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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The hotel is beautiful but service overall was terrible, the hotel room ac was not working and couldn’t open the window since it lead to the busy street. Also breakfast took over 45 minutes and made us late for our tours.
Traveled with my familty, got two rooms in the upper floor which was convenient.
We were received by Lucrecia, extremely helpful and kind.
The hotel is really peaceful, quite, and spending time in the big room with the chimney, watching the rain and a couple of bottles of wine was more than what we were expecting.
Unfortunately, we only had time in our schedule for one night, but we will surely come back and stay here again.
An unusual and exceptional property. Unlike other properties, mixing a variety of themes and elements, the property makes for a special visit. I woudl agree the property is not quite perfect as noted by other reviewers but still very special and highly recommended