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“Good, some issues but overall few complaints” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Real InterContinental Guatemala

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Real InterContinental Guatemala
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Guatemala City
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey, England
Level Contributor
68 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good, some issues but overall few complaints”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

We moved from the poor Vista Real Hotel in Guatemala City to the Intercontinental, which for a start is in a good central location in Guatemala City. Prepare yourselves for gridlocked traffic at times in the centre of Guatemala City. The Intercontinental has good friendly and responsive staff, well equipped hotel with dozens of bars and restaurants nearby

The room service food was particularly good, quick and prompt. Hotel is secure and rooms comfortable and reasonably spacious. Not much of a view but it is not a scenic resort style place. Laundry delivered right on time, no nonsense.

Some negatives air conditioning did not work despite 3 engineer visits. I could live with this - an alternate room was offered. May be more problematic at certain times of year.

The hotel was undergoing renovations while we were there, not ideal but no early or late noise and this issue did not detract much

Intercontinental may lack "local boutique charm" but it is a good big brand hotel, well run and well situated. The usual suspects trying to sell flutes and trinkets right outside the door of the hotel (who wants to buy a flute in the street anyway?) but this was no issue and you can come and go and depart and arrive unhindered.

If you are staying in the city and want a decent hotel the Intercontinental is good. Prices are on the high side but not ridiculous


Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Stephen H
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Evelyn O, Public Relations Manager at Real InterContinental Guatemala, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Mr. Stephen H. On behalf of the staff of Real InterContinental Guatemala, I thank you very much your time to feed us back. We appreciate your comments posted on TripAdvisor regarding about the good attitude and service of our staff, however we appologize for the inconveniences with the malfunctioning of air conditioning and the noises because of the construccion. The issue with the air conditioning is already solved. The noises of the contruction will finish in the firsts days of the next year when our New The Market Restaurant and tha Maya Loung are opened. They will give a world wide class service.
My apologize again Mr. Stephen H.

I am at your disposition,

William Rodas
Quality Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

For business purposes, this hotel is ready to cover all of your needs.
Well located, it has the standard commodities that business travelers come to expect.
My stay was pleasant and I will book again on my next visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Christian R
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Evelyn O, Public Relations Manager at Real InterContinental Guatemala, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Appreciated Mr. Christian R, on behalf of the staff of Real InterContinental Guatemala Hotel, you have posted invaluable comments of our prefered location in Guatemala City. Your comments are an excellent motivating words.
Mr. Christina R., I appreciate your comments and I am at your disposition,


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William Rodas
Quality Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed at Real Inter-Continental mid October 2013. Hotel is very nice, typical InterContinental; modern, clean, friendly. My room was upgraded since I am an IHG Ambassador which provided me with complimentary fruit and additional bottles of water in my room. View was of the pool which was not very exciting, but from what I was told all the views were mediocre.

Hotel staff were exceptional! Most staff were very informative, polite and friendly. Specifically Ruth at the concierge desk and Omar who is part of the Banquet services.

Breakfast at the Picasso was okay, typical hotel feast, but was good.

Tours - Martin Tours located in the hotel was great. I would HIGHLY recommend Wilmer for a tour to Antigua. His English is great and he is very knowledgeable. Made for an unforgettable trip.

Overall, Real InterContinental was a great hotel and I would stay here if given the opportunity.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Evelyn O, Public Relations Manager at Real InterContinental Guatemala, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Mr. KMALS thank you very much for you great comments recently posted on TripAdvisor they encourage us to give always an even more and better service. Our friendly and well trained staff will feel motivated when they read your motivating words. It is nice to read that we did good in the way we treat you as an Ambassador Member.
Thank you again Mr. KMALS, all of our staff and their best attitude will be at your disposition if you honor us with your visit in a near future.

Best regards

William Rodas
Quality Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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155 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My first trip to Guatemala and I was both impressed and intrigued. The hotel is right in the zona 10 area which according to my business partners in the country is very very safe. We walked around at night and felt very secure and safe even after 10 PM.
There are plenty of very good restaurants that are walking distance, plenty of shops (a bit high priced but you can bargin for sure) and interesting sites.
Our room was nicely appointed, very clean and even had great American TV channels as we wanted to see baseball and football. The only thing that was sub standard was the whole shower deal. low water pressure and the drain was horrible.
Staff was very helpful and offered many suggestions on where to eat and great can't miss sights to see.
I was there for work but my friend who went with me was able to enjoy the pool which was very nice and the workout room while small was in good shape and had all the basics.
I did not get to try any of the restaurants in this location but they looked nice. So overall I would say it was a very good choice and super cheap for this level of hotel. We paid $170 per night for a beautiful King with free wifi (signal was a bit weak in some places but not bad).
At the end of the day I would chose this place again without any hesitation.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor as you can see the city and views of the mountains that are all around. I would...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Evelyn O, Public Relations Manager at Real InterContinental Guatemala, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Mr. RFAD thank you very much for your motivating comments recently posted on TripdAdvisor, about our excellent location, surrounding areas and other excellent services and facilities. Your comments make us feel proud.
Regarding the water pressure in our room shower, I gladly inform you we are working very hard in the replacement of our plumbing system. We are also in a constant checking of our drainage system in order to guarantee you to have very relaxing shower moments.

