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Barcelo Guatemala City
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Avenida 15-45, Guatemala City 01009, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #2 of 47 hotels in Guatemala City
Glossop, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The hotel is a bright sparkly modern place with all the amenities you would expect. However check in was slow, we had to ask three times to get access to the mini bar, the porter took bags down and left us out of the lift and it let the place down a bit.

For the price I expected it to be perfect and it just slightly let itself down

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very good hotel, great value, educated people with lot of courtesy in the lobby, in the buffet, the security guys, everybody. We will come back for sure.
Good heated pool and jacuzzi, comfortables pillows and bed, the breakfast buffet is amazing with lot of good choices, but people are the best part of the party. Employees deserves congratulations. Wi-Fi works fast and efficiently with no additional fees. Free parking is great. Many thanks for all

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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23 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I spent 3 nights at the Barcelo and had a wonderful experience. The rooms were spacious and clean, the bed was truly more comfortable than my own bed, the buffet breakfast is excellent - with a great selection of several different types of foods such that everyone can find something they like, the gift shops had a nice charm and some beautiful Guatemalan treasures (although some were a bit pricey), and the swimming pool and hot tub were perfect. Check-in and Check-out went smoothly, and they had a free shuttle service to the airport that runs hourly. It is only about 15 mins. to the airport. WiFi is free, although I don't know if it's always free - and it is quick and runs smoothly. I didn't eat lunch or dinner meals at the different restaurants that the hotel has to offer - but it was nice that they had a choice of a few (I think 3). The dining area for breakfast has an indoor and outdoor area. The outdoor area overlooks the swimming pool and is shaded. Was a nice place to stay for my short trip to Guatemala.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Tip: online you can get good deals.
Cab drivers in the hotel area always try to overcharge.

Pros: shuttle from/to airport, attentive staff, very clean and spacious room (check my pics), great breakfast buffet (lots of good options) and convenient location (safe area).

Cons: noisy room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I spent a total of three nights in the Barcelo in Guatemala City which apparently used to be a Marriott property. Prices are very reasonable. The room was large and comfortable with all the necessary amenities. The a/c is a bit noisy but tolerable. Laundry service is good and prompt. Reception desk is a bit chaotic and possibly understaffed. At check-in, they made me wait i for nearly 4 hours until 3:00 PM while they made up the room. Guests form lines at the reception desk then other people break in front and the receptionists are too timid to do anything about it. This can be annoying if you're trying to check out and catch a flight. Seems to me they could have done a much better job at the reception desk.

The restaurant has a lavish breakfast spread but mediocre noon and evening meals (mostly buffet). I ordered "Guatemalan fajitas" which was not nearly as good as I can get in almost any Tex-Mex restaurant in the States. The guacamole seemed to have been doctored with something (corn starch? mayonnaise?) to make it bland and tasteless.

The business center was helpful and well equipped.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Northfield, Minnesota
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31 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

A large hotel comparable to the Grand Tikal Futura. Maybe fifteen minutes from the airport by hotel shuttle. Outdoor pool and the biggest hot tubs - well, one hot tub. Good work-out rooms. Nice views from the balconies. Wi-fi for a fee or with the room sometimes. Helpful staff. Just a couple of blocks from the Metro which will take you to the sights in the city center. Short walk to excellent restaurants in Zona Viva.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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10 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Although we only stayed one night on this trip, the Barcelo was a great option and a good value. The room rate included a fabulous buffet breakfast with options for indoor or patio seating—it’s definitely worth including breakfast. The free airport shuttle (leaves every hour) was an easy way to get to the airport (about 10-15 minutes away) and there is an ATM in the hotel lobby. The front desk staff was friendly, helpful and spoke English (for those of us who haven’t mastered much Spanish). The room was quiet, nicely appointed and comfortable and although I didn’t try them, there were a variety of restaurants/bars and some nice shops within the hotel. The location is very convenient for walking to the nearby Zona 10 restaurants, malls or to access the Transmetro bus. It was a bit of a search to locate our room safe—unexpectedly in the bottom of the nightstand--and a bit difficult to see and access the front to use it. Keep your passport and extra credit cards in the safe while you enjoy the city. This is my second stay here and I'd choose it again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Barcelo Guatemala City

Address: 7 Avenida 15-45, Guatemala City 01009, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Guatemala City
#1 Spa Hotel in Guatemala City
#3 Romantic Hotel in Guatemala City
#3 Business Hotel in Guatemala City
#4 Family Hotel in Guatemala City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Barcelo Guatemala City 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barcelo Guatemala City hotel is set right in the heart of the city, in the main business district, and surrounded by restaurants, shops and places of entertainment in Guatemala City. Its elegant 383 rooms offer high-speed Internet connection and numerous facilities to make your stay an enjoyable one, be it for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Guatemala City Hotel Guatemala City
Marriott Guatemala City
Guatemala City Marriott
Guatemala City Barcelo

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