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“A really nice hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Camino Real Antigua
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7a Calle Poniente 33B, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #22 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A really nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed at the Camino Real with our elementary aged kids. While most guests are dropped off at the hotel entrance, we arrived pulling our luggage behind us up the cobblestone driveway. When we got to the top, the bellman who watched us walked up asked the question (in Spanish), “Are you staying at this hotel?” We answered yes and then proceeded on our own to the room that we had already checked into earlier without any offer of assistance from him. The hotel is new and the rooms and grounds are lovely. We stayed in a standard room with a large beautiful bathroom (including a walk-in shower). The front desk staff and bellmen were professional, but sort of indifferent about us, but the housekeeping staff and groundskeepers were pleasant. The jacuzzi area is very nice and the water is not overly hot so we spent some time in it on a fairly warm afternoon and it felt more like a heated pool. There’s also a gym area with decent equipment. Overall, the hotel does not seem to cater to families, but we didn’t have any problems since our kids are quiet and well-behaved. The hotel was pretty quiet at night except for a randomly barking dog and some brief noise from a wedding held on site. Since the room had air conditioning, it was easy to stay comfortable and create some white noise for sleeping. We did not eat at the hotel restaurant as it seemed to be upscale and expensive. We didn’t pay too much more than the price to stay in a boutique colonial hotel and thought that the comfort, spaciousness, and cleanliness of the Camino Real was well worth the bit of extra money.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Antigua, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Guest!!

Thank you for a great comment it always motivating to receive such appreciation from our guests, this help us to keep our high service standard.
I will take the liberty to put your comment in our info staff board as it always motivating to receive such appreciation form our guests.

Regards,
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I snuck away from GC for a solo weekend here. Bedding is rediculously comfortable. Shower is awesome and spacious. Room is spectacular with cathedral ceilings. I only hate that I made this trip alone during a business trip and not with my Wifey - whole city has romance potential. Need to bring her some day. As far as I can tell it is a brand new hotel and all rooms are on the same floor with very easy access. It does feel very new and modern for Antigua but ultra relaxed. Very picturesque setting with volcano in back ground landscape of hotel.

I did talk to some locals in Guatemala City who said: "hey. why would you stay at the Camino Real in Antigua when there is all of these neat boutique hotels in town?" Upon return I said: "L-U-X-U-R-Y". Likely, the best hotel I have have ever been to. Sevice is very good and feels very safe.

Did not try the restaraunt or breakfast. Next time: note to self, bring a date

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Antigua, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review from our hotel. It´s a pleasant received such amazing comments which help us to keep our high service standard. Your compliments are really a positive stroke and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.
I will take the liberty to put your comment in our info staff board as it always motivating to receive such appreciation form our guests.

Very truly yours,
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Quebec
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Beautiful property, centrally located, vast rooms, superior bathrooms, excellent staff, incredible bedding.
On the minus side: dust on desk and lots under the bed, frustrating to pay extra for Internet, restaurant food does not match overall quality of this property.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Antigua, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay . We truly value your feedback, it´ll help us to keep our high service. Every detail you mentioned in your comment will be notify to the responsible department.

We hope to see you soon.

Regards,
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I just spent this past Weekend at Camino Real Antigua and it was great. Friendly service, extremely confortable rooms (we want to buy a bed from them for our house), delicious food, luxury in every corner and incredible details (many many fountains and beautiful gardens). The shower was another great thing... Fully equipped gym, sauna, jacuzzi... the works! You can't go wrong with this one!!!

Room Tip: Rooms are virtually sound proof. There was a fountain in front of my room and with the window and do...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Antigua, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at the Camino Real Antigua. We truly value your feedback, for it enables us to continuously strive for improvement in the quality of our products and services.

We hope to see you soon.

Regards,
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have traveled all over the world and have staying in all types of hotels. This one is definitely one of the best we have stayed in. It's only 3 years old, so that definitely helps. The rooms are large and spacious with vaulted ceilings. The beds are fantastically comfortable and the bathrooms are exquisite. There are ample desks and chairs along with a mini bar which we stored our water in for the day. Yes, they charge for wi-fi, however, they allowed us to send a quick email home free of charge to let our family know we arrived safely. Great customer service!

The grounds are gorgeous, great for just hanging around and enjoying the afternoon. We enjoyed the hot tub which was warm and large for many people. We did not have anyone with us when ever we were in it and we stayed Fri/Sat/Sun.

The breakfast buffet was awesome, the food was excellent! We had some typical Guatemalan food, then utilized the crepes & waffles station and egg station as well. All was excellent. We also ordered chicken fingers for our 8 year old niece, and they came with fries for only $6. Very reasonably priced! The hotel is just minutes from the center. Definitely go down to Carlos's bar right next door and enjoy some cheap beer and excellent chips and guacamole and frijoles!

Room Tip: I don't think there's a bad room in the whole hotel!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Antigua, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Guest!!

Thank you for a great comment it always motivating to receive such appreciation from our guests, this help us to keep our high service standard.

Regards,
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had such a great time here. The grounds are amazing, the rooms are clean, the service is above and beyond. ALSO, the beds are glorious. Better than the bed I have in my home. There are multiple desks in the room, and the showers are HOT! The in-room food is obviously over priced, but we did end up using the bottled water a few times so we were glad it was available.

The jacuzzi is hotter on the weekends than during the week, and they also turn off the fountains during the week. It's a logical thing to do from a business perspective, but be sure to catch the site at least one day on the weekends.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Antigua, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. It´s a pleasant received such amazing comments which help us to keep our high service standard. Your compliments are really a positive stroke and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

Regards,
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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It was our first time in Guatemala-- We were at this hotel as part of a wedding group. The price was so reasonable, we were a little concerned about what to expect. Not to worry! We arrived in the evening and were immediately enchanted by the beautiful candle-lit lobby, restaurant and gardens. The room was large with high vaulted ceilings and a little turret in the bath that let the sun or moonlight into the otherwise dark sleepy room. If you are not into partying at the hot tub, it is probably not a good idea to be near it , although the short walk to the lobby was nice. Like some other reviewers, we didn't especially like being charged for coffee and wifi (per device!) but hey, that happens in boring stateside hotels as well. Worth it to be able to check tripadvisor on my ipad for restaurants and activities. Breakfast buffet was great! It was very nice to feel totally safe on this first visit.

Room Tip: Not near the hot tub unless you will be using it. Rooms close to the lobby have a lot of traffic wal...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Antigua, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. It´s a pleasant received such amazing comments which help us to keep our high service standard. Your compliments are really a positive stroke and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.
I will take the liberty to put your comment in our info staff board as it always motivating to receive such appreciation form our guests.

Very truly yours,
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Additional Information about Camino Real Antigua

Address: 7a Calle Poniente 33B, Antigua, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Antigua
#5 Luxury Hotel in Antigua
#15 Family Hotel in Antigua
#18 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Camino Real Antigua 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to enjoy of a first class experience in a luxury hotel that offers comfort and elegance in the middle of a legendary city. It is located at only 5 blocks from the Main Plaza of La Antigua, near from the main historical monuments, plazas, artisans workshops and commercial centers as well as another interest sites. ... more   less 
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