Hotel Posada del Angel
What We Love
- A rooftop terrace overlooking Volcan Agua
- Traditional Guatemalan breakfast with local fruit and homemade tortillas
- A relaxing central patio and garden, accessible from guestrooms
What To Know
- Each room features its own unique décor, so amenities may differ
- Beds are covered with fine cotton Mayan textiles
- There are just seven rooms
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tucked down a cobblestone street, this former Spanish colonial casona offers an atmospheric home base for exploring historic Antigua. Take your breakfast of freshly squeezed juices, tropical fruits, house-made tortillas and local Chiltepe sauce on a rooftop patio overlooking the volcano. Then retire to one of the seven rooms, which surround a lush courtyard. Each has beds covered in colorful Mayan textiles, carved wood sculptures and hand-hammered copper accents. Many have romantic, wood-burning fireplaces.
In the Area
Arched walls, ornate cathedrals and cobblestone streets romance history lovers in historic Antigua. Dip into the city’s heritage at the Museum of Colonial Art, a massive collection of sculptures, paintings and furniture in grand 16th- and 17th-century buildings. The tree-lined Parque Central has daytime craft vendors, a beautiful 1738 fountain and nightly live music. Grab a seat on the patio of the Restaurante Doña Luisa Xicotencatl and indulge in cafe con leche and freshly baked breads and pastries. At night, join the locals dancing salsa and merengue at La Chimenea.
How to Get There
This place is a treasure. The colors and warmth of the place , its staff and comfort is beautiful Melida and Anibal were most helpful with all their recommendations and help in arrangements. You feel at home here, very welcome and very special. They are concerned about you and your comfort here.The breakfast on the terrace in the morning with a volcano view is exceptional. All the staff are lovely. I would return here anytime!
This small hotel is perfectly located--a few blocks from the central square--everything is in walking distance. The service is spectacular from the moment you arrive. Our room, with our private fireplace had everything you need, and was decorated beautifully. If you want something that feels like you are in a serene, friendly, at home place--this is it. Anibal, the manager, was attentive to our every need, arranging for tours, transportation, meals etc.
We stayed at Posada Del Angel and absolutely LOVED it. The owners are fantastic and the AM breakfast is fantastic. Once you go behind the "basic" front door, you open into an oasis of beauty. Mayan Textiles, a beautiful pool to swim in, a lovely lounge area and the roof top deck has incredible views. The staff is incredibly nice, helpful and kind. Definitely worth staying here!!
My husband and I had the absolute best stay here.
The Grounds: The hotel grounds are absolutely gorgeous. There are lush plants and flowers everywhere. The pool is small but it is no ordinary hotel pool; it's in the open-air common area of the ground floor, and is surrounded by vines and feels like a part of a luxurious garden. There is a cozy living room common space. Our booking came with breakfast, which we ate on the beautiful, lush rooftop each day. Even if it rains the night before, the staff go up early to the roof to dry things off and put out dry cushions so that guests can enjoy it every morning. There's also a dining room to eat indoors but I never used it since eating on the roof was so gorgeous!
The Room: We stayed in the suite at the end of the hall. It was one of the best hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. So cozy! It was pouring rain when we arrived and we had the staff build a fire in the fireplace. There were tons of candles provided too. With the fireplace and candles lit, the room felt even more homey than my own home. I also loved that they provided a little box of teeny tiny worry dolls, with a note explaining their Guatemalan traditional use. The bed was comfortable, we had a tiny but pretty private garden space, and the jet tub was great. Exactly the type of room that makes you feel like you are on vacation. Do note that this is a tropical location, so bugs can get into the room, which is expected in any tropical boutique hotel.
The Breakfast: The breakfast was simple but tasty. You get your choice of eggs (the standard options plus huevos rancheros), some delicious Guatemalan style black beans, toast, cheese, and fresh fruit.
The Staff: Amazing! We are pretty sure the front desk manager never goes home because he was there at all hours, greeting us with a warm welcome every time and always ready to help with any questions we had about Antigua or anything else we needed. The rest of the staff was also incredibly kind and pleasant to be around.
This is a great romantic getaway for couples, or even for individual travelers who want to treat themselves to some cozy candlelit evenings.
My wife and I were part of a small group that spent four nights at Possda Del Angel. It truly is a gem! Charming, tasteful rooms, great staff and an overall great experience.
The reviews are consistently wonderful because it is true.
I found location- 10 minute walk from plaza- very convenient. Breakfasts on the roof terrace is wonderful. Fruit, eggs to order or French toast or pancakes with freshly squeezed orange juice was served on the terrace or in charming dining area.
The candle lit garden and hallways each evening adds a romantic touch.
Special mention to Anibal. Simone and Octavio for warm friendly service above and beyond the call.
If we return to Antigua we will certainly stay here.