Real InterContinental Guatemala
What We Love
- The sushi bar Tanoshii, one of the first to introduce Japanese cuisine to Central America
- Upper floors have great views of the city
- The central Zona Viva neighborhood is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the city
- A large outdoor pool and hot tub
What To Know
- There’s a $15 per day fee for WiFi
- With 17 meeting rooms, the property gets more business executives than leisure travelers
- The hotel has a no-pets policy
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This Zona Viva stay is perfect for both business and leisure travelers, with its light-filled rooms sporting brightly colored curtains and splashes of orange and blue. Make your way to the fifth floor for the outdoor swimming pool, solarium and fitness center, or head to the spa, which offers every kind of European-style pampering you could imagine (there’s even a Vichy shower). For dinner, guests can choose from four restaurants, including the sushi joint Tanoshii, the French-inspired bakery Saint Honoré and the deli-style Market.
In the Area
Get a real feel for the city with a visit to the nearby museums. You can admire the work of 20th-century talents like Alfredo Galvez Suarez, Julio Vasquez Urruela and Rodolfo Galeotti at the National Palace of Culture, a magnificent mashup of architectural styles from neoclassical to Guatemalan colonial. Then stop by the Anthropology Museum, which explores the history of the Maya. Tuck into a grilled steak with all the trimmings at El Portal del Angel, which also has knockout views of the city. Or book a table for two at Tamarindos, one of the hottest tables in town. The romantic, chicly furnished spot infuses a unique Guatemalan spirit into its Asian- and Italian-influenced menu, prepared by local chef Ricardo Zuniga.
How to Get There
In early March 2019, a medical mission team from Philadelphia USA called "Smiles For Guatemala" returned for the third time, and we definitely plan to be back twice a year. From start to finish, our stay at this hotel made our trip very comfortable. The facility is conveniently located near shopping and restaurants. The van service to and from the airport was efficient, even with our extremely early departure time. The front desk staff, especially Kurt, were warm and helpful. The breakfast buffet and servers, including Ruffino, got us off to a fine start each morning. The coffee there cannot be beat! It was a pleasure working with Sylvia regarding our room reservations. But most important of all, the evening food and beverage staff worked with us to provide a relaxing spot with refreshments for our tired team at the end of each long day. We are grateful to them all: Shakespeare, Glercy, Marisol, Bianca, Lilian, Veronica and Yannelin.
The large rooms.
The spa... great.
The massage was clean and proffessional. I didn't want it to end.
The outdoor swimming pool.
Everything was clean and taken care of.
We left early morning so we didnt have breakfast. But, there was hot coffee/tea and some fresh cakes at the entrance.
The price was reletively low and certainly great value for money.
Thanks for outstanding stay.
Excellent service and very confortable rooms. I liked the outdoor pool which has a view of the city. Breakfast was my favorite part of the staying, try not to skip it! Definitely the best hotem in Guatemala.
Glercy Orozco has been the best hostess I've ever experienced in my travels. Always greets me with a smile, very attentive and cordial, and extremely professional. I've always watch her with her interaction with other customers, and she treats everybody in the same manner
Thank you Yennyfer, Keyla and Eduardo for making my birthday/business trip a pleasure! You were great and tended to our group with care and professionalism. You helped my fiancee surprise me with a cake, remember? Gracias.