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Posada del Angel
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   4a. Avenida Sur #24A, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #6 of 76 hotels in Antigua
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Hospitality at it's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was our first stop after a 12+4 hrs travel from HK via LAX to Guatemala city + 2 hrs drive to Antigua.

We felt very welcomed and cared for starting from the most friendly check-in. We were offered a room to refresh and rest at (arrived at 9am), and complimentary parking across the street.

The hotel location is great- a straight 5 min. walk onto the central plaza yet far enough from the bustle of the town centre to provide a tranquil environment.

All rooms are very good - well designed, thoughfully equiped and quiet, only the yellow room is right allong the hallway and next to the kitchen, so may not be suitable for a sensitive sleeper. The beds are soft and comfortable and the bed sheets are of the smoothest cotton.

All the staff were nice and smily, friendly and helpful, especially Anidab (if I remember his name correctly).

All of the above plus a quality hearty breakfast, tranquil environment and sun-tanning on the roof top terrace helped us to recover from a severe jet lag/ fatigue and prepare us for our 2 weeks trip through Central America.

Thank you for professionalism and genuine hospitality!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Posada del Angel is a beautiful, charming, and romantic little hotel with tons of character. It is a fabulous choice in Antigua, especially if you want privacy and quiet. It is a bit pricey by Antigua standards (especially if you bring kids, as they charge quite a bit extra). However, it is probably worth the price if you are looking for luxury without a "touristy" feel that you'll get at Casa Santo Domingo, which is about the same price.

We stayed here for three nights in the Mary Sue Suite with our two young children in an absolutely beautiful room with a queen bed, fold-out couch for the kids, fire place, very small private "patio" (not really usable, nice nonetheless), and gorgeous bathroom with hot tub. Amenities were excellent. The room was really amazing -- plenty of space, but still very cozy, very comfortable bed, good light for reading (but very little natural light), tons of books to browse, beautiful artwork, etc. Our room was one of the best in the hotel.

The daily breakfast (included in room rate) was second-to-none. Fresh fruit, fresh-squeezed OJ, locally-baked breads, cooked-to-order eggs, beans, sauces, etc. We chose to eat every morning on the exquisite rooftop terrace, and really enjoyed the food and the excellent service. The table was set with beautiful locally-made linens and nice ceramic dishes (see photo), and the food was excellent. The roof-top terrace was also a great place for an evening drink. Beer and wine can be purchased on site or you can purchase something in town and bring it up.

The location of the hotel is nice -- about a 7-minute walk down a quite and safe street to the center of town. The hotel is very peaceful and quiet with beautiful vegetation, a wonderful open-air lobby, a small pool. Having said this, I think in the future I would opt not to stay here if I travel with my children. Quinta las Flores is much, much better for families and costs about half as much. We felt a little uncomfortable with the kids, even though they were very well behaved and treated well by the attentive and small staff. The problem was simply that the place is not set up for families. This is not a weakness of the hotel, just a fact. The kids were dying to splash around in the beautiful lap pool just off the main lobby, and right outside several of the rooms, for example, but we felt like we would have been disturbing everyone, so we skipped it.

In short, Posada del Angel is a great choice for couples and those who want privacy and romance. Not the best for families. The only weakness is the price, which is high for Antigua. There are better choices, especially Quinta las Flores, but not too many I imagine.

Room Tip: Ask for Mary Sue Suite or the Suite just off of the rooftop terrace (forgot its name)
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Outstanding and efficient service!! It was a real treat to spend a weekend at this pacific little luxury hotel!! The attention and service provided by Simon was really good!! The suite and bath were very nice, we enjoy the fire place every evening.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This place was absolutely wonderful! My wife and I came here on our honeymoon and were treated tremendously well.
Unfortunately, there were extremely heavy rains during our stay which made travel to Lake Atitlian treacherous. We had originally planned to stay two nights up at the Lake and were unsure about transportation, safety, and where we could stay if we could not make the Lake. Anibal, the manager, helped tremendously by coordinating possible transportation to the lake, and when that proved impossible, he made arrangements for us to continue to stay at the Posada del Angel.

In short, this hotel is lovely place and the staff is fantastic. Posada del Angel has earned our highest recommendation.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

I was at this hotel quite awhile ago and still remember it fondly. The building is stunning and peaceful, and the views from the roof are breathtaking. The food was wonderful. Our room (the green room) was simply perfect, including the bed, the view over the pool, and the very nicely appointed bathroom. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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San Francis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This place was wonderful! My wife and I came here from California for a wedding in Guatemala. Since we had other friends in town, we were able to see other hotels in Antigua as well. To be honest, most of them were very nice, clean and charming. But all of us agreed that Posada del Angel was the best.

Anibal was a great host, and Simon prepared the most amazing but simple breakfast in the morning! Definitely recommend huevos rancheros, and of course, the coffee.

Long story short, I don`t think there are many places in the world that you get to stay at such a charming and luxurious (yet simple) place for so few dollars. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: My suggestions are the green or the yellow room. But all of them are nice.
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  • Stayed May 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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Orinda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We noted from a November 20, 2011 post that the beds in the yellow room had been described as uncomfortable.. We found the opposite to be true. Our entire experience during Semana Santa week from mouthwatering breakfasts, dips in the pool and comfortable evening slumbers was top notch. Anibal, the on site manager, is a wonderful resource for Antigua attractions and is extraordinarily accommodating. Nd detail is overlooked in making the stay pleasurable for guests. Posada del Angel has earned our highest recommendation.

Howard W.-Orinda, CA-Punta de Mita, MX

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Posada del Angel

Address: 4a. Avenida Sur #24A, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Antigua
#3 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
#19 Family Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Posada del Angel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada del Angel, pioneer of the boutique hotel concept in Antigua Guatemala, is a colonial inn par excellence. This elegant boutique hotel, winner of the 2007 Andrew Harper hideaway report, is recognized world-wide by its 7 personalized suites (each with a good burning fire place) and high quality/first class service. ... more   less 
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