My husband and I had purchased the bargain Gait-1 Travel 5-day package and loved the Barcello's location so near the airport. We got the older tower and had a view of Agua Volcano and the colonial aquaduct, which edges the north side of the airport, our first night.
On our return from 2 days sightseeing the parking lot view wasn't as inspiring -- but very quiet. Actually the sliding glass door did an excellent job of blocking street noise, and our neighbors were either quiet or the walls did a good job too.
Both rooms and bathrooms were comfortable and clean although we were visiting family so spent little time there. The mini-fridge is locked, and we didn't bother using it - just got ice from the machine down the hall for an evening cocktail. Pluses included apples at reception, discount coupons for the bar, and the wonderful breakfast buffet covered by many reviewers.
Thanks to the reviewer who mentioned a free 2-go breakfast box! I called the front desk the night before and it was waiting for us when we took the hotel's early airport shuttle. After airport formalities (save 30 quetzales p/p for exit formalities) it was great to sit down in the food court before visiting a few shops.
Having an American Airlines office just as we stepped off the elevator made getting seats and boarding passes the night before our early morning departure a breeze, and speeded up our airport departure.
Guatemala City would not be my base if sightseeing - nearby Antigua is much more charming and safer. But Barcello's location (corner pharmacy, Reforma Avenue only 1 block over) makes it perfect for late or early air arrivals/departures and for those with business or family commitments in the capital.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barcelo Guatemala City hotel is set right in the heart of the city, in the main business district, and surrounded by restaurants, shops and places of entertainment in Guatemala City. Its elegant 397 rooms offer high-speed Internet connection and numerous facilities to make your stay an enjoyable one, be it for business or pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Guatemala City Hotel Guatemala City
- Guatemala City Barcelo