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“Amazing Hotel Experience!!!”
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Hotel la Catedral
Ranked #16 of 75 Hotels in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing Hotel Experience!!!”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Hotel la Catedral gave me one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. The people went way above and beyond to make me feel as comfortable and like home as possible during my 2 week stay. The location is perfect; 1/2 block from the central park, close to the market and amongst all of the great restaurants and bars. The room was great; it had a colonial feel and charm with all of the modern conveniences. The hotel is safe and secure, it is immaculately clean and it has a lush, beautiful courtyard. The included breakfast is great everyday as well. If I return to Antigua I will not even consider staying anywhere else!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Marco G, Gerente at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
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Gracias por hospedarse con nosotros fue un placer haberle servido.
Los esperamos en otra ocasión en esté rincón colonial, que puede disfrutar del hotel y de la Ciudad.
Atentamente.
Marco G.
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Charlotte, NC
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We are currently staying at this hotel and have had an overall good experience. The staff is very nice but most of the staff doesn't speak English so we have been practicing what little Spanish we know! The rooms are super small (barely enough room to get around the beds) but cute and clean and there is a cute courtyard. The best thing about this hotel is the location. It's right by the main square although this town is pretty small so everything seems pretty close. The only negative is that the shower water takes forever to heat up (stays at room temperature for several minutes) and it doesn't get much past lukewarm.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Anu M
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honduras
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48 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Small rooms and lack of hot showers, but the hotel's location in Antigua, its very accomodating staff and gorgeous courtyard made our stay very plesant. Breakfasts were yummy. This hotel is a great value in a great city.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank gring0mama
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012

The courtyard is beautiful,the rooms comfortable and weel decorated as is the bathroom. Cable tv had all my channels and breakfast options were amazing. Try the huevos rancheros! Marcos was a great help and all the ladies so kindz, location of Catedral is one block away from main square! There is a great shakes/smoothies place next door! (Pitaya) Highly recommend it!

Room Tip: Ask for rooms no. 6 or 7 although they are ALL wonderful!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Marco G, Gerente at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
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Gracias por hospedarse con nosotros fue un placer haberle servido.
Los esperamos en otra ocasión en esté rincón colonial, que puede disfrutar del hotel y de la Ciudad.
Atentamente.
Marco G.
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minnesota USA
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Reviewed 17 July 2012 via mobile

We had 3 of the hotel's 8 rooms for a family vacation before a wedding in Guatemala city. The hotel van picked us up at the airport and provided easy and safe transit th Antigua. The hotel is just off the main square which provides easy access yet quiet accommodations. All rooms are off a beautiful and relaxing courtyard with lounging and a breakfast area. The bar makes the best lemonade con soda in town! Our rooms were quaintly decorated with comfy beds and newly updated baths. Everything is spotlessly clean and well maintained. Breakfasts were delicious. All of the staff went above and beyond to be of help. We have stayed at several other hotels in Antigua...this is the one we will return to.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Marco G, Gerente at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Google Translation
Gracias por hospedarse con nosotros fue un placer haberle servido.
Los esperamos en otra ocasión en esté rincón colonial, que puede disfrutar del hotel y de la Ciudad.
Atentamente.
Marco G.
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Las Vegas
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2012

We spent a few days in Antigua after our mission trip and it was a delight to stay at this small hotel. I think there are no more than 6 or 7 units surrounding a beautiful court yard. The room was wonderfully decorated with colonial charm but with all updated contemporary fixtures. You get a hot breakfast cooked to order from their menu also. The hotel is just one block away from the central park so very convenient. Marco the manager speaks perfect English so no worries here. Do note that they lock up the place pretty early so if you venture out late in the evening let the night manager Martin know to let you in. Also Marco can arrange for your day trips but these are private tours so on the pricy side. Even though this was rainy season we lucked out and had a perfect day trip to Lake Atitlan. No complaints there!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MtEverest
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Marco G, Gerente at Hotel la Catedral, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Google Translation
Gracias por hospedarse con nosotros fue un placer haberle servido.
Los esperamos en otra ocasión en esté rincón colonial, que puede disfrutar del hotel y de la Ciudad.
Atentamente.
Marco G.
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Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

I picked this property based on the recommendations posted in Tripadvisor. I am happy I did! This is a very comfortable and laid back property. Although it is close to the centre of Antigua, it is very quiet. I enjoyed everything in this place. The room, the breakfast, the service, it is all good. I will certainly stay here again. The only minor glitch that I think the property owners should fix is the hot water system in the room. It is not friendly and it wastes lots of water while it reaches an acceptable temperature. Please make it more efficient to make better use of water and energy.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel la Catedral
Address: 4ta. Avenida sur # 4 | La Antigua Guatemala, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 75 Hotels in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel la Catedral 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Catedral is an authentic Spanish Colonial house, originally built as part of the "Palacio de los Capitanes Generales" in the center of Antigua, Guatemala. Its construction began in 1558. The space was rebuilt in 1754 and it was used as the residence of the General Capitan. The hotel is located one block from the Central Park and the Cathedral (Catedral de Santiago). It is within a minute or two walking distance from many restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and Spanish Colonial ruins. As one of the original structures in Antigua, Hotel La Catedral preserves its charm and elegance and it has been completely restored to bring you all the comfort and rest you're looking for during your stay. It has a very cozy and romantic environment, just like Antigua itself. The hotel has 8 rooms with a King Size bed or with two Full Size beds. Each room individually decorated to give you a slightly different feel each time you visit us. All of them are equipped with Flat Panel TV set, DVD Player, Cable TV, Security Box, Wireless Internet (at no additional cost), telephone and alarm clock. All bathrooms are stylishly and individually designed with antique marble. All toiletries and hair dryer also included. All our rates include, Full a La Carte Breakfast, free international calls to designated countries (time limited) and private parking in the same location. In the same facilities we have an equipped private meeting room and a Family Lounge-Bar. We also organize and coordinate your Tour needing's to any other beautiful destinations as well as transportation from and to Guatemala City. ... more   less 
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