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Hotel Cirilo
Ranked #8 of 82 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Sarasota, Florida
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997 reviews
139 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
“Absolutely top notch - absolutely one of the best...”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Our stay at Hotel Cirilo could not have been better.

This hotel is a small boutique hotel set in totally beautiful grounds with various comfortable sitting areas in which to relax. The rooms are attractive, clean and comfortable...

The staff are supremely helpful... to the extent that when we arrived we hadn't had a chance to get any local currency and we asked the staff at the hotel, who, to our amazement offer to lend us money until we could get some exchanged - you don't really get much better service than that :-) The staff really go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and to help with anything you need.

Ricardo and Giovanni are extremely good hoteliers... very friendly and very amenable... we would DEFINITELY stay here again if we were visiting Antigua...

The hotel is about 10-15 minutes walk to the center of town, which we did each day, including at night, with no problems at all... in fact almost all the locals smile and say hello - everyone there is very friendly... we loved every minute of it... Alternatively, you can get a yuk-yuk for Q20 for 2 people 1-way if you don't fancy the walk...

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :-)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We recently returned from a trip to Guatemala, where we stayed at Hotel Cirilo for two nights. The hotel was absolutely beautiful and the service was fantastic! They helped us arrange many details of our trip and even dried our clothes and picked up our chocolates at the Chocolate Museum. My bf was feeling sick, and Ricardo offered to drive us to phamacist right away. Since this hotel had an excellent review on the tripadvisor we had high expectations, but our expectations were exceeded! This is our most pleasant hotel stay ever!

Some people might say that the hotel is a little bit far from the center of town, but it is only a 10-15 minute walk and very quiet. We enjoyed walking to the center of city in the morning sunshine. When we returned to the hotel, we just took "tuk tuk". The tuk tuk rider costs $1-2, and it is really fun :)

On a scale of 1 to 10 this hotel is a 10!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

I can't say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff was. They'll book any excursion within the country (probably in neighboring ones as well) for you. If there's a language barrier with any of the staff, they'll run and find an English-speaker to make sure you're getting everything you want. Oh, also – quiet, affordable and the grounds are amazing.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I won't go on at length repeating all the wonderful qualities of this hotel.In short, place is immaculately maintained, both gardens and hotel, very safe and very quiet, food is terrific and ladies who work in the kitchen are outstanding. I had a small health problem and they brewed me special tea and the manager order medicine which was delivered to us from the pharmacy. Can't beat that!
It is a short work to town, depending on where you are going. It is very loud in the center with weddings, parties, sounds echoing off the stone, fireworks, etc I am happy to walk an extra few minutes for tranquility. The only thing unsafe about the walk are the cobblestones. I always carry a small flashlight, no matter where I am visiting. Here, as night falls early it is an extra help.
As a small recommendation, I would concur with an earlier poster that more light in the bedroom would be welcome for reading a book, etc. We were in the one room without a full size window which made it a bit darker to begin with.
Wonderful establishment from top to bottom. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We spent 5 nights at this glorious hotel in October. What a delight to step inside the closed gates and find this amazing hotel built around the ruins! Gardens were delightful- it was a patch of paradise. The rooms were thoughtfully designed, clean and comfortable.And the staff were so lovely- nothingh was too much trouble. We had coffee waiting for us before we left for the airport at 5am! Ricardo was the perfect host- there in the background if we needed anything- but otherwise left us alone.
We ate breakfast every morning- everything freshly prepared and simple.
We found this hotel on trip advisor- and were not disappointed. Guatemala is a long way from Australia so if we do not get back there- we certainly recommend it to others!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great- we broke our stay with a two day side trip to Lake Atitlan- so experienc...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed at Hotel Cirilo during October this year. We live in Costa Rica so we are used to the Central American norm. Cirilo exceeded all of our expectations. Food was good. Staff was friendly and helpful...even preparing a take-away breakfast for us at 4AM! Grounds and the hotel itself are beautiful. We always felt secure. Recommend 100%.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

We loved our stay at Hotel Cirilo. Built right into a ruin
the grounds are astonishing.

The rooms are clean and comfortable. ALl the staff are
friendly and helpful.

Twice we ate breakfast here. We had fruit with granola and
omelletes. The food was also very very good.

All around we couldn{t have asked for a better accomodation.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Cirilo
Address: Calle de los Duelos No. 11, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 82 Hotels in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst the restored ruins of a colonial chapel, our hotel is a refuge of peace in the quietest area of Antigua. Only seven rooms, gardens, terrace, restaurant and solar-heated lap-pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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