The people at the Posada Belen are so lovely - we had a wonderful stay there. There was confusion with our reservation, but Francesca rushed over from her home and fixed us up. The dinner was very tasty, but it's also a little pricey compared to similar Guatemalan restaurants. However, the fact that it was pulled together and served to us when we arrived dead tired was like a miracle.
I heard so much about it being a dangerous area, but during the day it's wonderful walking around the neighborhood. There are lots of interesting churches and the plaza nearby. Also, the Central Market may not have the charm of outdoor markets, but we found it quite interesting... possibly because we were the only tourists there.
The Posada Belen was very nice for my husband and children, but my parents were accustomed to something a bit more mainstream, so only stay there if you want an experience that wouldn't be duplicated in the U.S. Of course, why go to Guatemala for a U.S. experience?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Posada Belen is located in a fine colonial style home built in 1873 converted into an intimate Museum Inn, centrally located in a quiet street of the historical center of Guatemala City about 3 miles north from the airport (10-15 Minutes), run by the same family since opened in 1972 to international tourism. Posada Belen was slowly transformed from a colonial style home into a very special inn. Highly recommended in most important travel guides and by former guests/friends, with over 300 authentic registered Mayan artifacts on display as well as unique antique handicrafts plus many primitive paintings makes Posada Belen a true Museum, but most of all we are a clean, safe, centrally located, quiet, moderately priced, with good beds, great food, friendly relaxed atmosphere, and authentic HOME to start, end or organize your journey in Guatemala. We are conveniently located to visit any of the museums in Guatemala city, walk to the relief map, national palace, central market (lowest prices in the country for handcrafts), visit the pre classic Mayan ruins and museum of Kaminal Juyu, dozens of monumental churches , We are blocks away from the bus stations to Tikal, Xela, Antigua, Coban, Chiquimula, Rio Dulce. Etc. Shuttles are also available from the inn door. Guided walking City tour is available, Guatemala city is important if you really want to understand our culture and its history. We will be happy to help you with your itinerary and up to date travel and safety information. The Posada Belen is especially safe for women traveling alone. We have a pick up service available at any hour of day or night to all persons who will like to have a friendly and safe welcome into Guatemala's airport for about the same price as a taxi (depending on the arrival time from $10 to $15), we know we are not for everybody, our clients are usually smart people with lots of travel experience, who are looking for comfortably way to enjoy true Guatemalan culture and also likes to stay in a place with character. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Posada Belen Museo Hotel
- Hotel Posada Belen Museo
- Posada Belen Museo Inn Guatemala/Guatemala City