Ratings based on 107 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nice hotel with historic significancePosted Sep 7, 2014
Pros: Authentic Spanish architecture blended with lush gardens. Nice breakfast included.
Location: Easy walk to the most historic sites in the city. Also, located near to the city square and restaurants. Safe city to walk around.
Nicely renovated hotel that dates back to the 1500's. Nice clean rooms and friendly staff. In the midst of the historic part of town. Nearby restaurants and sites.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Great service and locationPosted Aug 15, 2014 on Hotels
Always a wonderful stay. The hotel is an oasis. We will come back.
for Familiesby David from Rochester, NY
A great vacationPosted Jul 29, 2014 on Hotels
My wife, daughter, and I had a wonderful stay. The staff were exceptional. It was more than I expected.
for Familiesby Cindy from Arizona
Perfect location, beautiful oasisPosted Jul 29, 2014 on Hotels
We had originally planned to stay one night in Antigua before taking off for another hotel in Guatemala City and an early flight the following day. We so enjoyed our stay at La Catedral that we decided to stay the second night. The staff was extremely helpful---gave us a round of free drinks at the charming bar/restaurant when we arrived (noting our exhaustion after the harrowing ride from Atitalan!), booked us a taxi to the airport, and provided us with a complimentary bagged breakfast for our early departure. Free, delicious breakfast, beautiful room, gorgeous courtyard, and about as close to the town center as you can be. Highly recommended!
Recommendedby Deena from Colorado
BeautifulPosted May 10, 2014 on Hotels
This hotel is amazingly beautiful. The beds were very comfortable and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for walking all around Antigua. I highly recommend staying here.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice hotel close to the town squarePosted May 8, 2014
Pros: Convenient location, good service, beautiful courtyard, pleasant staff.
We stayed four nights. This is a small hotel with only 8 rooms. Its is located near the town center. The courtyard is beautiful, the staff very pleasant, the breakfast is nice. The room was clean & the service very good.
for Everyoneby Patty from California
Lovely retreat after Semana SantaPosted Apr 29, 2014
Pros: See above.
Location: Perfect location for us. Lovely restaurants as well as very nice ones nearby. The cathedral was nearby as was the park.
Our first three nights in Antigua for Semana Santa were a bit hectic, but glorious. So when we returned the following week, we stayed at la Cathedral and LOVED it. What a lovely place, from the moment we walked into the garden area and then opened the door to our lovely room--bed made up beautifully, wood floor, very nice bathroom. Marco at the front desk remembered our son who had stayed there two years ago. Marco also helped us find a shop (foundry) that could make an iron wall piece that we had admired elsewhere and couldn't find in a regular shop. Will definitely stay here again. Also, great location-just one block from the central park.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Tasteful and convenient, but minor flawsPosted Apr 28, 2014
Pros: Location, decor, breakfast, comfort of the courtyard.
Cons: Reliability of hot water.
Location: Half block from Parque Central, convenient to shops, restaurants, the market.
We spent three days there the weekend after Semana Santa. Like everything in Antigua, there is not much to see from the street--just stucco walls and two barred windows. But once inside the courtyard, it is lush, with a gurgling foundation at one end of a small landscaped courtyard. The eight rooms are all accessed from the courtyard. The rooms are small but tastefully decorated. Our room had two double beds, but we had to squeeze by the foot of one to reach the armoire that serves as a closet or to the widow shutters. Although feet from the street, the soundproofing is excellent--so long as the window is closed. To get some air means also letting in the noise of motorcycles and cars rumbling slowly on the cobblestones feet away. A modern vertical van in the room helps solve the dilemma. The included breakfast is generous and you can select of a long list of both typico or American-style choices. The fresh fruit and yogurt with granola is a generous portion for anyone. The two down notes were the hot water in the shower, which did not always come through. One night we asked the always helpful front desk attendant and it soon flowed hot. The biggest problem was the pounding music that went until 4 am from a club adjacent to the hotel. It permeated the walls on Saturday night. Except for those hiccups, La Catedral is a wonderful value, especially for Antigua and a 1st class venue. We would stay again (but maybe not on a Saturday).
for Getaway With Friendsby AFM from Texas
Outstanding service & location.Posted Apr 27, 2014 on Hotels
Outstanding assistance in arranging a car & guide for travels in Guatemala. Best location in Antigua for Semana Santa & getting around generally. Owner and personnel went above & beyond in every way. Downside, it is an authentic old home so room was small & very dark with heavy drapes, but clean and the central courtyard was lovely for a sitting area so compensated for the room. Room had all amenities needed, incl a hair dryer. Highly recommended.
for Everyoneby ramirez from california
Beautiful placePosted Apr 15, 2014
Pros: The hotel is located near major attractions
Cons: nothing all is just right
Location: near the central park and central market within walking distance
From the moment you arrived, you are treated gracefully. You sleep well, you don't hear any sounds. The scenery is so beautiful. the breakfast is waiting for you, completely delicious. The only complain not enough coffee. The car rental is well organized and very polite, very efficient in their service.