Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Kingwood, TX
Fabulous Bed and Breakfast!Posted Nov 14, 2014
Very nice place to stay. Large room with access to patio. Great breakfast. Close to Central Market and other historical sites in Zone 1.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Historic ElegancePosted Aug 4, 2014 on Hotels.com
We stayed one night at the end of our trip. This is a gracious old home that has been lovingly restored. It's bland facade, which is consistent with the colonial style, belies the beauty that awaits upon stepping through the doorway. The home is truly lovely, peaceful, and comfortable. The owners and staff are welcoming. We stayed in room 1 which faces the street. Once school let out and the bustle of the day had passed, the room was quiet and serene. The only reason for the very good rating as opposed to excellent was the water pressure. It is an old home, so allowances need to be made. However, it took a very long time of running the water to get tepid water for our showers. Water aside, this was a wonderful one night stay and my only regret is that we didn't have time to sample the wonderful breakfast we read about and spend an additional night in this lovely setting. Note: We had numerous Guatemalans and other travelers warn us against staying in Zone 1 and advising us to switch to Zone 10. If you enjoy historic areas, would like to be close to the major city sites and the mercado central, Casa Carmel is within walking distance to all of these. We felt perfectly comfortable and safe as two women traveling alone and walked the streets without incident until dusk.
for Everyoneby Wendellfrom Reno, NV
Very nice change from the hotel scene.Posted May 11, 2014
Quiet and very intimate setting. Breakfast was great and the live in host even set up plate and silverware for a delivery order. She does not speak English, but she will get you in easy contact with general manager, Sophie, living nearby who does speak fluently in both languages. They are both very friendly and service oriented! Front is a little spooky at night but in the day is fine. Just a couple blocks from sixth street which is closed to traffic and has lots of food and shopping. It is a great alternative to staying downtown. Rooms are upstairs and care should be taken with carpets as there are no slip free pads underneath. Talked the manager about that. Also, ask for rooms away from street if available. Traffic is busy until around 10 pm. I will stay here again!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Eins der besten Hotels in Guatemala City!!!Posted Oct 28, 2013
Pros: Der nette Empfang und der Kolonialstil.
Cons: War alles Perfekt!!
War zwar nur eine nacht dort aber das schon das zweite mal und kann jedem nur empfehlen.Tolles Hotel sehr gute Ausstattung saubere Zimmer,Shuttelservices hat hervorragend geklappt,trotz verspaetung unseres Fluges stand der Besitzer am Flughafen und hat auf uns gewartet.Seine Frau spricht Englisch und allesin allem war es sehr gut.
Recommendedby Marciafrom Buenos Aires
Posted Mar 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
Muy buena atencion, personalizada, calida. Lo recomiendo.
for Couplesby Patfrom Minnesota, USA
Small B&B in central Guatemala CityPosted Mar 20, 2013
Pros: The proprietor and interior ambiance.
Cons: Barking dog in neighborhood and lack of instructions in room about locations of nearby restaurants and stores.
Location: Somewhat seedy and depressed but safe.
This small B&B is located in an old and nicely maintained/restored home a few blocks from the pedestrian street (6th Ave.) in central Guatemala City. The proprietor, Sonia, speaks excellent English and attended colllege and worked in the U.S. She was very helpful to us in arranging a day trip to Antigua and in ensuring that our stay was pleasant, and we enjoyed meeting her and her family and talking about things in Guatemala. Breakfast was very good but given that the hotel advertises itself as a B&B, it was surprising that it entailed an additional charge of $5 per person. The streets around the hotel, as in all of central Guatemala City, are rather run-down and probably not for those expecting "first world" luxury, but we felt safe walking around the area. We found some nice restaurants in easy walking distance but would have appreciated a list and map in our room telling us where restaurants and stores were located.
by A verified travelerfrom Palo Alto, CA
No one was there when we arrivedPosted Apr 18, 2011 on Hotels.com
Unfortunately I can only speak to the external appearance of the hotel. We arrived at 7:30pm, with a confirmed reservation and all of the lights at Casa Carmel were off. No one responded to us knocking or ringing the doorbell, and after waiting for 15 minutes on a dark street in a less than desirable area of Guatemala City with all of our luggage, we cut our losses and found a taxi to take us to another hotel. I don't think it would have bothered me so much if it wasn't such a big safety issue.