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“Beautiful hotel in the heart of Antigua” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palacio de Dona Leonor

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Palacio de Dona Leonor
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4a calle Oriente Casa #8, Antigua 003001, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #16 of 76 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Beautiful hotel in the heart of Antigua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Our group of four travellers stayed for 3 nights in this hotel in November 2012. This is an impeccably restored colonial-era hotel, with outstanding service. The rooms are among the most beautiful I have seen anywhere in the world. The details of the rooms, as well as the common areas are very tastefully done, with unparalleled attention to detail. Service was also excellent; each guest is greeted at the door each time you enter.
We also enjoyed a drink in the lovely bar and ate breakfast each day in the restaurant. The food was very good, but service a bit slow.
The location was ideal, just a block from the central plaza. I will definitely stay here again upon any return trips to Antigua.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

An excellent hotel with superb service food and decoration I recently stayed here for almost 1 week with close friends and family for my wedding, it was an amazing experience. THIS JEWEL OF A HOTEL WILL FOR EVER BE OUR FIRST AND ONLY CHOICE TO STAY AT ANTIGUA....
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRICELESS SERVICE.....

Belen & Mario

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This hotel is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. We were with a large group, occupying most of the rooms, and each room was magnificently decorated. The staff was wonderful and the breakfasts were perfect every day. And the location cannot be beat. I plan to stay here each time I visit Antigua.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

An excellent hotel. Very welcoming – the manager and staff greeted us on arrival. Efficient check-in and out. The hotel, the sixteenth century palace of the daughter of the conquistador Pedro de Alvarado, is built around a central shady courtyard with a tiled, splashing fountain and lush planting. We had breakfasts and dinner served at tables here – a lovely place to eat (separate review of the restaurant). Excellent breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, superb Guatemalan coffee, and a choice of hot dishes all of which were excellent including a first rate Eggs Benedict. Our room was “Paula”, very luxurious, with a huge bathroom. Safe provided.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We had a lovely time staying at the Palacio de Dona Leonor. We stayed at our beginning of tour and returned to the same hotel at the end, as we enjoyed it so much.
The hotel is in a very good location at the center next to the central plaza and cathedral.
The room was very big with two double beds, and a wonderful modern bathroom. The room looks into a lovely garden courtyard, very well maintained. The staff were very friendly and service was excellent.Very much recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

The Palacio de Dona Leonor is a beautiful property with rooms that surround a lovely garden courtyard. The property is located in the heart of Antigua close to the center of town, so you can walk everywhere. Each room is very unique and different, so if you have the opportunity check them out. If you are visiting during Semana Santa, make sure and request a balcony room so you can view the processions. It is amazing to see!!! The hotel is full of beautiful antiques and artwork. We ate breakfast at the hotel every day and the service and food were good. Loved the Fried Plantains!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We really enjoyed Palacio de Dona Leonor. The room was large and comfortable with a nice view of the garden in the courtyard. we did not eat at the restaurant but were very pleased with the referrals the staff gave us to other eateries. We would return again. The only downside is that they have no screens and there was a mosquito buzzing about one night, but screens don't seem to be typical in Guatemala as we did not find any at other hotels so I guess this is the norm. Thus, take some bug repellent and you will be fine.

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  • Stayed February 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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Additional Information about Palacio de Dona Leonor

Address: 4a calle Oriente Casa #8, Antigua 003001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
#19 Family Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palacio de Dona Leonor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury boutique hotel in Antigua Guatemala. Experience the history of Antigua Guatemala in one place. Travel 500 years in the past and enjoy the decor and details of each room, which are named after the characters of the conquest of Guatemala. If you are looking for quality and excellent service, we recommend you this magical hotel. ... more   less 
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