We will feel very proud during your next visit to serve you with the highest level of service.

Best regards from Hotel Real Intercontinental Guatemala

William Rodas
Quality Manager
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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The service was good. Small issues with the room were dealt with efficiently and well. Spacious. We had a multi-day meeting there and the team did a fine job with set up and all of our requests. The food is good as well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank kiwi400
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Evelyn O, Public Relations Manager at Real InterContinental Guatemala, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear kiwi400, It is a real pleasure for all the staff to receive your recent comments, they encourage us to serve even better, we are glad that we met your expectations during the days of your meetings. We also feel satisfied of your food experience, this will motivate our kitchen staff.

We will be honored if you visit us again in a near future, we will treat you with the highest quality of service.
Anything you need, I will be glad to assist you.

Best regards,


William Rodas
Quality Manger
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Weston, Florida
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very friendly staff, great location, with very good options to eat in house. Across the street you'll find a couple of clubs for a drink after work, with customers or leisure. The hotel also offers in room massages for a very reasonable price.

Room Tip: The 15th floor is where the executive lounge is located.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Evelyn O, Public Relations Manager at Real InterContinental Guatemala, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Mr. LATAM_TIPS , Thank you very much for your recent comments, they motivate us to work even harder to get a higher level of service. Our privileged location and excellent service of our staff will wait for you.

Will be an honor to receive you in your next visit to our hotel Guatemala City.

Best Regards,

William Rodas
Quality Manager
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Omaha, Nebraska
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92 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Perfect for couples or business travel. This chic hotel has great rooms in a very safe and convenient area in Guatemala City. Lots of nice local eateries are within walking distance. The concierge is extremely helpful and able to assist English speaks with ease. The lounge features live music and great Guatemalan beers and libations.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ginger G
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Evelyn O, Public Relations Manager at Real InterContinental Guatemala, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Mr. Ginger G, thank you very much for your recent comments, we appreciate those, they encourage us to improve even more our facilities and service quality. Thank you for staying with us, for our multiligual staff will be a privilege to assist you again in your next visit to our Hotel Real InterContinental Guatemala.

Best regards,

William Rodas
Quality Manager
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Property: Real InterContinental Guatemala
Address: Calle 2-51 14 | Guatemala City, Central America, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
Phone Number:
Location: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Guatemala City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Guatemala City
#1 Spa Hotel in Guatemala City
#2 Family Hotel in Guatemala City
#2 Business Hotel in Guatemala City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Real InterContinental Guatemala 4.5*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is located at the heart of the entertainment and corporate district, at the epicenter of Guatemala's dynamic "Zona Viva". Just a few steps away from the hotel you will find the city's best restaurants, boutiques & nightlife. The Real InterContinental Guatemala offers a culinary experience with an array of gastronomic options with a bar and four restaurants that will indulge your senses. The Market, our new casual restaurant, features a show kitchen where you can choose from a variety of fresh ingredients and build your own dishes such as salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and more. Picasso Stone Flame Oven serves pizzas as well as Mediterranean dishes with lively flavors. Tanoshii Sushi Bar offers genuine Japanese cuisine in a contemporary intimate atmosphere. Saint Honore Patisserie is renowned for some of the city's finest pastries. Our new Maya Lounge is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy live music and tailor-made cocktails. Guests can relax in our renovated spa or exercise at our fitness center open 24 hours in its new location overlooking the heated pool and views of the city. Our recently renovated 239 rooms are designed to fulfill the needs of today's global traveler; with the fastest Internet connection (100MB), soundproof windows, bedding with 300 thread count egyptian cotton sheets, LCD TVs, alarm clock with iPod connection, wireless telephone and more. Real InterContinental Guatemala is just 2.5 Miles away from La Aurora International Airport and the Spanish colonial town of Antigua Guatemala is 25 miles away from the hotel. ... more   less 
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