We were attending a wedding at the Santo Domingo hotel in Antigua, but it was booked up. Having never been to Antigua, we really didn't know where to stay. After much consideration we choose El Convento as a second choice. Some of the reviews had me a little worried about what I was going to find when I got there. I have done quite a bit of traveling over the world, staying at Ritz Carltons or Hiltons, so my expectations might be abnormally high. This hotel is just amazing. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. They spoke enough english. From the moment you enter the door, every inch of the hotel is something to behold. Carved wooden doors, ancient building, yet modern decor in the rooms. It's just a beautiful romantic setting. We didn't find, nor take home any bedbugs, if this was an issue, they must have resolved it. We didn't opt for the "suite" with the hot tub outside (and gladly so) however our friends did. The rooms are smaller than the one we had, and the hot tub is really tiny, my boyfriend is over 6 foot and absolutely would not have fit, he'd have been eye level with his knees in it. Our room was huge with a living room and sky light. We stayed for 5 days, and couldn't stop commenting on how gorgeous the entire hotel was for the whole trip. We did get the chance to tour Santo Domingo, and while it was gorgeous too, we really liked the relaxing, calm, botique atmosphere of El Convento. Would stay there again in a second.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a cobblestone street across from the legendary Capuchinas Convent, in the heart of Antigua Guatemala, El Convento Boutique Hotel welcomes visitors to an oasis of stunning elegance and unparalleled comfort. Each of our 26 spacious, exquisitely decorated suites draws upon the history and culture of this famous city, creating an intoxicating blend of traditional simplicity and modern convenience. Our staff anticipates your needs without intruding, offering gracious service and thoughtful amenities that will make you feel more at home than in a hotel. Perhaps that's why El Convento Boutique Hotel was awarded the Most Excellent Hotel in Mexico and Central America by Condé Nast Johansens in 2013, in addition to earning TripAdvisor's coveted 2013 Travellers' Choice award. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Convento Boutique