Antigua Guatemala Hotel Guide | Best Hotel With A Pool

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The Antigua Guatemala Hotel Guide covers the best 10 hotels in all of Antigua Guatemala by number of Hotel room, services, and tripadvisor number of reviews. Hotel Casa del Parque is situated just steps from the Central Park in Antigua this one of the few Hotels in Antigua with a Pool and Hot Tub.

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The Hotel has one of the best free breakfasts of all hotels in Antigua.

“Hotel Casa del Parque this Hotel has a pool and a hot tub something not so easy to find in Antigua Guatemala.” http://www.tripadvisor.com
 of 5 stars May 27, 2013
“Room by the pool can be alittle noisy at nite, but we were going to bed early..hey when you are visiting paradise don’t complain…bring earplugs! The birds in the morning were perfect. No AC we never needed it..great breeze. All rooms have fans and fresh water is provided/NC” (MaryAnneW88)

 of 5 stars May 8, 2013
“Get a room AWAY from the bars which are (when facing the hotel) on your right. Don’t get a second level room as I don’t think it’s worth the extra money.” (marianh781)

 of 5 stars Mar 3, 2013
“They will show you the vacant room if you ask them to. Street front suites are roomy. Windows have wooden shutters to keep the street noise way down.” (pamelac45)

 of 5 stars Mar 1, 2013
“2nd floor volcano view is spectacular!” (lams45)

 of 5 stars Feb 20, 2013
“Room next to kitchen is noisy. Upper rooms appear more sun but will be hotter (no A/C at location). Check room for bugs — I have bites all over my bod.” (Bugsy54961)

 of 5 stars Feb 13, 2013
“Ask them to give you a room on the left area, don’t pick the right because this would be closer to the hotel next door were the bar is located.” (okumare)

 of 5 stars Oct 29, 2012
“Near the reception!” (cybersusst)

 of 5 stars Oct 6, 2012
“Don’t get a room close to the street during the weekends. Very close to a bar and the noise may keep you up all night.” (TracyandJoeA)

 of 5 stars Jul 16, 2012
“Not ground floor it’s about noisy” (TraceyB381)

 of 5 stars Apr 30, 2012
“The high rooms are very quiet except for the noises from your neighbors.” (EAC002)

 of 5 stars Jan 14, 2012
“Upstairs in back with view of town!” (christelburnerlady)

 of 5 stars Jan 4, 2012
“Each room has its own character. Don’t be afraid to ask them to show you the rooms before you decide.” (yungc_12)

 of 5 stars Jan 4, 2012
“On the front street with the fireplace.” (RichNeel)

 of 5 stars Dec 29, 2011
“The second floor rooms offer the best views” (HelenAnnJimB)

 of 5 stars Dec 8, 2011
“Sunday night to mid week gives you more options” (Susannah53)

 of 5 stars Jul 4, 2011
“Stay upstairs! Much quieter…” (StuartandDenese)

 of 5 stars Apr 23, 2011

Hotel Casa del Parque is a great location in Antigua Guatemala. Our hotel is only a few steps from Antigua’s beautiful central park and Cathedral, close to the most important sites of our beautiful city. We offer a 4-star hotel with 5-star service, all the while staying within your budget.

Hotel Casa del Parque
4th Ave Norte #5
Antigua, Guatemala
(502) 7832-0961/62

hotelcasadelparque@hotmail.com

Hotel Casa del Parque's Garden

 

Hotel Casa del Parque's Corridor

  • 24hr front desk assistance in a very secure environment
  • Heated Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Sauna & Massages offered
  • Travel Agency to help with any tours or ongoing travel. Airport pickup for $37
  • Breakfast is offered for $5 extra per person
  • Room service from the restaurant next door, 11am to 10pm
  • Free city map & bilingual receptionist to answer any travel or site seeing questions
  • Free Wi-Fi & high speed Internet terminals
  • Bar area with a great selection of beers, juices & snacks while lounging around the pool
  • Free Coffee 24hrs / day
  • Free bottled water in your room
  • Free purified drinking water stations in the corridors & pool area
  • Hot water & great water pressure 24hrs per day
  • Daily maid service
  • Laundry service & Bag storage
  • Spanish classes & Translation services
  • Doctor on call 24hrs for any guest that needs one
  • 2 beautiful gardens, both with fountains & sitting areas, surrounded by beautiful flowers
  • Large Corridors with lots of sitting areas
  • Large Bar area with great volcano & pool views
  • Meeting places for large groups
  • Family friendly environment, offering pack-n-play baby bed if needed for your infant

We offer 15 very comfortable and clean hotel rooms. All our hotel rooms have beautiful Guatemalan typical furniture and fabrics. All hotel rooms have cable TV, Wi-Fi and new comfortable anti-stress beds. We offer the service of having a massage in your hotel room or having a pool side massage.

