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El Convento

Antigua, Guatemala

El Convento is a colonial-style property with just 26 beautifully decorated air-conditioned suites, with TVs and rainforest showers.

Most ground floor rooms have their own small private terrace and walled fountain making it the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring this exquisite colonial city. The hotel is located within a short walk of the central plaza and nearby is the 18th century Capuchin Convent so is a great base from which to independently explore the city.

The hotel also has an excellent restaurant called 'Sitz' which serves contemporary food using local produce based on traditional Guatemalan dishes either in the restaurant itself or up on the hotel's roof terrace in front of the log fire, although service can be slow. There is a small pool in the hotel garden around which the suites are located and they have an excellent masseuse who offers massage in the privacy of your room.

OUR RATING: First Class

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Tour ideas in Antigua

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at El Convento as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Trek through open fields, farmland and Pacific cloudforest with spectacular views over the Antigua valley area.

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      Stroll through the beautiful cobbled streets of Antigua and visit the city's highlights, including the Church of St. Francis, the Central Plaza, the San José Cathedral and the Church of La Mercedes.

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