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Hotel Meson de Maria
3a Calle Poniente #8, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #16 of 73 hotels in Antigua
Detroit, MI
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stopped at this wonderful hotel at the end of our stay in Antigua. It was perfect! Although we spent only two nights, I felt like I could have stayed for a week. There are so many intimate spaces to read, relax or meditate in the hotel. The courtyards are beautiful and the gentle sound of the water adds to the ambience. After a long day of walking the facinating cobbled stone streets of Antigua, it was alwasy a treat to return and relax on the comfortable couches and enjoy the courtyard. On our walks through the city, we passed many hotels and peaked into the courtyards. Meson de Maria was definately my favourite and when I return to Antigua, I will definately be staying there again. Hopefully next time, it will be for longer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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
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  • Rooms
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a wonderful place to stay in Antigua, Guatemala. The open courtyards are spectacular and the rooftop offers impressive views. Fresh flowers every day. Unique furnishings add to the atmosphere. I wish I could stay in a place like this everywhere I go.

This little hotel was one of the highlights of our trip.

  • 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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Omaha, NE
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Spent a week in this lovely hotel. The rooms are immaculately clean, breakfasts were well done. Carlos attended to our needs in a professional manner. The views of the surrounding volcanoes and city were spectacular when viewed from the rooftop terrace.
We loved the old world charm provided by this hotel. This hotel is close to the markets, shops, and fantastic restaurants of Antigua. As an American, it was nice to not worry about having an adapter for our electrical needs.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Dallas, Texas, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Great location between the Arch and the central plaza in Antigua. Clean rooms, plenty of bottled water supplied daily, queen beds extremely firm but (to me) still comfortable. Kind and helpful staff, lovely setting with an idyllic courtyard and porches providing space to lounge, and a great rooftop terrace with excellent views of the surrounding hills and volcanoes. Room had a nice flat-screen TV, good bedside reading lamps, and a safe inside the wardrobe. The power outlets accommodate American electrical plugs, so no need for a converter. Concierge can supply a blow-dryer if you need one. Be sure to bring your own travel alarm clock, though, or to use your cell phone to set a wake-up alarm.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 210, which is at the end of the veranda above the central courtyard, with a sofa a...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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London
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Loved Antigua. Loved the hotel and everything about it. The communal areas are beautifully done and a great place to relax after a day's sightseeing. There is a lot of outdoor areas and a nice roof terrace with fabulous views.

The breakfast was a local plate of eggs and beans and cheese - very tasty. They were kind enough to provide us with a small packed breakfast for us to enjoy as we had an early checkout.

The restaurant opposite was great too, and is also owned by the hotel. Bill Clinton has eaten there!

Would recommend both.

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

You can barely identify there is a hotel there when you are next to the main enterance to this hotel, but once you enter it feels like magic: very warm and friendly environment both in the rooms and in the public spaces, very nice bathrooms and very friendly staff. The decorations make the place feel like a warm and welcoming family mansion. There is free cold water during the day, coffee and hot chocolate in the evenings. Breakfast is either pancakes or Guatemalean eggs, toast and beans, both excellent, though not very large, but the staff replenish anything you ask, And the breakfast room feels just right, not too large, cosy and friendly. The rooms are a bit small, but there are lovely public spaces next to all of them. And the roof offers a spectacular view of the whole Antigua region.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the second floor. There are lovely nooks you can sit and read or write or medit...
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  • Stayed September 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 September 26, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful. Great location. Very attentive staff. Small and cozy rooms. Spectacular views. We (family of six) were guests here for three nights. Loved the design, decor, location.
The view from the rooftop is great, the public areas are inviting! Two blocks from the Central Park, and pretty much anything worth doing in Antigua.

  • Stayed September 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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Also Known As:
Meson De Maria Hotel
Address: 3a Calle Poniente #8, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
#21 Family Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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