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“Very Nice”
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Posada Del Angel
Ranked #20 of 75 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, B.C.
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
Reviewed January 25, 2008

We had a great stay here and the staff was very helpful. We paid $160 USD which was a bit high but compared to some others that we stayed at topping $250 I thought it was fair. Try for the room farthest from the office.

  • Liked — Nice and private
  • Disliked — Could hear the office.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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77 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2007

Posada del Angel was built about 12 years ago aiming at making it a relaxing and beautiful inn. The house is in fact very pretty and it is decorated with great taste. All the rooms and bathrooms are pleasant spaces, and the reading room and breakfast rooms are also very special as can be seen in the pictures in this page. The pool is small but provides an opportunity to cool down on a warm day. The terrace is also a nice space to read and relax. A small but good breakfast is served to all guests in one table in a cozy breakfast room providing an opportunity to meet and get to know each other.
The staff is cordial and very helpful. I found the room and bathroom to be clean and the linens and towels were very nice. So overall I liked the Posada and I liked the possibility of sitting in different very pleasant rooms. I liked the feeling of coming home after a tourist day and relaxing in one of the nice spaces the house provides where tea is served and where reading and listening to music can be very pleasant.
But I did not like the price. Other similar places in Antigua with similar quality cost about half the price of the Posada. So, in the future, I will probably choose a different place.


  • Liked — Beautiful place
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Himelda
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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2006

Posada del Angel owes major props to Simon- the gentleman who I feel does everything for that hotel. Without him the hotel would be only OK. There are tons of quaint hotels all over the city-many with better locations and prices but with Simon, and the great rooftop views,it is nice.
Cons:
-Lap pool has no fountain/ie movement so lots of mosquitos hang out there-not good if you are in the green room.
-They need a fountain-small shared spaces need some kind of background noise.
-Bathroom was not so great- shower has no place for soap and with no door water gets everywhere.
-Biggest complaint is that the weekend we were there Simon was the only one there- and he spoke no english. Office was closed if we wanted to make reservations-etc. 2 full days no one showed up in the office.
-Sheets were pretty old and worn.

Breakfast is simple but good- views on patio were gorgeous-
Candles at night very pretty. And of course Simon was great-that is why they get 4 stars and not 3.

  • Liked — Simon
  • Disliked — lap pool
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank larklaw
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London UK
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2006

We arrived at the Posada del Angel at midnight after a long,long trip from London via Mexico City. The staff had waited up for us and had a sandwich and fresh,cold drink ready. We fell into our very comfortable beds and woke in the morning to the sound of church bells and in a quite beautiful room.
Everything about the Posada is great - the staff are wonderful, breakfasts hearty, beds comfortable, rooms beautifully furnished and great communal spaces. With only 5 rooms it feels like your home..
We spent an extra 2 nights at the hotel at the end of our holiday as we'd enjoyed ourselves so much and it felt like coming home.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank vb21
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Reviewed August 22, 2006

We stayed for 5 nights in July in the Rose Suite. Located on the flat roof of the hotel it is reached by a narrow and steep short winding staircase but don't worry as the staff will carry your bags if need be.

The Rose it's own private-ish table and chairs outside the room well screened from the other "public" table some 20 odd feet away. Plus truly fantastic views of the volcanoes. Wonderful setting!

The Rose Suite room is largish and contains a double bed, a dresser and two small armchairs and an ottoman in front of a fire. Suite is a bit of a misnomer though - just one room and bathroom. The bed was very comfortable for my wife and myself. Clean sheets and pillows but slightly older faded but good quality bedspread. Not untypical B&B style though! The bathroom is long and narrow with shower (no curtain or screen so water goes everywhere) and a tub. The mirrors were fine for me to shave in so not sure why anyone would complain. The towels were just fine too - and I'm fussy about that.

I think the Rose Suite room gets hot as it is on the roof but there is a table fan which we used a lot. Guess we're too used to aircon but some days/nights it was warm. The other rooms downstairs I think are more insulated from the heat than this room. Certainly it did not feel as hot in the rest of the hotel.

There is no lock on the room doors except a catch on the inside so basically while you're away anyone can enter the room - other guests included. One day we were late getting up and another guest did rattle the door trying to get in! Of course access to the hotel is controlled by a locked front gate but this would not stop a visitor or other guest stealing your belongings. However there is a lockable security box in the smallish closet.

There is a library with lots of books from best sellers to classics and several comfy sofas in this and the other public sitting room.
Internet access is available in the library to guests on the computer there - free to use but obviously available to all hotel residents. No internet access in the room at the time of writing.

At night the corridors on the first (ground) floor had small candles placed down the length of the corridor - very attractive.

We did see some ants in the bathroom once but we weren't too worried as the room is obviously not like a regular chain type hotel and insulated from the outside. We think they were attracted by our baby's formula.

The staff went out to buy a pack-and-play playpen type thing when they realised their crib was unsuitable for our 8 month old - we were impressed by this on our first day.

The staff could NOT have been more helpful and there was always an English speaker on hand when we needed one. They had baby food delivered and a meal from a local restaurant when we were back late one evening. Nothing was too much trouble for them even to the point of washing the baby's blanket one day.

The breakfasts were a plate of fruit followed by omelette, heuvos rancheros, or similar. Plenty of toast too! Great fruit juice and coffee. Simple but more than adequate and very attentive service.

We were very disappinted in the lap pool. One reason I booked the hotel was to use the pool but while the water looked clean it was too cold to swim as it was not heated (or the heater was not on) and the pump was never on. So it was just decorative...

We certainly enjoyed our stay there and may well return one day.

  • Liked — Comfortable feel - like a visiting a friend's house.
  • Disliked — Pool not working and lack of door locks
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay of you like the feel of a B&B not if you want Marriott type facilities
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2006

I live in Guatemala city, used to stay in Posada del Angel and use to rated as a great hotel. I stayed in the suite, witch used to be great! The night I stay two cockroaches
say good night to me (they where on my pillow), the towels where Egyptian cotton but where so old they where complete torn out!
The room had many spiders…..I check out next day….no one asked how was my stay…

I guess the owner is not around any more, when she was there the hotel was impeccable. The service is still good and food is great, but for what you pays you count to be in a clean place not full of insects and torn towels.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Canton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2006

Sorry, I just dont go along with all the superlatives. We stayed in the Green Room. Llarge, second story, big bath. But.......no fan. Days are hot and opening the windows is just not enough cooling. At night, you cannot open the windows and have the lights on or the bugs come in.

No hook for towels near the shower. No hook for towels near the sink. The bath has a "mirror on a mirror", and I could not see myself in either one.

Breakfast was poor to marginal.

La Quinta de las flores, the suite at Casa Encantada are much better values.

  • Stayed May 2006
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4 Thank zaxmtn
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Property: Posada Del Angel
Address: 4a. Avenida sur # 24A, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
#10 Luxury Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Posada Del Angel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada del Angel, pioneer of the boutique hotel concept in Antigua Guatemala, is a colonial inn par excellence. This elegant boutique hotel, winner of the 2007 Andrew Harper hideaway report, is recognized world-wide by its 7 personalized suites (each with a good burning fire place) and high quality/first class service. ... more   less 
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