My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Antigua for 3 nights in January 2006. The hotel is part of the four-star La Porta chain, and certainly lives up to its ranking. It is on a side street about four short blocks from the main square, within easy walking distance along shop-lined streets. The main section of the hotel is laid out in typical colonial style – a walled entrance (which gives absolutely no clue as to what is inside) leads to an inner courtyard and a beautiful open-air lobby with a Spanish-style fountain, veranda lined with plants, flowers, etc. A terrace restaurant (where an extensive breakfast buffet is served) looks out to the pool area, gardens, and one of the nearby volcanoes in the distance.
Rooms are arranged hacienda-style around the inner courtyard either in the main complex, or across the lane in a quieter courtyard complex. Both are very attractive settings. Our room was across the lane. It was large, with beautiful wood flooring and paneling in the sleeping area and equally beautiful cream and brown local tiles in the bathroom. The sleeping area was attractively furnished with a desk, armoire, and built-in luggage stand. The bathroom was very large with plenty of counter space and all the amenities of a four-star hotel.
The front desk staff was efficient, friendly, and helpful.
The only negatives to this otherwise charming place are that some rooms can be noisy from street traffic (ours wasn’t, but it might be wise to ask for a quiet room), people walking by have a rather good view into the room unless the shutters are closed, which cuts down air circulation and light, and the sleeping area was dark due to a lack of lamps and overhead lighting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO PORTA ANTIGUA - LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA Marvel at majestic volcanoes, roam cobblestone streets that twist past historic churches and monument or just embrace the warm culture found only in the enchanting city of La Antigua Guatemala or better known as Antigua This is isn't just a holiday, wedding or meeting destination - it's a journey that will enrich your life. Guatemala located in Central America is recognized as the Heart of the Mayan Civilization. Porta Antigua connects you with the culture, history, tradition, glamour, passion and spirit of Guatemala. Located strategically in the historical district of La Antigua - one of the three main capitals of the new world together with Mexico City, Mexico and Lima, Peru during the Spanish conquest period - our quaint yet sophisticated accommodations offer an unforgettable experience. You'll be inspired by the energy that permeates every corner of this unique destination. Just relax and take it all in. Porta Antigua previously known also as Hotel Antigua, the hotel with most tradition in the destination for over 65 years was chosen as one of the Top Five Hotels in Central America by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. You'll realize why as soon as you step inside. Each of our 110 rooms and suites features traditional-style architecture accented with local Guatemalan crafts and textiles. Enjoy total luxury with our opulent master suite or reserve one of our functional and affordable deluxe rooms. We make sure you stay connected to your friends back home with wireless Internet access and we'll also help you make your flight on time with our airport transportation - just a few of the perks at our hotel. Share this unforgettable destination with your family, friends, loved ones or colleagues by hosting a special event in Porta Antigua. This is the ideal venue for exceptional weddings, banquets or corporate events. With eight individual rooms that can comfortably accommodate up to 400 attendees, we can handle everything from large gatherings to intimate occasions. Looking for authentic Guatemalan cuisine? You'll find it just outside your hotel room door at Los Moros Restaurant. Complete your evening in the stylish El Conquistador Bar. Unwind with a muscle-melting massage or invigorating ritual and then enjoy a beauty treatment at our luxurious and renowned Ceiba Spa. Featuring a wet sauna, relaxation area and temazcal (indigenous sauna), the Ceiba Porta Spa and Gym is your ultimate place to escape. It also offers state-of-the-art fitness equipment, including cardio and weight-training machines, which will help you maintain your workout while on business or vacation. The finest restaurants, the happening bars and the best and most exquisite shopping are only moments away from your hotel room. Experience fascinating museums and amazing ruins or meet locals in the nearby markets. Can't decide which attraction to visit first? Golf, volcano climbing, canopy tour, orchid farm, so much to choose from, we can help. Our friendly staff is always willing to answer any questions you might have about the region or contact our tour operator located in the lobby of the hotel. Stay at Porta Antigua and discover why we remain one of the most renowned and leading hotels in the enchanting city of La Antigua Guatemala. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porta Hotel Antigua Guatemala
- Antigua Hotel Guatemala