This place is the type of place you get what you pay for.. Not much to it, quite simple. It does have a daunting entrance, with the timber doors opening up to a nicer venue. The hotel is different. The rooms are quite dark and eery, the bathroom is very basic, but larger than i thought it would be. No in room safe or air conditioner. but that isn't much of a problem, as it is quite safe behind the high brick walls and solid timber gates, and the exposed concrete/brick rendered walls in the room act as a good insulator to keep the heat out.
Not the most inviting place, if you blink you will miss it. Right next door there is a convenience store for you to purchase your snacks drinks or smokes. next door on the other side, you will find a nice bakery which makes a nice coffee, and light snacks for breakfast.
The court yard is also quite small, there is no restaurant in the complex, although walk a few blocks to a lovely place called "Bohemia" and the owner Gabby who speaks english will whip you up a great meal at a great price... very welcoming.. be sure to visit Bohemia for a nice feed.
WiFi is available here. the staff wont greet you with much and will not inform you of much. The staff did not even show us to our room. and we found the WiFi code printed on a card located in the entrance hallway table.
Antigua though is a wonderful city and has many cute shops and the architecture is beautiful. at the end of the street this hotel is on you will see a beautiful tall volcano. an amazing sight. Central park is about 2 blocks from this hotel, which is basically the heart of the town.
In summery, the hotel is very basic, the staff is not the most helpful, it does look dodgy as hell from the outside, but inside it is cute. the rooms don't offer you much and the hotel is over all simple. But for some where to lay your head at night after a busy day exploring the beautiful city of Antigua, all the walking you will do through the magical cobble stone streets admiring some beautiful architecture, and wonderful coloured homes and shops, whilst meeting some lovely people... this place is a good cheap safe hotel to rest.
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