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The San Rafael Hotel

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2da Calle Poniente No. 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Rafael is a lovely hotel: beautifully decorated and very comfortable rooms and corridor; quiet and lush courtyard garden; delicious breakfasts and drinks; friendly and helpful staff; and a central location (around the corner from the Santa Catalina Arch and minutes from the Parque Central). Everything was perfect - a wonderful place to stay in Antigua.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After not being able to get into a previous property where we've stayed many times, we were referred to the San Rafael. It's very comfortable, well located, and has friendly people. We had a glitch with our reservation, but they were flexible and accommodating. We look forward to returning many times.

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Belem, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the rooms and property; it's walking distance to everything, and the staff was really helpful with booking transportation. Breakfast was also great. Plus, the value for price paid was great!

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Rafael is wonderful is so many ways. My mom and I stayed here last week for 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The rooms are situated around a quiet and lovely courtyard. A full and delicious breakfast is served in the courtyard each morning. The staff was also available to bring us wine or snacks if... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Beautiful architecture and decorating- from the garden patio to the rooms. Great location and service also. Breakfast was included and carefully prepared. Really lovely place! Highly recommend if you want a nice relaxing oasis.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

From the beginning to the end, this hotel was just fantastic. My mom and I booked a room for a Sunday night (just after Valentine's Day) for about 160 USD, with wi-fi included and breakfast for two included. We arrived at the hotel early in the day and they were happy to let us drop our luggage and sightsee until... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We just returned from our second stay at the San Raphael Hotel and it was perfection. We were welcomed back with a graciousness that I have never experienced at any other hotel . The staff and the owner are simply extraordinary. I agree with every wonderful review and can only say that we are looking forward to returning next year.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This was a peaceful oasis in Antigua. Every detail was perfect and service impecable. The furnishings were lovely and coffee on the patio was a great way to begin each morning, with a delicious breakfast to follow.

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Hotel S, Gerente at The San Rafael Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NCV San Diego. Thank you for your comment which is very important for us, We are so glad your stay at the hotel was as you deserved. It will be a pleasure to have you again at the hotel. Sincerely,. More 

South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Antigua is full of charming botique hotels - having stayed in many of them, this one really stands out above the rest. The attention to detail is impeccable - it has a lovely rustic charm but feels luxurious / upscale at the same time. The furniture and decor is high quality and the in room fireplace a real treat (somehow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This particular property is stunning and offers a quaint refuge in an otherwise congested touristy town. The property has an aura of tasteful elegance and the staff is of the highest caliber. I would say it's one of the top hotels I've stayed at rivaling any hotel I've stayed at in Europe. Highly recommended!

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Hotel S, Gerente at The San Rafael Hotel, responded to this review

Mr. Js Wheelz Thank you for your comment and we are glad your stay at San Rafael Hotel met your expectations. We hope to have you as our guest again. More 

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