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“Charming hotel in a charming town” 5 of 5 stars
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Porta Hotel Antigua
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8a Calle Poniente No 1, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Orr, Minnesota
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39 hotel reviews
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“Charming hotel in a charming town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Antigua is one of the loveliest colonial towns in Guatemala. The hotel fits in with the architecture of the old buildings and cobblestone streets. Part of the hotel is new, but it appears to be from another century. The rooms are large, and the bathroom is huge. Our room faced the small courtyard with the pool--lots of plants and hanging flowers added to the old-world charm. The food was always plentiful and very good. Caravan Tours chose this hotel, but if I were to go back on my own, I would definitely stay here. Antigua is a walkable town, with the hotel situated in a good location for going in any direction.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Fernando X, General Manager at Porta Hotel Antigua, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Maude59,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted that we met your expectations and that you liked all the little touches we did to enhance your stay with us. As always I have passed on your kind words to Porta Hotel Antigua team. We look forward to welcome you again!

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Canton, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Porta Antigua Hotel is located in Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site is a beautiful facility. Built within the last five years it has the look of one that has been standing for many, many years which is according to the building requirements of the city. Built around a a lap pool and well attended gardens our clean room with a fireplace, high ceiling with a fan, safe, and huge bathroom was gorgeous with emphasis to detail. There's a tunnel under the street that one can go to get to another section of hotel rooms and grounds that also have beautiful landscape and gardens. There is also another dining room, bar, huge pool in that area. Our tour group had our meals in the smaller dining area by the entrance. The food was a variety of delicious salads, entrees, and desserts at the buffet area. Servers were attentive both at breakfasts and dinners. Jose Coc gave us very good attention. The desk personnel were friendly and efficient. The hotel is about four blocks from the main plaza, churches, artisan markets, other historic buildings. The hotel maintained discreet security for guests' safety. This was our third hotel on our tour of Guatemala, and we enjoyed our two night stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I spent 4 days at this amazing hotel. So beautiful. Friendly staff. Clean and Comfortable room with a fireplace. The culture and architecture was beautiful and colorful. Antigua is must see when traveling to Guatemala.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Hillsboro, Illinois
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Our third trip to Guatemala, first stay here. On par with Casa Santo Domingo. Good food, beautiful and clean room, coutyard and pool area top flight. When will this country let a person flush toilet paper?

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

From the open air lobby and dining rooms to the beautifully furnished guest rooms, the Porta hotel is a lovely place to stay. The food in the on-site restaurant is delicious. The hotel is conveniently located near the central park and shopping areas, and all desk clerks speak English. The hotel will exchange currency for you as well.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Minneapolis, MN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This hotel is a sprawling complex in the south end of town. There are often large groups at the hotel for special events such as weddings. My rate included breakfast which was a buffet. There was more food that I would ever need, but it was a pleasant setting and the service was very friendly. I found all the staff to be helpful. The grounds are beautiful and very relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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West Vancouver, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great two day stay at the Porta Hotel in Antgua as part of our tour. We were in the new section which has been done to look like an old section in what is a very large property. Room was spacious and clean, albeit a bit dark. Beautiful pool area and gardens. Food was good. Location of hotel was excellent, a few blocks to the main square to see the New Year's day processions and 30 or so minutes up to the cross for a view looking overlooking the city with Aqua volcano as the backdrop.

  • Stayed January 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
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Address: 8a Calle Poniente No 1, Antigua, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Antigua
#2 Business Hotel in Antigua
#4 Luxury Hotel in Antigua
#7 Family Hotel in Antigua
#10 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Porta Hotel Antigua 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO PORTA ANTIGUA - LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA Marvel at majestic volcanoes, roam cobblestone streets that twist past historic churches and monument or just embrace the warm culture found only in the enchanting city of La Antigua Guatemala or better known as Antigua This is isn't just a holiday, wedding or meeting destination - it's a journey that will enrich your life. Guatemala located in Central America is recognized as the Heart of the Mayan Civilization. Porta Antigua connects you with the culture, history, tradition, glamour, passion and spirit of Guatemala. Located strategically in the historical district of La Antigua - one of the three main capitals of the new world together with Mexico City, Mexico and Lima, Peru during the Spanish conquest period - our quaint yet sophisticated accommodations offer an unforgettable experience. You'll be inspired by the energy that permeates every corner of this unique destination. Just relax and take it all in. Porta Antigua previously known also as Hotel Antigua, the hotel with most tradition in the destination for over 65 years was chosen as one of the Top Five Hotels in Central America by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. You'll realize why as soon as you step inside. Each of our 110 rooms and suites features traditional-style architecture accented with local Guatemalan crafts and textiles. Enjoy total luxury with our opulent master suite or reserve one of our functional and affordable deluxe rooms. We make sure you stay connected to your friends back home with wireless Internet access and we'll also help you make your flight on time with our airport transportation - just a few of the perks at our hotel. Share this unforgettable destination with your family, friends, loved ones or colleagues by hosting a special event in Porta Antigua. This is the ideal venue for exceptional weddings, banquets or corporate events. With eight individual rooms that can comfortably accommodate up to 400 attendees, we can handle everything from large gatherings to intimate occasions. Looking for authentic Guatemalan cuisine? You'll find it just outside your hotel room door at Los Moros Restaurant. Complete your evening in the stylish El Conquistador Bar. Unwind with a muscle-melting massage or invigorating ritual and then enjoy a beauty treatment at our luxurious and renowned Ceiba Spa. Featuring a wet sauna, relaxation area and temazcal (indigenous sauna), the Ceiba Porta Spa and Gym is your ultimate place to escape. It also offers state-of-the-art fitness equipment, including cardio and weight-training machines, which will help you maintain your workout while on business or vacation. The finest restaurants, the happening bars and the best and most exquisite shopping are only moments away from your hotel room. Experience fascinating museums and amazing ruins or meet locals in the nearby markets. Can't decide which attraction to visit first? Golf, volcano climbing, canopy tour, orchid farm, so much to choose from, we can help. Our friendly staff is always willing to answer any questions you might have about the region or contact our tour operator located in the lobby of the hotel. Stay at Porta Antigua and discover why we remain one of the most renowned and leading hotels in the enchanting city of La Antigua Guatemala. ... more   less 
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