The Best in Boutique Antigua Hotels

Many travellers want something else when they book their hotels. This may not simply be luxury as found in a five star hotel, but an extra touch, an individuality that has the hotel stand out from all the simply ‘good’ hotels around. There are several such Antigua hotels, which will delight even the most seasoned of travellers with their little quirks and unique way of serving guests. Many of these also offer top quality service and comfort to their guests. Here’s your guide to three of the most interesting hotels to be found on Antigua.

• El Palacio de Dona Beatriz: This hotel offers service as unique as its name. The Palacio has only 8 suites in total, offering privacy and an absolute attention to detail that you simply would not find elsewhere on Antigua. Each room is custom designed, and all have excellent views, including wonderful views of the volcano. The hotel is designed with luxury in mind, but does not charge prices to break the bank. Each guest is treated individually and the staff are more than welcome to help you have the best holiday you can. Definitely a step apart from other Antigua hotels.

• Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo: Another less commercially named hotel, staying here offers a taste of the rich history of Antigua all around you. The hotel itself is nearly three hundred years old, and merely staying in its beautiful surrounding is enough to take you back in time, relaxing you and attuning you to a time when life moved more slowly and gently. Like the Palacio, each room is individual and unique, and the staff are attentive to the needs of their guests – the hotel offers day tours with many exciting activities. Nor does staying in an old hotel mean doing without modern comforts – rooms are fully equipped.

• Un Paseo por la Antigua: This tiny hotel (a mere five rooms!) is one of the most stylish and elegant of all Antigua hotels. It is designed with a cosmopolitan feel in mind, and draws on influences from the Caribbean and all around the world. It is located in the town of Antigua, and has a very different feel to a beach resort. An extremely intimate hotel, guests are invited to eat in a dining room with other guests, sat around an enormous old wooden table. Staying at this ‘Hotel de Charme’ is a fantastic experience that should not be overlooked when planning your trip to Antigua.