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“Comfortable place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Callejon Camposeco 3A | between 6 & 7 ave. North, Antigua 03000, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #20 of 75 Hotels in Antigua
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Comfortable place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I stayed here on my first night in Antigua, it is a nice and clean and quiet place. They were very quick in their response via email. Staff is friendly and they helped me find another place when their rooms were full and I wanted to stay longer in Antigua.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    4.5 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The first floor has no windows but a bit higher up you pay more but you get a nicer room. The staff is friendly and helpful, I really liked the location - close to La Merced and the Arch but not in the noisy part of downtown. People on the top floor complained about the church bells early in the morning but I didn't hear them. The bathrooms were okay - not the greatest but not dirty or stinky and they did have hot water as promised (what more can you ask for?) I think this place is a good value.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This was our favourite hotel of our travels through Guatemala - great location down a quiet side street a block or so from La Merced. Free water, coffee and tea all day and free cakes/bread in a morning. Really friendly helpful staff and the view from the roof terrace was spectacular. This place had so much character - it was just gorgeous. It also felt really secure as you had to buzz to get in - we loved it.

Room Tip: We had room 12 which cost extra but was worth it for the incredible view of the volcano. The bathroo...
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed here four times over a three week period, in different rooms each time. All were very clean and well kept - the ones at the back of the hotel are a little quieter, but even the one facing the street was not at all bad. The hotel was always staffed and all staff members were very helpful, coffee and tea with a small selection of buns were available throughout the day. You can walk everywhere in Antigua from here that you need to see. You are close to Fernando's coffee shop and restaurant (we had breakfast there every day!!). The travel agent next door run by Mario was a good place to have all your travels arranged and we used Mario for all our trips. We looked at a few other places in Livingstons, this was a very enjoyable place to stay, Rossario and her daughter were very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Use rooms in the back, avoid room number 5, though less expensive it has no natural light. all rooms...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I'm halfway through a 2 week stay, and definitely made a good choice. It's well located, tucked away in a quiet little side street, and a short walk from the centre. I've only knocked the rooms slightly because several of them have only internal windows opening onto to the hallway (which is partially open to the sky, and contains a little flowerbed with palms and plants). But the website gives an accurate description of every room and the roof terrace ensures that nobody has to miss out on the views. Rooms 11 and 12 (mine) have external windows and I wake up to my own private vista of the Volcano de Agua and, if I lean out a bit, the Volcano de Fuego. The rooms are nicely furnished and clean, and the small en suite shower rooms have plenty of hot water. No breakfast provided, but good coffee, muffins and buns in the office/sitting room on a help-yourself basis. That's usually enough for me, and there are plenty of good cheap cafes nearby. Wifi in the rooms. A nice little place and very good value.
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  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Loved this place. Room 12 (I believe it is) had an excellent view of the volcano. The rooftop is beautiful, excellent view. The place is locked at all times, and no visitors are allowed in/out. Very secure. The rooms and hallways are SUPER clean, literally squeeky clean. Showers are HOT. Above all, the staff and owner go above and beyond to help. Rosario help me set up rides to and from neighboring cities, and wound up stepping in to fix a booking mistake I made that would have left me stranded. Again, really great, quiet place. Would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: View from room 12!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abingdon, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at Casa Cristina before and after our trip to Lake Atitlan. We stayed in Room 11 which has a wonderful view of the volcano. If you want to feel like you're in a Holiday Inn go somewhere else. If want a super clean room with a firm comfortable bed and hot water with friendly, helpful staff this is your place.

The best part, besides the view, was the helpful staff. We speak VERY little Spanish; the staff here helped us find our way around Antigua and even arranged for our clothes to be washed. It started with Senora Rosario Palacios de Faass, the owner, who helped me with reservations by email through a number of complications and was at the hotel to answer questions daily. But she also had Spanish speaking assistants in the am and pm who were always ready to help us with any question and worked through our language problems each time.

It would have been nice to have had in-room drinking water. But it was always available in the lobby.

Room Tip: Try to reserve room 11 or 12 for the views. They cost more but I think are worth it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Callejon Camposeco 3A | between 6 & 7 ave. North, Antigua 03000, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Antigua
#15 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
#16 Family Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Casa Cristina. Cozy Bed and Breakfast. All rooms with private bath and hot water. Safe and central location, only 4 blocks from Antigua's Central Park. Our rooms have comfortable beds with white sheets and towels.We have a computer available free to our guest at any time and wireless access for guests traveling with Laptops in most rooms. On our roof-top terrace our guests can enjoy the view of Antigua and our surrounding 3 volcanoes or read a book in the sun (or shade). ... more   less 
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Casa Cristina Hotel
Casa Cristina Antigua Guatemala

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