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Hotel Las Farolas
Ranked #26 of 82 Hotels in Antigua
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12 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed 15 March 2009

We arrive to Spacious clean rooms. Close to the center of town and great front desk service.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2008

Rooms were basic but clean , some a little dark. Hotel set round a nice quiet courtyard. Excellent Location-5 mins walk from Central Park area and safe to walk at night. Staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty of on street Parking outside if you rent a car.

  • Stayed January 2008
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Reviewed 30 September 2007

I booked a trip to La Antigua Guatemala on a whim when my friend came to visit from out of town. Given how last minute the booking was, many hotels were full, but I found space at Las Farolas. The hotel staff arranged for transportation from the airport and it was very timely and efficient.

As soon as we arrived, we were pleased by how comfortable the hotel was, its beautiful garden, helpful staff and closeness to the action, without being right in the thick of things. The 4-block walk to Parque Central is very scenic and comfortable. Though we didn't spend much time in the hotel, we were extremely pleased with the room and how hot the shower was! A hot shower can sometimes be a challenge when traveling in Central America, so we were ecstatic.

The front desk staff gave us all the information we needed to make the most of our very short 2 days, including arranging a 2-hr tour of the outlying areas (San Antonio de Aguas Calientes, the lookout point for Santa Cruz, which was breathtaking and more! Benigno, the tour guide, was awesome.) The rest of the time, we delighted in just walking about the city and taking in all of the beautiful, colonial sites.

In terms of the restaurant, I would also recommend the Chapin breakfast. It's a typical Guatemalan dish and the scrambled eggs are so tasty. Here's a tip: ask for a glass of juice made from "Rosa de Jamaica", which is made from the Hibiscus flower. It's not on the menu, but I discovered it at a local restaurant and absolutely LOVED it and asked for it at every restaurant I went to in La Antigua!

Stayed September 2007
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Reviewed 15 September 2007

This hotel is well located, five blocks from Plaza Mayor but far enough to escape from the noise of the city center (which can be terrible at night....). The inner garden is beatiful and provides a great space for children to play safely. The hotel also offers free parking for their guests.

Rooms are clean and modestly equipped, which is what you expect for the price of a 3 star hotel, although I was a bit fustrated to find out that the much nicer hotel next door (Meson Panza Verde) was the same price per night....

Overall service was very good in Las Farolas, except at the restaurant, where they completely mixed up our orders making our breakfast experience terrible (they first brought the eggs, then the fruit 10 minutes later, then the bread 10 minutes later after we asked for it, then the coffee 10 minutes later after we asked for it twice, in summary we spend more than an hour having breakfast!).

In summary, I will stay again but will not have any meals at their restaurant, there are better eating choices a few blocks from the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Las Farolas
Address: Calle Poniente y 5a. Avenida Sur 9a, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 82 Hotels in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Las Farolas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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