I stayed at Chez Daniel for almost three weeks while I volunteered in San Felipe, just outside of Antigua. As a married woman, traveling alone in a foreign country, Chez Daniel was the perfect place for me and became my home away from home.
During my time in Antigua, I had the pleasure of staying in two different rooms at Chez Daniel (because I left for a weekend to go to Lake Atitlan). Both rooms were very large and had large bathrooms with bathtubs. The rooms were spotless and the beds were comfortable. My favorite part of both rooms were the windows that were located just above the desk/chair in each room and opened up to a beautiful view of the the volcano. Since Chez Daniel has wifi, this was the perfect place to update my blog, skype with loved ones or just enjoy the view! The rooftop terrace was also a nice place to relax and enjoy the view.
Other reviewers have already described the breakfast but I would like to add that they also offer hot chocolate and it is very good! Although I did not use the kitchen to make any meals, I kept snacks and drinks in the refrigerator and that was very handy.
Although Chez Daniel is located on the outskirts of Antigua, it was not inconvenient. I was able to walk anywhere that I wanted to go and could get to the Parque Central within 10 minutes. Being on the outskirts was actually nice and probably more peaceful.
Daniel, Maria Elena, Marleni and Roberto were very helpful and accomodating. They provided tips for sightseeing, getting around the city, negotiating with tuk tuk drivers, etc. They also told me about special events that were taking place in Antigua. They also provided honest feedback about what tourist sites might not be that spectacular to visit during the rainy season which was very helpful. They arranged my private transfer to and from the airport and made arrangements for the driver to make a quick stop so I could pick up some fine chocolates on my way back to the airport...like I said, very accomodating.
I think Chez Daniel is an excellent choice for anyone traveling to Antigua! I hope to someday return to my "home away from home" and visit my new friends again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choosing to stay Chez Daniel ensures that your visit to Antigua will be both a relaxing, economical but most of all, memorable. When you arrive Chez Daniel, you will be greeted by the comfortable, quiet and secure atmosphere of our B&B, with its majestic view of all three volcanoes in our Panchoy valley and numerous photographs that display a more profound and intimate view of the Guatemalan culture. It is the perfect place to start your exploration of Guatemala and Antigua. The rooms are very large, elegant and light filled, with ample bathrooms including a bathtub, and are equipped with flat screen cable television. We provide all the ease and comforts you will need to have an unforgettable experience in your home away from home, Chez Daniel. ... more less
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