If William Shakespeare would have been able to see some of the views from this hotel's roof top terrace, or the beautiful fountain in the back lounge area, or even the breakfast garden, he definitely would have more to say than me.
Sitting on the roof top terrace is the same feeling you might get if Cameron Diaz decided to give you a full body massage,... in her birthday suit. A feeling of ecstasy overwhelms your senses when looking around at the 360 degree view of Volcanoes. Every direction you look seems perfect in every way. Com'on Billy, help me out here. Like a dream in the midst of.... naaa. Anyway, The chairs are comfortable, the sounds are fantastic, and the way the whole terrace is set up is really inviting to say the least. I definitely spent most of my stay up there.
The location is literally amazing of this hotel. I really enjoyed waking up to great coffee, and walking 3 blocks to the central park to meet my work buddies. Another 3 blocks in the other direction and you get Antigua's famous market. 3 blocks north, and you hit the famous La Merced Church. I don't know how to explain the location any better than... '3 blocks from everything'. When a city is as small as Antigua, a safe location is very important, and although we seemed to be 3 blocks from everything, including the hippie part of town, we never noticed. Perfectly placed, and perfectly close to everything. There is also one of Antigua's oldest running restaurants right across the street from the hotel. Amazing food! The only place in Antigua where you can find upscale Authentic Guatemalan Cuisine.
Back to the sonnets with Billy... The rooms flourish my soul like a light breeze tickles the leaves on a pear tree. .... Anyway, the rooms are always very very clean. The service is hiding until the second you need them, then they are all over you like ants on a knocked over anthill, making sure you are totally comfortable. I had a pair of pants I was planning on wearing to a business meeting one evening. I noticed their wasn't an iron in the room so I called down to the front. "Just one second Mr. Manson." After a swift swig of water from the provided bottles in the room, there was a knock at my door. Within 1 hour, my pants were not only professionally pressed, but they had managed to get a stubborn avocado stain out. They told me they had all the necessary equipment on-site. "Excellent! Great Service", I murmured in my head.
I feel like I am giving away all of Antigua's secrets. Like peeking into your sisters diary when you were young and finding out her friend has a crush on you. But honestly, I feel like I have gotten to know Antigua with my time there. I have been visiting since 2000, and have stayed in many many hotels. I must say, choosing a favorite is like choosing a favorite child. You have to love them all and they each have their own charm that brings you in. I will say though, I will only stay in the Meson de Maria from now on. I really had such a perfect time, and if the owners are reading this, "Thank you so very much!".
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