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Antigua Hotels

Palacio Doña Leonor


  • Central location, historic setting, many amenities


  • Some street noise in front rooms

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

The one-time palace of Leonor de Alvarado de Cueva, the daughter of Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado, today serves as a lovely hotel and gives Casa Santo Domingo a run for its money in Antigua's top-notch sweepstakes. Just half a block off the Parque Central, it's the most centrally located hotel in the city. The large, flat-screen televisions in each room are a nice touch—one almost never seen in Guatemala—but look a bit out of place among the colonial elegance

of canopied beds, period art, fireplaces, stone-tile floors, and garden. Descending the beautiful grand staircase will make you look just as grand as we assume Doña Leonor did.

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Hotel Information


4 Calle Oriente 8, Antigua, 03001, Guatemala

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 12 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/31/1969

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Sep 24, 2010

Palacio Doña Leonor Review

On a business trip I've stayed at the Palace Hotel Dona Leonor. I really liked the decoration of the hotel, very classic, with lots of history of the conquest of Guatemala. Great food, service, location, ambient, garden.

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May 3, 2010

Palacio Doña Leonor Review

We had the pleasure of spending 3 nights in Palacio Dona Leonor a few weeks ago. It is an old palace which has been meticulously renovated to its former beauty. Take a look at the photos, they are very impressive As someome who lived in Spain for 5 years, I felt transported back to la Madre Patria. We were 7 friends travelling together and had 4 rooms here. Each one was unique and gorgeous in its own way.

I just can't say enough about the decor; Spanish Colonial Antigua has surely been re-created here. I had the chance to speak to the owner a bit and she is the one who decorated the place. As others have mentioned, the service is outstanding. Everyone is so friendly, professional and helpful. The location couldn't be better; only 1/2 block from the main square. We understand they are opening a restaurant soon so we hope to be back to enjoy this new addition.

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