A night in this restored colonial mansion is a journey back in time. All rooms have soaring ceilings and gorgeous tile floors, and are set around two large courtyards and several smaller gardens. A tile fountain trickles in the dining room, which is on a garden terrace; to the side, a woman prepares tortillas on a piping-hot grill. Indulge in a serving of Antigua flan, a dessert layered with figs and sweet potatoes. Light sleepers, beware: the lively marimba band can sometimes
play long into the night. The lodging is part of a two-hotel chain, with another branch in Panajachel; a stay at both places in a single trip gets you a 10% discount off the rates.
Jun 10, 2004
Hotel is very charming in a "rustic" sense. The walls of my room were a washed blue color that looked to be centuries old. The grounds are beautiful, with abundant flowers and greenery, adding to the reputation that Guatemala is the land of eternal spring. The food in the restaurant is first rate, and the covered pation provides a breathtaking view of one of the three volcanos that surround the city
Feb 19, 2001
Don't bother with this hotel in Antigua. They really try to attract the tourists with cute costumes and marimba music, but the rooms are dark and musty. Some bathrooms need updating. The restaurant is terrible. If you are looking for an historic hotel that is really nice, try the small bed and breakfast, Casa de los Cantaros, which is (unfortunately) not featured here. Surf the internet for it. It's a great find.