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The San Rafael Hotel

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2da Calle Poniente No. 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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136 reviews 136 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The San Rafael, is a gem in a central location of Antigua, wonderful place. The room we were in nbr 7 was great, large with beautiful rugs and art work. Everything was great, except no desk or makeup/ area to sit and dry your hair put your make up or even do some work on your computer comfortably. I suggest... More 

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Woodstock, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife was fortunate to find this spot. I believe it is only 2 years old and the staff was so friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was terrific and they even made a sack breakfast for us to take along when we had to leave by 7am. I would highly recommend this hotel as it is very close the Arch... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet oasis in the best location in Antigua. Only seven rooms and two years after renovation, it offers everything you could want and more. The rooms are beautiful, The staff caring and attentive, and the breakfasts are delicious! Located right around the corner from the arch, right outside your door are many restaurants to choose from. We did find... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed at the San Rafael Hotel. I've been to Antigua 3 times and this is his first visit. This hotel is, by far, the best I've stayed in here-I think my favorite hotel of anywhere, and I travel a lot. The rooms are well appointed, beautifully decorated, they have the most comfortable bed I've ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All good, great attention to all decorative details. A plus for this place would be tp have AC available for those folks not so used to hot nights on summer, but great place overall. The place ia quiet, the rooms are well designed, hot water, nice beds, and good servoce from the staff at all times. Last but not least,... More 

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Merced, California
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8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you look at the reviews and ratings for the San Rafael Hotel, you say to yourself, "There's no way a hotel could get 100% in EVERY category." Well, I'm here to tell you, "Yes, there is!" It's only been open a couple years and has just 7 rooms. It was a house that was reconstructed to be a hotel... More 

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

Dear photom299 I want to thank you for your special comment about the hotel, this review means very much to us, we are glad you have enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you again as our guest in a near future. Best regards More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Splurged on our last two nights in Antigua and stayed at San Rafael. So worth it!!! Clean, large and beautiful rooms. Very well maintained courtyard which was lovely to relax in. Great breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. Convinient location - very close to central park. Quiet and safe. Wish we'd stayed here longer! Great getaway for couples.

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Walking into the San Rafael you can feel the history of the building. We were greeted right away and checked in. To our surprise the staff upgraded our room and at that point we walked into our room. It was designed to fit the feel of old town Antigua. Also we looked around at some of the other rooms since... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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