We made a reservation for 4 nights directly with hotel management well in advance - asking for a room that will accomodate a couple+(tentatively) our grown up son. Asked again if the room is large enough for 3 and received a positive answer.
Arriving there, with our "muchillero" son, we received room #3 with 2 dbl beds, where with 2 suitcases and 1 backpack there was absolutely no room to move.
We asked Marco for a bigger room, but there were only 2 such and both were occupied. Understanding our disappointment he gave our son a single room for himself, starting from the second night, for no extra charge!
Marco helped us as well to find a private eye clinic with an english speaking doctor.
On my birthday, the entire staff came to our table at breakfast with cake and candle, singing "happy birthday" - that was a touching gesture!
Our room, facing the street, was too noisy because of the cobbled street and was dark due to keeping the shades half closed to ensure some privacy. Even for 2 it felt cramped compared to other hotels in Guatemala, but the staff and the beauty of the courtyard made up for it.
- 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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