Our hotel swimming pool and jacuzzi are heated by roof mounted solar panels. Through the roof mounted solar panels, our hotel jacuzzi is keep at a good temperature. Then, when a guest request for the jacuzzi, we heat the jacuzzi up to a hot temperature within 10 minutes by a gas heating system. So, please remember to ask hotel reception about 10 minutes before you want to use the hotel jacuzzi.

Hotel Casa del Parque's Sample Room

Also, our hotel offers a very nice dry sauna. The hotel sauna requires about 10 minutes to warm up to sauna temperature. So, please remember to ask hotel reception about 10 minutes before you want to use the hotel sauna.

For your convenience, we offer private airport pickups for $37.

Cancellation policy: 3 days, A reservation should be canceled 72 hrs in advance before the check in time, otherwise, you will be charged for the 1st night.

The hotel accepts US dollars, Quetzales, Travelers checks & credit cards.   If paying with credit card, there is a surcharge.   The online booking service has a 3rd party commission built into the price.

Antigua Guatemala Business for sale cocktail lounge

 

A unique opportunity to acquire a landmark and profitable cocktail lounge and light dinner venue located in the heart of Antigua Guatemala’s Spanish colonial tourist district.

Antigua Guatemala Business for sale

Antigua Guatemala Business for sale

Located three minutes from the town’s historic Central Park in Antigua Guatemala, this is a well managed and highly popular business. Established for five years, this combination sultan’s tent and Spanish colonial style establishment is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

This 250 sq ft, 20-seat cocktail lounge/restaurant, is easily managed by the strong existing staff complement, available for the ongoing success of the business. The fully fitted and equipped galley kitchen produces a streamlined and successful menu of cocktail and light dinner courses.

The seller can provide training on service and menu items for a reasonable change-over period.

The establishment includes a jewelry design and sales section, adding to the business’ street appeal.  Jewelry store and workroom dominate the front of the establishment, providing customer draw and further revenue.

The jewelry design component has excellent brand recognition through the owner’s internationally recognized label, featuring clothing line, accessories as well as jewelry. The current proprietor’s brand recognition and jewelry line is an option for inclusion in the sales agreement.

For more information on this Antigua Guatemala Business for sale please e-mail us for pictures and other information @ info@whereisantiguaguatemala.com

 

Antigua Guatemala Cafe La Parada

Antigua Guatemala and area the best coffee

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Guatemala is known around the world as a producer of high mountain shade coffee. Antigua and Lake Atitlan are in the heart of this Guatemala Highlands where in much of the great coffee of Guatemala is grown and harvested.

That said one would expect that Antigua and Lake Atitlan coffee would be available throughout Antigua Guatemala, it is and each coffee shop in Antigua roasts and brews their coffee beans slightly differently.

Me I need strong thick black coffee to start my day. I have tasted most of the highly promoted cafe’s and coffee shops in Antigua and in  Lake Atitlan this story is about my two spots out of all in Antigua that great me each morning with the cup of coffee I desire. Black Coffee.

First choice for my Antigua Guatemala coffee or cafe my pick is Cafe La Parada. Which is located on the 6th avenue north in Antigua. Directly across from La Merced Chuch. If you are facing La Merced Church entrance turn around and look behind you. You will run right into Cafe La Parada. Thus is a small 6 seat coffee house that is all about coffee from Guatemala and nothing else. No fancy signs, no promotions just the best cup of Java I face every morning.

My second choice for coffee or a cafe for coffee in Antigua is Micho’s café pub which is located on the 4th Avenue North just a block east of the Central Park. If you are facing the Cathedral in Central Park the street to your left is the 4th Avenue walk up the 4th and you cannot miss Micho’s café pub is on the right hand side. You will see a small coffee roaster at the entrance. The service is excellent the coffee is great and the prices are very reasonable.

