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Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5ta Avenida Norte 17, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #19 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Charming and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Absolutely loved this hotel- the rooms are full of character, as are the grounds.The bathrooms are of a good standard and the rooms are clean,although there's not a lot of wardrobe space as the TV shares the cupboard (as seems to be the norm in Antigua!) The breakfast was fabulous,the restaurant looks out onto a pretty garden and the French toast was the best I've ever had. The staff are pleasant and helpful and most speak at least a little English. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have stayed at Posada de Don Rodrigo a couple of times and have really enjoyed my stays. It's not a luxurious hotel but it's comfortable. It's also a great place to try a Guatemalan breakfast and the location is fantastic. The marimba music is a nice local touch, though it can get old quickly if for some reason you need to stay in the hotel for a few hours. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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St. Paul
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed at this hotel two times (going and coming from Lake Antigua) in October 2012. We have stayed here before. The hotel has a fabulous location--just a couple blocks to the main square. The rooms are large. We were traveling with our son and had a room with 3 double beds -- It was HUGE. I love the view from the roof (make sure to climb up there to see it). I found the front desk and door managers to be exceptionally helpful. They came up with scissors for us, bandaids, called for reservations etc.

I would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I have stayed at this Hotel several times, mainly because I like the people who work there, and it is located 2 short blocks from Central Park.
The rooms are not luxurious, nor overly spacious - but they are comfortable enough and true to the reason anyone travels to Antigua Guatemala.
Surprisingly, the rooms are quiet; and there is free WiFi, although I hardly ever find the time to check my laptop in Antigua. The gardens are beautiful, and there is usually a Marimba band playing close to the entrance.
The restaurant serves authentic Chapin food, although I think that they have raised the prices, although the view from the restaurant area (onto the garden) is beautiful; and the lady making tortillas on site is exotic and interesting.
There is parking across the road, although acces is slightly difficult on weekends when the street is closed to vehicle ttraffic - but there is someone close by to open the narrow doors when required.
A charming place, but not luxurious. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Posada de Don Rodrigo captures the feel of the old colonial atmosphere setting the right mood for your stay in Antigua. It was in a great location with the ability to walk to many of the city's attractions.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Texas, the Lone Star State
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204 reviews 204 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel several times now and absolutely love it. All rooms are beautifully furnished, service is stellar. and they even have wi-fi connection. This is about as good as it gets, for a price this reasonable, in Central America.

It's true that not all rooms come with good views, and if you get a room near the street, you will encounter some noise at night. If these things matter to you, ask to be placed upstairs.

I particularly like their restaurant. The dinner show, featuring native Mayan dancers in full costume, is very fun the first time you go, a little boring on subsequent visits - but definitely not something you will find in the States. Order the crab and shrimp fettuccine. You won't be disappointed.

Antigua is the most European-like city in Guatemala, and staying in this part of town feels like spending a night in Madrid. I look forward to many future visits to Antigua and to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Stayed in Antigua 3 days. The hotel is right in the center of the city. The building is beautifully renovated and the rooms are excellent.
The staff is very helpfull and accomodating. We could even get some breakfast before 6 in the morning. The show in the restaurant is a bit over the top but the food is good.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo

Address: 5ta Avenida Norte 17, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Antigua
#19 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Casa De Los Leones, today Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo conserves its ambiance that characterizes a colonial and antique home in Guatemala. Restored between 1968 and 1971 Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo is located just 2 blocks from the Central Park and in the heart of La Antigua. Its colonial design and ambiance will take you back in time. The hotel has 41 rooms each one of them wit their own history and uniqueness, will allow you to experience a stay that will be like no other. ... more   less 
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