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“Truly Special” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Cirilo
Ranked #5 of 80 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Truly Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I have been many places and this hotel ranks right near the top of all the places I have stayed. The setting is tranquil and the rooms are spectacular incorporating the ruins into the rooms and the courtyard itself. If this wasn't enough, the owner was very helpful and was able to assist with my many questions. I honestly at times didn't want to leave the hotel as it was that special of a feeling.

Room Tip: Room #7 where I stayed is probably the best as you have two floors and a fireplace incorporating the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Orlando
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132 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This seven room hotel is perfectly build around the ruins of an old church. The owners did a fabulous job transitioning from the ruins to the newly build common space and rooms, resulting in the sense you are staying in the ruins themselves. We thought the atmosphere was better than some of the sights around Antigua that we actually paid admission to enter. Although the location is a bit removed from central Antigua, the quiet and tranquility is more than worth the walk or tuktuk ride. The service was great, we ate a light dinner one night when we didn't feel like getting out and it was delicious. We would absolutely stay here again if we are lucky enough to visit Antigua in the future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We just finished a trip to Guatemala where we stayed at the Cirilo on two different occasions. Everything about the hotel is quality from the rooms to the service. It was a real treat to experience Cirilo and meet the team there. In a bind, we were able to turn to them to help us organize a day hike/transportation when OX Outdoor Excursions failed to show up for our hike. By 8am everything was set up.

Room Tip: All rooms are great!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Expat A
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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I've been to Antigua numerous times and I love it when I have the opportunity to stay at Hotel Cirilo! They are friendly, helpful and the place is immaculate. Great place to relax after a busy week! The pool is too cold for me but is a great place to read and hangout in the morning with a coffee. The areas around the room can be a bit echo-y and noisy because of the concrete walls but since it isn't a big hotel, people are generally respectful and I haven't experience any issues except by the reception/kitchen area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank mad4missions
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Panama
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Hotel Cirilo in next to the ruins of an old chapel and in the midst of beautiful gardens. The decor is modern with an Asian touch. The rooms are spacious maybe a little dark in my opinion and the beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms are OK.
The staff is attentive and very courteous. Breakfast is included and you will have several options to choose from, all very good.
Only drawback (and this depends on you): the hotel is a bit away from the center (20-25 min. walking) in a very quiet street. Although Antigua is a very safe city, if you return late at night I would suggest you better take a taxi.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms in front of the pool
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank GatKat
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in late June and it was fantastic. A wonderful getaway. The hosts are extremely nice and helpful. It was pouring rain one night and Ricardo offered to drive us to dinner, which he didn't need to do, but that's how you get repeat customers. Overall, it's clean, unique, quiet(stayed in corner room 6), and the food is really good. Will definitely return for a stay!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stayed here for one night, enough to say that this is the place to stay. Beautiful garden, classic rooms and a very, very, very friendly attendance. Worth what you are paying for and a little more. I would defintely choose this place again in a heartbeat. As for food, just had breakfast and it was more than what I was expecting, very good!
I asked for a special arrangement of the room for a romantic evening and they fixed the place incredibly.
I recommend room 6. Chimeney in every room!!
Distance from central park is not as close as other hotels but the town is not that big anyways. Did not bother me at all. If you have a car it won't be a problem at all, if you don't try to catch a tuktuk if you are coming back late at night. Walking dsitance is about 15-20 mins from central park.

Thanx tor everything Lucky :)

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Hotel Cirilo
Address: Calle de los Duelos No. 11, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 80 Hotels in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst the restored ruins of a colonial chapel, our hotel is a refuge of peace in the quietest area of Antigua. Only seven rooms, gardens, terrace, restaurant and solar-heated lap-pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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