Antigua Guatemala Coffee
Antigua Guatemala has long been recognized for growing the highest quality coffees in the world. It’s climate, high altitude, fertile volcanic soils and traditional farming practices contribute to the making of the world’s finest coffee.

Lake Atitlan
The lake basin supports extensive coffee growth and a variety of farm crops, most notably corn. Other significant agricultural products include onions, beans, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, chile verde, strawberries, avocados and pitahaya fruit. The lake itself is rich in animal life which provides a significant food source for the largely indigenous population.

I Can Give You Five Reasons to Spend Christmas in Antigua Guatemala

Five Reasons to Spend Christmas in Antigua

Yokobsen’s find many good reasons to spend Christmas in Antigua Guatemala.  Here are five good reasons to spend Christmas in Antigua Guatemala.

Christmas in Antigua Guatemala Reason #1 – Low Crassness Factor

Antigua Guatemala keeps a light hand on the Christmas throttle. It’s not like the in-your-face fake and be merry season, which starts before Halloween and is endured in our more Northern climes.  Yes, there are lights and people shop for holiday food and presents, but its all much more low key than, say, in Toronto for example.  The Central Park‘s trees are garlanded with lights and the La Catedal is draped with national colors.  And yes, for a small cost, you can have your picture taken with one of several Santa Clauses who stand around “Las Sirenas” fountain in the middle of the park. But there’s no sitting on their knees, no matter how forceful your drunken petitions, in case you were wondering.

Overall, there’s less tinsel and more gentle feeling as citizens and visitors alike coast into  the season, which really doesn’t get going until December 7 when there’s a massive turnout to watch the burning of the devil on the eve of the Immaculate Conception.  True, there are constant fire crackers going off day and night, but otherwise people enjoy a low dosage of seasonal crassness.

Christmas in Antigua Guatemala Reason #2 – The Weather

For those of us used to walking through horizontal sleet and crowds of grumpy fellow shoppers and sales people to get our Christmas errands done, Antigua Guatemala is a yuletide paradise. Even during the December days when daylight is at its shortest reign of the year, it’s usually about 75 degrees F (24 C) during the day and about 55 degrees F (13 C) in the evening. Sometimes it gets down to about 50 degrees F (10 C) at night and the fine citizens of Antigua Guatemala can be seen bundled up in extra sweaters, some of them in light parkas, gloves and mufflers wound around their chins.  ”Brrrrrr,” indeed.

Christmas in Antigua Guatemala Reason #3 – No Christmas Cards

It seems that sending Christmas cards is not a tradition here.  I’m sure in some quarters of Guatemala writing personal greetings on Currier and Ives motifs happens.  But Mrs. Y had an epiphany recently when she set out to get some jolly seasonal cards.  After, I’d gone to the third stationary shop (duh) it finally sunk in that this is not the done thing here.  To those who love sending and receiving cards, well, better bring your own before you head down.  For those of us who can take or leave the card thing, well, here you can find your bliss.

Christmas in Antigua Guatemala Reason # 4 – Christmas Festivals

Once December 7 hits the town, there are a series of Christmas festivals that warm up the town.  December 7 kicks off the season with the burning of the devil.  It’s a spectacular event with the old bad guy going up in a blaze of firecrackers and flame. All through the season processions of various kinds walk through the town. Music, torches and fireworks accompany many of the festivals.  Our Lady of Guadeloupe brings solemn as well as merry folk through the calles and avenidas, trailing music and fun wherever they go.  ”Las Posadas,” which reenacts Mary and Joseph looking for a room in the inn, goes on for nine days in different neighborhoods.  December 24 tops it all off with an outpouring of magnificent fireworks and music in the central plaza.

Christmas in Antigua Guatemala Reason #5 – Its Really a Family Time

While there are many displays and events, celebrated by the religious and secular alike, when it comes down to it, December 24 is really family time where church, a great meal and modest gift exchanges happen.  When church lets out on at about 10 p.m. on the 24th, families go back home and eat and party until 3 or 4 in the morning.  Christmas Day is very quiet here with people sleeping off the festivities of the night before. Unlike Canadians and Americans, weary revelers are not thinking about the bonanza of shopping that awaits them during the heavy sales days between December 26 and New Year’s.  It’s quiet, except of course, for the ever ready magnum assault of firecrackers, which generally peter out after the first week of January.