Me and my dad stayed here for a night because we needed to get to the
city airport quickly the next morning, and if I was ever in the same situation I would definitely visit the hotel again.
We found the rooms were absolutely gorgeous, the bathroom had a big bath tub and huge mirror which was great for me when i was doing my hair and make up! All the staff were very polite and helpful, and the
breakfast there was delicious, it was buffet style and had everything
from traditional Guatemalan food to English and American specialties.
The only fault I could find with the hotel is the pool, from face value the pool looks filthy because there's so many leaves in the pool and it could definitely do with a good clean out, but when you start swimming in the pool it isn't murky or dirty at all, it just looks unpleasant. The hot tub was boiling and the pool was refreshingly cool in the Guatemalan sun, so after I got over the skepticism of the cleanliness of the pool i really enjoyed my swim.
Guatemala City as a town is awful. We spent a few hours there where we went to the shopping center and the old town, the shopping center was tacky and like any other mall in the world, we were not impressed
in the slightest. The old town has devastating poverty where you see shanty towns and lots of beggars, and we stuck out like sore thumbs as we were pasty Brit holidaymakers and we felt so awkward and unsafe
there we decided to leave after a little while.
All in all the hotel was fabulous, but there's nothing to do in Guatemalan City itself, we would recommend visiting Antigua (45 minutes from Guatemala City) instead as the town is beautiful Spanish colonial and has great shops and cafes and we felt really safe there. Enjoy your trip to Guatemala!
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