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El Convento Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 82 Hotels in Antigua
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“Great attention to detail from start to finish!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The rooms were beautiful, each one very unique. We had to opportunity to stay in two of the Junior Suites - Las Huertas (fireplace, large bathroom with glass shower and tub but no terrace) and San Jose (huge private terrace, great tub and separate glass shower). If these were the Junior Suites, I would love to see what the Grand Suites looked like in person. This is truly a great boutique hotel, walking distance from the main square and the Arch. The service is excellent and the food is even better. Enjoyed all of our breakfasts as well as our perfect dinner at the restaurant on site.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

This place is amazing... great gardens , tiny swimming pool but not important, one doesnt go to Antigua to stay in a hotel pool
every detail has been clearly well thought, bathrooms huge and very clean, each room has a name
walking distance from everything
they have a buffet breakfast during week ends only and very nice lounge terrace on the roof

I had one problem though with my final bill.. I had a suite, booked at special usd rates on internet, 204 usd per night for saturday till sunday, and 153 usd for week days... they covered me first all nights at 204, which was not what I had booked ... I had copy of my internet booking so they agreed but on top they didnt charge me in USD but in local currrency at 8.15 quetzal per USD which is far from 7.70 official rate ... I dont think it is fair if you propose a deal in one currency, that is the currency you charge to customer

Room Tip: my room 215 has a jaccuzi outside in private garden which is very nice
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

They are very unprofessional:
- They showed our credit card number publicaly
- We did the reservation on their website, confirmation said "prepaid" but we had to pay again onsite
- It took us an hour to do the checkout
The hotel is very well located and staff is very nice!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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White Rock, Canada
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

My wife and I spent a long weekend in Antigua - our first time there - and stayed at this quaint, historic boutique hotel built among the ruins of a 300 year old convent, recommended by friends from Guatemala City. We highly recommend this hotel for a quiet weekend getaway... we loved it.

We stayed in the El Capitan (Captain) room, which comes with a jacuzzi tub located on a private outdoor patio. The room had both natural stone and plaster walls, with a high quality, yet rustic feel. The king size bed was very comfortable, the room was spacious and the shower gives you the choice of two shower heads (rain, and directed). The room comes with two TVs and a music sound system (with speakers throughout the rooms). Two ceiling fans and double doors to the outdoor patio more than makes up for the lack of air conditioning (which you really don't need in this climate).

The hotel is located in the northeast section of Antigua. It's an easy 10 minute walk west to the center of town (the town square), many of the church ruins and shopping opportunities. Alternatively, you're only 5-10 minute walk east to the Casa Santa Domingo, a larger hotel also built among the ruins of a convent.

The hotel and restaurant staff were extremely courteous and accommodating. Our Spanish is poor, and the staff was patient with our attempts at Spanish. Most of the staff had at least some command of English.

We did not meet the chef at the restaurant, but we were very impressed with the top shelf quality and presentation of the menu choices. The outdoor lounge on the second floor offers a beautiful view of two volcanoes on a clear day.

We couldn't come up with anything we didn't like about El Convento. If we ever go back to Antigua, we'll stay here again.

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tucson
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

we needed a place for one night, usually stay at casa santo domingo but it was full easter saturday, so we booked El Convento and let me tell you we LOVED it! such a beautiful hotel with very friendly staff.. The grounds are beautiful, such style. and the room was incredible. with a fireplace and a jacuzzi on the patio, not to mention a huge wonderful bathroom with heated towels and a huge tub, huge rain shower, and sky light... the best! and the beds incredibly comfy.. highly recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: get a jacuzzi on the patio..worth it
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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New York
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Just left Antigua this morning and we absolutely loved El Convento, for a number of reasons:
*Atmosphere / Decor - Very beautiful but also low-key. We stayed in the San Jose Room which has an amazing bathroom and outdoor terrace. Comfortable and clean as well.
*Location - walking proximity to everything - local attractions and great restaurants
*Elu restaurant - was amazing. We ate breakfast there twice and late lunch twice and everything we had was incredible. The staff were equally incredible - beyond nice and accommodating and made us feel so welcome. And they have a great upstairs terrace to eat on and relax.
We would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Antigua.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I are spending a week in Antigua. I stayed in Antigua several years ago as a backpacker and loved the UNESCO heritage listed buildings scattered all around the village. This time I decided to stay in a UNESCO listed hotel. El Convento is not only a stunningly beautiful hotel it has made our holiday, it is an experience in itself not to be missed!

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Additional Information about El Convento Boutique Hotel

Property: El Convento Boutique Hotel
Address: 2a. Avenida Norte # 11, Antigua 03002, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Antigua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Antigua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Antigua
#9 Family Hotel in Antigua
#9 Business Hotel in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — El Convento Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a cobblestone street across from the legendary Capuchinas Convent, in the heart of Antigua Guatemala, El Convento Boutique Hotel welcomes visitors to an oasis of stunning elegance and unparalleled comfort. Each of our 26 spacious, exquisitely decorated suites draws upon the history and culture of this famous city, creating an intoxicating blend of traditional simplicity and modern convenience. Our staff anticipates your needs without intruding, offering gracious service and thoughtful amenities that will make you feel more at home than in a hotel. Perhaps that's why El Convento Boutique Hotel was awarded the Most Excellent Hotel in Mexico and Central America by Condé Nast Johansens in 2013, in addition to earning TripAdvisor's coveted 2013 Travellers' Choice award. ... more   less 
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