I had the privileged to stay at this stunning hotel in the very centre of Antigua for 3 nights beginnings of July and it was an unforgettable experience. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by the friendly stuff and shown into a large room very tactfully decorated with high ceilings, a 4 poster bed and a really stylish bathroom. The hotel although built in traditional style had all the mid cons and the Internet was the fastest we experienced during our trip through Central America. The breakfast was delicious and really tastefully arranged in the lovely patio outside our room. I would recommend San Rafael strongly to anyone visiting Antigua and looking for a beautiful peaceful boutique hotel to stay! Although it's located bang in the town venter the moment you walk through the front gate you step into a calm environment where you can enjoy the beautiful rooms and tranquil gardens and if you're looking for something more lively it's right at your doorstep outside of the hotel! Very highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The San Rafael, which opens following a three-year restoration, incorporates the remains of an early structure significantly altered in the nineteenth century. The recent restoration preserves the form of a grand, traditional colonial home with its brick, stone and stucco construction; two courtyards; antique tile roofs; and three water features (including a dramatic wall fountain). Besides the furnished patio where one can enjoy a leisurely breakfast while gazing over the garden, guests will appreciate the elegant and lofty sitting and dining room, the perfect space in which to sip a glass of wine, sit before a roaring fire, or catch up on emails and correspondence. Entering through the gates of the San Rafael, visitors enjoy a sweeping view of the first courtyard with its two fountains and richly varied plantings: Italian cypresses, ficus trees, and the colorful blossoms of native plants. The hotel office and reception are conveniently located off the entry vestibule, where newly arriving guests will be greeted with a welcome beverage, and hotel residents may seek advice on touring the city, securing reservations at Antigua's finest restaurants, or making arrangements for a private excursion. Breakfast is a special occasion here, guests enjoying it while seated around the courtyard or in the dining room. For those fond of coffee or tea upon awakening, and before sitting down to breakfast, complimentary self-serve beverages are available in the courtyard each morning. The breakfast menu includes traditional offerings as well as a rotating array of special dishes. Breakfast is served between the hours of 7:00am and 10:30am weekdays, 11:00am weekends. ... more less
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