This is a small, cute, very nicely decorated hotel. It is definitely a great value for the price. We booked via email and got a fast response. We requested a room with a view of the volcano and were supposed to switch to that for our last 2 nights but something must have gone wrong with the reservation because that room was not available. So we moved to another room which was fine. They moved our things to our new room while we were out (and got delayed getting back to the hotel).
The two rooms we stayed in were nicely decorated but quite small. The beds were comfortable. There were no outside facing windows; the windows were out to the hall way so no view and no option for a breeze from the outside. It didn't really bother us though.
There is a little room on the ground floor with a computer with free internet which is very useful. There is also instant coffee and hot and cold (purified) water. Shortbread or some sort of sweet bread is available each morning. We had a lot of early mornings and were happy to have brought oatmeal that we had for breakfast as it was too early to go out.
The patio on the roof has an amazing view. There is a table and chairs, and 2 lounge chairs. It is quite nice to sit up there reading and enjoying the view. Bring some wine or beer and you have a nice spot for an afternoon cocktail. We met many nice, friendly, interesting people up there.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the arch. I'm not sure I'd feel completely comfortable walking back on my own at night as it is a bit dark and a bit off. I don't think it is a problem though. We walked back after dinner every night and never had a problem. Normal precautions should be taken.
I'd stay here again, the price is great and it is comfortable. It works if you are out most of the day and don't plan to spend much time at the hotel (as there is not much space).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel Casa Cristina. Cozy Bed and Breakfast. All rooms with private bath and hot water. Safe and central location, only 4 blocks from Antigua's Central Park. Our rooms have comfortable beds with white sheets and towels.We have a computer available free to our guest at any time and wireless access for guests traveling with Laptops in most rooms. On our roof-top terrace our guests can enjoy the view of Antigua and our surrounding 3 volcanoes or read a book in the sun (or shade). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Cristina Hotel
- Casa Cristina Antigua Guatemala