Due to our upcoming busy schedule, my wife and I are writing this review before we leave. We have to say the only thing we do not like is we cannot stay longer!
The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, we were treated like royalty! No question or concern was left unanswered or fulfilled.
The overall location is like a hidden treasure away from the busy streets, with very nice decorations and beautiful plants and flowers.
The included breakfast was quite the surprise! We were expecting a typical basic American-ish breakfast of bagels and make your own waffels. Wrong! Full service and fancy breakfast with a waiter is what greeted us at our choice of well decorated tables! Also, the cook must be a master chef and artist because the food was so nicely prepared!
All in all, NO complaints and ALL praises to top shelf service. We really recommend you stay here if you have the opportunity!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The San Rafael, which opens following a three-year restoration, incorporates the remains of an early structure significantly altered in the nineteenth century. The recent restoration preserves the form of a grand, traditional colonial home with its brick, stone and stucco construction; two courtyards; antique tile roofs; and three water features (including a dramatic wall fountain). Besides the furnished patio where one can enjoy a leisurely breakfast while gazing over the garden, guests will appreciate the elegant and lofty sitting and dining room, the perfect space in which to sip a glass of wine, sit before a roaring fire, or catch up on emails and correspondence. Entering through the gates of the San Rafael, visitors enjoy a sweeping view of the first courtyard with its two fountains and richly varied plantings: Italian cypresses, ficus trees, and the colorful blossoms of native plants. The hotel office and reception are conveniently located off the entry vestibule, where newly arriving guests will be greeted with a welcome beverage, and hotel residents may seek advice on touring the city, securing reservations at Antigua's finest restaurants, or making arrangements for a private excursion. Breakfast is a special occasion here, guests enjoying it while seated around the courtyard or in the dining room. For those fond of coffee or tea upon awakening, and before sitting down to breakfast, complimentary self-serve beverages are available in the courtyard each morning. The breakfast menu includes traditional offerings as well as a rotating array of special dishes. Breakfast is served between the hours of 7:00am and 10:30am weekdays, 11:00am weekends. ... more less
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