92%
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4.5
Very Good 496 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 496 Reviews
Great location, Excellent service, Nice room
Tom R

The hotel is in a great location in Antigua - only a half a block from San Juan Church & city park (center of town). From the time that we arrived until the time that we left, the service was great. The staff was warm and cordial. We had to depart early the next morning for a volcano tour, and they had a box breakfast ready for us since it was before normal brerakfast hours. Upon our return from the volcano, the staff was friendly and accomodating even though we were checking out of the hotel. The room was cozy and nice. It was not fancy, but it was clean, comfortable, and met all of our needs. I would stay again in this hotel.

Wonderful accommodations and Excellent location and
keb57

We stayed here for three nights and had a wonderful experience. It is located very close to the center square and within walking distance of many eateries! The customer service is fabulous and breakfast is a delight! It is a very safe location with on-site management 24 hours a day.

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coyote611

The location is the best in Antigua, mere feet from the central plaza and close to all sorts of restaurants. We enjoyed the fine breakfasts of toast and fresh fruit on the terrace. The staff was friendly, courteous and helpful at all times and they helped arrange shuttles to and from the airport. We would definitely return to the D'Leyenda!