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“Delicious fresh tortillas for breakfast!” 4 of 5 stars
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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 73 hotels in Antigua
San Francisco, California
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“Delicious fresh tortillas for breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The hotel was in a great location - easy walking to many places in Antigua (a fabulous town). The staff was very friendly and helpful - BUT - before you check into your room, you might want to check it out, because there is a corridor of rooms that has windows onto the street and it is like staying at a truck stop. VERY noisy. Our party had two rooms -the other room didn't have street noise,but people stayed up late and talked LOUDLY at the charming seating areas that were all over.

Other than that, beds were comfy enough - hot running water - worth a stay.

Room Tip: Do NOT stay in rooms with windows on the the busy street. VERY loud.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PosadaPanajache, Manager at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your review!
We are very sorry to hear that your room was noisy, this is something we are working on, since we already installed sound-proof windows but they are obviosly not working. Thank you for letting us know, we will take matter into our hands. Other than that we are pleased to hear that everything else met your expectations! Hope to serve you in the near future!

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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at Posada de Don Rodrigo for a weekend. It was our first time in Antigua and the hotel was ideally located in the centre, near bars and restaurants and a very short and easy walk from the main square, catherdral and convent. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff very friendly and helpful, we had breakfast in the hotel and it was excellent, served on a lovely veranda and with plenty of choice. The rooms are set round internal coutryards, ours was decorated in a traditional colonial style, it was a good size with solid wood furniture and a modern bathroom. The hotel itself was a calm oasis with lovely courtyards brimming with flowers and fountains. Our room backed on to the main street, which was pedestrianised for the weekend. We didn't mind the street marimba player who set up outside our window, but if you did want a quiet siesta I can see the marimba and drums that played from midday to about 5-6pm might be an issue! Overall I would thoroughly recommend the Posada de Don Rodrigo, it was the nicest, friendliest and most characterful hotel we stayed in during our visit in Guatemala.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms facing the street also face the weekend street marimba players, avoid if you thin...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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PosadaPanajache, Manager at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for your review!
FIrst of all thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are very pleased to hear that everything met your expectations. We strive every day to give out only the best quality in food and service to clients like yourself. Please let us know when your next visit will be so we can arrange a trip to Panajachel and you can stay at our Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel too. Thank you once again for your preference and time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I can honestly say that I do a lot of travelling, but I do not frequent a lot of high end hotels. Location, location, location! The hotel is right next to the famed arch and about a 45 second walk to the central park. The breakfast included with the room was incredible and had many options. The colonial atmosphere is perfect and so it the service! Our favorite part of the hotel was the gardens and drinking cocktails on the roof patio at sunset. You can drink and enjoy the garden and restaurant even if you are not staying there so make sure to at least stop by!

Room Tip: Definitely haggle a bit and ask to see the room you are haggling for because the rooms are all diffe...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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PosadaPanajache, Manager at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your review!
We are very happy to hear that our hotel standards met your expectations, we want to let you know that before april we will be opening a new restaurant at the terrace you talked about. We will have a different menu from the one downstairs and we would love you to visit us when we are up and running. Hope to serve you soon in the near future!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The hotel is located minutes from the cathedral, and is on the main street in Antigua. The rooms were large and comfortable. The staff was super friendly. We had a 4:00 am transport to the airport in the morning - so they made sure they had breakfast for us to go, without us even asking for it.
It was a bit cold at night, and they gave us a heater for the room.
The views from the restaurant on the top were gorgeous.
The courtyard was lovely with a band playing music.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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PosadaPanajache, Manager at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for your review!
We are honored to hear such great reviews from you, and very pleased we met your expectations. We hope to serve you in the near future! Make sure to visit our place in Lake Atitlan too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We have family in Guatemala, but we love to stay at the Posada as a way to take some time off for ouselves. The ambiance is marvelous. All of the plantings and gardens are very well maintained. The location couldn't be better. The central plaza is 2 blocks one way and a great artisans market is 3 blocks another way. The staff and service are excellent. We have come to know some of them by name because they are so friendly. The furnishing in the rooms appear to be antique, but could be really good knock-offs. Either way they have maintained the colonial charm of the place. I often like to just sit outside my room day-dreaming about what it must have been like to live in such a place during it's heyday as a family home. Sometimes I'm a family member and others I'm one of the servants. Frequently we go for lunch or afternoon tea just to hear the marimba group play. The back gardens are a wonderful setting off the dining room. And the roof terrace is a lovely place to relax and watch the volcanos, which sometimes give off little puffs of smoke. The prices of the rooms and food is high, but worthy of being a treat to yourself.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PosadaPanajache, Manager at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for your review!
We feel honored that we are your go-to hotel when you come to Antigua!, It´s always nice when customers appreciate our effort in quality of service and food and our antique decor of course, for your information most of our furniture are antique, we try to give it certain maintance for comfort, but 99% of everything you see is antique. We have a very lovely story of the hotel that would love to share it with you, if you could provide us an email I would be an honor to send it to you. We definetely hope to serve you in the near future, and we thank you once again for your preference!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed here at the recommendation of friends, and were absolutely delighted. We had a marvelous room, decorated tastefully, off of the courtyard. We were initially concerned that it was too close to the restaurant, but that turned out not to be a problem, in spite of other reviews to the contrary. Terrific value, marvelous breakfast, good value, we thought. The restaurant food is not like fine dining in New York, but is better than average for the town, although rather pricey; we found better food and deals elsewhere within a few blocks. This place reeks of charm, and is a hotel we will never forget.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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PosadaPanajache, Manager at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your review!
We are very pleased to hear that our service and food met your expectations. We try to give our customers a taste of Guatemalan food as well as International Food for those that don´t like to adventure with Guatemalan flavors. We are sorry to hear that you found it a bit pricey, we will however take this into consideration, we are always looking for improvements to please customers. Thank you once again for your preference and review!
We hope to serve you in the near future!

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Tennessee
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We stayed at this hotel as part of a tour with Friendly Planet. Nice hotel that was apparently a former residence and certainly one of the historic buildings in the area. Actually had room keys (kind of a skeleton key) to lock the room door. Big bathroom with a nice shower. Rooms weren't very quiet but that wasn't really an issue. Near the town square and plenty of good restaurants. Breakfast at the hotel was quite good, with local fare and fresh tortillas being made right there in front of you.

Room Tip: Get a room that's farther away from the front desk. There is a fair amount of activity at all h...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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PosadaPanajache, Manager at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for your review!
We are very pleased to hear that everything at our hotel met your expectations!, Comments like yours is what keeps us going and improving, we will definetely take into consideration the noise in the rooms. Thank you for your comments and hope to serve you in the near future!

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Also Known As:
Posada De Don Rodrigo Hotel Antigua
Posada De Don Rodrigo Hotel
Address: 5ta Avenida Norte 17, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Antigua
#18 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo 3.5*
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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