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“Go to the cocktail lounge!!”
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Hotel la Catedral
Ranked #16 of 75 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, CA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Go to the cocktail lounge!!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

I didn't stay at Hotel la Catedral while I was in Antigua (November 2012, not 2013), but I DID enjoy some beverages in the fabulous hotel bar. Buckets of icy Gallo beer, and the absolute BEST piña colada I've ever had. Additionally, the bartender working was super friendly and helpful and accommodating to our silly little group of people.

Go, have the piña colada. Thank me later!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
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Nos alegra haberlo servido en nuestro Bar VIP del Hotel La Catedral y que haya disfrutado de

nuestra hospitalidad así como de nuestras deliciosas bebidas!!

Esperamos que en su próxima visita sea huésped del Hotel para que también pueda

disfrutar de nuestra atención personalizada!!

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Clayton, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2014

From Guatemala City we took a public shuttle/van to Antigua, about 1 hrs drive ($15/20 per person). We stayed two nights in the Hotel La Cateredral going and one night on our return trip from our final destination, San Pedro. Antigua is old, beautiful and a reasonably modern city. There are dozens of first class restaurants serving dishes from around the world.
Hotel La Cateredral is a small hotel with 6/8 rooms surrounding a beautiful court yard. They have a bar and serve a hot breakfast which is included. The rooms are large, clean, quiet and modern. The hotel is located one block from the city center and most of the city can be accessed by foot. The hotel manager “Marina de Santaano is always willing to help as is the entire staff. We paid approximately US$ 100/per night for two people. They have free Wi-Fi with a good signal. They take credit cards as do most of the restaurant in Antigua. Once you leave Antigua proper few if any places take credit cards. During our visit Dec/Jan weather was sunny highs in the 70 and lows in the 50's (F).

Room Tip: We had room #2. It was very quite.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
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Nos sentimos muy complacidos después de leer su opinión en TripAdvisor de saber que su

estancia en Hotel La Catedral fue placentera y quisiéramos tener la oportunidad de servirlos

en su próxima visita a la Antigua Guatemala.

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Albuquerque
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The location of this hotel is ideal. You are just a block from Antigua's main square and close to many restaurants and shopping. I felt very secure with the locked front gate.
The room we stayed in was very quiet and nice and dark, so we slept very well.
The courtyard is so beautiful and the attention to detail in every of the hotel is amazing.
We really appreciated all of the staff. We especially want to thank Marco, who was a huge help to us when we had to deal with some emergencies. He is very knowledgeable and very helpful.
I would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
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Nos complace muchísimo saber por comentarios en TripAdvisor que hemos llenado sus

espectativas y que se sintieron cómodos y disfrutaron su estancia en Hotel La Catedral.

Para nuestro staff fue un placer servirlos y esperamos poder volver a hacerlo en el futuro!!

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We regretfully only stayed one night but plan to come and stay again. The hotel grounds are lovely and our room was clean, super comfortable bed, had a tv with a couple English speaking channels and peaceful. You are right in town but the hotel itself was very quiet. The people at the desk were knowledgable and friendly. Thank you for a great experience- we hope to see you again soon!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
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Para Hotel La Catedral fue un placer tenerlos como huéspedes!! Por favor no dude en el futuro

volver a visitarnos ya que cada día nos esmeramos mas en atender a las personas de manera

que puedan tener un descanso placentero y se sientan como en su casa!!!

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We traveled as a group of four and had two rooms in the hotel. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, the courtyard was very relaxing and welcoming and the rooms were large and clean.

We stayed for two nights and had breakfast included. Do note to give yourself a little time for breakfast because it is made to order.

The one problem I had with the room is that the bathroom did not have a door. You could not see in to the bathroom from the bedroom but it was still rather uncomfortable. The other room belonging to the other couple we were with had a door. Maybe the hotel can put a curtain up for the rooms without the door?

All in all, a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
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Para Hotel La Catedral fue un placer tenerlos alojados pro espacio de dos días!!

Gracias por sus comentarios en TripAdvisor ya hemos tomado en cuenta la sugerencia de la

puerta en el bano, y queremos contarles que ya se ha instalado una linda puerta..

Esperamos tener la oportunidad de servirlos nuevamente en el futuro.

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

A charming B & B right off the central plaza. Great value. Nice bar and lounge. The back rooms are very quiet. Would stay there again. Breakfast was typical Guatemalan. They could make a better cup of coffee.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
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Para Hotel La Catedral fue un placer tenerlos como huespedes.

Esperamos haber llenado sus espectativas y esperamos que vuelvan!!

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Boquete, Panama
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

I've never seen such a friendly and helpful staff at any B&B. The rooms are on the smaller side but nicely arranged and exceptionally clean. Breakfast is lovely in their courtyard and their location cannot be beat. The courtyard garden is beautiful. We never had a hot water issue as mentioned earlier. They also have a small bar attached for a quiet place for a drink.

Room Tip: Room #1 is the smallest.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marina S, Propietario at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
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Gracias a TripAdvisor sabemos que en Hotel La Catedral hemos llenado sus espectativas

y que su estadia fue placentera y agradable.


Nuestro personal se ha esmerado en atenderlos bien y todos esperamos que vuelvan a estar

con nosotros algun otro dia!!

Atentamente,

Marina S.
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Property: Hotel la Catedral
Address: 4ta. Avenida sur # 4 | La Antigua Guatemala, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Phone Number:
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 75 Hotels in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel la Catedral 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Catedral is an authentic Spanish Colonial house, originally built as part of the "Palacio de los Capitanes Generales" in the center of Antigua, Guatemala. Its construction began in 1558. The space was rebuilt in 1754 and it was used as the residence of the General Capitan. The hotel is located one block from the Central Park and the Cathedral (Catedral de Santiago). It is within a minute or two walking distance from many restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and Spanish Colonial ruins. As one of the original structures in Antigua, Hotel La Catedral preserves its charm and elegance and it has been completely restored to bring you all the comfort and rest you're looking for during your stay. It has a very cozy and romantic environment, just like Antigua itself. The hotel has 8 rooms with a King Size bed or with two Full Size beds. Each room individually decorated to give you a slightly different feel each time you visit us. All of them are equipped with Flat Panel TV set, DVD Player, Cable TV, Security Box, Wireless Internet (at no additional cost), telephone and alarm clock. All bathrooms are stylishly and individually designed with antique marble. All toiletries and hair dryer also included. All our rates include, Full a La Carte Breakfast, free international calls to designated countries (time limited) and private parking in the same location. In the same facilities we have an equipped private meeting room and a Family Lounge-Bar. We also organize and coordinate your Tour needing's to any other beautiful destinations as well as transportation from and to Guatemala City. ... more   less 
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