I accidentally booked one night early. Long story short, they were so accommodating and simply got me a room for whenever I needed it during my time in Antigua without additional charge. I was so impressed by how relaxing and nice the hotel was. It's so tranquil and well cared for and everyone at the hotel is very friendly. Walking distance to everything.
My wife and I have stayed in Antigua before as we bring medical teams to Guatemala for one week short term medical mission trips. A few years ago, we extended our trip and stayed at the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. We were planning to stay there again but it was booked so we stayed at the Porta Hotel Antigua. We were not disappointed at all. It was around 1/3 less expensive per night so this is a great deal.
"Very special, magical hotel, wish we could buy it!"
This is our third time staying at the Casa Encantada: first time with the connection to La Porta: we love it! The connection to the Porta means you can stay in a small, enchanting boutique hotel but swim and sauna nearby at the larger convention size hotel. The rooms are beautiful, with incense, bathrobes, the most comfortable bed and shower. The staff is exceptional, wise, informative, helpful. No mistake, this is the place to stay in Antigua and breakfast at la Casa Encantada..on the rooftop, (not at the Porta).
Staff will also light the living room fireplace if you want!
My husband and I are seasoned travellers. We have stayed at innumerable hotels, at least five of those in Antigua Guatemala. This is one of the best boutique hotel experiences, if not the best, in Guatemala or anywhere else.
The room was beautiful - modern meets colonial style! The service was top-notch. The breakfast was fantastic (most of the breakfast menu is included!). Tranquility in the middle of Antigua, the location can't be topped.
Honestly, one of the best experiences in a hotel.
I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. I tend to spend most of my time exploring, I was at the hotel only to spend nights or change before heading out to explore. Its a small hotel with only few rooms but I was satisfied. Their free breakfast only provides a couple toasts and some fruits. If you'd like eggs or anything more, you'd have to pay a few more dollars. I had good customer service and front desk was helpful with helping me navigate the maps.
Serenity and Colonial charm lure many to Antigua. Its Baroque-style Catedral features 17th century ruins, and La Merced--with its wedding cake façade--has a fountain said to be the largest in Central America. Shop the Mercado for local crafts or hike a volcano for spectacular views. During Holy Week (Semana Santa) see processions over elaborate carpets of dyed sawdust and fresh flowers.