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“Great place and close to everything!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel la Catedral
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4a Avenida Sur #4, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #15 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great place and close to everything!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The service, rooms and breakfast are great. Room are decorated in a spanish colonial way. The hotel has a great courtyard where u can have breakfast or drinks. The staff is very helpful with directions and information. You can arrange shuttle to the airport for 20 dollars per person in a private air conditioned van. Is a very cozy and green place!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
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Hotel La Catedral les agradece sus lindos comentarios en Tripadvisor sobre nosotros.

Esperamos haber llenado sus espectativas y nos agrada saber que su estadia fue satisfactoria

y placentera.

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Colorado, USA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Couldn't have done better. Delightful courtyard surrounded by just seven rooms - better book early. Perfect location - right around the corner from the central plaza and the cathedral. Excellent choice of breakfasts. Marco and staff most helpful, courteous, friendly, welcoming. Good bar. Secure, gated parking. Room a bit small but adequeate, more than adequate size bathroom, everything nicely furnished. Perfect place to stay in a perfect town to visit. We stayed for six nights and could have stayed a lot longer and enjoyed the town and the surroundings. Side trip to Tikal a must but better plan on spending the night in Tikal so you are not rushed and the experience of an evening in the jungle is worth it. The most convenient way to travel to Tikal is from Guatemala City because that's where you catch the plane. From Antigua, it adds another two hours (taxi ride to airport and the wait there).............Jean and Gautam Shah, Colorado, USA

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
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El personal de Hotel La Catedral esta muy satisfecho de haber logrado una estadia placentera

y satisfactoria en Antigua.

Gracias a Tripadvisor sabemos que llenamos sus espectativas y lamentamos que no hubieran

estado mas dias con nosotros. Esperamos que vuelvan pronto!!

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Stayed 6 days at La Catedral. Location is a half block south of the central square, easy walks to any part of Antigua. 8 rooms; we stayed in #6. Great security, with the street entrance into the garden area blocked by 2 locked doors and a 24/7 attendant. Wonderful breakfast, menu including my favorite huevos rancheros, but also options of pancakes, fruit, yogurt, etc.
As with many locations in Antigua, from the street the appearance is completely unremarkable. But after entering, the gardens are beautiful, quiet, and comfortable. We have been in hotels all over the world, some MUCH more expensive than LC; but I can think of no other where the experience was better. Highly recommend

Room Tip: room 6 was quiet and very comfortable. all the rooms tend to be somewhat small, but very adequate.
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
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En Hotel La Catedral nos sentimos muy satisfechos de saber que su estadia con nosotros fue

placentera y satisfactoria.

Gracias a Tripadvisor nos hemos enterado que llenamos sus espectativas y les agradecemos

sus recomendaciones para nuestro Hotel.

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I am Ann and my friend Paulette and i stayed 2 nights at this lovely small hotel located only one block from the central square. Lovely interior gardens and a beautifully appointed room with 2 queen comfy beds made our stay a special occasion. Breakfast was very good with eggs, plantains, black beans, breads and jams, and freshly brewed Guatemala Coffee. WE highly recommend Hotel la Catedral and would not hesitate to stay there again. Added benefit is the phone where you can call the USA, so we called our husbands.
Ann and Paulette-Abbeville, Alabama USA

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
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En Hotel La Catedral estamos muy complacidos de saber que su estadia fue placentera y

satisfactoria.

Gracias a Tripadvisor sabemos que llenamos sus espectativas por lo que nos encantaria tener la

oportunidad de servirlos nuevamente.

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Neenah, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This hotel is in a great location - only 1 block from the park. Marco and the entire staff were very helpful and professional. They even set up our airport transportation (from Guat. City to Antigua). The made-to-order breakfast was an added bonus. Our room was clean, nicely decorated with a very comfy bed (we slept as well there as we do at home). The indoor courtyard was well maintained and a peaceful place to relax at any time of the day. They also have a bar area with a big screen TV. If you are looking for a quaint, boutique hotel experience, I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
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Nuestro personal en Hotel La Catedral esta feliz de saber que su estadia con nosotros fue

placentera y los hizo sentirse como en casa.

Gracias a Tripadvisor sabemos que hemos llenado sus espectativas por lo que nos encantaria

tener la oportunidad de servirlos nuevamente.

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The 8 room hotel had a beautiful center courtyard which was our breakfast view. The staff could not have been more friendly or efficient. And it was only 1/2 block from the center square. A wonderful experience and we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Antigua. Liz Galken

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
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El personal de Hotel La Catedral esta feliz de saber que su estadia con nosotros fue placentera

y satisfactoria.

Gracias a Tripadvisor sabemos que hemos llenado sus espectativas por lo que deseamos poder

atenderlos en futuras oportunidades.

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Waycross, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We just returned from a trip to Antigua (with another couple) and chose this hotel based on other reviews. We were NOT dissappointed!! This hotel was perfect in every way. The staff was extremely friendly and always ready to help in any way. The location is great since it is less than a block from the main square. Our room was on the street side, yet was surprisingly quiet. Everywhere in the hotel was kept spotless, and the courtyard is like a small piece of paradise. Beautiful flowers and plants surround the courtyard. The breakfast (included in the price) was always delicious and the little lounge serves the BEST margaritas in Antigua. We always felt very safe here, also, as the gate going in to the hotel is locked at all times and must be unlocked from inside by the staff (and someone is at the desk at all times). I would not hesitate to stay here again on any future trip to Antigua.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
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El personal de Hotel La Catedral esta muy satisfecho de saber que su estadia con nosotros fue

satisfactoria y placentera.

Gracias a Tripadvisor sabemos que hemos llenado sus espectativas! Esperamos poder servirlos

en futuras oportunidades.

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Address: 4a Avenida Sur #4, Antigua, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel la Catedral 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Catedral is an authentic Spanish Colonial house, originally built as part of the "Palacio de los Capitanes Generales" in the center of Antigua, Guatemala. Its construction began in 1558. The space was rebuilt in 1754 and it was used as the residence of the General Capitan. The hotel is located one block from the Central Park and the Cathedral (Catedral de Santiago). It is within a minute or two walking distance from many restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and Spanish Colonial ruins. As one of the original structures in Antigua, Hotel La Catedral preserves its charm and elegance and it has been completely restored to bring you all the comfort and rest you're looking for during your stay. It has a very cozy and romantic environment, just like Antigua itself. The hotel has 8 rooms with a King Size bed or with two Full Size beds. Each room individually decorated to give you a slightly different feel each time you visit us. All of them are equipped with Flat Panel TV set, DVD Player, Cable TV, Security Box, Wireless Internet (at no additional cost), telephone and alarm clock. All bathrooms are stylishly and individually designed with antique marble. All toiletries and hair dryer also included. All our rates include, Full a La Carte Breakfast, free international calls to designated countries (time limited) and private parking in the same location. In the same facilities we have an equipped private meeting room and a Family Lounge-Bar. We also organize and coordinate your Tour needing's to any other beautiful destinations as well as transportation from and to Guatemala City. ... more   less 
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