotel offers free parking. This property is also rated as one of the best value accommodations in Leon, and guests get more for their money when compared to other accommodations in the area.

Many guests who’ve stayed here speak positively about the gorgeous semi-outdoor bathroom, and cabana with a sitting area. What better way to refresh and relax than looking up at the sky and trees. This hotel prides itself on remaining clean and offering comfortable beds. The staff are friendly and attentive to everyone who enters the building and want to make your stay as perfect as possible. Settled farther out of town than hotel Cacique Adiact, it’s an ideal hotel if you’re searching for a more authentic experience of Leon filled with more locals than tourists.

3. Hotel San Juan de Leon

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Hotel San Juan de Leon is located in central Leon and also offers an outdoor pool. With cable TV in every room at this hotel, it’s a great solution for a chilled and stress-free vacation with others or alone. We love that you can ask for extras in your room, such as bed linen and a fan to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

You’ll find a terrace, snack bar and a shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include grocery deliveries, a shared lounge and a games room. Also, there’s an array of activities on-site or in the surroundings – such as fishing. If you’d prefer to spend more time as a family, then head to the family rooms for some peaceful time away with your relatives.

Hotel San Juan de Leon comes with many more features than hotel Cacique Adiact, such as a tour deck, table tennis, lockers, a parking garage, grocery deliveries and more.

Would You Stay at Hotel Cacique Adiact?

We hope you enjoyed reading about hotel Cacique Adiact, including the features and benefits of staying there. Leon has recently experienced an increase in tourism in the last few years as more people recently discovered this gem. Currently in the spotlight, you become a friend when you visit Nicaragua. With friendly people, a rich history and a quaint city filled with unforgettable memories, it offers an authentic Latin American traveling experience.

Would you stay at hotel Cacique Adiact? We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback, so feel free to contribute in the comments. Alternatively, if you can recommend some amazing luxury hotels around the world, let others know in the comments.

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