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Hotel Casa Cristina
Ranked #17 of 80 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My boyfriend and I went for a short vacation and we absolutly loved the small hotel. I Call ahead to explain that this was the first time my boyfriend went to see a volcano, without hesitation we got the best room!!

I grew up in Guatemala, really wanted him to take the feeling of Guatemala and mission accomplished!

See you soon Casa Cristina!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I would definitely stay here again in Antigua. It was perfect - the property is beautiful, it was very clean and comfortable, the location is fantastic, there's a great rooftop deck, and the people are very friendly.

There are cheaper places to stay - I paid $35 USD / 280 quetzales for the best room (room 12) - but Casa Cristina is worth it if you can afford it.

Use the tour agency at the hospedaje next door for transportation (they will recommend them at the front desk) - he is super friendly and reliable, and speaks English. I used a different tour booker when I got into Antigua and got ripped off (van never showed up), but he salvaged my day by getting replacement transportation very quickly, and even waited with me to make sure it showed up. Then I booked a volcano hike & airport transportation with him and they were inexpensive and very punctual.

My only small recommendation is to get some better lighting outside at night - Casa Cristina is on a short quiet side street between two major streets and is very safe, but feels a little dark & creepy coming home at night.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank rackoo
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Newcastle, Australia
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34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I loved the vibe and staff here. Unfortunately you can here staff and other guests very easily as everything echoes in this small hotel. The maids make up the rooms as soon as someone checks out, so at 6.30 am we had clunking, scraping furniture and the washing machine going above us. And we could here our neighbors either side and above us using the toilet as clear as ever!

The wifi is great and you get free water refills. No breakfast except coffee. Great location, but very small rooms....maybe equal to what you would expect for between 30 and40 USD per night.

Room Tip: 3rd floor is supposed to be better, but everywhere is pretty loud.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank smarty1809
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Casa Cristina is an excellent choice in Antigua. It's on a quiet street, about one-half block from El Merced. Rooms are nicely decorated with local crafts, beds are comfortable, there is cable TV and wifi. (And a computer in the reception area for your use.) Public areas - the halls and the like - are nicely painted, with more local art. It's clear someone cares.
There's free coffee and water and a few basic pastries and cookies in the morning. (There are also a couple of excellent bakeries around the corner opposite El Merced.)
Rates are reasonable, especially for Antigua - from $30 to $45 for a double at this time of year. It's worth splurging a bit for one of the rooms on the top floor, with views of the church, city and volcano. Some rooms have windows that open onto the interior hallway - quieter, but less fresh air.
A bonus feature is the rooftop terrace, which has basic furniture, plants and really great views. Perfect for an end-of-day beer as the sun sets.
Staff are friendly and helpful, the place is completely secure since everyone has to buzz and be let in and there is a good tour agency two doors down the street.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank wix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I recently stayed at Casa Cristina for 2 nights with my boyfriend and was very pleased with the location, the staff, the price, and the look of the hotel. The owner was very helpful with reserving transportation from the airport (about an hour ride) and the entire staff was friendly and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Colleen D
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The views of the volcano both from the top floor rooms and the roof top terrace are lovely, the bed linen fresh, crisp and white (sometimes hard to find in Antigua), the wireless in the rooms is strong and there is free fresh tea and coffee every day.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank TravellerBlue111222
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London
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The Casa Cristina makes a great place to stay in Antigua, down a very quiet side road yet only a 5min walk from the main square. The rooms are on the small side but immaculate and beautifully painted and decorated with local arts and crafts.
Highly reccomended

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Casa Cristina
Address: Callejon Camposeco 3A | between 6 & 7 ave. North, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Antigua
#13 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
#20 Family Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Casa Cristina. Cozy Bed and Breakfast. All rooms with private bath and hot water. Safe and central location, only 4 blocks from Antigua's Central Park. Our rooms have comfortable beds with white sheets and towels.We have a computer available free to our guest at any time and wireless access for guests traveling with Laptops in most rooms. On our roof-top terrace our guests can enjoy the view of Antigua and our surrounding 3 volcanoes or read a book in the sun (or shade). ... more   less 
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