This was our fourth trip to Antigua but the first time we stayed at Quinta de las Flores. We found out about the hotel from TripAdvisor.
This is the best hotel value we have found in Antigua.
We stayed in one of the "garden" rooms, which had plenty of natural light, was quiet, large and clean. It looked out at the extensive gardens. The gardens are beautifully maintained and cover several(?) acres. There are fountains everywhere throughout the property. Unlike many of the newer hotels in Antigua (Westin and Porta) there is a lot of space here. The rates seemed very good to us compared to places we've stayed in the past. (When you compare rates, keep in mind that the tax of 22% is included at Quinta de las Flores.)
(the "corridor" rooms were a bit dark and did not look out onto the gardens. however, their lower rate reflects that.)
There is a pool that was kept clean but was not heated. There is a children's play area at the back of the property that our 4-year old daughter loved.
The service was excellent and the staff were always responsive to anything we asked--even if just a question about something we had seen in town.
There is a room with three computers and very good (fast) internet access for free. There is no WiFi or internet access in the rooms.
The only meals we had at the restaurant were breakfasts but they were excellent and inexpensive. Pancakes less than $4.00 and a pot of coffee around $1.00.
The biggest negative is that it is quite a walk from town center and with the number of tuk tuks down due to the drop in tourism spending, we often ended up walking all of it. A pleasant walk past numerous ruins, churches and small parks but it could be long for many people. The flip side to being a ways from town center was that it was quiet.
Although we didn't drive, we noticed that they have a huge parking area that was always nearly empty.
(Note also that there are few staff that speak English but they seem to always be able to work things out anyway.)
We will surely stay here again on our next trip to Antigua!
- Also Known As:
- Quinta De Las Flores Hotel Antigua