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“A lovely hotel a short distance from the square”

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El Convento Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Beautifully restored hotel with lovely rooms and small individual gardens on our downstairs rooms. We didn't eat in the hotel - there were so many great places in town that were also soo much cheaper. Garden setting around the building was delightful but the American rock music at 7 in the morning was a little disconcerting. Disappointingly the terrace bar area was never manned in the three days of our stay - it would have been lovely to sit out there of an evening.
Step out of the front door, look down the street and there's a volcano - fabulous view.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

My wife and I spent our 15 anniversary in this hotel, in a Suite. The hotel is gorgeous, the doors to the rooms in the first floor are wooden and are carved with different motifs. The hotel has a nice terrace with a gorgeous tree (Tempixque tree) which is lighted at night, great place to have a glass of wine or cup of coffee next to the fireplace. The hotel has a good restaurant which we really enjoyed. The location is great, across the street from the colonial Capuchinas Convent, and a ten minute walk from various points of interest in Antigua..

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

My husband and I reserved our hotel months in advance. We arrived a day early and they were able to accommodate us with the same style room. We paid for a suite with a jacuzzi and private garden. The garden was nice but nothing to brag about. The jacuzzi took 30 minutes to 45 minutes to fill 1/2 way...by that time the water was luke warm. If you are looking for a hot tub..this is not it. But the place was beautiful. The hotel was very charming, cozy, intimate and made us feel like we were in a foreign place (which we love). We stayed there for New Years. They have a 2nd floor where they provided drinks for everyone, a live band, a bar with a patio and we can see all the fireworks all over Antigua. There restaurant is very nice too. Beautiful enough to have a wedding dinner rehearsal. The food is not expensive and the meals were delicious. I was not happy about them not having hand made tortillas. How can you be in guatemala and not have hand made tortillas?? Anyway, once you get sick of Guatemalan beans, plantains, etc. they do serve ham and cheese sandwiches and cereal. My husband got really sick (not bc of their food) and the staff took good care of us. They let us stay 3 more days (we paid of course), they called wherever we needed them to call. They called the pharmacy and had them deliver medication to the room. They serviced our room whenever we needed. We looked at Hotel Atitlan (more for families with kids) and San Domingo (The hotel is bigger and not as intimate - but we might try staying there next time - it's more expensive). Other than that, I couldn't imagine another hotel better than these. The manager was very nice and friendly. Most of the receptionists speak English. Overall, we had the best experience here.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

One of the best hotels we stayed during our many worldwide trips. It operates ~2 years so it is not in some of the guides. Beautiful rooms well furnished. The hotel itself is magnificent with 2 patios. Each door on the ground floor rooms, is a unique wood carving.The service was excelent. We stay ther 4 nights and enjoy every minute. It Is located across the Capucin Convent so ~ 4 bloks from center square. The small size of the hotel gives a quiet and relaxed atmosphere (relative to Santo domingo and the Pusada del Don Rodrogo (we visited them for other reasons).

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

I can't imagine finding anywhere nicer to stay in Antigua. The rooms are so cozy and inviting. The fireplaces are a nice touch. All the decor is great and it really feels like the perfect little hideaway.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

Lovely hotel in every respect. The rooms are well appointed; ours had a tiny courtyard with its own 'water feature' and the staff lit the fire in the hearth each night. The breakfasts are high quality and generous - the restaurant was very good, even though it was pretty quiet on the night we ate there.
A word to the wise (and we should have checked as there wasn't a tariff in the room) the laundry charge is extortionate and cost us $40 for half a carrier bag full. I stress, we should have checked, but there are plenty of laundries in Antigua for a fraction of the cost.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

The hotel that I normally book at was full, so my friends and I decided to check out El Convento for a few nights in Antigua. The hotel was amazing -- beautiful rooms, gorgeous courtyard, delicious breakfast. And the location cannot be beat -- it's located right under the arch just off the main plaza, in the middle of a street with great shops and restaurants! It was a little pricier than where I usually stay, but I nice splurge if you have a little extra money and want to treat yourself.

Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about El Convento Boutique Hotel

Address: 2a. Avenida Norte # 11, Antigua 03002, Guatemala
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Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Antigua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Antigua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
#9 Family Hotel in Antigua
#9 Business Hotel in Antigua
Price Range: $253 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Convento Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a cobblestone street across from the legendary Capuchinas Convent, in the heart of Antigua Guatemala, El Convento Boutique Hotel welcomes visitors to an oasis of stunning elegance and unparalleled comfort. Each of our 26 spacious, exquisitely decorated suites draws upon the history and culture of this famous city, creating an intoxicating blend of traditional simplicity and modern convenience. Our staff anticipates your needs without intruding, offering gracious service and thoughtful amenities that will make you feel more at home than in a hotel. Perhaps that's why El Convento Boutique Hotel was awarded the Most Excellent Hotel in Mexico and Central America by Condé Nast Johansens in 2013, in addition to earning TripAdvisor's coveted 2013 Travellers' Choice award. ... more   less 
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