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“Very Peaceful and Beautiful”
Review of Hotel Cirilo

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Hotel Cirilo
Ranked #7 of 75 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
New York
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Very Peaceful and Beautiful”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

I won't go on at length repeating all the wonderful qualities of this hotel.In short, place is immaculately maintained, both gardens and hotel, very safe and very quiet, food is terrific and ladies who work in the kitchen are outstanding. I had a small health problem and they brewed me special tea and the manager order medicine which was delivered to us from the pharmacy. Can't beat that!
It is a short work to town, depending on where you are going. It is very loud in the center with weddings, parties, sounds echoing off the stone, fireworks, etc I am happy to walk an extra few minutes for tranquility. The only thing unsafe about the walk are the cobblestones. I always carry a small flashlight, no matter where I am visiting. Here, as night falls early it is an extra help.
As a small recommendation, I would concur with an earlier poster that more light in the bedroom would be welcome for reading a book, etc. We were in the one room without a full size window which made it a bit darker to begin with.
Wonderful establishment from top to bottom. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2013

We spent 5 nights at this glorious hotel in October. What a delight to step inside the closed gates and find this amazing hotel built around the ruins! Gardens were delightful- it was a patch of paradise. The rooms were thoughtfully designed, clean and comfortable.And the staff were so lovely- nothingh was too much trouble. We had coffee waiting for us before we left for the airport at 5am! Ricardo was the perfect host- there in the background if we needed anything- but otherwise left us alone.
We ate breakfast every morning- everything freshly prepared and simple.
We found this hotel on trip advisor- and were not disappointed. Guatemala is a long way from Australia so if we do not get back there- we certainly recommend it to others!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great- we broke our stay with a two day side trip to Lake Atitlan- so experienc...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Cirilo during October this year. We live in Costa Rica so we are used to the Central American norm. Cirilo exceeded all of our expectations. Food was good. Staff was friendly and helpful...even preparing a take-away breakfast for us at 4AM! Grounds and the hotel itself are beautiful. We always felt secure. Recommend 100%.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2013

We loved our stay at Hotel Cirilo. Built right into a ruin
the grounds are astonishing.

The rooms are clean and comfortable. ALl the staff are
friendly and helpful.

Twice we ate breakfast here. We had fruit with granola and
omelletes. The food was also very very good.

All around we couldn{t have asked for a better accomodation.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 3 nights at Hotel Cirilo. Ricardo and his staff are amazing and offer a very personalized service. We strongly recommend staying in this beautiful hotel. They arrange for every single detail and even prepare our lunches to climb the Acatenango volcano at 5am!!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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France
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Hotel Cirilo. The hotel is well-designed and intimate - a welcoming oasis in Antigua. The level of service was very high and the hotel manager, Ricardo, was especially helpful. We were reluctant to leave at the end of our stay.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I can only add to the praise of the many reviewers who have had a happy stay at Hotel Cirilo. The reality is even better and more seducing than the photos. You feel like staying in a large country house smartly built into the ruins of an old chapel. Everything is impeccably kept from the rooms with working fireplaces to the lovely gardens. The Guatemaltecan breakfast is sumptuious and delicious and the price is reasonable. The hotel is in a quiet street, so that you are away from the noisy centre without beeing too far away. A short ride in a tuk tuk will bring you to all the sites and events lively and pitturesque Antigua has to offer. The best of all is the attentive staff who is always keen to help you in very way.

Room Tip: We stayed at room no. 4 with a twin bed facing the gardens, but every room is nice.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #7 of 75 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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