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“First trip to Guatemala” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Capuchinas

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Casa Capuchinas
Ranked #43 of 126 Antigua B&B and Inns
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First trip to Guatemala”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

On our first trip ever to Guatemala, my wife & I stayed here based upon the advice of other family members who'd stayed here before, having had a pleasant experience with Casa Capuchinas.

The general appearance of the place was rustic as expected, but well accommodated our needs. The room we had (I believe it was Room #1, and I highly recommend it), was a second floor unit at the front of the walled compound. Having only an empty unit below us, we only had to deal with noises from the street outside, which was minimal at best (They told us we could have switched rooms at any time if it were a problem). In fact, the only time when noise was ever an issue was when the old convent across the street had been rented out for a party for a night, and music blasted our eardrums well into the wee hours of the morning. But everyone we came with that were staying within a 4 block radius told us it affected them as well, so it wasn't really a problem with Casa Capuchinas as much as it was the staff of the convent being terrible neighbors.

The staff at Casa Capuchinas, notably Porfirio the manager and the early morning cook, were fantastic in doing whatever it took to meet & exceed our needs. At one point, a family member took ill (allergies or a cold), and the cook concocted a homemade soup for her that hit the spot. Then there was the time we were going to put on a memorable feast for our local friends in the area, and we needed help in finding & purchasing food in bulk. Incredibly, after a long overnight shift that ended in the morning, Porfirio offered to be our guide and take us to where he buys the groceries for the hotel, which included his negotiated rate!

Our overall experience with Casa Capuchinas was great, and would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Antigua for the first time.

Room Tip: Room #1 at the front of the compound has a small terrace, which gives an unobstructed view of the vo...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Casa Capuchinas to attend a friend's pre-wedding celebration and wedding. The outside of Casa Capuchinas, like a lot of things in Antigua, was quite unimpressive. Once you walked in however, you enter a new world of a well manicured central garden, places to sit and enjoy the outside and/or breakfast (included in the price) surrounded by individual rooms. The location of Casa Capuchinas was right across one of the many church ruins (Capuchinas) which one could tour and was several blocks away from the central plaza of Antigua - a bit of a walk but reasonable. A male attendant (we were initially greeted by Luis) is often present watching over the grounds and tending to guests.

Breakfast included eggs made as desired with or without tomatoes or onions; freshly cut fruit, breads; coffee or tea; juices and beans. They did seem to stick to the stated 10 am deadline, denying one guest breakfast after she inquired after 10. They also started a bit later than hoped one morning (breakfast start was 7 am) before we were to go to a volcano excursion. When I inquired at 7 if we would be able to eat at that time I was told it would be a little while longer - ended up being 30 minutes longer. This by the way is not uncommon in Guatemala (being slightly behind stated schedule).

Apparently WiFi is available, though we did not know. There was an old Dell computer in the corner that could be used to access the internet but it was quite slow.

We had chosen Room #1 based on pictures on the internet. The room, though spacious had a bit of a threadbare feel. The rug on the floor was thin and old. The fireplace was pretty but could not be used. The worst part was the street noise. Motorcycles/Cars/trucks would regularly go past and given the cobblestone streets this would make a lot of noise. We were still able to sleep through (most of the traffic died down at night) but it was very distracting and greatly took away from the quaint feel of the room. The room was cleaned every day with fresh towels and 2 bottles of water provided after every cleaning.

Room Tip: Make sure to get one away from the street
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Toccoa, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

My wife and I spent four nights at Casa Capuchinas along with our daughter and her husband. This former convent still retained the appearance of a walled cloister, but with rooms that were very comfortable and large. The rooms still had the original tile floors and wooden ceilings which were in great condition. Each morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast that was cooked to order (included in price). Bread, fruit, tea and coffee were also available. The staff were always ready to help us. The hotel is only a brief walk to the center of town. Would gladly return to Casa Capuchinas any time.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kringle83
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ny
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

When we arrived at the location, it was dark and rainy. Our shuttle pulled up to the poorly lit street and when the driver said that this was it, I was horrified. I wondered what I had done with this booking. Little did I know how wrong I was! The management led us into a beautifully decorated outdoor living room, complete with hanging plants and a coffee table. We were immediately made comfortable, given directions to find somewhere to eat and treated like old family friends. Located directly across the street from the ruins was interesting although it was sometimes noisy from the government officials visiting and dogs nearby. I would, however, stay there again in a heartbeat and feel like I was back at home.

Room Tip: Tasteful, beautiful and welcoming.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

My parents, my husband and I had a wonderful 4-night stay at Casa Capuchinas. The fact that the grounds were part of a convent intrigued us, and the decor was lovely - each room is differently decorated, all with wooden ceilings, tile floors and some with fireplaces. The staff members went out of their way to be helpful. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we could choose from a cooked breakfast (Guatemalan or continental style) or bread/tea/fruit, all included in the room price. We slept soundly in this quiet hotel which is a short walk to the center of town. The courtyard was also a lovely place to relax and enjoy the springlike weather.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

This is probably our 4th or 5th time in Antigua and we have stayed at quite a few different places (Posada de Don Rodrigo, Posada San Pedro,Hotel Santa Clara) with Casa Capuchinas being our favorite place. We came in on a Sunday and will leave tomorrow (Wednesday). The weekends are busy here, but we have been the only ones during the weekdays. We were given room #7 which is enormous - a large king bed with a twin in a separate room. Hot showers, beautiful garden, comfortable beds, wifi, excellent breakfast. Currently there is an internet special for $59 including taxes and breakfast. It is an amazing place and we plan to return.

Room Tip: Room #7 & 8 are the largest rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2010

Some recent reviews have been negative, so we thought we would add our opinion. We have stayed at Casa Capuchinas several times over the past few years and have always found the place to our liking. It's tucked away behind a wall across from the Capuchinas ruins on 2 Avenida Norte, about 4 blocks from the central plaza. There are 8 rooms, and the ones to the back of the property on the upper level are especially nice; they are larger and probably quieter than the others, but all the rooms appeared to be decent. It's an old building with a central garden, and the place fits well with the colonial atmosphere of Antigua. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were most helpful (but did not seem to speak English, if that's important to you), and the breakfast was more than ample (either tipico or Americano). We paid $79 per night, with breakfast, and the price seems like good value for money at that rate. I expect that prices are higher around Semana Santa, but that's probably true for most other places in Antigua. We would happily go back again.

Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Capuchinas
Address: 2 Avenida Norte 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Capuchinas 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Capuchinas is a Colonial style hotel in central Antigua Guatemala, overlooking the impressive ruins of Capuchinas, one of the oldest and best preserved monuments of Antigua. Known for our clean, quiet, comfort and gracious style, each oversized guest room is designed to suit the needs of both the business and the leisure traveler.Casa Capuchinas is a wonderful colonial home turned into a charming Bed and Breakfast. All our rooms feature antiques, local handicrafts and weavings. Private bath, direct dial phone, cable tv, coffeemaker and fireplace are a standard at Casa Capuchinas. Come and relax reading a good book in our perfectly manicured gardens or just lay down and listen to he birds and the wind telling you the endless stories of Antigua Guatemala.All Guests are invited to Join us for breakfast and enjoy the warm, soothing and friendly atmosphere. The intimate yet casual atmosphere of our house is the perfect place to relax and start your day. ... more   less 

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