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4.5
Very Good 483 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The location, three blocks from Parque Central, the flowering heart of Antigua
  • Fireplaces in room for cozy warmth on the often cool highland nights
  • A friendly, competent Guatemalan staff
  • Sampling new tastes and Guatemalan culinary delights and enjoying volcano views in the Los Moros restaurant
  • Soaking in the temazcal, Ceiba Porta Spa’s Mayan steambath
  • Kids club and babysitting services make this a good hotel option for families

What To Know

  • The quietest rooms are in the new wing; rooms with the best views are in the original building
  • Not all rooms are air conditioned (note: Antigua is not a place that generally needs AC)
  • WiFi is available for no additional cost in the lobby and costs approximately $15, per day, in the guestrooms
  • If on-site buffet breakfasts seem pricey, step out to a neighborhood café for typical Guatemalan fare
  • All streets are cobblestone — wear walking shoes
  • Parking is free, but the garage is not close; the hotel has garage shuttle service
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Overview

The Review

Less than an hour from chaotic Guatemala City, Antigua was once the capital of the entire Spanish-controlled region of the Americas, which stretched from Mexico to Peru, and remains one of the most charming destinations in Central America today. Porta Hotel Antigua is a natural base for exploring this picturesque colonial town, with a welcoming, experienced staff, modern comforts and stunning volcano views.

The guestrooms come in all shapes, sizes and locations. In the original building, all the rooms are decked out with richly colored walls, wooden floors, decorative crafts and tiles and working fireplaces. Across the street, in the newer colonial-style annex, Deluxe Rooms are furnished with king, queen or double beds, and some are air-conditioned. {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/2366/prop-57421-1329251059-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The 110-room hotel has views of Antigua’s coffee plant–covered slopes and famous volcanoes.”}Also across the street, but accessed by an under-street tunnel, the lovely Premium Rooms are laid out in colonial courtyard style, built around a long lap pool with a garden.

The oldest part of the hotel is in a colonial-style building that includes a beautiful sitting room where guests gather; the El Conquistador bar, where both drinks and an extensive snack menu are on tap; and the Los Moros restaurant, whose traditional kitchen shows a respect for Guatemalan cuisine. Foodies are wowed by simple Mayan dishes like ka ik (a ceremonial soup from Coban) and jocón, a dish from Quetzaltenango made with chicken or beef covered in pumpkin seed sauce.

After daytrips, volcano climbs and cultural tours in and around Antigua, it’s time to take a plunge in — or just relax beside — the big pool set amid gardens that attract a bevy of brilliantly colored parrots and green macaws. Alternatively, head for the gym or the Ceiba Porta Spa, which is fitted with four treatment cabins, a suite for couples, dry and wet saunas and a traditional Mayan temazcal, where steam is created by tossing herb-infused water over hot volcanic rocks. All relaxed and ready to go back out on the cobblestone town? Have the concierge summon a horse-drawn carriage.

How to Get There

Porta Hotel Antigua
8a. Calle poniente # 1
La Antigua Guatemala, 03001 Guatemala

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 483 Reviews
Charming with a perfect location
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very charming hotel with wonderful service. It's beautifully decorated and the breakfast was delicious. Although there are only 6 rooms the hotel wasn't full when we were there but we were placed in the smallest one I think. We could barely move around - it would have been fine for 1 person. We were disappointed because the room next door was empty and much larger. However, we didn't realize it until we had unpacked. The staff couldn't do enough for us. The bar next door is irritating but we could still sleep.

Charming and Cozy Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

This hotel is the best if you like a vintage style, very cozy and beautifully decorated, it has a really nice roof terrace where you can have a relaxed breakfast.
The staff is very friendly and accessible.
The only problem is that the hotel is located next to a bar and in weekends tends to get very loud, I stayed in the last room "El Carreton" (No. 6) and you can hear everything like you were right in the bar.

Cozy boutique hotel and very nice helfull staff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel in very central location of Antigua. Beautifully decorated rooms, nice roof patio with beautiful views to Agua volcano.
Many thanks to the hosts: Angelica, Laura, Lucy - they were very nice and helpful, they made us feel like a family to stay at this hotel! Spirit airlines lost our luggage and planned to deliver it only on the 4th day - our host was able to find a number of the driver and made him bring our luggage to hotel immediately. Also we were leaving hotel too early for breakfast and they provided us with breakfast to go: fruits, coffee, bread.
The only thing is a noise from the bar next door but it didn't bother us that much.
Enjoyed our stay there!

Cozy & comfortable hotel in the Center of the Town
Reviewed 3 months ago

I felt very safe and taken care of by the women who work at the hotel. The breakfast on the terrace was delicious and had a great view. The room had great details, like high ceilings, wood paneling, and a comfortable bed. We used the jacuzzi on the terrace and were given robes & slippers.

The only issue is that there is a roof-top bar next door with loud tourists & expats. I could sleep despite the noise. The internet works best in the lobby, which was great for me, because it gave me a break from internet time in the room.

Charming, clean, beautifully decorated
Reviewed 4 months ago

A quaint room, with lovely decor and a comfortable bed, with beautiful linen and a great shower and bathroom. You need to be able to sleep through noise though. I can, so not a problem, but if you can't then I can't recommend D Leyenda due to the club nest door. If you can sleep through noise then do stay.