A beautiful boutique hotel in the beating heart of Antigua, El Convento seamlessly marries antiquated Guatemalan charm with contemporary luxury chic. Think stone courtyards, wooden carvings, water fountains, fireplaces and high wood-beamed ceilings; a haven amid the bustling historic metropolis. Each of El Convento’s 26 rooms is uniquely designed and combines colonial grandeur with plasma televisions, iPod docks, multi-directional rain showers and outdoor jacuzzi tubs on private decks; your room is the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring.
El Convento is situated in Antigua, a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is located close to the city centre and many visitor attractions; guests can expect an hour’s drive from La Aurora Airport to the hotel.
Choose from one of the hotel’s 26 sumptuous suites, all named in honour of notable characters from Guatemala’s rich history and the nearby towns. Most of the rooms are centred around a beautiful courtyard containing a hundred year old Tempixque tree but no two are the same; your room is unique to you. From the relaxing neutral tones to the gorgeous furnishings and authentic local touches including fine art and sculptures, everything has been meticulously thought of. You can even choose what kind of pillow you’d like, be it hypo-allergenic, memory foam, goose down or magnetic. The bathrooms are all marble and exposed stone walls with natural skylights and L’Occitane products; this is the lap of luxury.
Why We Like It
What’s special about El Convento is that it’s an oasis of opulence just a stone’s throw from all the action. With all of Antigua’s most fascinating landmarks right on your doorstep, including the Capuchinas Convent, Central Park and San Jose Cathedral, it couldn’t be easier to get out and explore, with the knowledge that you’ll return to bask in your beautiful courtyard or dine in magnificent gourmet restaurant.