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“Service was spectacular and the hotel is lovely and modern while emanating an old world charm.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Cirilo

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Hotel Cirilo
Ranked #2 of 82 Hotels in Antigua
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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“Service was spectacular and the hotel is lovely and modern while emanating an old world charm.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2011

My bf and 10 other friends were staying at the hotel for a wedding in Antigua and Ricardo was our manager, chef, driver, concierge, extraordinaire. We had the best personalized service and everything about the hotel was lovely, from the rooms to the delicious breakfast and especially Ricardo. The architecture of the hotel includes a beautiful outdoor sitting area that took care to include the ruins of Antigua. You feel safe and taken care of while staying at the Cirilo like going to your parents house, but with all the amenities of a hotel stay. I would highly recommend staying here and has been one of the best boutique hotel stays I've had.

Ricardo, if you're reading this... Thanks again! You were wonderful and Tom and I basked in your unending hospitality :)

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2011

My husband and I were staying at Hotel Cirilo at the tail end of a monthlong trip. Even after the hotels have blurred together, Hotel Cirilo still remains a standout.

Hotel Cirilo opened less than a year ago. All of the rooms are recently renovated and spotless. The breakfasts are delicious - far heartier food than the standard "continental" fare at your mid-range price point. Although the physical hotel is charming (incorporating the ruins of a medieval church within walking distance of downtown Antigua), and the staff are friendly, the true reason this hotel is so incredible is Ricardo. One of the hotel owners, he is immersed in its operations. His smiling face greets you every morning, and he does his best to extend true familial hospitality to you while you're there. He even went as far to drive us to our lunch destination himself when we asked him to call us a cab!

Although there are some hotels that may be slightly closer to downtown, none of them had the same charm or, more importantly, Ricardo. I cannot recommend Hotel Cirilo highly enough.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2011

This hotel has seven rooms. It is built around old church ruins from the late 1700s. The hotel manager, Ricardo, is top notch. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant stay. The hotel is a little outside of downtown Antigua, but the town is small and walking was not a problem.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2011

Hotel Cirilo was an amazing inn surrounded by ruins. Rooms were stunning, breakfast
was great, as was Ricardo the owner of this fabulous inn.

Have traveled for many many years would put this bed and breakfast at the top of
my list. In addition to the beauty of this inn, the location was ideal. Very quiet and
yet convenient to the center of Antigua. Ricardo was the "perfect" host. I can't imagine
anyone being disappointed at Hotel Cirilo.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2011

A few minutes walk from the center of beautiful Antigua was an advantage in terms of how much more you get with this place. Very helpful owner and superb staff keep this place impeccable. Very tastefully decorated little hotel built into grounds of an old church makes this place very special. Wished we had stayed longer and would definitely go back and recommend to anyone who wanted something special without being exorbitantly priced.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2011

Beautiful hotel built amongst Antiguan ruins. The staff are extremely welcoming and the grounds and hotel are kept in amazing condition. It is a little further out of town than some hotels, but this makes it a quite area and it is only a short walk to the central square (15 minutes). Many thanks

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2011

Note this is from a guy who rarely feels compelled to write travel reviews of any kind! I have nothing but praise for Ricardo's and his great staff's ability to have exceeded our expectations of my wife's and my five nights at Hotel Cirilo! We were looking for a hotel in Antiqua that was unique, quiet, smaller, and ability to deliver personalized service without being overbearing. Here, we definitely found it. Wow! Off the beaten path and away from the center of Antigua (which really isn't a loud place in my lengthy experience of central American cities), we found this wonderful, pristine, carefully manicured oasis. We shall return!

  • Stayed November 2010, 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 #2 of 82 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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