This hotel was a wonderful place to stay. The staff was extremely friendly and eager to help. The room was amazing with great views, very clean. Although breakfast was not included, it was well worth the money. The food was as amazing as the hotel, fresh, great taste, traditional taste. Every time I visit Guatemala, my stomach gets upset. This time that was not the case, the food was such great quality that I did not have to worry about an upset stomach. Everyone visiting Guatemala should stay at this hotel, it is a gem. The hotel had all types of amenities, gym, pool, shuttle services to the airport, even a spa. Really enjoyed my stay here and would like to go back soon.
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This is the third time I have stayed at this hotel, and each time has been a pleasure. This time I was in room 311. It was hot and stuffy, as there is no screen on the window, so I had to keep it closed and rely on the ceiling fan for ventilation. A screen could easily solve this problem, then room comfort would be rated a five.
La Casa Encantada is a boutique hotel with 11 rooms, as I recall, located in a quiet section south of the center of Antigua. Because we had come to Antigua to take a few weeks of intensive Spanish study, we chose room 10, one of two on the second floor, next to the terrace where breakfast is an absolute delight on a sunny morning. On rainy mornings, breakfast is served in the hotel's living room lounge, which is not a very successful venue with the present arrangement of furniture and coffee table. The rooms at ground level are more romantic but smaller, with scarcely room for a desk. We stayed for a week. It was the rainy season and we were able to negotiate a nice discount from the rack rate.
We were impressed by the friendly professionalism of the staff, particularly super-helpful Innkeeper Karen. The wi-fi signal is strong throughout the hotel. There was a nice choice of breakfasts (included); all were ample and delicious.
Casa Encantada is affiliated with the five star Antigua Porta Hotel half a block away, and so guests may use the Porta's lovely, big but hyper-chlorinated pool or breakfast at the Porta's buffet. We have suggested that CE update its in-room brochure to mention these options.
A wonderful and bijoux hotel with the most comfortable beds and luxurious sheets that we have ever encountered. The staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough to help with advice and the provision of excellent breakfasts and drinks. The rooms are extremely clean and well decorated with imaginative artisan textiles, furniture and ceramics in the colonial style. The hotel itself is conveniently placed in historic Antigua and makes an excellent base for exploring the beauty of Guatemala. We had a wonderful and exciting time in a beautiful part of the world, we would certainly go back.
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.