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“Gorgeous boutique hotel nestled around ruins of an old church.”
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Hotel Cirilo
Ranked #8 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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119 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Gorgeous boutique hotel nestled around ruins of an old church.”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

My BFF stayed during Holy Week. The 12 room hotel is build around the ruins of a church. The owner is onsite and handsome on. The staff is sweet especially Flores. Its out of the hub bub of Parque Central but within walking distance. The breakfasts are yummy and the dinner menú does the trick if you just dont feel like leaving this beautiful sanctuary. Rooms 1 and 2 are the least private. So if you can request one of the others.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

I stayed here one night, but wished I stayed longer. Hotel Cirilo is a beautiful hotel with great service. The food was also good. My only caveat is walking there from the central plaza at night (especially as a lone female traveler). Some of the side streets can be quite dark and intimidating. Overall though, I would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Stayed for two weeks; beautiful property that is a short walk from the center of Antigua. The owner is delightful, and helped to arrange several day trip excursions around Guatemala. Photographs don't it justice; it is like walking into a spread from Architectural Digest. Would be a perfect place for a small wedding, in fact one happened during my stay. Lap pool is lovely, although a bit cool. A few small improvements would help: slightly brighter lights in the rooms and a mini-refrigerator would be a great addition.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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st louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

we are so happy we stayed here while visiting the city. it was nice to stay off the beaten path a bit as it was quiet and we had no problems walking back and forth. The staff is so friendly and willing to help you however they can even though they do not speak much english. Ricardo is a to notch manager and speaks very good english. Make sure yiu eat the banana bread that comes with breakfast, and choose the omelete one time! Wish we could have spent just one night with some wine hanging out in the garden or pool area as it is so peaceful. they were putting in a new sounds system as we departed for the public areas...music played is soft and pleasant. If you come to Antigua, this hotel is definitely worth the stay!

Room Tip: Room #7! quiet as it is away from the front entrance. plenty of space, even the bed is a good size...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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rockvillecentre
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Fantastic spot! Quirt area lovely rooms, breathtaking grounds set among churchruins of spanish monastery,great food with friendly attentive help(rm.serv. coffee in A.M!) 10 min. from ctre of town,but most importantly the owner Ricardo was amazing--- arranged our day trips with ease, drove us to restaurants and even picked usup in evening. A very caring solicitous warm human being

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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San Clemente, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed in 4 different locations during our trip to Antigua and the surrounding areas and while Cirilo was only the first of the hotels we stayed in, it remains at the top of our list. There is no question that there are other hotels such as Santo Domingo, Panza Verde, and others that are much larger, bigger infrastructure, and also very beautiful, Cirilo provides a charm that, without a doubt, separates itself into a different category.

The owner has done such a fine job building a small hotel (posada/inn feeling) around the ruins of an old church. The rooms are very clean. The staff, while very few, is very nice. It is a peaceful place in our experience and a good getaway about a 10 minute walk from the heart of Antigua.

The owner was very helpful in everything we needed and we appreciated this. He and his staff were our first exposure to people in Antigua. While he is from Guatemala City, he and everyone from Antigua were just wonderful and very inviting.

We would absolutely return to this hotel and we recommend it to anyone traveling to Antigua, ok with a smaller inn type of hotel and willing to walk a bit to get to the heart of everything Antigua has to offer.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Iowa City, Iowa
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

My wife and I stayed at this property recently. Not only are the grounds gorgeous (a ruined church) but the owner went out of his way to help us find our way around Antigua. He packed us into his SUV and drove us around the city, at night, to get us acquainted with the town.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Cirilo
Address: Calle de los Duelos No. 11, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst the restored ruins of a colonial chapel, our hotel is a refuge of peace in the quietest area of Antigua. Only seven rooms, gardens, terrace, restaurant and solar-heated lap-pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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