El Convento Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Locally sourced squash in the ravioli with loroco-flower sauce, courtesy of the on-site restaurant
- Romantic room touches like fireplaces and private decks with Jacuzzi tubs
- Location down a cobblestone street across from a historic convent
What To Know
- On-site parking is available
- The drive/cab ride from the airport can take an hour in traffic
- In-room wireless Internet access is available
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Tucked down a cobblestone street, El Convento steps back into Guatemala’s colonial past with exposed wooden beams, large roaring fireplaces and textured walls. The on-site restaurant and its breezy outdoor seating offer traditional Guatemalan dishes, house-made tea infusions and an impressive wine cellar. Rooms split the difference between old-world charm and modern comforts with stone walls, muted Guatemalan textiles, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Romantic touches include fireplaces, rain showers and outdoor hot tubs.
In the Area
Antigua is nestled at the foot of Guatemala’s volcanoes with a cobblestone downtown area melding both native and European cultures. Admire a Hispanic-period, glass-and-ceramic collection at Museo Vigua de Arte Precolombino, or stop by the gallery-restaurant Sobremesa for dinner and one of 40 exotic house-made ice cream flavors (try the Jasmine Blackberry). An open-air bar at Café Sky and 360-degree, rooftop mountain views is an ideal scenic spot to enjoy over cocktails. For those itching to get out and explore firsthand, Old Town Outfitters has a range of afternoon itineraries, including bike and kayak excursions.
How to Get There
Great hotel, makes an American feel right at home, fantastic value, beautiful hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are going to Antigua. Excellent service, and the entire staff is bi-lingual - and when I say bi-lingual, I mean it. Simply sublime! If I had to complain about anything, the WiFi is pretty slow... but hey, you're on vacation!
My husband and I visit Antigua just for one weekend and we were blown away with this hotel. First, when we arrived, during the check in we were served a drink made with hibiscus tea and ginger, which was delightful. All the staff was friendly and very polite. The hotel by itself has a breathtaking and unique character surrounded by this mesmerizing antique architecture. Our room was everything we could image and more: good mattress, nice pillows and they had black out curtains for a full good night of sleep.
The shower is another experience in this hotel, not lonely the bathroom is gorgeous, but also is a mixture of modern design with delicate decor.
I am very happy we stayed there and one day I wish to return. But in case you, future guest, decide to stay in a different hotel for other reasons, I strongly recommend you go for a nice dinner at El Convento. I am vegetarian and I was surprised with so many options they had for me. And the food is just spectacular! My husband and I couldn't get over the chocolate bomb desert. And all the details in the mix of flavors of each dish is to die for! Thank you El Convento, for the best experience in all aspects!
Lovely hotel. We went to Antigua for the Semana Santa processions, and while the hotel was in close proximity to the festivities it was removed enough to make it a safe haven from the people and the noise. The restaurant is excellent, and the wait staff (especially Eric and Elias) were tops!
We absolutely love the hotel. The hotel is exquisitely decorated, beautiful carved wood door, and the garden was beautiful, peaceful and you feel so relaxed!! We stayed there for 3 nights and the hotel is centrally located, you can walk to everywhere conveniently!!
The place to go if you want to impress someone! Always our first choice when entertaining customers and friends. The perfect spot for a romantic getaway as well. Every single detail is attended to. I just wish that the upper level deck was available for enjoying an after dinner drink.