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“Good budget option...central and comfortable.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Posada Dona Luisa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7a Ave Norte No. 4, Antigua 03001, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #41 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
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“Good budget option...central and comfortable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

US $103 for a Thursday, Friday and Saturday night over the Independence Day weekend.
3pm check in but room 4 (downstairs) available when I arrived from GC at 7am and early check in provided which was appreciated. Short stroll to Central Park. Wifi in room. Microwave and central kitchen area. Spacious clean room...double beds and 2 singles but booked as a solo traveller. Laundry Q45 (no doubt cheaper on the street) and hassle free shuttle organized to Pana Q89. 24 hour front desk and a good clean option.
The cons...shower was only ever lukewarm...Thursday night a live acoustic guitar next door had me feeling I had front row seats...thankfully it was over by 10pm'ish. Friday and Saturday nights no live music but a thump thump from the music...honestly, not overly loud those nights and the fan in room pretty much drowned it out. Some noise from front door with people coming home late.
Staff helpful and overall a good option for the price.
Clearly low season and with 8 rooms am not sure what price you could negotiate as a walk in.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Antigua, Guatemala
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Seems to be a chain of hotels in Antigua of which Dona Luisa is one. I have stayed in three of the hotels, same owners, on more than one occasion. These are well run places and very helpful to the travelers. Unable to get a reservation at Don Valentino, arrangements were made for Dona Luisa via a young lady in Don Valentino. Nice place, clean with hot water and a small kitchen. I usually stay at one of these hotels when in Antigua. Only issue might be location. The surrounding area is dark and muggers lurk.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Feldkirch, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Helpful and friendly staff have travel connections for day trips around the beautiful city of Antigua. It is also located downtown where you can easily walk to watch the lights and the street life. I liked the interior design and the care taken to keep it clean.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elberta, Alabama
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Except for the music from the near by bar, we really liked staying here. The little fan provided helps drown out the noise. It is clean, the mattresses are ok. The staff is very friendly. If you stay, take your own wash cloth and shampoo, soap and large, soft, towels are provided. Location wise, you can't beat it! I am sure we will stay there next year when we go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The visit in this place was very nice because this very nice place.
The next time in Guatemala (in 2013 ) i will be staying there for sure !!!
The people were interested in my stories and there was a possibility to cook.
This place gives a secure feeling witch is needed over there.
Lusaluna.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Hotel Posada Dona Luisa in Antigua, Guatemala, is conveniently located close to the town square, shoppes, restaurants, and sights. The rooms are clean but with no air conditioning or fans. Our shower had little water pressure and it didn't drain very well. No food is offered but you can buy bottled water and sodas at the front desk. If all you're looking for is a place to rest and sleep, this would suit you well - but wouldn't a hostel do as well for less?

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I found this place clean, comfortable and i was on budget and it had all i wanted for a good price. Its close to central park and the staff were pleasant and friendly.

I would agree with some of previous reviews that if you're staying on a Saturday night, the neighboring bar/club music could get super loud.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7a Ave Norte No. 4, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Posada Dona Luisa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada Dona Luisa is a beautiful small budget hotel in the heart, of colonial Antigua Guatemala. We offer everything that you could need during your stay in Antigua, fast Wi-Fi, cable TV, travel services, maps & tourist info. Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible, while staying within your budget. Our great location, only 2 blocks from the central park, allows you to be close to everything, but it is far enough away to give you a very peaceful rest. ... more   less 
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