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“Great place to stay if you don't need the party zone” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Ciudad Vieja
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 8 3-67 Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #17 of 48 Hotels in Guatemala City
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“Great place to stay if you don't need the party zone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2009

I spent one night at Hotel Ciudad Vieja, after arriving at the airport and before leaving the next day for Antigua. It was a wonderful place to stay for a solo traveler. The grounds are very pretty, and the room was nice, clean and modern by local Guatemalan standards. I was surprised at how quiet it was, other than a barking dog somewhere nearby.

There was a little mixup with my airport shuttle on arrival, but a worker from another hotel told me to just wait a few minutes, and sure enough, my driver showed up in about 20 minutes. He had picked up two other passengers from my flight, and he thought they were the only ones (because my luggage was the last to get off the plane.) But he had hurried back for me and was very apologetic and friendly.

The included breakfast was indeed very good ... with three choices from the menu offered. The hotel staff were VERY friendly and helpful. Most of them spoke English, but I enjoyed carrying on our conversations in Spanish. I had several hours to kill Sunday morning before I left for my Spanish school in Antigua. The hotel allowed me a late check-out, and then stored my suitcase for me while I set off on foot to explore Guatemala City. They were great about telling me where to wander around and what stores would and wouldn't be open on Sunday.

There is a "party zone" with nice restaurants, bars and some of the more upscale hotels, and Hotel Ciudad Vieja is not in that zone. It's not far away, and I felt comfortable walking the distance alone on a Sunday morning, but I probably would not have felt safe with the walk at night. If you want to be where the big hotels are, and where "the action" is, this is not the hotel for you. But if you are looking for a very nice, clean, comfortable place to stay, Hotel Ciudad Vieja is perfect!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2006

We have been staying at the Hotel Ciudad Vieja for 5 years (approx 4-6 times each year). It's small enough to be friendly, very clean, large and extremely comfortable rooms. We have stayed in most of their rooms, upstairs and down, they are all equally as nice. Breakfast is included, it's very good. They are always prompt with airport transfers, which is free of charge. It's located in zona 10 and walking distance (several blocks) to most restaurants, but a taxi is always handy as well. The cost is very reasonable (approx $65 for a double, including taxes & breakfast). Wi-fi in the rooms, restaurant serves very good food. Can't say enough about this fine hotel.

  • Liked — rooms, staff, airport shuttle, breakfast
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Calle 8 3-67 Zona 10, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 48 Hotels in Guatemala City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ciudad Vieja 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ciudad Vieja, its a nice hotel, near from the comercial area in Zone 10. ... more   less 
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